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Monday, September 23, 2013

Decor Friendly (Aesthetically Pleasing) Power Cord Ideas

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When people finally decide that it is time to do something about the rat’s nest of cables that accumulates in many homes and businesses, they do not have to spend a lot of money or time in order to get everything under control. Whether they are looking to stow their power cord tangle-free in a cabinet or hide that ugly wire spaghetti that they keep kicking under their desk, there are several aesthetically pleasing ideas that people can use for a more organized home.

Use a Wire Basket
Get all those audio, firewire, monitor and USB cords off the floor and under the desk by utilizing a simple basket. This helps users group common cords together while starting to zip tying them at the same time.
When doing this, people should remember to leave a small amount of wiggle room for their cords in case they need to move a few of their components around. Additionally, people who have a component that they need to unplug probably do not want to confine it along with the rest of their cords.

Use Cable Drawings
Another great way to organized cords is by using cable drawings. These help people re-imagine their power wirings as a decorative detail in their home. At the same time, it provides a technical style for how power cables should be arranged while providing users with eye-catching design. With this, people are able to decorate their former eyesore rather than trying to hide it away.

Use WirePod
WirePod is another great way to bring elegance to every power strip found in a home. This flexible and unique gray power pod has a total of four curled arms that houses a three-pronged socket that is connected to a three-prong plug. Its body and arms can unfurl and unroll to fit an individual’s needs.
It is also one of the first in a series of electrical components that go against the norm by transforming wires from passive and concealed objects into active and visible objects that functionally and aesthetically energize working and living spaces.

Create a Tie-Dyed Cord
People who want creative and unique power connections may want to liven things up by creating a tie-dyed power cord. These may cost about $150 for the materials, but they add an artistic touch and draw out compliments from visitors.
At the same time, there are a lot of design possibilities when making these cords. Some of these are pumpkins and bats for Halloween and candy cane cords for the Christmas tree.

Use a PowerBlock
If everything else fails, people can always conceal their adjoining cords and surge protector with something such as the PowerBlock. Although it is a metallic block that usually sits against a wall with all of the plugs, it will do a great job of keeping things tidy and neat.

Use Power Cords to Adorn Walls
This is another great way to decorate a home wall while keeping your power cord organized. This is done by super-gluing the cables into a tape that then sticks on the wall. It also gives people the chance to create interesting and unique designs.

, has been working in the electronics and technology field for over 20 years. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise of power cord with others; while continuing to grow his knowledge.

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Jess is the creator of Stylish Southern Mama + Southern Rambles. She is a freelance writer + designer, Social Media Marketer, and Journalist. She has 2 amazing kids, Aidan and Adisyn, and has been with their dad Adam for 12 years, and has 2 amazingly adorable dogs; Harley + Cheyanne! :)

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