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Are you searching for the best media console for your living room? Or are you on the fence about whether a media console is necessary or not? No matter where you are at in your decision process, we’ve taken the time to explain the purpose and benefits of media consoles and some things to consider before purchasing one. For example, did you know a media console’s color can affect the whole feel of the living room? Did you know that media consoles are purposeful whether you sit a TV on them or not? We’ll discuss these ideas below. We’ve also included trendy and relevant media consoles that are hot on the market today.
Media consoles come in handy for a multitude of reasons. On a basic level, media consoles offer a place to sit your TV if you’re not planning to mount it on the wall. But what media consoles really offer is storage and shelving. Media consoles can hold electronics such as video game consoles, DVD players, speakers, and stereos. They can also hold non-electronics like books, picture frames, and seasonal decor. Finally, many media consoles include an opening in the back of the console for managing wires for a less cluttered look.
When deciding which media console to purchase, the color of the media console should play a big part in the decision, which may surprise some. But in fact, the color of a media console does affect the feel of the room. It also adds to the aesthetic of the living room overall, so you’ll want to make sure you choose the best color for your space.
- White. White media consoles look clean and bright. They can make a room feel crisp and energized without being overbearing.
- Grey. Neutral-colored media consoles fit well in any room space as they don’t draw much attention. Grey media consoles will help bring balance to the room as grey is a very neutral color. It does not excite nor underwhelm.
- Bold colors. Unlike neutral-colored media consoles, a bold-colored media console will be a focal point of the living room. The feel of a room will tend to lean towards one extreme or the other depending on the color of the media console.
- Black. Black media consoles can convey a more serious look and tone. Walking into a living room with a black media console can make the room feel more weighty. Black media consoles are sleek and look great in living rooms designed with a ‘theatre’ or ‘cinema’ theme.
There are a few things to consider before purchasing a media console for your living room. To start, you’ll want to make sure you know what size of media console will fit your space the best. Media consoles come in a variety of sizes in order to accommodate different TV sizes. If you’re planning to mount your TV, rather than sit it on a media console, the width of your media console isn’t as important. With that being said, it is more aesthetically pleasing for a media console to be as wide or wider as the TV it sits below.
Another thing to consider when purchasing a media console is what you want to use it for. If you’d like to use it to hold your electronics (e.g. video game console), then a media console with wire management or an opening in the back of it is ideal. On the other hand, if you’re only wanting to organize books or present seasonal decor or picture frames, then a media console without an opening in the back will work fine.
Finally, you’ll want to purchase a media console that fits the theme or style of your living room. Below are some of the best media consoles on the market today. We’ve grouped them by style: farmhouse, rustic, and transitional.
Farmhouse media consoles are similar to country style but they have more of a contemporary look and aren’t as bulky. Media consoles that fit well in a farmhouse home tend to be white or neutral-colored with distressed wooden finishes. You may even see farmhouse touches like chicken wire accents and gliding barn doors.
Rustic Imports Ensenada 4-Door Console
The Rustic Imports Ensenada Console is constructed of solid kiln-dried pine wood and has been handcrafted so each piece is unique; no two are alike. Considered an all-natural product, you’ll notice varying knots and diverse wood grains throughout the design. Four glass-paneled doors allow you to easily see what’s being stored and presented. The country-inspired framing pairs well with other farmhouse-style furniture.
- Benefits: Handcrafted, all-natural, 4 glass-paneled doors, adjustable shelf
- Model: 1999142
- Dimensions: 72"W x 16"D x 42"H
International Furniture Direct Pueblo TV Stand
Another great farmhouse media console is the International Furniture Direct Pueblo TV Stand. Featuring gliding barn doors and 100% solid pine, this distressed media console is the perfect addition to a farmhouse living room. If you wish to store your video game consoles and other electronics inside, there is wire management access on the back panel. The barn doors can be left closed to hide your things or left open to display photos and decor.
- Benefits: 100% solid pine, hand distressed, wire management on the back panel, gliding barn doors
- Model: 1795075
- Dimensions: 78.75"W x 19"D x 34.75"H
- More Sizes: 60” TV stand, 70” TV stand
Vintage Furniture Cathedral Door Console
For a vintage farmhouse look, the Vintage Furniture Cathedral Door Console is an eye-catcher with contrasting colors and Cathedral-style doors. Books, seasonal decor, and other items can be viewed through the 4 glass doors. Constructed of Brazilian Pine Wood with distressed Nero white and ash finish, this media console includes 3 shelves inside for a good amount of storage space.
- Benefits: Brazilian Pine Wood, 4 glass doors, 3 shelves, cathedral-style carved wooden doors
- Model: 1623072
- Dimensions: 78"W x 22"D x 37"H
Rustic media consoles are known for featuring natural wooden and reclaimed materials. They tend to showcase contrasting dark and light brown colors. You’ll see many wood media consoles in this style.
International Furniture Direct Loft Brown 62” TV Stand
For a bold and rustic media console, the International Furniture Direct Loft TV Stand features a reclaimed look with a grey-brown finish. Made of 100% solid pine, this media console includes 3 drawers, 2 glass doors, and 1 shelf for storage. Conveniently, there is an opening in the back of the console for wires to flow from video game consoles and other electronics to an outlet.
- Benefits: 100% solid pine, six-step hand-painted finish, lacquer coating, hand-forged iron pulls, opening in the back for wires
- Model: 1795067
- Dimensions: 61.25"W x 17.75"D x 32"H
- More Sizes: 52” TV stand, 76” TV stand
Vintage Furniture Arche 4-Door Console
Another rustic media console for the living room is the Vintage Furniture Arche Console. Not only does this media console offer 3 shelving surfaces for storing items but the beautifully designed glass front allows you to see inside. There is not an opening for wires in the back so this is a good media console for storing books, seasonal decor, and other non-electronics. This media console is constructed of 100% Brazilian Pine, includes 4 doors, and has a distressed finish that adds cottage-style charm.
- Benefits: Four doors, 3 shelves, 100% Brazilian Pine, Nero white, and Granite finishes
- Model: 1800375
- Dimensions: 80" W x 18" D x 43" H
Rustic Imports Riverside Console
The Rustic Imports Riverside Console is a rustic and dramatic media console for the living room. With a solid kiln-dried pine wood design and cutout accents, this media console is an all-natural product so each piece is unique. It is finished with a neutral dark limewash finish. There are also 4 glass doors with shelving behind it for storing decor items, books, and more.
- Benefits: Solid kiln-dried pine wood, handcrafted, all-natural, neutral dark limewash finish, 4 glass doors
- Model: 1999151
- Dimensions: 72"W x 16"D x 42"H
Transitional media consoles are designed to have a vintage and modern look. Because this style is between vintage and modern, it is referred to as ‘transitional’. Transitional media consoles work well in many living room spaces.
For a high-quality transitional media console, the International Furniture Direct Bonanza Console is constructed of solid pine with an off-white antiqued hand-applied finish. The top has been reinforced to prevent the warping and cracking of wood over time. This media console features 4 doors, 3 drawers, and a fixed shelf inside. Wrought iron accents on the front of the glass doors add a sophisticated touch. To help control wires from electronics, there is wire management on the back panel.
- Benefits: Four glass doors, 3 drawers, solid pine construction, wrought iron accents, wire management on the back panel
- Model: 1629288
- Dimensions: 73.5" W x 20.5" D x 43" H
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