Mariette Josephe Media Storage January 25th, 2018 - 12:31:13
Keep the screen hidden, too. It’s not only the projector that can be concealed, but the screen itself. With a motorized projector lift, some ceiling-integrated speakers and a drop-down projector screen, the transition from living room to home cinema can be as smooth as it is impressive. The space freed up while the screen isn’t in use can be used to display artwork or any other more aesthetically pleasing pieces.
Media walls generally look best if they echo the architecture of the home. Cabinetmaker True studies the trim throughout the house and runs matching base and crown molding across the front of the built-in. He’s also fond of incorporating fluted pilasters and arches, when appropriate, to break up the unit’s rectilinear lines.
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.
You can also simply lean a few pieces against the wall on top of a TV unit, which can be a great way to try out the look if you aren’t ready to commit yet. It carries a relaxed appeal that works with modern or traditional spaces — especially a casual cottage.
On specialized media cabinets, each piece is designed for functionality. A grill below the TV is situated for a five-channel home-theater audio system; this is where the center speaker sits. Using a screen rather than wood allows sound to flow unobstructed.
The media storage is available in so many options such as wooden chest, towers with wicker baskets, truck cabinets, chiffoniers, wooden bookcases and hanging cabinets. It is entirely up to you to choose one that fits your needs. It doesn't have to be expensive; as long as you are comfortable with it and it blends well in your specific space. Whether you room has modern look, eclectic mood or an classic aesthetic, take the time to choose audio and media storage cabinets that work best with your chosen look instead of completely against it.