Irmentrud Vreni Ottoman October 19th, 2017
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.
Mariette Josephe Media Storage January 19th, 2018
Of all the built-ins you can add a media wall is one of the most useful. It helps to tame the clutter that springs up around a TV and when paired with bookshelves provides ample opportunity to display mementos and books (reinforcing the notion that you do more than sit in front of the TV all day).While there are an infinite number of ways to arrange a media wall experts recommend dividing the unit into a base and an upper cabinet to help break up the unit’s mass and to accommodate varying depths of storage. The base can be fitted with drawers or doors to conceal electronics and accessories.
Irmentrud Vreni Media Storage January 19th, 2018
Keep the screen hidden too. It’s not only the projector that can be concealed but the screen itself. With a motorized projector lift some ceiling-integrated speakers and a drop-down projector screen the transition from living room to home cinema can be as smooth as it is impressive. The space freed up while the screen isn’t in use can be used to display artwork or any other more aesthetically pleasing pieces.
Fioralba Emma Ottoman January 19th, 2018
Serena & Lily is never short on preppy or pretty options and this customizable ottoman is no exception. The options are truly endless — all the way down to the piping. This ottoman will be a long-loved piece in your home.
Adara Noya Ottoman January 19th, 2018
A rectangular ottoman fits in well with an L-shape sectional. The longer width allows more people to use it. If you need storage choose one with a hollow center.
Mila Avdotya Ottoman January 17th, 2018
West Elm’s pieces harmonize with a variety of styles. This round tufted ottoman is taller and skinnier than the others in this ideabook and stands above for value and versatility.
Mariette Josephe Media Storage January 17th, 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.
Irmentrud Vreni Fireplace January 17th, 2018
Many of the new prefabricated metal fireboxes don't even require a chimney. Only if the fireplace is meant to be wood burning is there a need to vent smoke up and out. If it's solely a gas-burning fireplace a direct vent (directly outside behind the fireplace) or a no-vent solution works just fine.