I hate when the cords make your couch stick out and not flat against the wall. ~ If you ever build or remodel - use recessed outlets so that the plugs don't stick out from the wall. This allows furniture to be flat against the wall.
Recessed small appliance outlets allow you to place your appliances flush against the wall and hide the outlet. The Arlington Recessed Electrical Outlet Mounting Box accommodates and receptacles (sold separately) and has a paintable coverplat