When we moved into our new house in May 2022 we bought a TV wall mounting kit and got to work. I had a buddy help out. Within an hour we had our 65″ TV mounted, in what I thought to be a perfect place and method. Wow, was I ever wrong.
I dropped the ball with our wall-mounted TV effort in two ways: the actual wall-mounting system AND cord management. Of the two, my biggest crime was failing to plan for cord management. It’s still an eye-sore.
That’s our TV above – notice the unsightly wires extending out the bottom.
I need to do something about it. But what?
Below I showcase 2 next-level TV wall-mounting systems followed by multiple methods to conceal those ugly cords. It’s all about cord management when you mount a TV.
Next-Level TV Wall-Mount Systems
Okay, I admit the two systems showcased below are far from necessary but they’re cool. IMO, it’s far more important to properly deal with your cords. However, let’s have some fun and check out some amazing TV wall-mount technology.
The overall concept I’m talking about is “motorized” as in you can move your TV around with a remote control. Gimmicky? Yes. Cool? Yes. Necessary? Absolutely not.
1. Motorized Wall-Mount – Best System I’ve Seen
Watch the video – it shows you everything you need to know:
2. Motorized Ceiling-Mounts
The ceiling mount is when you don’t want your TV front and center all the time. Think bedroom, kitchen area or even living room. Not only can you get ceiling mounts but you can get concealed ceiling mounts. Check it out:
3. Concealed Drop-Dow Motorized Ceiling TV Mount – WOW!
If you want the best in TV mounting and concealing, this is what you get. It’s space-age stuff… at least it looks like it. Fun party trick too. If money is no object, you could put these in every room. Imagine finishing up dinner for a dinner party you’re hosting and dropping a TV down at the end of the room to put on the game. Fun stuff.
3 Ways to Conceal Unsightly Wires Protruding from Wall-Mounted TVs
This is where I truly dropped the ball. Fortunately, I have options to fix it. Currently, I have more cords than I can keep track of stemming from our wall-mounted TV. It’s hideous; amateur hour. Here are my options. I haven’t fully decided on which one to go with.
1. The Tube Method – Must Cut Into Wall
2. The Fishing/Snaking Method – Must Cut Into Wall
3. The Peel n’ Stick Method – No Cutting Into Wall
Last: How to conceal your TV altogether but still have it in the room – 5 Best Methods
Maybe you don’t want people to know you’re a TV junky or maybe you just don’t like the look of a TV in a room or maybe you actually don’t watch much TV and don’t need it “ready to go” 24/7. Whatever the reason, if you want to hide or conceal your TV, here are several good options (other than trying to fool someone with a ceiling mount haha).
1. Armoire for TV (and other things)
Buy this armoire at Ballard Designs
2. Sliding shutter doors
This is pretty clever – it’s number 3 in the She Holds Dearly video above.
3. Ballard Designs Wall Cabinet
Buy at Ballard Designs here.
4. Conceal with bi-folding art
Don’t forget about the cool concealed drop-down ceiling mount option shown above. That’s next level.
5. Pop-Up TVs
You can install pop-up TVs that are concealed in cabinets, kitchen islands and other clever spaces. Nexus21 sells all kinds. Check them out:
Auton also offers a whole lot of ways to conceal TVs inside and outside your home. Check it out:
Phew, that’s a lot wall-mounted TV tech, ideas and info. Now you see why my wall-mounted TV, which is fine, definitely lacks compared to what I could do and what is out there.