Having tech devices has become a necessity in modern homes. Even if you have a modest home, you'll still need to at least incorporate a router, a TV, an AC, and various remotes to control them. And if you have kids, you'll need to add various chargers, tables, gaming consoles, etc. And the more luxurious your home is, the more tech there is to incorporate. For a tech fan, this may seem like a dream. But for those that are tired of being surrounded by technology, there must be a way to cope. Well, in this article, we will give you a couple of tips and tricks on how to hide technology in your luxury home.
How to hide technology in your luxury home
The ideal way to hide technology within your home is to plan for doing so. While building your home, you can outline compartments and hiding spots for various devices. And if you are buying a home, you can plan out where the tech will go and how you will hide it. That way, once everything is finished, you can enjoy all the benefits of technology without having to see it everywhere. Unfortunately, for most people, this is not possible. This is why we will focus on ways to camouflage your technology and keep it hidden.
Use wooden boxes
Most luxurious homes have some wooden furniture. Whether it is tables, closets, shelves, or chairs, you most likely have wood as a part of your interior design. Well, a great way to hide technology in your luxury home is to use that design to your advantage. Namely, what you can opt to do is to place your technology within wooden boxes. For this to look good, you need to mimic the color and texture of the wooden object near the tech device. If you do so successfully, your device will be fully operational while practically invisible. It would be best if you didn't worry about losing contact, as all information will quickly go through the wood.
In order to not become surrounded by wooden boxes, we would advise that you first declutter your home from unneeded technology. You can look to place the extra items in storage until you need them again. Hansen's Moving and Storage CA advises using ample padding and wrapping or opting for plastic boxes. Electronic devices are pretty vulnerable to moisture, and you should provide them with as much protection as possible.
Hide wall cables with curtains
A common issue with tech devices is that they leave a lot of cables open. TVs and computers especially tend to have numerous cables lying around. Therefore, it is reasonable that you are looking for a way to hide them. Well, one way to do so is to strategically place a curtain. Even a small curtain can cover the cables and give you easy access if needed. Whether or not this curtain will seem tacky is primarily based on what colors you choose and where the curtain is placed. But, there are quite a few instances where a wall curtain can esthetically bring the room together and hide aspects that would otherwise ruin it. You can even look to hide your TV with a curtain if need be.
Distract attention with plants
In certain situations, it is impossible to hide cables behind curtains without looking tacky. Fortunately, there are other options you can explore. For instance, you can look to distract attention away from the cables with plants. A well-placed plant can easily hide cables and ensure that your space looks more natural and tech-free. Again, it is essential that you have a good understanding of the space available and that you don't overdo it with plants. Even though plants can help with sustainability, you must be careful when adding them. It is also essential to be aware that you need to water your plants and that electric cables and water don't mix well.
If even plants aren't an option, you can look to decorate your cables. How you will do so depends entirely on the surrounding decor. If you use similar colors around your cables, they will become a part of the room. You can encase your cables with wooden elements. Or you can paint them to mimic either plastic or metal. Know that cables can be a rewarding tool for decoration, especially if you have room to align them properly.
Use drawers for charging
If you have a lot of people living with you, it can be difficult to hide all their technology. With everyone having their own phones and tables, it is likely quite common that you'll see them lying around. One way to mitigate this is to limit the area where they can charge their devices. A good idea for this is a drawer designated for charging. With a few alterations, you can set up your home so that device chargers are either in bedrooms or within a single drawer. That way, while devices are getting charged, you won't have to see them.
Put TV remotes under the table
TV remotes are another piece of technology that always seems to be in our way. On the one hand, you would probably like to keep it in a drawer and only take it out when need be. On the other, you'd want your TV remote to be nearby so that you don't have to get up in order to get it. So, what's the solution? Well, a neat way is to alter your coffee table for TV remote storage. You can either have an easily accessible compartment for the remote. Or you can use magnets to stick your remote at the backside of the table. Depending on how your coffee table looks, there can be different ways in which you can utilize it.
As you can see, there are ways to hide technology in your luxury home. The difficulty lies in doing so without making your luxurious home look tacky. If you are unsure how to approach this, you can always find an interior designer to help you. Making a luxurious home look more natural is a common request. And certain interior design ideas can hurt the appeal of your luxury home. We are sure that are quite a few designers out there that can help you out.