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November 11, 2017

Fall 2017 One Room Challenge – Week 6: Ikea Cable Management

I don’t know about you but I love watching television in my bedroom. I know, I know, I’ve heard it too: the bedroom is supposed to be a sacred, peaceful place free of media (ie. dopamine inducing stimulation) in order to encourage peaceful and restorative sleep. I get that, which is why I try to stop watching at least an hour before sleep time. Most times I’m successful, other times? Not so much. But I truly enjoy a good movie, or an occasional Netflix binge watch (Gilmore Girls anyone?), and sometimes I just need that kind of mindless enjoyment. Judge me if you will, but the tv in the bedroom is staying put.

The main problem was dealing with all the cords from the television, including a wide network cable that was wound up the floor, which we had gotten used to seeing but was downright ugly. Ideally, it would have been nice to bury that cord in the drywall, but unfortunately that’s just not in the budget. Plus, I found a pretty decent way of dealing with the cord issue, thanks to Ikea’s cable management solutions:

Starting at top, clock-wise: Signum, Kvissle, and Fixa.

First I tackled the nasty network cable using clips from the Fixa cable set:

Then I tried both the Kvissle and the Signum to see which one worked out better for hiding all the ugly stuff. Here is what the room looks like with the Signum:

It’s not bad, and my husband liked it. But I felt it was an uninvited guest in the room just sitting there.  Here is what the room looks like with the Kvissle:

So much better in my opinion. It does require some drilling and more assembly but it’s much more discreet. I placed the rack as far back as I could, and it’s well hidden from the eye unless you bend down low. Kvissle is the clear winner here, don’t you think?

Do you enjoy watching tv in the bedroom, or do you prefer to keep it a more sacred place?

Next week is FINALLY the FINAL reveal! Be sure to check out all the other ORC action going on right now by visiting the Featured Designers and Guest Participants. It’s coming down to the wire folks!

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