15 Creative Ways to Hide Common Household Eyesores

Ways to Hide Ugly Household Items

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Most of us put a lot of love and care into the details of our home. From the perfect paint color to the most comfortable, stylish sofa, there's a lot we can control about the space we live in. But inevitably, there are functional eyesores that can be hard to wrap your brain around. What can you do with that ugly modem ruining your living room? And how can you hide the kitty litter so that your pet can find it but it's not visible to everyone else?

These are questions a lot of us have mulled over, but the solutions aren't as difficult as you'd think. Sometimes it just takes a little creative thinking and some DIY—or shopping—skills. And the best part is, these solutions don't always cost a lot of money. Whether it's simply sprucing up your appliances with a bit of decorative tape or concealing your flat screen TV behind a piece of art, there's so much you can do to improve your living space.

So if you are looking for some creative ideas to hide some of the most common household eyesores, you came to the right place. Scroll down for 15 ways that you can transform your home and keep it looking sleek and organized.

Looking for ways to cover eyesores up with eye-catching design? Take a look at these easy tips and tricks.


Put your modem or cable box behind a set of “books”

Books to Conceal Modem or Router

Covogoods | $45


…or nest it in a decorative box


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Float your books on an invisible shelf

Floating Bookshelves

Umbra | $28.15


Hide an unsightly AC unit behind a custom planter


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Jazz up your washer and dryer using tape


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Let your full-length mirror be your jewelry organizer

Wall Mounted Mirror Jewelry Cabinet

Nicetree | $99.99


Conceal your flat-screen TV with a work of art


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Tuck cables in a basket under your desk…


…or organize them in a stylish box

Bamboo Box to Organize Cables

Teyga | $39.97


Use your stairs for extra storage


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Transform drab flooring with peel and stick tiles


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Peel and Stick Floor Tile

Floor Pops | $16.97


Move the kitty litter inside a sleek cabinet

Kitty Litter Bench

Merry Pet | $128


Tuck the dog bowls into a drawer

Pet Feeding Station

JMX Brands | $330+


Pour products into stylish bottles

Stylish Pump Bottles

LilX and Co | $14.36+


Hide vents with a minimalist insert


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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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