As beautifully as we may have decorated our homes, there are always those things (namely cords, thermostats, etc) that cramp our household style. But don’t resign yourself to having to deal with these eyesores. Just try some creative hiding and disguising techniques.

Book Cover Router

household_routerAna Maria Munoz
The router for your internet (and the wires attached to it) don’t have to be visible to work. Turn it into a nice display with the help of a vintage book cover.

Hide Outdoor Eyesores with Shutters

household_shutterDiana's DIY Den
If utility meters are making your garden look cluttered and ugly, grab some stylish shutters, Those, along with some other creative accents can add, rather than detract from, your garden style.

Hide TV Wires with Crown Molding

household_cordsJulie Blanner
A simple, hollow shelf, made from crown molding can hide unsightly cords. Try this tutorial from Julia Blanner.

Disguise Thermostats

household_hingesBliss Bloom Blog
Use a piece of artwork with hinges to disguise wall eyesores. Try out the project over at Bliss Bloom Blog.

Create a Secret Little Door

household_doorMy Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Along similar lines, try this tutorial to cover a garage door opener.