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On wall cable management?

I've got cables running up a wall (just two, an HDMI and a power cord) and then out a boom to my PJ. Any recommendations for how to clean up the look? I'm putting my bed right against them too, so I don't want to accidentally tug on the cables while I'm sleeping or doing anything else.

Cable management suggestions?
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I've got cables running up a wall (just two, an HDMI and a power cord) and then out a boom to my PJ. Any recommendations for how to clean up the look? I'm putting my bed right against them too, so I don't want to accidentally tug on the cables while I'm sleeping or doing anything else.

Cable management suggestions?
Try these. I used them in the last rental I had for speaker wires. They come in varying lengths and sizes.
http://m.homedepot.com/b/Electrical-...t/N-5yc1vZc64e
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Why not fish the cable through the wall and get a nice wall plate to pass the cables through? It's not very hard and it makes it looks 1,000x better.

If you purchase some glow rods and a magnepull device, you can fish cable like a pro and you'll find yourself using it everywhere.

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Why not fish the cable through the wall and get a nice wall plate to pass the cables through? It's not very hard and it makes it looks 1,000x better.

If you purchase some glow rods and a magnepull device, you can fish cable like a pro and you'll find yourself using it everywhere.
I should have mentioned I'm renting right now and can't cut into the walls to install plates. It's gotta be on wall.
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I should have mentioned I'm renting right now and can't cut into the walls to install plates. It's gotta be on wall.
Yes, that is good info to have. Use the cable covers. I did in the last place I rented. Use the command hook adhesive strips instead of screws.
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I should have mentioned I'm renting right now and can't cut into the walls to install plates. It's gotta be on wall.
This makes sense!

No advice in that case, it's hard to make it look nice.

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I just ordered a couple of kits from monoprice. 10' for less than $9.
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I use channel covers. I take the time to paint them so they match the walls. Like you I'm also renting so I can't make as many modifications as I would like. The painted covers aren't going to make my setup an AVS theater of the month, but it looks better then bare wire.
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