Step Up Your Entertainment with a Modern Media Unit
Are your TV and entertainment accouterments relegated to a half-finished basement? Does it feel like a mess of cords are taking over your living room? Cleverly integrate electronics into your space, making it cozy and fashionable. Spend more quality time doing what you love (like watching more Grey’s Anatomy and playing Mario Kart) and way less time feeling overwhelmed by clutter.
As the entertainment hub of your home, a TV stand (or modern media unit as we like to call them) should never be an afterthought. This multi-hyphenate has the potential to not only be a stylish piece of furniture, but also an expert cord organizer, remote keeper, game console hider, and extra storage provider. Read on for some ideas and inspiration to find a solution that enhances the aesthetic of your living or rec room.
Classic Mid-century modern
Do you hear that? It’s the satisfying silence of the Lenia’s soft close drawers. Made from American Walnut, the curved, solid wood handles are another subtle but stylish detail that make this utilitarian piece of furniture a pleasure to look at. Hide your electronics in the drawers and adorn the shelves with handmade ceramics and a small stack of vintage magazines.
Design is in the details of the Nera Media Unit, like the subtle chevron grain in the walnut veneer drawers. Aluminum handles and tapered spindle legs are delicate touches that reinforce its mid-century modern appeal. A fixed shelf with a cut out for cords makes it easy to set up electronics but also a nice spot for a stack of carefully curated novellas.
At 48” long, the matte white and walnut Envelo is ideal for apartments. Its smaller footprint still offers plenty of storage for your Playstation, AppleTV, Sonos speaker, and all the corresponding remotes. Leather pulls on the cabinet and drawer let you put things away with stylish convenience.
Sideboard? Media unit? Why choose? Taller than most media units with solid oak paneled cabinets, the Merto makes a statement but in a casual, understated kind of way. With enough surface area to display a TV, it also makes a lovely home for a record player to play some tunes. Light the fancy candle, put on some John Coltrane, and tuck into the sofa with a blanket and a good book.
A fan-favorite, the Bios Media Unit is a streamlined design of contrasting textures — high gloss white lacquer frame, oak drawers, and powder-coated metal legs. This modern minimalist piece has an adjustable open shelf and four super handy drawers. Stow away board games and excess clutter, like the DVD box sets your partner insists on keeping.
No more messy, disorganized drawers. Only well placed things that spark joy. Go full Marie Kondo and keep everything out in the open with the Segata Media Unit. Solid oak shelves with rounded corners sit perfectly on the minimalist powder-coated steel frame.
We get it, the TV likes to take center stage. But your media unit can still be a scene stealer. Cue the art deco-inspired Oscuro with its black finish, brushed brass-colored accents, and fluted glass doors. Extend the nod to the roaring twenties even further by styling with a martini shaker set and a brass lamp, like the Koepel.
Polished vintage meets modern charm. Round out your living room with the smooth edges of the Candra. Made of natural rattan, the coveted woven fisheye cane pattern is framed by a solid American Ash body that provides plenty of stylish storage.
Netflix and Chill
With all the cords, consoles, and remotes put away in their proper place, unwind and settle into the new season of Ozark, Atlanta, or The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel without any distractions. Sprinkle some nutritional yeast on your popcorn, cuddle into the corner of your sectional sofa (like the popular Sven), and enjoy as many episodes as you like.