Keep the unsightly out of sight!

Use an old book cover to conceal your router.

router book coverPhotos: ApartmentTherapy

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Or stash it away in a decorative box.

hiding-router-1hiding-router-2Photos: livingwellonthecheap

A hinged painting will conveniently cover a fuse box or wall outlet.

hinged-paintingPhotos: onekingslane

The same concept can be used to tidy up your entertainment center if you’re handy enough to cut a storage shelf into the wall.

hinged TV wall mountPhoto:

Or you can simply use a hollow wall mount to hide the cords.

hiding TV cordsPhotos: julieblanner

Detailed instructions here.

Use a staple gun to dress your exposed box spring in tasteful fabric.

box spring fabricPhoto: thisoldhouse

Install a pegboard underneath your computer desk and organize all your cables and boxes.

pegboard computer desk DIYPhotos: Decluttered

Or simply use drapes to cover up the mess.

disguising computer cablesPhotos: Pinterest

Use the same trick on open storage shelves.

drapes-storagePhotos: imgur

Cover your wall-mounted AC unit with an adorable chalkboard cover.

AC unit chalkboardPhotos: decorhacks

Instructions here.

And a simple curtain will do the trick for your window unit.

curtain AC unit cover upPhoto: refinery29

Turn your grimy balcony into a backyard with astroturf.

Astroturf balconyPhoto: Pinterest

Or go all-out with some blinds, wicker fencing, decking slabs and stones.

balcony reno-1balcony reno-2balcony reno-3Photos: imgur

Step-by-step guide here.

Hide your dog’s crate under a desk and conceal it behind a set of curtains.

dog crate curtainsPhoto: bowwowbeds

And keep its food and water bowls off the floor by hiding them away in a secret drawer.

drawer dog bowlsPhoto: Pinterest

Similarly, disguise your cat’s litter box as a small cupboard or end table.

hidden-litter-boxPhotos: moderncat

Install electrical outlets in drawers and charge your devices out of sight.

drawer charging stationPhoto: nutrisespas

Turn wires into wall art.

cords wall artPhoto: Pinterest

Use cutlery trays to declutter your bathroom counters and cabinets.

drawer organizerPhoto: atgstores

Tuck your printer away behind a hinged-drawer.

hidden printerPhotos: pbjstories

Click here for the how-to.

Shutout ugly utility meters with shutters.

hidden-utility-meterPhotos: hometalk

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