These days it is almost impossible to avoid having some form of high end electronic equipment in your home. Televisions, DVD players, and stereos are wonderful and entertaining devices that can enhance the pleasure and utility of a space. The problem is, they seem to design these products for the set of a B Sci Fi movie. There manufacturing company’s purpose is clear, to underline the futuristic technology you are getting. However this makes it difficult to find a way to integrate these products into a sophisticated, non media centered space.
Hiding in Plain Site.
The most common answer to this problem, one that has been used since the invention of home technology, is to simply hide the media in some sort of decorative structure. This can be a cabinet, an armoire, a media center with swinging doors, or even a series of attractive shelves. All of these furnishing allow you to leave the toys in the room, without making them the focus of the area.
The main problem with this method is that you cannot both use the electronics, and leave them hidden. The doors will have to be opened to view the TV, and most remotes wont work through an oak panel.
Making it Work, Somehow.
Modern technology is smaller, slimmer, and less obtrusive than it has ever been. Even though designs are still largely made up of chrome and flashing lights, the actual bulk of these products have decreased, making it easier to decorate around them.