MODERN COUNTRY LIVING #8…THE NATURAL OAK TV UNIT

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If your TV area feels like a mass of technology that sets you on edge whenever you look at it, perhaps it’s time to introduce some calming natural wood to your entertainment area and let mother nature combat those techy lines. Your living room should be all about lounging so here’s why we think our rustic Natural Oak Widescreen TV Unit is a great way of adding order to your TV area and is a must have for any Modern Country living room.

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Handy Holes For Cables

Investing in a piece of furniture that’s designed for a specific purpose can come with many benefits, especially when it comes to technology. This Widescreen TV unit comes complete with two exit holes at the back of the central shelves to give your wires a handy escape route and neatly conceal them out of sight. Getting wires and plugs away from your gaze while you lounge on the sofa, is a good way to start creating some calm in your living space.

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Side Storage

It’s useful to be able to view your collection of DVD’s but alongside the hard exterior of your TV and DVD player, their plastic finish and busy artwork can create too many hard surfaces and a chaotic feel to your living space. The handy side cupboards built into this TV stand make the ideal spot for keeping your collection at hand while being neatly tucked away out of sight. Some simple storage like this can make the whole appearance of your TV area a little more steam line and organised.

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Hinges, Handles & Devine Details

As well the intricate ridges of the external brass hinges and the antique brass handles that complete the built in storage, there are lots of little beautifully crafted details across this piece that are worth looking out for. The smooth top surface, stunning oak grain and tapered leg detailing add a touch of country character to this piece, but one of our favourite features are the diamond dowels across the front of the frame. These are a little nod to traditional cabinet makers of the past who would have used these dowels to add strength to the mortise and tenon joints. Find out more about the detail of our hand crafted Oak ranges on our blog post ‘Look Closer…Hand Crafted Oak In Detail

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Styling – Our Orla Tripod Lamp

Our striking Orla Table Lamp works beautifully with our Natural Oak Range. We love it’s clean lines and the subtle copper detail around the top of its 3 sturdy legs. It’s neutral cream shade will complement any style of décor, but if you want to add a little bit of your personality to this piece, why not customise it by making your own lamp shade? One of our team cleverly converted a patterned skirt from a charity shop into a beautiful lampshade by finding a lamp shade kit and following an online tutorial like this one.

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Creating Space Around Your Appliances

Going for a wider unit like our Natural Oak Widescreen TV Unit gives you a great deal of flexibility when it comes to display. Space around your television for non-techy items gives you the option to soften the look of your entertainment system. Accessorising with a lamp, some books, magazines and a plant or two will allow you to inject a little bit of personality and a touch of country charm and cosiness to your lounge.

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Styling – Plants & Natural Materials

Introducing plants and the natural finish of wood to your tech area is a great way of making things a little less sterile. Plants are a peaceful and calming addition to any part of the house, but in an area that’s generally dominated by harsh man-made objects, they can act as the perfect counterbalance.

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We’ve added the humble spider plant to our look and a Rabbits Foot Fern which complement the muted Natural Oak Range beautifully.

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Natural Oak Range

If you love the untreated finish of our Natural Oak Widescreen TV Unit there’s a whole host of styles in  the Natural Oak Range to complement this piece. If this TV unit is a little too large for your home but you love the finish, take a look at the Natural Oak Corner TV Unit or The Natural Oak TV Unit for more compact options.

 

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