Mila Avdotya Media Storage January 15th, 2018
Choose 7.1 surround sound. The latest in surround-sound technology requires eight separate audio channels to truly immerse viewers in the film. But it can be difficult to decide whether you should try to disguise the speakers or make them a feature of the room. Plenty of speaker manufacturers make devices that both sound good and look beautiful. Wood paneling offers a great combination of acoustics and aesthetics. Remember to check the wiring options when looking to make a purchase — no matter how good the speakers look a tangle of cables is always a turn-off.
Irmentrud Vreni Fireplace January 23rd, 2018
With fireplace season upon us you might be thinking about updating an old fireplace or building a new one. There are so many choices for facing a fireplace that picking one can be challenging. Style cost and installation are a few of the considerations you’ll likely have. Here are some options for you to consider; which one lights your fire?
Fioralba Emma Ottoman January 23rd, 2018
For a twist on the pouf trend look no farther than this leather piece from Ballard Designs. Striking a balance between sturdy and sweet it will make the rounds throughout your home.
Adara Noya Ottoman January 23rd, 2018
For a serious feminine touch this Betsy bench can be your go-to girly ottoman. With plenty of color and fabric options Ballard Designs makes it easy to integrate it in your space.
Mila Avdotya Media Storage January 21st, 2018
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.
Mariette Josephe Fireplace January 21st, 2018
Concrete. A favorite of eclectic and industrial styles raw concrete is durable and different. Aim for this sturdy solution when you want an edgy outside-the-box look. Using exposed hardware to adhere the concrete panels to the fireplace adds a small detail that makes a big difference.
Irmentrud Vreni Media Storage January 21st, 2018
Modern media centers rather than full-height cabinets to enclose the TV often simply surround the TV with a wall of floating shelves to help visually distract from the screen while adding useful storage (which often would be filled with DVDs in the past but are more often just decorative in the age of streaming).
Fioralba Emma Media Storage January 21st, 2018
Gallery walls are an enduring trend so why not take advantage of this style and hide your TV in plain sight among a crowd of paintings or framed photos? Use artwork with black frames and even consider mixing in some other items (such as plaques or busts) to create a full-on mixed-media installation.