How to Hide a Wall Lamp Wire


Wall lamps can add focused task lighting to the room without taking up floor space. This type of lighting is ideal for illuminating counters where you don’t want to sacrifice precious surface space to a lamp base. You can also use a wall mounted lamp for a reading light beside the bed when you don’t want to clutter up a small bedside table with light fixtures. The drawback to wall mounted lights is the necessary wire running down the wall. Fortunately, you can easily hide this eyesore with a few simple steps.

Things You'll Need

  • Ruler
  • Plastic cord cover
  • Utility knife
  • Paint
  • Measure the distance from the light fixture to the top of the baseboard as well as the distance along the baseboard to the electrical outlet into which you will be plugging the lamp.

  • Use a sharp utility knife to cut a piece of plastic cord cover to the lengths determined in Step one.

  • Paint the cord cover to match the wall that it will be mounted on. Be careful not to remove or damage the adhesive backing on the back side of the cord cover in this process. Let the cover dry overnight to prevent smudges.

  • Insert the wire into the cord cover. Affix the cord cover to the wall using the adhesive backing that is pre-applied on most cord covers.

  • Arrange furniture to cover some or most of the cord cover to keep from drawing attention to this area. Identical wall lamps mounted on either side of a bed or other large piece of furniture can make the cord covers look like decorative molding surrounding the room’s focal point.

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