Keeping wires hidden in a home theatre setup can be a fiddly and expensive task, especially when you're connecting rear speakers. While you can purchase dedicated "raceways" to lay cable, reader Jay came up with a simpler solution: using paper.
Jay explains how he dealt with the problem:
I was trying to figure out a way to conceal wires from a surround sound set-up; you know how messy rear and front wires always end up around the room? I searched the internet and realised there are PVC "raceways" used to remedy this problem and keep things neat and tidy. Unfortunately it was Good Friday and there were no hardware stores open. But I wanted to conceal them now. NOW!!
So I came up with paper. Regular A4 paper, folded and rolled into small tubes, feeding the wire through each tube (one sheet made two tubes) until I had enough to conceal each wire.
They are then simply stuck along the skirting board as in my photo, and flattened so they are not so tube-like, and less noticeable.
I'm not sure how hard-wearing this would be, but it looks surprisingly professional. Thanks Jay!