How to Hide the TV Plug

Updated April 17, 2017

One way to completely hide a TV cord and plug is to place it behind something that will conceal it. However, if you can’t completely conceal your plug, you can at least camouflage it. The hiding or camouflaging technique you use varies based on your type of TV. Hiding the TV plug of a wall mount television require a different approach than hiding the plug of a television that sits on a stand or in a cabinet. It’s a little easier to conceal a cord that runs along the floor instead of a wall.

Strategise. Use the other things in the room to your advantage. For example, you can run your TV plug behind furniture, plants and long curtains whenever possible in order to hide it.

Purchase a cord cover that is consistent with the colour scheme of your floor or carpet in the areas of the room where hiding your TV plug behind something is not possible.

Use designer contact paper or paint to dress up your cord cover if you can’t find a plain cord cover suitable to your needs.

Install a recessed power outlet kit. Using this strategy, you no longer have to run your TV power cord anywhere in order to plug it into an outlet because you are installing an outlet source directly behind your TV. The TV itself hides the cord and plug.

Hide or camouflage the extension cord you will have to use to bring power to your recessed outlet receptacle.

Use a wall mount cord cover that blends in the with colour scheme of your wall (if you don’t want to install a recessed power outlet kit). If you have wallpaper on your wall, you can place wallpaper on the cord cover as well. If your walls are painted, you may wish to paint the cord cover with the paint you used on your wall. If you have wood panelling, you can use wood grain contact paper to dress up your cord cover.


While running your TV power cord under a rug to hide it might be a good decorative strategy, it’s also a potential fire hazard. Electric cords need ventilation. Even when hiding your cords behind furniture, you should take care to make sure that the furniture is not resting on the cord. Do not run your TV power cord through your wall. This is potentially dangerous and is a serious electrical code violation. You can, however, run your TV’s audio and video wire through the wall.

Things You'll Need

  • Cord cover
  • Recessed power outlet kit
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Maya Austen began freelance writing in 2009. She has written for many online publications on a wide variety of topics ranging from physical fitness to amateur astronomy. She's also an author and e-book publisher. Austen has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the New England Institute of Art and currently lives in Boston, Mass.