Re: I love Bea's office---no cords showing or paper clutter!
A decorator trick is to bundle all the cords together and fasten them to a table leg so the bundle is camouflaged. How well that works depends a lot on how many cords (sounds like a lot) and how thick or spindly your table legs are. I put most of my electronics in a closet adjacent to my desk (which is an old table) and then just run the power strip along the floor into the closet, which has sliding doors.
Can't help you with the paper clutter, I'm still struggling with it, but I do have in and out boxes to try to contain it. I just haven't created a routine for making those things work yet.
Unclutterer (google it) has a weekly office feature that often has useful suggestions for dealing with cords, etc., and FlyLady will help you tackle paper clutter.