There is a standard dynamic to most households. One partner wants the electronic overload: surround sound speakers, the latest gaming equipment, the coolest lighting, etc. Then the other partner wants to find a clever way to hide the cable box and everything else! 3 guesses which one I am.
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I understand these days (2023), some folks may not have a cable box anymore. To be honest, we don’t either, but there are still streaming boxes, speakers, gaming consoles and other things that I would rather have hidden. Here is how I hide everything from the cable box to the xbox.
Where Can I Hide My Cable Box?
There are many places you can hide your cable box. Behind the tv is a popular one or behind your entertainment console. I also have an electronic behind decor. Another way is to add things around it to disguise or camouflage the cable box to not being as noticeable. Let me elaborate.
Gather Your Materials
Here are the materials needed to hide your cable box or other boxes behind the tv:
The Clever Ways To Hide A Cable Box
Here are the different clever ways to hide your cable box and other unmentionable electronic boxes:
TV On Wall With Outlet Behind
You’ll need two people for this job or some tape if you are by yourself. Make sure the items are truly hidden behind the tv. Have a friend hold them up to check the placement. If you are by yourself, tape the boxes in place to check.
Use the sticky velcro strips and attach them to the back of the cable box and the tv once you have your placement. Press the cable box to the strips behind the tv. You can also use command strips.
If you have multiple boxes to hide, add a power strip to the wall behind the tv with the same strips. This way you have multiple places to plug things in including lights if you want those behind your tv.
TV On Wall Without Outlet
If your TV hangs on the wall with no outlet behind it, here are the steps to hide your cable box. When mounting the TV on the wall, thread the cords through the wall with a tv hanging kit.
That’s how our tv cords are and they come out behind the entertainment console. Behind the console is a plug, so we have a power strip back that there to plug in all the various streaming and cable boxes.
If you are in a rental and can’t thread the cords through the wall, grab one of these cord covers. They hide the cords neatly together and sticks right to the wall. It’s paintable so you can paint it to blend in with your current wall color. When you need to remove it, it comes off the wall and leaves no damage.
How To Hide Other Electronics You Don’t Want Seen
My husband and my son are big gamers, and even though we have a media room upstairs with all the gaming consoles, they insisted we needed an xbox downstairs.
It sits on the top shelf of our entertainment console, so I added books to the bottom shelf and all around the gaming console. Sure, it’s still completely visible if you look straight at it and focus on it. But is feels like less of an eyesore because it’s way less noticeable, so I call it a win.
Directly underneath the TV, is a sleek black sound bar that I regret telling my husband we could buy. While the sound is great, it still bothered me looking at it every day. My Solution: Make it a picture shelf! I thrifted these 7 sweet little frames to fit under the TV, and I think it makes it look better.
What will I put in these frames? I don’t know. They have been empty on this sound bar for years. Silhouette pictures of my children may a sweet little addition to my gallery wall.
Finally, we have this wifi booster that is plugged in where our streaming boxes and other electronic devices are behind the entertainment console. It has to sit on the top and again is just ugly. I put some decor in front of it and it hides it pretty well.
I love how many creative ideas there are on the internet for how to hide your cable box and other electronic devices you may want hidden. Sharing what I have been done in my home was so fun and I hope it brought you some inspiration too!