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10+ Clever Ways To Hide The Eyesores Around Your Home

Interior decorating is so fascinating to me. It helps to make things look prettier, but it's also a crafty way to conceal certain things in a way you might've not have thought of.

This is especially handy when it comes to eyesores like all the cords, outlets, and vents we are all accustomed to seeing in our homes. The following ideas are easy DIYs you can do to hide all that unappealing stuff.

1. Hide Those TV Wires

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This is such an easy solution to hide all those pesky TV wires even if you're not that handy. This wood panel does the job.

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2. Conceal Wires In Pretty Boxes

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Seriously? I've never would have thought of just hiding all those computer wires by cutting a hole in a decorative box. So clever.

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3. Create Out-Of-Sight Laundry Hampers

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Has laundry mess got you down? Don't worry. Here's a really smart solution to create out-of-sight laundry baskets. This is awesome.

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4. Hide AC Behind A Chalkboard

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Kill two birds with one stone when you create this really handy to-do list chalkboard, and hide your AC behind it in the winter. What an incredible idea.

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5. Hide Stuff Behind Fake Books

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If you've got stuff you don't necessarily want everyone to see, just hollow out some books to conceal wires or outlets. Nice!

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6. Turn Your Power Switches Into Art

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Isn't this a fun idea? This is the first time I've ever seen doing something like this. Turn an outlet into a fun project with some decals.

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7. Store Your Printer In A Drawer

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Printers are sometimes necessary, but they don't exactly look that attractive. Now you've got a great way to hide it in a drawer.

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8. Invest In A Trash Can Cabinet

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Honestly, trash cans are so ugly to look at no matter how much they try to pretty them up. This is a great idea.

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9. Hide Cables Under The Desk

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Oh my gosh, imagine having all that mess right on your desk. I don't think so. At least now, you can't see it. Hee, hee.

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10. Store Your Jewelry Behind A Painting

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Whoa, how amazing is this? This is a genius idea to keep all your jewelry in one place without anyone knowing it.

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11. Run A Cord Alongside Your Table

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Lamps and other gadgets don't always work wirelessly, so just run that cord alongside your table with some clips, and hide the cable under the rug.

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12. Use A Pretty Box To Hide Chargers

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Why have charging wires sticking out all over the place when you can just do this? I really like this idea.

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13. Hide Your Pantry With A Curtain

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If you can find space in your home for a pantry, you're already winning. Hiding it with a curtain is just a bonus.

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14. Install Drawers Under The Stairs

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One super clever way to add extra storage in your house is to install drawers like these under the stairs. This is amazing.

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15. Use Vertical Drawers

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And here's another way to create these drawer compartments that fit under the stairs nicely. This time, they did it vertically. How cool is this?

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16. Use Toilet Paper Rolls For Storing Cords

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I gotta tell you, I've been hoarding my toilet paper rolls for that very reason. Ha, ha. They really serve a purpose.

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17. Hide A Router In A Book

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I've already shown you how to hollow out books to hide stuff, and this is another awesome way to store that ugly router with an old book. Genius!

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18. Use A Clever Pouch

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If ugly power cords are stressing you out, you can simply create this cute pouch. Make it with scrap fabric squares, grommets, and simply hang it up.

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19. Turn Power Cords Into Vines

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I get it — sometimes you just can't hide power cords. But you can turn them into pretty vines like these. Right? Indeed.

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20. Make A Pet Food Drawer

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Easily store away those pet food bowls so you're not constantly bumping into them. Bonus if you can teach Fido to open the drawer.

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21. Use Picture Canvases

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That thermostat monitor or home security system can be such an eyesore. But you can take care of it when you conceal it behind a picture.

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22. Turn Your Stairs Into Drawers

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If you can get someone to do this to your stars it would be amazing. What a clever way to add extra storage. No?

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See? You don't necessarily need to hire an interior decorator to figure out clever ways to hide unsightly stuff around your house.

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All you need are a few tools and some creativity!

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