How do I hide the wires on the TV?

Clara Logsdon
by Clara Logsdon

I have tons of wires hanging of the TV anyway to hide them?

q how do i hide the wires on the tv
  11 answers
  • Joann Joann on Feb 02, 2019

    You can use an old theater trick and cover them with cloth the same color as your walls. Works well for me.

  • Sherrie Starr Sherrie Starr on Feb 02, 2019

    use empty paper towel tubes cut a slit and channell wires together and through the tube

  • Rick Cook Rick Cook on Feb 02, 2019

    I use zip ties and make a clean 1 cable appearance

    If you have a wall mounted TV you can purchase a kit that lets you run the cables through the wall (it's very easy)

    Hope these ideas help

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Feb 02, 2019

    Hi Clara,

    Joann and Sherrie have made good practical suggestions, although I tend to organize and conceal, minimizing the bulk of the wires.

  • 29621073 29621073 on Feb 03, 2019

    First, you want to corral those cables with some cable ties. Do this behind your tv so none of it will be seen. Then, you can install wall mounted cable covers to hide the cables running down to the outlet. These covers come in various sizes depending on the number of cables you have. Keep in mind that some of your skinny little cables can be combined into one channel. You can either mount the cover with the included self-adhesive tape or using the included screws. I recommend the latter. Self-adhesive tape will eventually pull loose and very likely damage the paint on your walls. These wall covers can be painted if you want it to blend into your wall. We left ours white since the trim in our room is white.

  • Trish Lally Trish Lally on Feb 03, 2019

    Purchase a length of foam pipe insulation. Cut it in half lengthwise. gather the cords and tuck them inside the insulation.

  • Butch Thompson Butch Thompson on Feb 03, 2019

    Most often you can completely hide the wires inside the wall. If the TV is mounted on the wall directly above your cable box. You can make a hole directly behind the TV and another directly behind the cable box. Fish the wires through the holes and add cover plates. Before boring the holes use a stud finder to determine if there are barriers between the studs that would keep you from fishing the wires through. Do not run an electrical cord through this same path. If there is a standard electrical outlet below the TV an electrician can properly install an electrical outlet behind the TV.

  • Chris Chris on Feb 03, 2019

    We live in a condo, so fishing lines through the wall to hide was not an option. We opted to build a fake wall flanked by repainted and trimmed out, semi-built in Ikea Billy cabinets that hold our satellite box. We plugged everything into the cabinet on the right side through a drilled hole in the side. Electrical is plugged into a power cord also hidden in the cabinet. The tv is hung on the fake wall. Perfect!

    The photos show the wall & cabinets; the cut out in the cabinet back to accommodate the too deep sat box; the power bar and hole in cabinet to fit wires through; the trim on the Billy bookcases to make them look more custom; The hole in the fake wall where tv cord goes to the sat box and sat box cord goes to tv. Sounds complicated but not really. P.S. the "wood" on the fake wall is actually a Restore find....vinyl wood look tile. Looks authentic and easy to glue over the plywood underlay of the wall. Hope this spurs your own creativity.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Feb 03, 2019

    I use the covers that I got at Home Depot, they have various widths to accommodate the number of wires you will be putting in it. If the wires are long enough, bunch them together behind the TV and secure with zip ties. Some wires are not long enough and will need to be housed separately. The covers also have curves and corners if you need them. Paint them the color of the wall and they aren't nearly as noticeable as a hodge podge of wires coming down the wall. We did this also to put in an extra outlet behind a large aquarium that didn't have an outlet. We ran wire from the box, up and around a door and over to the new external outlet and the wire isn't even noticeable under the cover, like it would be if we didn't cover the large wire used (Hubby knows how to run wiring the right and safe way).

  • Diane Diane on Feb 04, 2019

    My boyfriend and I just did that last weekend for his mother. She bought a new TV and we mounted it, but before we hung it, she wanted to hide the wires. She bought a kit for just that purpose. Worked perfectly and looks great.