Electrical cords can be such an eyesore. Lately I’ve been on a kick to deal with these little details that can ruin the look of a beautiful room.
I love the over scaled look of these lamps (found here), but do not love seeing the cords run catywampus across the back of my sofa. My solution? Simple Velcro reusable ties that can be found at home improvement stores like Lowes. For this project, I wrapped black 8″ x 1/2″ ties around the legs of the console to secure my cords and keep them out of sight.
Almost every time I sat down to watch tv, I found my eyes wandering to an exposed black cord beneath our console. One day I was wandering through Anthropologie and it hit me – jute! It took all of five minutes to wrap that bothersome cord. Is it strange that this look makes me purely happy? It’s very organic and now I want to wrap every exposed cord in my house in jute.
Recently I purchased this sweet and petite lamp. I have long since adored the soft glow of a small lamp in the kitchen, so I was thrilled when I found it. (Bonus: each of my guys has commented how much they like it, too :) The cord was black and too long, but Husband quickly snipped it shorter and I grabbed a roll of kitchen twine and wrapped it up to conceal it. More happiness.
I need to paint the switch and plug white, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. For now, I cheated and made the black and white look appear intentional by wrapping a plant pot similarly. Band-aid fixes never sit well with me for long, so I’m moving this project up on my priority list.
Tending to these little details adds an extra level of finesse and style to a room’s decor. It’s the little things that make me happy!
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