A media console with well appointed storage can be the difference between having a disorganized pile of A/V components cluttering the room versus stylishly complementing that beautiful brand new flat screen TV of yours. With prices ranging from $50 to $3,000, there should be one out there to fit your budget and room.
The IKEA Lack is one of the simplest and most popular inexpensive media consoles out there. For $50 you get a slim no frills TV stand that matches quite a wide range of decor. It's available in birch, black-brown, or white.
The CB2 Go-Cart adds a splash of color and an industrial look perfect for your a young, modern loft-style setting. It's also available in carbon grey for those too meek to love themselves some chartreuse.
Target Modern Craftsman Media Console
It's hard to imagine Target has hundreds of media consoles, priced from under $25 to $500. We particularly like this Craftsman media console, with its nice blend of traditional and modern tastes for that discriminating couple on a budget who can't agree on anything.
Blu Dot Chicago Media
Originally priced at $999.00, this contemporary media center is an exceptional deal right for a high design piece. Available in white oak or wenge, it holds up to a 42" TV with lots and lots of spaces for components and pretty things.
Crate & Barrel Pearson Media Console
Crate & Barrel pairs warm walnut wood with stainless steel in a beautiful and long 72" media console that's low and sleek for your modern entertainment center without dominating your living room.
Room & Board Hudson Media Cabinet
$1,100.00 - $2,299.00
It might cost an arm and a leg, but the gorgeous Hudson media cabinet from Room & Board perfectly pulls off classic mid-century modern design that would fit in any style living room (ahem, Don Draper). Your TV has never been so handsomely dressed before!
Design Within Reach Sussex Media Unit
Representing the higher end is this Sussex Media Unit by Terence Woodgate, which elegantly hides away cords with pre-cut escapes and soft-closure doors that flip up and slide into pockets in the frame. Available in oak or walnut.
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