Gone are the days of televisions being the eyesore in a living room, entertainment area or bedroom. Today’s flat-screen models are beautiful and take up little room. Fortunately, media units have also changed with the times. So now you can keep your remotes and other entertainment accessories tucked away in storage units that fit right into the style of your home.
Your TV unit needn’t blend into the background, though. It can actually anchor the design aesthetic of the room. For example, in a home that pairs industrial chic with accents of earthy warmth, you could go for a large, low media unit made from metal and wood that acts as a statement piece in the room.
Is Scandinavian furniture more your aesthetic? There are plenty sleek and simple, meticulously crafted options to choose from these days. These pared-down wood designs can also often work in spaces inspired by African, modern cottage, or Japanese styles.
When going for a stand-out media unit, consider the space holistically. Think about the predominant materials, colours and shapes. For example, if your TV unit is in a dark colour or is a solid, ‘heavy’ shape, your coffee table shouldn’t be too similar or else the room may feel cluttered or oppressive.
Is your TV unit for an open-plan living area? Then your choice must also pair well with the dining-room. Got a luxury dining table near your entertainment area? Ensure there’s aesthetic harmony across the area by going for an equally luxe entertainment station.