How to Hide Cords for Lamps When Decorating

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Hiding cords for lamps when decorating will give your room a professional and clean look. Hide cords for lamps when decorating with help from a New York based interior designer with more than 20 years of experience decorating homes in New York City and its surrounding communities in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm John Eason, principal of John Douglas Eason Interiors, an interior design firm based in New York City and I'm going to be talking to you about how to hide lamp cords when decorating. One of the last things you want to see when you enter a room is an electrical lamp cord running across the floor or a tabletop. The first remedy for this is to make sure that your lamps have cord colors that coordinate with the surface where the lamp will be placed. For instance, if you have dark walnut floors but your lamp cord is white, then you may want to take your lamp to the local lamp repair shop and have them replace that white cord with a new brown one. If you have a good electrician that's doing work in your home, he could do this for you as well. Another quick fix is to place lamps in a way so that the cords can run easily beneath a chair, sofa or area rug. However, you never want to place a cord beneath a rug so that it's easily walked on as this will create a fire hazard. My last trick of the day, perhaps your lamp is placed on a table that is open below the tabletop. To hide that cord, take an inexpensive cable tie and tie the cord at the top and bottom of the table leg so that the cord is nice and tight to the leg, instant invisible cord. Be sure to remember to cut the extra cord tie so that it's not easily seen when you enter the room. This is John Eason and I hope you'll find these to be helpful ways to hide lamp cords when you are decorating.

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