Mariette Josephe Media Storage November 24th, 2017 - 11:00:41
This room includes some sizable black artwork a black chest of drawers and the dark fireplace which helps keep the TV from being a visual standout.
Media armoires worked great back in the day of analog TVs. Close the doors to hide the electronics and open them to watch. Those were simpler times. But today flat-panel TVs are put on display more often than not. Mounting on walls or being set on top of consoles can actually complicate matters since remote controls typically use infrared signals to communicate with the devices. The little red light needs to be pointed directly at the component to change the channel turn up the audio or pause the movie. A solid surface blocks this communication.
You can also simply lean a few pieces against the wall on top of a TV unit which can be a great way to try out the look if you aren’t ready to commit yet. It carries a relaxed appeal that works with modern or traditional spaces — especially a casual cottage.
Positioning the TV asymmetrically within a media wall helps de-emphasize it further making the wall feel like a composition that includes various items (such as flowers and vases) instead of making the screen the central star of the show.
Consider having your screen mounted on the wall instead of perched on top of a cabinet. This way the screen will be less obvious and the space can be used like a typical living room with the option of enjoying a superior home cinema experience when you have a film to watch.
It's tempting to try to repurpose a piece of vintage furniture or use a shelving unit buffet or console table as a media cabinet but there is a big difference between a standard cabinet and a media console.