The flat screen TV is part of our lifestyle and out in the open in most households. Many homes and apartments lack a built-in entertainment center, so the console or media stand is the next best thing for supporting the TV and housing media equipment.
Several years ago I shared 9 ways to design around a TV but today the focus is on one of the most popular solutions: the media stand. No wonder so many retailers sell several versions, they’re in high demand! Styling a media stand or console can prove a challenge, I prefer simplicity myself but there are many different ways to pull off a stylish display of your own.
One of my favorite looks is a symmetrical art display around the TV, I did this recently for the shelter family room. Art or photographs that share commonality combined with matching frames is a no fail way to style a wall around television.
There’s no need to place the television in the center, these spaces showcase how to create a display with art and accessories around an off center TV.
sharon eiger via houzz
Here are two opposite yet equally stylish examples of accessorizing, the first uses colorful and symmetrical stacked books, lamps, and dishes, the second image is a more zen approach with layered accents in soothing neutral tones.
Up the elegance with a mirrored console and create a more formal wall gallery with gilded frames and fine art.
Then there’s the ever popular eclectic wall gallery which allows the art to take the spotlight and detracts from the big black box.
Dressers are another great solution to act as a TV stand, removing the upper drawers makes space for the media equipment.
For those of you with the media stand + TV combo, how have you decorated yours? Simply, eclectically?