Great Looking Media Consoles for Your Entertainment Center

An entertainment center can become the focal point of your living room. This is where you will display your home electronics, organize and house all the supporting paraphernalia like speakers, extension wires, DVD player, DVDs or LCDs and remote controls. TV armoires, wall supported entertainment shelves, media consoles all are useful to keep the usual electronics and other clutter of wires, remotes, extra wireless modem and other devices properly organized.

Wall Supported Media Console

Wall Supported Console with Side Shelves

What are all the things you may need to accommodate in an entertainment center? If you are keen home electronics buff, you may be having the full home theater unit, with flat wide screen TVs, media servers, any number of speakers with woofers and other boosters along with music systems, DVD players and other appliances.

Traditional Console Close Up View

Wood is the most popular choice for the entertainment center. Soft or hard wood are best choice. But if you want to show off your electronic appliances, wood and glass can make an ideal choice. Glass doors can show off our collection but still can keep the dust away. But whatever is your choice, check whether the unit has cable connections that are integrated and cord management devices and built in switch options and other hook-up options.

Traditional and Chic TV Console Stand

Right from small consoles that can be wall mounted right under the TVs. These also again can be wall mounted, you can have full-size wall units that can not only store the home electronics but also hold all the music collections, home game cartridges – consoles and joysticks etc along with manuals and other self-help guides. If they are big and spacious, they can also store some or our curio collections prettily along with a vase of beautiful fresh flowers.

Modern TV Console Close Up View

It is a good idea to have a good amount of storage for your entertainment center. Many a time when you do not have properly built in switches and cubby holes for the extra wire etc, the wires stay out, hanging unseemly and looking ugly as well getting under our feet. Today modular options entertainment centers come with options that allow you to expend your original console when you need more space

Modern TV Console Espresso Finish

Here are some images of beautiful looking media centers that will house all your home electronics beautifully and elegantly from Woodwaves. There are large wall mounted units as well compact console units that are fitted under wall mounted TVs. Check what will suit you best?

Media Console in Natural Wood Finish

Double Bay Espresso TV Console Stand

Double Bay Espresso Finish Console Close up View

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Coffee & End Tables – Finishing Touch to Your Living Room Furniture

Think of the days when humankind lived without too much furniture? Don’t you think they had fewer problems? Most probably they had bigger living areas – uncluttered and available? But think how inconvenient life would have been for them! No soft comfy furniture, no flat surfaces to eat from of no side tables like coffee or end tables for keeping stuff!

Over centuries, humankind has learned to appreciate good living and comfortable lodging. One of the most important aspects of comfortable homes is nice and sturdy furniture which makes life easier and more relaxed; things that would look trendy and beautiful and look aesthetic in the correct settings created to satisfy your personal desires.

Coffee and end tables – part of the occasional table sets – have become essential accessories and have become crucial part of home furniture – especially in the living room where we do the informal entertainment when visitors and guests come and where we relax watching some TV, reading books and listening to music.

End tables and coffee tables may not be the focus of the room, but they are certainly handy for keeping our snack plates, drink trays and glasses, iPods, IPads, remotes and of course newspapers and books. You can use them to hold a vase of fresh flowers or some beautiful looking curios or collectible you purchased from your last holiday!

With the wide amount of opportunities in choosing the exact coffee and end tables for your living room, the choice may be getting tougher and difficult for you. You need to focus on what kind of tables, in what style, in what material and in what size you can buy so that the end and coffee tables will blend most harmoniously with your other furniture.

Size is one of the most important aspects you must keep in mind. A coffee or end table should not be taller than the upholstered or sofa cushions – it should be preferably shorter. If you are keeping the coffee table at the center, you need at least two feet clearance space all around. Buy in a material and style that will blend beautifully with the existing living room décor.

Here are some images of beautiful looking coffee and end tables from A Brand New Look. Some are in antique finish and some with beautifully inlay work. All have storage space and finished exquisitely. Check what you like best?

Yellow Green Vintage Model Coffee Table

Side Table with Shelves and Drawers

Rustic Looking End Table with Drawer

Nested Coffee Tables with Inlay Work

End Table in Cherry Finish with Drawer

De-stressed Wood Topped Coffee Table

Coffee Table with bottom Shelf

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Jute Furniture – Green Option for Your Home

Jute is called golden fibre. It looks golden yellow when it is mature and well maintained. Jute is one the organic, green and sustainable materials that can be used in furniture. It can be woven into rugs, sacks, bags and it can be made into pretty looking window treatments, curtains and now used for upholstering wooden framed furniture. These are eco friendly products leaving no carbon foot print.

