How To Hide Cords When Mounting A TV

Nick Durante
by Nick Durante

There are many aesthetic eyesores that most homeowners will do anything to avoid. One such eyesore is the sight of messy TV cords dangling freely around and beneath a nice TV. Understandably, many homeowners struggle with how to hide cords when mounting a TV.

The best way to hide cords when mounting a TV is to use cord clips and covers. Run your cords through a cover strip and use clips so that they don’t dangle. You can also hide your TV cords in the wall behind your TV as long as there aren’t any studs in the panels. Zip ties are a cheap and easy way to hide your cords as well.

Even simple 3M hooks can help get your TV cords out of the way. They are cheap and have strong enough adhesive backing to support the weight of your TV cords. Follow along as we explore how to hide cords when mounting a TV.

How Do You Hide TV Cords On A Mounted TV?

It’s necessary to hide your cords, that is unless you want the dangling mess to take away from your TV-watching experience. Luckily, you can use everything from cord clips and covers to zip ties to hide cords when mounting a TV. Let’s take a look at the most effective, affordable, and trustworthy ways to hide TV cords.

Cord Clips

Cord clips make it easy to conceal your TV cords so that they don’t stick out like a sore thumb. They are cheap, easy to set up and feature strong adhesive backing. A pack of 4 clips typically costs less than $5 and is more than enough to hide your cords when mounting a TV.

Strategically place your cord clips at several points of the wall behind and/or underneath your TV. It helps to keep your cords concise and together so that you can easily run them through each clip. How many clips you need ultimately depends on how many cords you have and how long they are.

Household items like rubber bands and tape can help bundle the cords so they fit through the clips more easily. It takes some trial and error to get your TV cords concise and out of the way, but cord clips make the process easy.

Put Them In The Wall

In some cases, you may simply have to tuck your TV cords into the wall. This is necessary if there is too big of a gap and too much space on your wall and the cords will be detectable no matter what. However, you should put a lot of thought into this, it requires you to put a hole in your wall.

Remove your TV from the wall so you don’t damage it. Use a stud finder to make sure you don’t cut into any studs. Find a spot without studs near where the cords plug into your TV. Now, you need to cut a hole into the wall with a utility knife.

Avoid making the hole too big or you may have a problem with pests in the future. You can either leave the hole open or install a cable plate to run your cords through. Once you are finished, you can mount your TV and run the cords through the wall.


Sometimes, it’s as easy as hanging a few hooks to hide the cords when mounting a TV. This is possibly the cheapest option as you can buy a pack of 25 hooks for as little as $5. These hooks typically feature an adhesive backing that won’t damage your wallpaper or the paint on your walls.

Depending on how long the cords are, you will probably only need to use 1-2 hooks to hide your TV cords. Even still, it’s worth buying a pack with many hooks because they are useful for other applications, such as decorating the walls in your home.

Cord Covers

Cord covers are the easiest ways to hide cords when mounting a TV. They are typically made of plastic and they are among the cheapest options. You can find sets of multiple cord covers for $10-$15.

There are several types of cord covers to accommodate your TV setup. For example, some cord covers make it easy to secure your cords to the wall, whereas others are meant to keep them in place on the ground. It will take anywhere between 1 and 3 cord covers to hide your TV cords, depending on your setup.

Things get more complicated if you have other devices like gaming consoles, external speakers, and DVD players. Luckily, you can find cord covers in several different colors so you don’t have to worry about clashing with the décor in the room.

Zip Ties

Zip ties are another cheap and easy way to hide cords when mounting a TV. It only takes a few strategically placed zip ties to hide your TV cords. You can easily condense your cords and get them out of the way if you tie them at 2-3 points.

This works whether you want to hide the cords behind your media center or on the ground. Ideally, you should pull your cords as tight as possible before you tie them. That way, it will be much easier to get them out of the way and bundle them.

Zip ties are also useful if your cords are too bulky for cord covers. Use the zip ties to bundle and condense the cords so that they fit into your cord covers.

Summing It Up

Cord clips and cord covers are the easiest ways to hide cords on a mounted TV. You can also use zip ties for the same effect, but they are harder to remove when you are ready to move your TV. Putting your TV cords in the wall is a great way to hide them, but it requires the most work.

You must cut a hole into the wall and that can create a hassle later. Your best options are hooks, covers, and clips if you don’t want to take extreme measures.

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Nick Durante
Nick Durante

Nick Durante is a professional writer with a primary focus on home improvement. When he is not writing about home improvement or taking on projects around the house, he likes to read and create art. He is always looking towards the newest trends in home improvement.

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