Mariette Josephe Media Storage January 25th, 2018
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.
Mila Avdotya Media Storage January 21st, 2018
To take a less hypermodern approach place a TV in a full bookshelf system (rather than free-floating minimalist shelves) to create a more transitional look. Encasing the TV in custom framing helps it blend even further into the casework so only the essential screen is visible (and not shiny brand names). Keep in mind that a frame will block the remote receiver so you may need a device to reroute the signal from a receiver tucked on a nearby shelf.
Mariette Josephe Media Storage January 20th, 2018
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.
Adara Noya Fireplace January 14th, 2018
Create a large accent wall. A small fireplace can make a big impact when it's surrounded by an accent wall. This dynamic mosaic emphasizes the fireplace as a focal point.
Mila Avdotya Media Storage January 14th, 2018
This works especially well if some of the pieces are as large or even larger than the TV. The unusual square piece in the upper left draws attention away from the TV and the other little pieces keep the eye moving around.
Mariette Josephe Ottoman January 14th, 2018
Moroccan poufs are a dime a dozen these days but this lime-green one from Serena & Lily stands out from the crowd for obvious reasons. Or choose another bold color to take a room from blah to brilliant.
Irmentrud Vreni Ottoman January 14th, 2018
Quite interestingly the term is derived from the French word 'ottomane' which is the feminine version of ottoman. The word could have also been derived from the Italian 'Ottomano' Medieval Latin 'Ottomanus' Medieval Greek 'Othomanoia' from Arabic 'Utmani'. Ottoman was also the name of an empire of the late 16th century.
Fioralba Emma Ottoman January 14th, 2018
Optional seating. Whether it is styled in the form of a box or a chair on short legs an ottoman is upholstered and can be used as a seat. Perhaps not as comfortable as an armchair but sufficient as an emergency or alternative seating option in your home during parties or when a crowd of friends descend upon you. It can be stored away under a table and pulled out when needed - or rolled out if your ottoman is fitted with casters.
Adara Noya Ottoman January 14th, 2018
Layla Grace makes choosing difficult with all the options available for its Lawson ottoman. From fabric to wood finishes you can customize this all-purpose beauty to the nth degree.
Mila Avdotya Fireplace January 14th, 2018
Fieldstone. This rustic family room includes a fireplace made from stones that look and feel as if they were found in an adjacent field. The wood mantel and a raised hearth beg for family gatherings. Faux fieldstone is now available for those who are looking for a more budget-friendly alternative to this look.