When it comes to audio technology, we’ve come a long way in the last few decades. But, even though we’ve come a long way, wiring is still the most effective method for transferring audio from one system to another and creating the best audio experience possible. A nest of speaker wire never looks very good, though, and that’s why, in this guide, you’re going to learn all about the best ways to hide speaker wire!
Make Use Of A Carpet Or Rug
A carpet or rug, depending on what you have, is a great tool to use when you need to hide speaker wire.
A space that is completely carpeted is ideal for hiding speaker wire. All you must do is take the speaker wire and run it along your baseboard. As you do so, you can tuck it right underneath the baseboard, within the carpeted surface. Make sure to do this slowly, and to push the carpet in with the wire, so that it’s completely concealed.
For spaces that aren’t completely carpeted, you can still use a carpet or rug to hide speaker wire. To do this, you just need to route them underneath the bottom of the carpet or rug. Flat wires tend to work best for this. By routing these wires underneath carpets and rugs, no one will be able to notice them.
Make sure to be a little gentler than usual, though, when walking across the carpets and rugs that are hiding those wires, since being rough could damage them.
Set Up Some Light Strips
Light strips are affordable and pretty. You can set up light strips just about anywhere and, no matter where you set them up at, they will add a nice aesthetic element to your space.
Just as the name of this section implies, though, that’s not all light strips are capable of. You can use light strips to hide and obscure the speaker wire running through your space. To do this, you just need to set up the light strip, turn it on, and then route the light strip all around the light strip.
Even though you will still be able to see the speaker wire when the light is turned off, that’s not the case if the light is turned off. When the light strip is on, the light will be bright enough that it obscures the speaker wire. But, to enhance this, you can also route the speaker wire in a way that puts it right behind the light strip, which makes it even more difficult to notice.
Attach Speaker Wire To The Wall
Many of the more expensive speaker wire brands are covered in adhesive and capable of being painted. Even though speaker wire of this sort is more expensive, it is incredibly useful and offers a tremendous amount of versatility, especially when it comes to management and organization.
A speaker wire that’s covered in adhesive can be attached to your wall with ease. Just place it on the wall and then route it up, in the direction of your choosing, while pushing it onto the wall so that it sticks.
Right after the speaker wire has been attached, you can then paint it. Painting speaker wire allows you to paint it the color of your wall, ensuring that the speaker wire blends in with the wall completely. But, not all speaker wire that comes equipped with adhesive can be painted, so make sure to check that before you begin painting.
Route Speaker Wire Through The Walls Of Your Home
Routing speaker wire through the walls of your home is far more challenging and elaborate than the other methods that we’ve mentioned. But, at the same time, it’s also one of the most effective ways to completely hide speaker wire and, if you know what you’re doing, it isn’t that difficult.
For you to route speaker wire through the walls of your home, you need to have a very clear idea as to which wires you will be routing and where those wires will begin and end. Once you have a clear vision of those qualities, you can then think about how those wires will be routed through your walls, as well as the specific areas within your walls that you will be routing your speaker wire through.
To make things a little nicer, you can install two wall plates, both of which will make it easier to route speaker wire through both ends of the wall. Depending on your skill with walls – or the amount of money you’re willing to spend – you can also give each wall plate different connections for different facets of your audio system. That way, you can just plug one wire into one port on the wall, and that will power a system that’s along the other side of that wall.
Make Use Of Your Room’s Decor
Many people have, on their walls, various posters and pictures. You can make use of those posters and pictures – along with the other decor on your walls – to obscure and hide the speaker wire running throughout your space.
To accomplish this, you must take those pictures and posters down and, by doing that, you will be able to route speaker wire along those walls. Right after you route speaker wire along those walls, you can then put those posters and pictures right back up.
Doing this correctly ensures that the wires run underneath those pictures and posters, keeping them obscured from your view, while also ensuring that you have some nice decor in your space!
Make Use Of Hollow Molding
Molding is a lovely addition to any space. A good piece of molding adds a strong aesthetic element to any space, which helps to enhance the ambience of that particular space.
But, the really cool thing about molding is that it doesn’t just offer aesthetic value but, rather, it also offers a great deal of practical value.
Today, you can find different types of hollow molding. Most of this hollow molding has a strong aesthetic quality – it looks nice, and adds a sense of pizzazz to any particular space – but, more importantly, the hollow space found within this molding can hold wires, cords, and cables.
Taking the time to set up a few nice pieces of hollow molding will allow you to route speaker wire through that molding. All of the speaker wire that you route will be hidden within the molding, ensuring that no one will be able to notice it.
Removing speaker wire from hollow molding can be a challenge. Depending on how the molding was set up, you may need to drill into the molding to remove the wire. But, you can set up molding in a way that ensures it’s easy for you to access the wire you’ve routed through it, making it significantly easier for you to make adjustments to those wires if necessary.
Make Use Of Cable Clips With Attached Nails
You can go online and find cable clips with attached nails. These cable clips are used to clip wires together, keeping them steady and secure. Since nails are embedded into these cable clips, you can easily connect these cable clips to baseboards, wooden walls, and other wooden structures.
More often than not, the cable clips that you attach will be just as visible as the wires that have been attached to the cable clips. Because of this, you will still be able to see the wires quite clearly. But, that being said, the wire will be out of the way, which means that you won’t trip on it, or anything of that sort.
Attach A Raceway To Your Floor
A raceway is a long strip that runs in a straight line across your floor. The inside of a raceway is, generally speaking, completely hollow. Due to the hollow interior of a raceway, you can easily route speaker wire through the raceway, ensuring that it’s completely hidden.
To make use of a raceway, you must figure out where the raceway will go, set your wires in that space, and then lay down the raceway. Doing those things ensures that the raceway covers up those wires completely, ensuring that no one can see them.
Most raceways come with adhesive on the bottom. This adhesive keeps the raceway on the floor, ensuring that it doesn’t move around if you accidentally hit it with your foot. But, the adhesive isn’t so strong that you can’t remove the raceway from your floor, if you need to.
If you go online and do some research, you can easily find raceways that come in different colors. Some of these colors are similar to the wood grain patterns that many hardwood floors possess. Purchasing a raceway of this sort ensures that the raceway blends in with your floor, while also hiding all of the loose speaker wire that is running throughout your space.
In the end, speaker wire isn’t always very fun to deal with, but hiding it doesn’t have to be challenging. By following the suggestions outlined in this guide, you will have no problem hiding speaker wire and keeping your space looking pretty and organized!