IMPORTANT: storing cables, chargers, internet boxes, or multiple sockets in boxes can cause overheating. Beware of the risk of fire!
Details matter in interior design. Do you agree? If so, you are certainly looking for solutions and ideas to hide, organize, conceal and tidy all the cables that accumulate in the house.
It is the invasion in our interiors! Cables for the television, for the internet box, for charging the phone,… And it’s the same with wires and electrical outlets.
18 ideas for organizing all your cables, wires, and power strips
The boxes to buy are easy to install and allow you to quickly and simply organize your cables and power strips in the different rooms of the house.
You can also take inspiration from the Do It Yourself to discover in the second part of the article to make your own solutions that are both ingenious and decorative at home. The advantage? You personalize and adapt these storage units to your needs.
Here are the 18 best ideas for finally organizing all your cables, wires, and power strips.
1 – Use this inexpensive box for less than € 7 to hide your multiple sockets
Practical, the power strip is all the same a rather ugly everyday object, it must be recognized! Fortunately, there are inexpensive solutions to hide it easily.
Indispensable, very practical, nothing to complain about,… Here are some opinions from customers who have opted for this rectangular storage box to hide cables, and in particular multiple sockets. No wonder it is the best seller in its class.
2 – Organize your cables and multiple sockets with this box
Very easy to install and robust, this box will certainly become the best ally of your home office area. The system even allows cables to be rolled up for even easier storage. You can also fix it under the desk for even more discretion.
3 – Hide your cables, extensions and sockets with the ROMMA box from IKEA
In the same style, IKEA also offers a cable box for less than 10 €! Very aesthetic, we like its design and modern look. The ROMMA box, that’s its name, can even find a place of choice on your desk.
4 – Place IKEA’s IDEBO bag on your entrance console
An original, stylish and practical way to store and hide cables. You can leave this “bag” on your entryway console to charge your phone while hiding outlets and chargers.
If you love bags and baskets, check out 17 ways to use baskets for storage. One idea is particularly suited to the storage of cables!
5 – Decorate and organize your office with this box in the shape of a factory
A factory-shaped box to store and organize all your cables, a playful and fun accessory but very useful if you work from home. On your desk, for example, you can place your phone there while it is charging.
6 – Hide your large multiple sockets with this box of an adapted size
Another design and discreet solution to organize cables and multiple sockets. A larger enclosure that you can use in your office, kitchen, or even laundry room.
7 – Hide your wall outlets with this design and aesthetic box
Here is a designer socket cover with a modern look that also allows you to hide a power strip. If you know where to get the PowerBlock, feel free to leave a comment!
8 – Use this flexible cable cover if you have a lot of wires
Easy to cut, this storage sleeve helps organize and protect cables at home or in the office, for a well-organized space.
9 – Make your power strip cover with this DIY idea inspired by an IKEA hack
IMPORTANT: be careful to provide ventilation! Storing cables, chargers or multiple sockets in boxes can cause overheating.
Here is a DIY idea discovered on the IKEA site to make yourself a multi-socket outlet pocket. To do the same, you need a piece of fabric, eyelets, and L-brackets to attach to the cabinet.
10 – Hide and conceal sockets and cables with a curtain
A simple curtain is enough to hide the ugly cables! A cheap and super easy DIY trick to set up.
11 – Tidy up and organize your wires and chargers by grouping them in a box
Here is a simple and inexpensive DIY idea to hide your cables. Be careful to provide ventilation to avoid overheating.
12 – Use the same idea to hide the multiple sockets in the TV corner
A home-made storage solution, with a cardboard box, to conceal and group cables, extension cords and multiple sockets. Also provide good ventilation to avoid overheating!
13 – Hide your internet box in the cover of a book
Indispensable, of course, but still quite ugly, the wifi router and the ADSL box can easily be hidden in a book cover. An economic recovery idea, all you have to do is empty a book.
14 – Pass your cables through an adhesive plinth
An original and ingenious solution that uses an adhesive plinth to conceal and hide the electric cables.
15 – Turn cables into decorative objects with wooden beads
What if, in the end, the solution was to simply assume your cables? If you really can’t hide your electrical wires, check out these original and trendy ideas. Wooden beads transform your threads into a beautiful decorative object for your home.
16 – Wrap a nice string or rope around your cables
Another simple and very aesthetic DIY idea that consists of using rope or string to embellish electrical wires.
17 – Transform and decorate your walls with your electric cables
A little imagination + a long electric cable = an original wall decoration idea.
18 – Makeover and personalize your cables and wires with masking tape
Simply use masking tape to make this DIY and give your ugly cables a makeover. Simple, quick to do yourself, and economical. You can also customize according to your desires, the masking tape is available in many different colors and patterns.