Media Consoles

An important part of your down time is most likely relaxing a bit in front of the television, whether you’re catching up on your favorite series, watching a movie or playing video games. With the era of large, flat-screen televisions, your older media center may be slightly out of date. Or, perhaps you simply need a change, with more room for storage. No matter your reason for shopping media consoles, west elm has a selection of different types and styles that are sure to fit your needs for media enjoyment. With both modern and contemporary pieces to accent your current living room ensemble, you’re bound to find one that sparks your interests.

First, think about the style of media console you’re shopping for, so you can find one that fits your television and accessories. Perhaps you want a console on eye level with plenty of storage underneath, or a cabinet type of console that places your television slightly higher than eye level. Look for varying colors and styles to suit your existing decor, with colors such as espresso, white, beige and walnut. Many of the selections offered express a mid-century modern feel, with a reclaimed wood construction to ensure dependability and eco-friendliness.

As you shop, check the measurements of each piece, taking into consideration the descriptions. Pieces that are labeled “long” are perfect pieces for not only your television, but for decorative items and books as well. These long pieces often resemble a credenza, and also could function as a buffet when you are entertaining a large group of guests. Shorter pieces are more often taller, allowing you a wealth of cabinet and drawer space underneath to store remotes, consoles and other media. Decide whether you would like to have open storage, or closed storage, such as a drawer. Closed storage is often beneficial if you have children or pets. Some consoles also include shelving for versatile use as a bookcase or bookshelf.

If you have more than one television in the home, you may need additional media consoles in different rooms. Depending on the way your bedroom is laid out, you may want to add a small and functional media console so you are able to watch television after hours. Or opt for a smaller, tall console with extra drawer space, allowing you to expand your bedroom storage, having an ample area to store books, remotes, toiletries and other items that you would like close at hand.