Irmentrud Vreni Media Storage January 25th, 2018
Whether a TV is placed in the center of a wall or not it will still be a large punch of black in your color scheme. You can try to ignore it (which won’t make it go away) or you can embrace it adding black in other items to help balance out the look.
Mila Avdotya Media Storage January 23rd, 2018
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.
Mariette Josephe Media Storage January 23rd, 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.
Mariette Josephe Ottoman December 08th, 2017
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.
Irmentrud Vreni Ottoman December 07th, 2017
To be functional an ottoman's height should precisely match the height of the sofa or chair that you will occupy while using it. Ottomans should be chosen in consideration of those who will most use them. For some a light ottoman will provide all the support needed. For others a larger wider piece is a better choice.
Fioralba Emma Fireplace December 05th, 2017
Make it sculptural. One of the great advantages to using a prefabricated metal fireplace and metal chimney is the ability to place a hearth just about anywhere in the home and treat it as a sculpture.
Adara Noya Ottoman December 04th, 2017
Part ottoman and part table this Gabby ottoman via Crate & Barrel plays to its strong suit: its gorgeous rattan wicker weave. At under $140 it’s an easy piece to round out your family room.
Mila Avdotya Media Storage November 30th, 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 Fireplace November 29th, 2017
Art form. This living room artistically combines the television and fireplace on one wall. The television is offset by the hearth for balance while the streamlined fireplace almost disappears under the recessed cavity when it's not on. A surround like this can easily be customized into full-overlay doors for extra living room storage.
Fioralba Emma Ottoman November 28th, 2017
Your ottoman should complement the look of your room. If the room is more classic and old fashioned than a wooden ottoman will fit perfectly well. It's also available in lacquer finish or if you want to make a statement no one can go wrong with an elegant leather ottoman. For chic homeowners with a budget faux leather beds work just as fine and will still give you the comfort and flexibility of ottomans.