A size to suit everyone is perhaps the key selling point of the mid-century media console range at West Elm.
Sadly ‘media’ doesn’t seem to include vinyl storage just yet. That’s a trend West Elm hasn’t jumped on yet, although there are plenty of other options to choose from on that front, most recently vinyl storage units from Urban Outfitters and the much-loved Ronda vinyl cabinet at La Redoute. If you want more, check out my top 10 retro record storage units round-up from last year.
But these do offer plenty of potential for your other media. Specifically, if you want somewhere to put your TV and other audio/visual essentials whilst keeping an element of style in that part of the room.
As I said at the start, the big selling pint here is the varied selection of sizes, which should suit most rooms and homes. If you want big, go big. But if you have a more modest space to fill, West Elm might well have you covered with that too.
In fact, you can see the range of media consoles on this page, which hopefully gives you an idea of the sizes available and how they would work for you.
If you need wide and plenty of storage space, go for the one at the top of the page, with drawers, cupboard space and a good amount of surface for a TV or whatever you want to use on it. That’s actually discounted to £1,259 right now (down from £1,799).
Just down the page is the similar mid-century media console, but with a little less capacity. That’s down from £1,599 to £1,279. Further down the page, something more compact, but still with a good amount of storage for £999 (not discounted sadly) and even smaller below that for £599 (down from £699).
Finally, the newest and smallest unit – the mid-century narrow media console – for when you want the look but don’t want the bulk.
Of course, all share the same 1960s styling in terms of the legs, the handles and the wood finish, with storage within and cable holes at the back to help you keep your add-ons and consoles in check (and out of sight). If you need more space, check out the mid-century towers like the one pictured here, which match up with the units, but offer more storage. There might even be room for some records in there, but you have to check the dimensions. I’m not committing myself! The tower pictured is £399.95.
All are available to order and although not cheap options, they offer a lot of style and functionality to any retro living room.
Find out more at the West Elm website
Note also that the mid-century range extends beyond media units, so if you like the look and want to kit out a home in it, check out West Elm for other similar furniture options for across the home too.