21 Ingenious Ways to Hide The Mess And The Eyesores In Your Home

Don’t want to display your cords, switches or your pet’s bowls where everyone can see them? Then hide then away. Traditional storage spaces usually mean that you’ll have a rather unpractical décor so we propose a few different ideas you might like. Be creative and hide all these things and more in plain sight.

Hide and organize the cords and cables.

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Why hide your cables and cords when you can turn them into wall art? Instead of trying to make them disappear, display them on your walls. Be creative and you’ll find a way to perfectly integrate them in the décor.

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As you all know, cable storage is a problem we all struggle with. But there are many solutions for it. For example, take a cardboard box, cut out two canals on the sides and hide the cables inside. It’s better than have them all tangled up under the desk.{found on simplettediy}.

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You can use empty toilet paper rolls to organize and store cords. To make them more appealing, you can decorate them with washi tape.

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Here’s another way in which a box can help you hide the cables. Punch out holes lengthwise on one side of the box and you’ll be able to let the cords go through them and remain organized.

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You can also hide them in a drawer. It’s a great idea for spaces such as the home office or the living room where you want to keep a clean and organized look.

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If you’d rather not hide the cables in drawers or boxes, there’s a way in which you can make them look less ugly. Transform them into power lines for miniature electrical towers.{found on site}.

Floor featuring drawers and hidden storage.

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When all the drawers and doors are closed in this room, the space seems almost empty. But behind this austere décor hide a variety of secret storage compartments, most of them hidden inside this raised platform.

Wireless router disguise.

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Unless you really like how your router looks like, you don’t want it looking unaesthetic in the corner of your living room or in your home office. So hide it in a box. It’s a very simple solution.{found on sweetsanitydesigns}.

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You could also make a book cover disguise for the router. Take an old book or a book with a cover you really like and cut out the pages inside it. Then use the cover to disguise the router.

Hide your printer in a drawer.

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A printer takes up lots of space if you put it on the desk and it’s not exactly very good-looking to be worth displaying. So hide it in one of the drawers from your desk.{found on pbjstories}.

Hidden garage door opener.

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The garage door opener is not an element anyone is proud to display on the wall. A framed photo or something similar would look much better. But you can be clever and hide the switch behind a frame.{found on myuncommonsliceofsuburbia}.

Disguise an ugly wall vent.

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The vent is one of those things you’d gladly remove from your home but can’t. A compromise would be to make it look less obvious and to disguise it somehow. This is actually a great idea.{found on eclecticallyvintage}.

Hide the thermostat.

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One way of disguising or hiding things like the thermostat or the outlets is to include them in a mosaic of framed photos or artwork displayed on the wall.{found on jonesdesigncompany}.

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Another solution is to place a painting over the thermostat. You’ll know it’s there but everyone else will only see the painting.{found on blissbloomblog}.

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To make this system user-friendly so you can easily reach the thermostat whenever needed, you’ll have to find a suitable way to hang the painting on the wall. This system seems perfect.{found on site}.

Make an AC cover.

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Don’t want the AC ruining your beautiful décor? Then hide it with a cover. Make a frame using wood and, to also make it functional, paint it with chalkboard paint. Then you can use it as a message board.{found on decorhacks}.

Hidden storage under the stairs.

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In case your home is lacking storage space but has a staircase, we have a wonderful idea: you can turn the stairs into storage spaces. Each one can be a pull-out drawer.

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Whether you have a staircase or just a step or two to help you connect the levels in your home, you can use this opportunity to add some storage space for things like personal items, books and all sorts of other things.

Pull-out dog food bowls.

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You love your pet but don’t want the food and water bowls being in the way? Hide them in a drawer. You’ll save space and you may even train the dog to open and close it.

Hide the litter box.

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One of the disadvantages of having an indoor cat is that you’ll have to find a place for the litter box. If you don’t want it to ruin your décor, you can hide it inside a compact unit like this one.{found on site}.

Invisible book shelves.

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The bookshelves aren’t exactly an eyesore but it sure would look interesting if your book would like they’re floating in mid air. The project is really simple actually.{found on instructables}.

Built-in waste bins.

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In the kitchen, there are lots of things that would look better if hidden. For example, the waste bin or the compost bin. You can hide them in plain sight with built-in drawers like these ones.