Wide screen TVs are the norm these days, but surprisingly, it can be a challenge to find an extra long media console. Large TV stands from trendy stores like West Elm are expensive. On the other hand, affordable media consoles usually aren’t wide enough for a 65 inch TV. Today I’m sharing a simple idea that will help you create a long media console–on a budget!
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Storage Cabinets for an Extra Long Media Console
This trick is so simple, I hesitate to call it a hack. The key is to push three accent cabinets together to create an extra long media console. That’s it! The result is an affordable TV stand with lots of storage.
In addition to creating storage space, using multiple units also makes it easier to access cables behind the media console.
For our living room, I used three of these rattan cabinets to create a large TV console. Each cabinet is 31.5 inches wide, so the complete media console is 94.5 inches wide. It looks designer, but at a fraction of the cost!
Note: You can see the seams on the top as I simply pushed the units together, but it does not bother me personally. It is easy enough to cover the seams with coffee table books or other decor.
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What do you think? I love the modern design and cozy texture of the cabinets. They pair so well with our living room decor!
The Best Cabinets to Use as a Large TV Console
In case you would like to create something similar, here is a roundup of storage cabinets to use as an extra long media console.
Note: All of these cabinets are between 30 and 34 inches wide. I would recommend using three cabinets for a large TV, which means that your media console would be at least 90 inches wide.
- Nathan James Wood Rattan Accent Cabinet, $219
- Studio McGee Black Storage Cabinet, $300
- Delancey Brown Rattan Accent Cabinet, $218
- Light Wood Oval Rattan Accent Cabinet, $140
- Portman Fairfax Oak Accent Cabinet, $170
- Nathan James Walnut Wood Storage Cabinet, $240
I love the large TV stands from designer stores like West Elm, Lulu & Georgia, and Arhaus, but they were not in my budget. This storage cabinet hack will create a long TV console for a fraction of the cost!
In conclusion, I hope you found this post helpful if you have been searching for an affordable media console! Leave me a comment below with questions, and let me know if you try this out in your own home.