Custom shoji screen doors add Asian flair to this living room while serving as a way to conceal the media center. A desk is also concealed behind the screens, making for an easily accessible and convenient workstation.
To attach this system to the wall, two vertical wooden slats were fastened to the wall with a drill, then the shelves were cantilevered over them. Not only does the shelving unit house necessary media components, it creates stylish storage space for books and accessories.
A new open space for family gatherings makes your home much more livable. Although a family room addition will be expensive, especially if you’re adding exterior footprint, you’ll recoup more than half your costs in added home value. If you want to add high-end touches in a space where the kids will run wild, think vertically (and make durable choices for flooring and furniture): this remodeled family room from Tenhulzen Residential is comfortable but modern, featuring cherry cabinets with vertical-set tile surrounding the fireplace.
A richly stained media cabinet effortlessly spans across this transitional media room providing an excellent solution for component and media storage. Using grass cloth on the walls adds subtle texture and warmth. Strong, clean lines of a fireplace mirror the horizontal lines throughout the room and provide a creative space to learn art instead of hanging it.
Piles of toys often create clutter in family and media rooms, so control the chaos by using a storage system that addresses both toy and media storage. Go for a unit that combines drawers with open shelves, so you can use baskets for smaller toys and still have room for media equipment. Colorful soft hampers on each side create a home for stuffed animals.
A wall of built-ins provides space for media storage and decorative display in this updated, Arts & Crafts-inspired media room. Comfortable sofas create a great spot for conversation, while a built-in bench seat offers an extra spot for guests to perch. A contemporary globe pendant fixture offers a fun and funky touch.
Crisp, clean lines and fun black and white accents blend in this transitional media room with family-friendly flair. The design team embraced the Arts & Crafts style throughout the home, which features high ceilings and warm wood trim. In this room, built-ins provide space for display and media storage, and the mix of artwork is quirky and fun.
Built-in storage nooks and cabinets for books, accessories and media storage maximize this living room's space, while a built-in gas fireplace adds warmth. Playful patterns in gray and brighten up this white, transitional space.
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.
This contemporary basement doubles as a mudroom and media room, with soft neutral walls punctuated by bold pops of lilac and plum. A modern modular sofa provides ample space for TV viewing, and a built-in cabinet with a window seat offers plenty of storage for the whole family.