How to cleverly disguise ugly cables

Ever since we moved the TV to the other side of our living room, we have had cables trailing all along one wall from the socket in one corner of the room to the TV unit in another corner.

Having two cables trailing along the floor looks messy, so we cable tied them together and attached them to the wall just above the skirting board. However, this still didn’t help to make them look much better, and they looked pretty obvious trailing the length of the skirting board all the way across one wall.

When shopping in B&Q recently, I spotted some trunking that looked like a clever way to disguise the cables, and so we decided to try it out.

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We used D-Line PVC White Trunking, which can go either at the bottom of your skirting board or at the top and it looks like it is part of the skirting.

The trunking has strips on the back that you pull off, which reveals the adhesive that sticks the trunking to the wall, so you just push it onto the wall and it sticks to it, so you don’t have to start using screws or buying your own adhesive to attach it to the wall. So easy!

We used two pieces and one of them we had to cut down so that it would fit – Dan used a saw to cut it and it was really easy to saw through.

Once the trunking is attached to the wall, you open the lid and push the cables inside and then click the lid back into place.

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The cables are now cleverly hidden away.

4 thoughts on “How to cleverly disguise ugly cables

  1. That does indeed look very neat! The perfect middle ground between just pinning them in place and drilling holes and hiding them behind the wall or plasterboard (if even possible or appropriate). May have to get me some of these!

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