If you didn't have a media unit built-in, you've got that space, that indented space either on one side, or both, of your fireplace, right?
So, a Houzz article this morning had some great suggestions for what to do with those areas if you don't want to do a custom built-in.
We have a nice short cabinet in ours with decor on the back wall and some media crap on top of it along with some other decorative items as well. Yes, our TV is above the fireplace!
These are the ones I liked in the article. I'm an asymmetrical kind of gal.....so here ya go!
Yep, a sweet little reading area!
I love this one! Small homework station?
A little fancy-schmancy for me, but lovely anyways!