Even though more people are streaming tv shows and movies on their computers or mounting screens on the walls these days, the media console is still going strong. An ideal console hides or disguises your media equipment, cables, and cords—and looks great doing it. Here are 11 of the best, with options to fit every budget.
This streamlined tv stand from IKEA lets you choose between soft-closing hinges that shut quietly and push-open hinges that swing open with just a tap.
A 9-step process of finishing and burning gives the wood on this affordable option from Target a distressed look, while a steel frame with rivets lends the piece an industrial vibe.
Part of Sauder's contemporary Soft Modern collection, this piece is made in the USA, is flat packed, and arrives ready to assemble.
A vintage-inspired pick from Urban Outfitters, this console is specially suited for storing old-school media essentials. It even includes a nook for your turntable and metal slots for sorting records.
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A chevron-style wood veneer front, marble top, and metal base combine to form a media console so stunning it may distract you from the tv sitting on top. Two interior shelves adjust to fit all of your gear, and hidden cutouts in the back hide a tangle of cords.
With a choice of five woods, two bases, seven pulls, and two door fronts, this versatile tv stand from Room & Board can be customized to complement any decor. It's made in the USA out of natural wood and steel, and it features dovetail joinery and handcrafted hardware.
Spiraling wooden shelves offer plenty of surface space for your tv, record player, speakers, radio, and more than a few books.
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A mix of tightly woven rattan and barely-there metal cabinet pulls adds warmth and character to the dark wood frame of this high-function storage piece from Crate & Barrel.
This stand-out mid-century modern console brightens up the living room with hits of color in an unexpected spot. Teak wood and a sleek design balance the colorful drawer fronts.
The character and imperfections of reclaimed wood, paired with a throwback type case cabinets, make this tv stand from Restoration Hardware an attractive option.
Real leather drawer pulls up the luxe factor on this minimally designed credenza from Blu Dot. The bottom drawer is double height to accommodate bulkier equipment.
Re-edited from a post originally published 4.25.2014 - AH