Jute is getting more popular as people have come to realize more and more of its versatility and ease of use in both upholstering and soft furnishings. Jute strands are sometimes used for caning purposes. Jute strands are woven for seats and backs of the sofas sets as well sides and stumps of chairs. Jute weaving can be as strong as rattan or cane weaving and last as much or even longer.

Other uses for jute fibres are being explored and are as popular as other woven chairs like cane, bamboo and other grass products. Jute strands are woven a little more closely and the finished surfaces look ruggedly pretty and stay sturdy and retain their looks. Mostly the furniture frame is made of hardwood and jute fibres are used for caning.

Another name for jute is hessian. These vegetable fibres are made into strands – sturdy and coarse looking and burlap sack is made with jute fibre. Mostly jute fibres are hand woven alone or in combination with other fibres. They match the teak-like wooden finish as well as the solid furniture like oak and walnut. They can be coloured but look more fabulous when they remain natural tinted.

In natural colour, jute can give a rustic and rugged, natural look to your décor. The just fibres can be bleached into a pale and pearly white colour or can be stained into a dark brown to match oak wood frames etc. Chairs with wooden chair frames and jute fibre weaving look more elegant when upholstered with fabric and filled with microfiber.

Not only wooden frames go well with jute, but metal frames are also used to create loungers, ottoman, bar stools and other conservatory or outdoor furniture pieces. These metal and jute furniture are lightweight and can be used in patios, terraces, decks and balconies as well in gardens. They are portable and fit anywhere easily. Here are some images of beautiful looking jute furniture from SJY.

Wood and Jute TV Console

Media Entertainment Table in Jute

Love Seats and Lounger in Jute

Lounger and Ottoman in Jute

Jute bar Table and Stools

Dining Sets Upholstered In Jute

Decorative Elements in Jute

Deck Chairs in Jute

Accent Chairs in Jute and Wood

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Luxurious Design Ideas For Your Dream Home

Can you make your home luxurious looking with lavish interiors at a budget? Many of us think that we need to spend a lot of money to get our house look grand and well-appointed. It need not necessarily be that you have to spend a lot of money on expensive items or provide too costly items. We can create a stylish looking sophisticated home without burning a hole in our pockets.

What can be called luxurious décor? Rich and ornate chandeliers, luxurious contemporary ceiling fans, masterpiece paintings, curios, high quality designer sofas, plush deep pile carpets, and a big spacious house will all go to make a house look grand and luxurious. But how can you make luxury affordable? How can you create a classy and chic décor without going bankrupt?

First you have to make the home look spacious. Whatever is the size of your home and rooms, you can make them look spacious, clean and uncluttered. Throw away all the unnecessary items that you have accumulated over years and which you do not use. Check right from the storage, kitchen, bedrooms, living room and patio – and weed out all the junk that you have accumulated.

Go for simple and classic style furniture. If you have some good furniture that is antique, try to get them restored. Well-maintained antique furniture makes your home look elegant. Likewise throw away all old cushions, pillows and throws ruthlessly. Get lively coloured cushion covers and drapery too. Use sheers and laces along with brocade and silk curtains.

Get the wall décor right. Discuss with your interior decorator what will look rich on the wall. Ask him for colours and patterns which will look unique and not ordinary. Get the silk finish paint for your walls. When you have installed all the lights you will need, the satin/silk finish wall décor will glitter and bring a rich look and ambiance very easily.

Get only natural fibres for upholstery purpose. Pure cotton, pure silk or pure wool will look impressive as upholstery fabric as well curtain material. Have a lot of lights around the rooms. When light reflects off the well-polished furniture, it adds definitely to the value of your home. And always pick and choose really personal and pricey decorative items.

Here are some beautiful looking interiors from Asnaghi. The gilt and gold, chandeliers and carpets, curios and collectibles make it a dream home.

Well Lit Beautiful Dining Area
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Sofas and Cushions in Graceful Green
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Simply Elegant Dining Table
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Rich Upholstery in Lavender Silk
upholstery silk cushions

Gilt and Richly Carved Sofas
richly carved sofas

Formal Dining Room with Crystal Ware
dining room crystal ware

Fan Shaped Upholstery in Ivory Silk
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Dining Area Lacquered In White

Brocade Chairs and Ornate Table
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Maintenance Streamlined with Storage Accessories & Organizers

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From foyer to kitchen, storage is an important aspect of home furniture. Small apartments or big houses, organizers and storage cabinets play a vital role in keeping houses look spic and span. Consumerism is on the rise and people sometimes compulsively accumulate things and without extra storage space, keeping things organized is not possible.

