4. Fear of Visible Electrical Wires
Nobody likes staring at an unsightly snarl of electrical wires and cords, but hiding the wires that connect us to light, media, and technology has become a bit of an unhealthy obsession. Cord management can be a sane goal, but don’t let it bloom into a neurosis. If you choose the perfect lamp for your bedside table, don’t worry too much about hiding the cord. And if you are a renter who wants to hang sconces or a chandelier but aren’t allowed (or don’t have the budget to pay an electrician), have the fixture wired as a plug-in and know that nobody is going to be looking at the electrical cord when light is illuminating your room.