It’s easy to love spending some time relaxing in front of the TV. Whether you prefer something artistic or a big screen just waiting to watch the big game with friends, your entertainment room, living room or home theater are where the action is. It’s the ideal spot for kicking up your feet, watching a movie and having a lot of fun. Why not maximize your relaxation through personalization? The more your favorite furniture – pieces like media consoles, sofas and recliners – fits your style, the more comfortable you feel. And when you’re happy, there’s nothing you can’t handle. At west elm, we have a wide range of media sets for every taste, from the entertainer to the film connoisseur.
Are you not sure what style you’re looking for? Start with location, location, location. Do you want your TV to be the main attraction in your space? Or a tasteful accessory that’s ready at a moment’s notice? If you pick out a wide accent wall to show off your screen, a large media console set takes advantage of the extra space to make the room feel balanced. But you don’t have to use the biggest wall. A rectangular home theater with rows of seating often looks amazing when directed towards a narrow wall. In that case, placing a media console that fits draws everyone’s attention to the star of the show.
Of course, a media console is more than just a space for your TV. There’s room to display works of art, photos, your literary collection or anything else that makes you who you are. Take advantage of bookcase surfaces and shelves to decorate your room to your heart’s content. Vases with or without floral arrangements add a relaxing vibe in living rooms that have lots of illumination. Or, place a few candles and toss some rose petals on the floor before watching your favorite romantic movie with your sweetheart.
Media sets offer a lot of flexibility in size and style. Some pieces feature closed cabinets, and others have tall shelving. All provide lots of storage space. Cabinets are nice if you feel like hiding your media devices out of sight. That way, you can have gaming consoles, audio equipment and other entertainment essentials close by, but not have to think about cluttered surfaces. A bookcase is great for highlighting items that bring a smile to your face. They add to your relaxation every time you walk in the room.
Do you want your spot to be bright and cheery? A white media console is fresh and positive. For something industrial-chic, look for sleek contours and metal frames that pop out. Golden wood tones work well in family rooms and places designed to feel cozy. Of course, creating an eclectic style that flies by its own rules is wonderful too; let your imagination guide you.