When you bring your new Plasma TV home and mount it on your wall, one of the first things that you will notice are the wires. How and where you mount your television will help you determine ways to hide those unsightly wires. Where you live is a factor as well.
Inside of the Wall
Hiding wires inside of the wall is one of the most aesthetically pleasing options, but may not work for everyone, especially those who rent their residences. If you rent, you will not likely drill into your wall due to the added expense of repairing the wall when they move. For homeowners, this normally makes a nice do-it-yourself project. When possible, avoid using an exterior wall. They normally have added insulation, which makes the task of hiding the wires more difficult.
Buying moulding, a creative way to hide the wires without having to cut holes into the walls, makes an excellent option for both renters and homeowners. Painting the moulding to match the paint on your walls will make the wires virtually invisible. This method can easily transport from one wall to another in the event you wish to change the room around.
Bookcase or End Table
Many people find that they can easily use a bookcase, end table, or other large piece of furniture to hide the wires and cables. Consider this an opportunity to show off your creativity. Set a vase of dried or silk flowers on top of the bookcase or a decorative lamp on the end table to help camouflage the wires behind it.
Cord Cover Kit
Often the TV wall mount kit will include a cord cover kit. If not, they can be found in many stores. These work to effectively keep the wires hidden away. Most of these kits come ready for paint so they can match the walls. These kits typically include all of the hardware needed to mount them along with pre-drilled holes to ease in the installation. Many find that the cost of the kit less than purchasing moulding and will often require less work than that approach, as well.