Formerly there used to be bigger and more spacious houses with huge sized attics, barns and cellars. We had the luxury of stashing everything – right from an out-of-fashion dress to not-in-use furniture in the cellars or attics. Winter vegetables, fruits, cheese, and liquor – all used to be stored safely in the cellar without feeling any problem or space squeeze.

But today things have changed and we do not have cellars or attics to store. In fact, our homes are minuscule in size, we have difficulty in finding enough storage space for even monthly grocery stocking – leave alone yearly stocking like they were doing formerly. Even the huge garage where we used to stash things is a thing of past and we have just a basement parking spot for one car!

The need for extra storage furniture is a must for us to organize all our things. Extra storage space will prevent stuff getting strewn everywhere, and help us assign places for each and everything so we will not have a hard time finding whatever we want quickly. We can easily keep the house tidy and neat when each and everything has its own place.

Developing habits of tidiness and orderliness can be very helpful in good housekeeping. A weekly cleaning out of shelves and sorting the stuff helps greatly in weeding out the unwanted and useless stuff and keeping the essentials. Many postpone clearing out stuff periodically and end up feeling frustrated to find old stuff still hogging space when they want space for new purchases.

Here is some storage furniture from Bedroom Furniture. These organizers and storage accessories are very helpful to streamline your maintenance tasks. You can stash a lot into the six wicker baskets like bed linen, towels and other sundry items. The beautifully upholstered ottoman can look neat in the living room at the same time stashing your extra cushions, throws or rugs.

No doubt you are also having storage crunch often. Periodic spring cleaning and having enough storage accessories and organizers will help greatly in making your home well-maintained and beautiful!

Wonderful White Dresser with Drawers
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Wicker Basket Storage Shelf
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Upholstered Ottoman with Storage Facility
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Storage Bench in Walnut with Baskets
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Storage Seater in Oatmeal Finish
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Elegant Looking Dresser with Drawers
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Chocolate Colour Chest of Drawers
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Gorgeous Sofas – The Focal Point of Your Drawing Room And Living Room Furniture

Sofa is one of the most important furniture investments you will make. A sofa will be the focal point of the room – be it the drawing room where you may entertain guests formally or the living room where you and your family will practically be living in it. Whether you are looking for sofas for your drawing room or for your living room, you need to pay attention to a few basic criteria. After all, a sofa may stay with you for some years. The most important decision will be about the look you will go in for. What do you like best? Is it casual, contemporary, traditional or modern look? Does your home conform to any special style/look/decor? How have you furnished the rest of the house? All these things influence your decision. Talk to your interior decorator, go online and browse for information, go down to the furniture stores/showrooms and check out!

Once deciding about the look, you should decide about the size of the sofa. The room size and layout will decide this for you. A smaller size room or an apartment may restrict your choices. However beautiful a sofa is, it ought not to be too large for the room. Take actual measurements and discuss with the sales person or the decorator. What looks great in a store may not suit your individual room/house. When you have decided on look and size of the sofa, check out the depth and height of the seat and style. How would you like it, soft or straight back and tight? How would you prefer the fills – firm or soft? Can you lounge comfortably or snooze on it without a problem? Comfort level is such a personal thing! Try it out in the local furniture store personally and then decide. No impulsive purchases!

Now you must decide on the upholstery – fabric, vinyl or leather? A drawing room sofa ought to have rich-looking, stylish and smart-looking upholstery that goes with the decor of the room and other furniture. A living-room sofa, in a house with children and pets, needs something that can be cleaned mighty quickly. No delicate fabric or color though slip covers can help. Again what looks good may not feel good, so check thoroughly. Having decided on all the criteria, go for top quality. Better the quality, longer they will last. Here are some sofas from Minotti.com. Look at the classic combinations. They look so elegant and beautiful. Good sofas can add so much to the ambiance and beauty of the room. Choose wisely and enjoy great comfort!

A Wonderful Looking White Sofa Set
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Two Loungers for Greater Comfort
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Cool Looking Gray Sofa Set & Cushions
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A Graceful White for a Corner Fit
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A Stunning Corner Sofa with Matching Cushions in Silver Gray
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A Terrific Looking Sofa Set in Teal
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