I love the look of using a dresser as a TV console as opposed to an actual TV stand. But, there’s always the question of what to do with those annoying—but necessary—boxes.
In our last house, we used a smaller TV in our family room, which I off-centered and sat the cable box to the side of it. In our Better Homes & Gardens feature, they disguised the box by stacking games around it:
But, in real life, it looked like this:
When we moved, we did some TV swapping between rooms and ended up with our bigger TV on the same dresser in the living room, which left no room for cable boxes on top.
So, we removed the two top drawers and the drawer glides to house the boxes. To give it a more finished look, we attached two pieces of trim across the facing, which I painted to match:
I painted the insides of the openings a dark color so that the boxes blend right in:
And, I think adding artwork (and in this case, wall lamps) always help the TV to seem like less of a presence in a room: