Mariette Josephe Media Storage January 25th, 2018
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.
Mila Avdotya Ottoman January 17th, 2018
Storage ottomans are virtually upholstered boxes with padded lids. The lids are hinged and open up to provide storage space that can be used in a number of ways. For example an ottoman can be used as a coffee table with a sofa bed and also to store the bedding for when the sofa is needed as a bed. It can be used as a piano stool storing sheet music and other items. They can be used in children's rooms for toys computer or video games and controllers and in your bedroom as a handy seat for dressing while storing bedding spare pillows or your nightclothes. These are just examples - an ottoman can be used to store whatever you need it to.
Mariette Josephe Media Storage January 17th, 2018
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 Fireplace January 17th, 2018
Three’s company. Some may have difficulty combining two main design elements but this homeowner managed to do three. This asymmetrical layout mixes the size of all three pieces (television fireplace and artwork) comfortably into one design by maximizing the height and balancing the width of the wall. When adding artwork above the fireplace do your research before purchasing to make sure it can withstand the heat output.
Fioralba Emma Fireplace January 17th, 2018
Brick with wood. Exposed brick with surrounding millwork looks timeless and can be a great way to update an older brick fireplace. The untouched brick adds a more textural contrast to a freshly painted mantel and surround. Forgo white or off-white; paint your fireplace surround a bold color and watch your room transform from good to great.
Adara Noya Ottoman January 17th, 2018
The ottoman as a footrest. Many people love to stretch their legs out when sitting. Whether they are reading a book watching TV or simply resting or napping people like to elevate their feet and legs. The biological effect is to reduce the stress on the heart in pumping blood up through the non-return valves in the veins of their legs by keeping your legs raised your heart has less work to do and you consequently use less energy so can relax easier. The padded top of an ottoman permit you to do this comfortably and many use this type of furniture with their recliner rather than use the footrest that comes with the furniture.
Mila Avdotya Fireplace January 17th, 2018
Avoid architectural features. The flue can also bend and be rerouted to avoid architectural features such as overhangs. Again (this can't be stressed enough) follow the building codes and manufacturer specifications when doing any chimney installation.