Mariette Josephe Media Storage January 23rd, 2018
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.
Irmentrud Vreni Media Storage October 13th, 2017
Home theater technology has never been better — today you can even exceed the audiovisual quality of your local cinema. Whether you want to host the perfect film night entertain after a dinner party or simply keep the kids quiet for a few hours on a rainy afternoon there’s a home theater solution out there to suit your needs.
Irmentrud Vreni Media Storage October 11th, 2017
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.
Fioralba Emma Media Storage October 09th, 2017
Cutouts in the rear of a media console do more than allow cords through. The openings also permit much-needed ventilation. Electronics get hot when in use and you'll want air to flow around them and vent outside the cabinet. This reduces the risk of fire and can lengthen the life of the components.
Adara Noya Media Storage October 07th, 2017
Media walls generally look best if they echo the architecture of the home. Cabinetmaker True studies the trim throughout the house and runs matching base and crown molding across the front of the built-in. He’s also fond of incorporating fluted pilasters and arches when appropriate to break up the unit’s rectilinear lines.
Mila Avdotya Media Storage October 06th, 2017
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.
Mariette Josephe Media Storage October 05th, 2017
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.
Irmentrud Vreni Ottoman October 03rd, 2017
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.