10 Modern Media Consoles to Streamline Your Entertainment System

Tower-free units for a more considered look.

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Think of the media console as your second bookshelf — it's an opportunity to display your artfully arranged accessories and collectibles in the spaces that were once occupied by stacks of movies and TV-attached electronics. As more households switch over to streaming their entertainment, the media console shifts to fit these new needs, and it's becoming less about towering size and more about streamlined style. We picked 10 media consoles to help you rethink the centerpiece of your living room space.


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8 PB Teen Beadboard Media Console
​PB Teen



This wooden media stand allows you to keep your gaming systems out in the open while stashing the extras out of view. Ideal for flat-screen monitors up to 40 inches wide, it provides plentiful space for your stuff, without taking up an entire wall of your living room.

9 Bowery & Grand Teak Media Console
​Bowery & Grand



A groovy pick for the bedroom, the four slim side drawers of this console can hold ties, scarves, or delicates. Top with a record player and stash your vinyl stacks below to really put your retro sensibilities on display.

10 Pottery Barn Andover Media Console
​Pottery Barn



This rustic, apothecary-esque console invites a sophisticated air into the living room, but don't worry — you don't have 16 small drawers to hide (and lose) your mini-sized extras in. Two drawers slide out on each end, and the middle cabinet swings open.