Black Media Console - Beyond Basic, the Vigilante of a Film Noir

Last updated on:
May 26, 2023
written by:
Megha Anand
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Ready to take your binge-watching game to the next level? Look no further than the sleek and stylish black media console! 

With ample storage space to rival a TARDIS, this is the ultimate sidekick for your TV. Whether you're a Netflix addict or a cable connoisseur, the black media console has got you covered - and it's even darker than your ex's heart. 

It’s ideal for an open-plan dining + kitchen space, your bedroom, and your living room.

This can be used as a distinctive shelf for your family frames, an aesthetic unit below a grand family portrait, a wall-mounted TV, or a place to keep some of your books & paintings, you can come up with more!

So grab your popcorn, dim the lights, and get ready for some serious movie magic with this media console.

Here is a list of our favorites, from a black hole of collections by top brands:

1. Hal Black Media Console

Modern mid-century, mistana media console with sufficient storage, hideaway space for organizing gaming consoles, solid wood make and horizontally slatted black & gold shutters from Wayfair

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Last Updated Price: $166.99

Take a good look at this classy media console that's free-standing, modern, and sleek, with horizontal gold lines running across the drawers on one side. 

It's the perfect blend of classic and contemporary, evoking the glamor and elegance of the Great Gatsby era. 

So why wait? Upgrade your entertainment setup today with this black media console before stocks run out!

2. Heatherton Brown and Black Media Console

Contemporary, rustic, media console with out-of-sight storage for board games, open shelving, engineered wood, and mid-century, modern metal hairpin legs from Wayfair

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Last Updated Price: $215.99

A glimpse from one of our own design projects in the USA, The Ashen Living Room, this piece was an instant hit with our client.  

They needed a unit that cohesively brought the room together, and act as a feature wall for the TV area while also equipping a space for storage. The blend of both enclosed & open shelving ensured they could use it the way they wanted. 

Amidst all the gray area, we have the eyes of black and brown taking the town with one of our favorite picks from Wayfair’s media console unit, apt for all your cozy evenings and a perfect weekend.

3. Black Walnut Media Console

Modern, minimalistic media console with enclosed storage and multiple customizable options from Ikea, created with particle & fiberboard in honeycomb paper filling

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Last Updated Price: $266

A sleek and minimalist black tv console with optimum concealed storage that fits perfectly in a modern setting. 

We’ve used the white variant of this piece in our design project in New Jersey, Randor Living Room. Although our intended design style with the white variant was more of a zen Japandi-style interior, unlike what the black variant offers, the piece was loved by our client. 

Being a simple, boxed, floating unit, it doesn’t take up too much of the room. It’s also easy to clean and durable, while being low maintenance. 

However, it may be worth mentioning that some people seem to have trouble assembling this, although our client did not face any such issue.

All-in-all this is a go-to if you adore a chic, cozy, and comfortable living room design.

4. Danyiah Black Media Console

Highgloss finish, sleek and modern media console with a soundbar shelf, enclosed storage and simple geometric pattern shutters from Wayfair

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Last Updated Price: $459.99

This stylish, high gloss finish, black wooden media console, comes with a sound-bar shelf and 3 geometric patterned, pull-out storage doors. 

It goes well with a modern, semi-luxury interior space to add a subtle touch of grandeur to the entire room.

5. Hannah Cane Media Console in Black

Rattan style, woven, cane media console made with mango wood, non-toxic, low VOC materials and  iron legs from Lulu & Georgia

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Last Updated Price: $1,198

Crafted with the finest mango wood and woven cane, this black media console is a sight to behold with its interwoven pattern and natural finish variant. 

The hinged, openable shutters will keep your tech safe and sound, while the round black handle adds a touch of sleekness.

And let's not forget those minimalist brushed iron legs coated in black. They're the perfect contrast to the warm mango wood and add just the right amount of industrial flair.

In certain unique settings, this console can be used even in Japandi-style interiors!

6. Odetta Black Media Console

Media console designed by Tracey Boyd using open center shelving and cord escapes with engineered hardwood and glasscloth texture from Anthropologie

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Last Updated Price: $1,538

This definitive black media console is the ultimate versatile center-piece for any living room! 

It's like a mullet, business in the front with its classic design, and party in the back with its funky, intricate grasscloth-inspired texture.

With its timeless elegance, brass knobs that shine like the sun, and retro winks that will transport you straight to the 70s, this console is the fabulous way to go!

Styling Tip: This can be complemented by the exquisite Wide Barrel Black Velvet Accent Chair

7. Pearson Black Glass Media Console

Sustainable media console from Arhaus, in ebony black finish, with glass openable hinged shutters and cabinet unit made with Indonesian mindi wood

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Last Updated Price: $1,799

This Indo-credibly cool black glass media console is the ultimate blend of classic mid-century style and Indonesian handicraft! Made from sustainably grown mindi wood, this console is not only stylish but environmentally friendly too. 

The enclosed storage with hinged glass shutters cased beautifully in carved wooden frames is guaranteed to win hearts.

So bring home this charming “Mindi the Menace” to add some charisma to your living room or bedroom space!

Styling Tip: This can be coupled with the dashing Kady Black Leather Accent Chair

8. Divya Floral Accent Black Media Console

Black media console in traditional Udaipuri design using boho-inspired mosaic floral motifs and artistic appeal from Arhaus

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Last Updated Price: $2,399

This mid-century modern black media console is handcrafted by the skilled artisans of Udaipur, and comes with infused traditional techniques with a hand-drawn nature-inspired twist. 

The eclectic design boasts floral motifs and short cone legs for a playful touch and overall finesse. 

Your TV and curio will look better than ever, perched on this sleek, elegant, and stylish cabinet piece!

Styling Tip: You can pair it up with the slightly formal Black Horseshoe Console Table

Hopefully, you find the perfect black media console for your television & curio sets with this aesthetically alluring collection of cabinet pieces.

What’s more, the console also acts as a buffet piece/credenza unit to store your exquisite dinnerware.

So why settle for a basic stand when you can have a media masterpiece?

Megha Anand
Design Researcher

Megha is an award winning artist, architect, and design researcher with an unending love for LEGO. She has a fascination for materials, inclusive furniture, and color psychology.

Megha Anand
Design Researcher

Megha is an award winning artist, architect, and design researcher with an unending love for LEGO. She has a fascination for materials, inclusive furniture, and color psychology.

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