A tidy workspace just feels good to some of us. It certainly projects a part of your professional image. Some of us just don't care… this post isn't for you. That is unless you have a tangle of wires behind your A/V and home theater equipment. Then someone more than you might care.
What can you do about that abundance of cables? Hide them! I just learned that the things that hide cables are called raceways, wire looms, and wrap-around braid. A great site for this is Cable Ties & More.com. These hiders of cables are smart looking, practical and inexpensive. Fortunately most of these can be do-it-yourself so costly technical or handyman assistance can be avoided.
A really inexpensive and clever option is demonstrated by the Jerry Bruno on YouTube. I would enhance his suggestion by first looping cables, securing with hook & loop (Velcro), then hanging the bundles on the hooks.
For another option, check out this perennial favorite Productivity Cafe solutions for Cable Organization: