Mila Avdotya Fireplace November 08th, 2017
Sometimes the best way to deal with these two focal points is to separate them. This design makes great use of an angled wall while still making it easy to enjoy the fireplace and the TV at the same time. Connect your fireplace mantel visually to the main shelving. In a design like the one shown here you also could carry over all three shelves to create a triple mantel.
Adara Noya Media Storage January 17th, 2018
Integrate your lighting. Home automation can help replicate that real cinema experience by adding those special touches such as lights that automatically dim when the film begins or LED step lighting that comes on when the film is paused for a bathroom break. Lights and film have always gone hand in hand — a smart host like a smart director should use lighting to create the perfect atmosphere for a film.
Mila Avdotya Media Storage January 17th, 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.
Mariette Josephe Media Storage January 17th, 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.
Irmentrud Vreni Fireplace January 17th, 2018
The fireplace is often the most commanding element in any room it’s in. Size and abundance of material are often factors but as renovation specialist Ron Parko points out our eyes are naturally drawn to the darkest object in a room anyway. Oftentimes that’s the firebox when it’s unlit. Naturally you want this element and everything that surrounds it to complement the rest of your home. In many older homes where large brick fireplaces prevail this can pose a challenge.
Fioralba Emma Ottoman January 17th, 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 Fireplace January 17th, 2018
Side by side. This design works magic as both elements stand side by side in perfect harmony. The television and the firebox are similar in size which helps to balance out each other’s weight on the wall. The materials provide contrast while still tying into the rest of the home’s design. If concrete isn’t the right finish for your fireplace surround try a gray-colored tile to create the same effect.
Mila Avdotya Ottoman January 17th, 2018
Just as a coffee table is likely to serve as a footstool at some point the ottoman invariably serves as a makeshift coffee table too. As a resting place for legs and feet an ottoman needs to be easy to clean and durable. For its durability and functionality ottoman leather has almost become synonymous with ottoman furniture. Leather bears up well under heavy use and its patina only improves with age. Ottoman leather suits both contemporary and traditionally decorated rooms too adding texture rich color and style.