One of the quickest ways for a media room to take on a cluttered look is by using an ill-fitting, open storage TV stand. Since the family has a large DVD collection as well as gaming systems and controllers, concealed storage for this media room was a must. To create a tailor-made storage solution, a vintage wooden dresser was retrofitted as a game storage console and placed directly under the wall-mounted flat-panel TV.
Adding a pop of color to the contemporary space, a red shag rug grounds the twin chaises. The dark wood entertainment center stands out against the light walls, providing media storage to keep the room clean and clutter-free.
This modern white bedroom features architectural details that create the impression of a deep coffered ceiling. The room also features a brown platform bed flanked by matching wide dresser-style night stands. A large, neutral area rug adds warmth to the space.
Versatile and tough, Taunton spreading yew (Taxus x media ‘Tauntoni’) has short needles that resist winter wind burn and stand up to summer heat. Yew grows well in sun or part shade, with plants reaching 3 to 4 feet tall and 5 to 6 feet wide. Choose Taunton spreading yew for a screen, foundation planting or hedge. It also works as a shrubby ground cover beneath trees. Hardy in Zones 4-7.