Hide Your Wifi Router with STYLE!
Technology is a huge part of our everyday lives, but incorporating electronics into our home’s decor can be a major challenge. Wifi routers, modems, and cable boxes – they are all here to stay for the foreseeable future, especially if you don’t live under a rock. We all understand the importance of keeping up-to-date on our favorite shows and scouring the Internet for flash sales, but that does not mean the equipment that comes along needs to stick out like a sore thumb. We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves for hiding your wifi router stylishly.
That being said, here are 5 ingenious, easy-as-pie ways to conceal your router, modem, or cable box in your newly-moved-in home. Finally, you can say goodbye to that eyesore of an ugly, blinking light box – blech!
Grab that ancient encyclopedia from your bookshelf (or a vintage novel from a thrift store if you’re feeling adventurous) and make your router vanish into thin air with this handy tutorial. No one even reads that darned encyclopedia anyway.
2. Decorative Storage Boxes
Ever walk down an aisle at the Container Store and wonder to yourself – “Wow, what could you possibly store in these millions of boxes in all shapes and sizes and designs?” You’ve probably never thought of this before, but these simple, decorative storage boxes would make a perfectly snug home for your computer table’s unsightly electronics. Bonus: the cardboard works great to allow the signal to beam through. Check out all of the steps here.
3. Gold Leaf DIY Electronics Cover
This elegant yet easy-to-make box is perfect for those for are adamant about getting the best signal or connection possible. Most electronics work better with good air circulation (the more you know!), so whip out an X-acto knife and get cutting. Learn how to construct your own here.
4. Magazine Holders
Magazine holders make another sweet system for containing electronic clutter. Stick your router or cable modem vertically in the box and voila! Problem, meet solution. You managed to hide your wifi router just like that. This method isn’t the neatest looking from the top-down, but the front-desk view is like a breath of fresh air compared to a wad of jumbled wires sprawled on the surface. See all the steps of this mini-makeover here.
5. If You Don’t Want To Hide – Disguise!
If you aren’t really aiming for 100% invisibility, consider surrounding your router or cable box with a stack of books, magazines, or other accents for a more sophisticated camouflage. These details will distract from your chunky hardware and blend them seamlessly with your decor, even if they’re left out in the open. Voila!
But wait – there’s more!
If routers, modems, and cable boxes are here to stay, then our other worst enemies – the cords and wires that connect them – are inevitably here to stay, too. Bummer – we know – but thankfully we’ve got you covered. Stay tuned for a future moving tip blog post that will teach you how to effortlessly eliminate cord clutter.