Even in this wireless age, cords are a fact of life. Nothing ruins a nice, clean room more than cords dangling from a wall-mounted TV, bungled up underneath a beautiful TV stand, or running under an area rug. With a little creativity, you can set up a cable-free entertainment center.
We love the look a flat-screen TV mounted on a wall above a TV stand, but dangling cords are a serious eyesore. For wall-mounted units, you can hide the wires by routing your wires through the wall. Many hardware stores sell DIY kits for this, or you can enlist the help of a professional. It requires drilling a hole into the drywall behind your TV and then drilling another hole behind your TV stand. You then snake the cords down through the wall, and they pop out behind your entertainment center. The RoomPlace offers TV stands with predrilled holes in the back, so you can easily run wires through to your cable box, Roku, or Apple TV.
If drilling large holes in your wall sounds far too complicated, consider a wall unit entertainment center that encloses the TV and offers plenty of enclosed shelving to hide cables.
Once you have connected all of the various cords, keep them looking tidy by using velcro or twist ties to bundle them together and keep them organized. You can also hide a power strip inside your TV stand, or even mount it to the wall behind your TV stand, so you don’t have cords sitting on the ground.
To further cut down on the cord chaos, invest in a smart HDTV that connects wirelessly to the router. That way, you can stream shows and music without the extra equipment of a Roku or Apple TV.
At The RoomPlace, we believe you can Get It All: a TV entertainment center that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Shop our entire collection of entertainment centers online at www.theroomplace.com or visit one of our showrooms in the Chicago or Indianapolis areas. You can also follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more decorating ideas.