Mounting a TV on the wall is a great way to save space and give your room a minimalistic look. However, one common concern people have when mounting their TV is how to hide the wires. Seeing a bunch of cords hanging down behind the TV can be unsightly. Moreover, it can be dangerous as well if someone accidentally trips over them. Therefore, in this post, we will tell you how to mount the TV on the wall without wires showing.
But before we dive into the steps, it’s important to note that mounting a TV on the wall requires some basic DIY skills and tools. You will need a drill, a stud finder, screws, a wire stripper, and a wall mount bracket. It’s also a good idea to have someone to help you lift the TV and hold it in place while you are mounting it.
Steps to Mount TV on Wall without Wires Showing
Step 1: Determine the Best Location to Mount Your TV
Before you start drilling holes in your wall, you first need to determine the best location to mount your TV. A few things that you need to consider are the height of the TV, the distance from the viewer, and the angle of the room.
A general rule of thumb is to mount the TV at eye level and about 4-6 feet away from the viewer. You should also consider the placement of outlets and cables. Make sure you have easy access to outlets and that there are no cables or cords that will be in the way of the TV.
Step 2: Find Where the Studs Are in the Wall
The next things to do is to identify the studs in the wall. A stud is a vertical framing beam in the wall that provides support for the TV. It’s important to mount the TV on the studs, as they are the strongest part of the wall and can support the weight of the TV.
For finding the studs, you need to use a stud finder, which is a tool that detects the location of studs behind the drywall.
You simply need to turn on the stud finder and move it along the wall until it beeps, indicating the location of a stud. Point out the position of the stud with a pencil.
Step 3: Install the Wall Mount Bracket
Now that you know where the studs are, it’s time to install the wall mount bracket. Follow the instructions that come with the bracket to attach it to the wall.
Make sure to use screws that are long enough to reach the studs. You should also use a level to ensure that the bracket is straight. Once the bracket is securely in place, you can attach the TV to the bracket using the screws and bolts that came with the TV.
Step 4: Hide the Wires
The last step is to hide the wires so they are not visible behind the TV. There are several options for hiding the wires, depending on your budget and the setting of your room. Here below are some of them:
One of the best ways to prevent TV wires from being visible is to use cord covers. Cord covers are plastic or fabric tubes that you can attach to the wall or baseboard to conceal the wires. They come in various size and color variations to complement your decor. Simply run the cords through the cord cover and attach it to the wall with adhesive tape or screws.
Wire Management Systems:
Another great option to hide TV wires is to use a wire management system which is essentially a plastic or metal channel that you can attach to the wall or baseboard to route the cords. There are various wire management systems that come in different sizes and shapes to fit different types of cords and cables.
If you have a lot of cords and cables visible then you can also consider using a power strip with built-in cord management. These power strips have channels or clips that hold the cords in place, making it easier to organize and hide them.
If you are planning to mount your TV on a wall and you have access to the wall cavity behind it, you can run the cables through the wall for a completely hidden look. This requires cutting holes in the wall and running the cables through. However, it’s a more involved process than the other options.
If you don’t want to spend money on cord covers or wire management systems, you can try using cable ties or Velcro strips to bundle and secure the wires. Simply bundle all the wires together and use cable ties to secure the cables to the back of the TV or to the wall.