Unless you're going for the urban industrial-chic look in your apartment, loose wires in plain sight are a big no-no. But with the number of electronics in every household just increasing, how is one supposed to ensure that none of them are ever seen?
These easy hacks will help you do exactly that and they won't even burn a hole in your pocket!
For the cable unit beneath your television set, get an opaque box, preferably wood or cardboard and cut out holes in the sides for wires. Then decorate it to your liking, or make sure it's at least well-polished and voila! The wires are out of sight and you've got a new aesthetic!
You can also buy pretty individual drawers to keep the smaller things like a wireless router. For gadgets like phones and their chargers, you can purchase cloth or felt pouches and hang them from nails or a hooked shelf. These look adorable and keep the electronic essentials in one place. For plugs, adapters, etc., you can use old take-away boxes wrapped in pretty ribbons or use any old tiffin box and label them to keep them from mixing with one another.
For more bulky gadgets like printers, you can modify one drawer or shelf of a storage unit. All you need to do is remove the front part of the drawer and smoothen the edges before you can keep your printer in it. The coverage on the other sides keeps the device protected too.
Moving on to longer wires, one tip that was extremely prevalent in the nineties and is making a comeback now is false ceilings. False ceilings enable you to go in for heavy chandeliers with minimal damage to the real ceiling and they also let you hide the bulbs or tube-lights just beneath their edges so as to bathe the room in light while hiding the source away.
You can also go in for recessed lighting that makes it look like the wall/piece of furniture is lit from within. These are called architectural lights since they're built into the design of the home and require planning in advance.
So there you have it, use these easy and simple hacks for a house that is high tech as well as sleeker than a James Bond den!