Red Coffee Table Design Ideas

I had an idea about redecorating a home theater with a stunning red coffee table. There are so many types and designs of coffee tables it can get confusing. So I had the idea of creating a room with all similar colors except the coffee table.

Red Coffee Table

Red Coffee TableA friend of mine asked me to help her design her home theater with her and I thought of three red coffee table types as soon as she asked. I told her I would be ecstatic to help her with her project. Besides it will give me an excuse to see her more often and catch up on the gossip.

Before I share with you my three favorite types of red coffee tables let me tell you about how I stumbled across this idea in the first place.

Imagine a room that’s all neutral tones except for a bold red coffee table. I think that would make a nice statement and be something people would mention in conversation. The juxtaposition of that red against the neutral colors would make for a nice but not too showy element in the room.

I was walking down the street one day and came across a home that was painted a creme color with black shutters and a bright red front door. I didn’t think anything of it until I got home and I realized I was staring at that bright red front door. It caught my attention and it looked nice!

So with that in mind I decided to apply that same theory to my girlfriends home theater but first I wanted to research a few different red coffee table ideas.

Black and Red Coffee Table

The black and red coffee table interested me because I was under the impression that an all red design might be a little too intrusive. So I set out to dig through a few and see if I like them or not. I like the black and red combination but I ran into a big problem. I could not find any I liked and the selection is limited. Here is one example of a black and red coffee table which is nice but the shape didn’t work for the room. Maybe you could use it for your room?

Red Trunk Coffee Table

These tables are really nice and work well as a design and for the functionality of storage. It’s a great way to add more storage to your room and utilizing extra space you never knew you had. Red trunk coffee tables are the way to go if you like the idea. Click here for an example.

Red Modern Coffee Table

These red modern coffee tables are also hard to find. The design of these coffee tables can be eye catching and can grab the attention of your guests. A red stylish coffee table is a conversation piece and can be used to focus attention to any area you place it. Click here to see the model I was thinking about. Here is one that I found interesting.

There are plenty places you can surf the web to find these three suggestions. I like using Amazon but you can try wayfair or hayneedle or target etc. There are plenty of online portals to choose from when searching for a red coffee table.

I finally chose the red trunk coffee table for my friends home theater decor. The theme for the room was more rustic and the other two were more for a modern and sleek design which didn’t fit the rustic flavor of the room.

Glass Top Coffee Table Showdown

glass top coffee tableOne of the best purchases I ever made was a glass top coffee table. As I redecorated my home theater I considered getting one for the den and Living room. Let me show you the three I considered in my research and why I chose the one I did.

In the meantime allow me to explain why I needed a glass top coffee table to begin with.

I was redecorating my home theater with my sister a few months ago but I was only in the planning stages at this moment. The flooring I chose for the home theater is beautiful and took a big chunk of our budget. Yes it was costly but worth it.

The flooring I designed happen to be ceramic tile with a round mosaic inlay right where the coffee table was going to sit. The inlay is blue with a schooner swishing through the waves. It’s gorgeous and expensive so I did not want to hide it.

Well after going to a few showrooms and browsing coffee tables It dawned on me to get one made of glass so as not to cover up the beautiful mosaic inlay. I got the ideas and then proceeded to surf the web.

So here are the three styles I feel are the best for my coffee table showdown.

Round Glass Top Coffee Table

I like the round style glass top which will fit into my space perfectly as a design but not functionally. The round shape matches the organic nature of the other furniture in the room but there are limitations to this shape. The longer you go across the deeper it gets. So I wanted to cover the fairly long couch with a spot for people to put their drinks while sitting but I did not want to sacrifice floor space.

So how do you solve the issue of having a round table that does not get to big and still conserves floor space? Well keep reading but first let me show you my second choice I was considering but did not get.

Coffee Table Made with a Black Glass Top

This coffee table was very nice and sleek. I was considering something black because theglass-top-coffee-table room is designed to be dark which allows for better viewing of movies. Dark surfaces makes to room nice and dark so the movie, or game you are watching really pops. The black glass top coffee table was a close second because it looked really nice but in the end I chose not to go with it.

First the tinted glass was sleek but it didn’t show the inlay as much as I would like and second I felt the home theater already had enough dark tones and adding another dark piece would be too much.

So I decided to go with something that resolved the dark problem and the size restriction problem.

Coffee Table Designed with Oval Glass Top

After all that I decided to purchase the oval glass top coffee table because it meets my two main requirements and it gives the theater pizzazz.

Requirement number one is, to get something that didn’t cover the schooner inlay. This does it perfectly with the clear glass top. It also has minimal black wrought iron framing and legs that support it.

Requirement number two is, it needed to span across the whole couch but not get too big in the process. The oval does this perfectly. It spans the whole length of the couch allowing for a place to set drinks. The oval design keeps it from getting too wide and cumbersome preventing it from eating up too much floor space.

The Winner Was Obvious

That was a bit of a research project just for a coffee table but in the end it was well worth it. My choice for the oval design was exactly what the room called for and it looks fabulous. I can not wait to have friends and family over for the next game. During the holidays the Christmas music and movies will be pumping from the theater room.

They say people spend the most time in the kitchen but after they see this awesome home theater they might be torn where to hang out.

If you would like to see these glass top coffee tables a little closer to get the specs, and get a feel for what they are click the following links.

Contender Number 1

Contender Number 2

Winner

VIZIO SB3821-C6 38-Inch 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer Review

VIZIO SB3821-C6 38-Inch 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer Review

This is a review of the VIZIO SB3821-C6 38-Inch 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer

This sound bar is easy to install and gives an instant impact to your regular TV audio. The sound improvement over the stock audio from the TV is night and day.

You will quickly be able to call it a home theater for an affordable investment and for little time to achieve it.

Lets get into some of the more technical details because why are you here anyway? You need to make an informed decision on whether or not you want to take this sound bar home.

What’s In The Box

VIZIO SB3821-C6 38 soundbar and woofer

 

 

 

VIZIO SB3821-C6 38 remote control

 

 

 

VIZIO SB3821-C6 38 quick start guide

 

 

 

VIZIO SB3821-C6 38 coaxial audio cable

 

 

 

VIZIO SB3821-C6 38 RCA audio cable

 

 

 

VIZIO SB3821-C6 38 power cables

 

 

 

VIZIO SB3821-C6 38 digital optical cable

 

 

 

VIZIO SB3821-C6 38 brackets

 

 

 

VIZIO SB3821-C6 38 screws

 

 

 

VIZIO SB3821-C6 38 wall template

 

 

 

Take A Closer Look At The Controls

VIZIO SB3821-C6 38 top controls

 

What is bluetooth pairing?

This sound bar supports bluetooth pairing which allows you to control the unit with a bluetooth capable device. If you have music playing from your iphone or android you can have that music sent wirelessly to the Vizio sound bar to have the music run through the speakers and sub woofer instead of the little speaker on your device. This adds another reason why this sound bar is a great investment. Just remember to keep the device within range of the SB3821 which is about 30 feet or 9 meters.

Think of all the content available on the web you can play directly to your sound bar. You don’t need any content stored on your device you can pull it from the web. For example if you have the InTune radio app you can find thousands of stations to play any kind of music, talk, podcasts you want from your device through the sound bar.

Technical Specifications

VIZIO SB3821-C6 38 tech specs

 

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Easy To Install
  • Easy to wire
  • No clutter
  • Bluetooth pairing

Cons:

  •  Might not be loud enough for big rooms
  • Subwoofer signal may fade at a certain distance. Keep it close as possible to soundbar
  • Subwoofer does not have separate volume control

There are plenty of happy customers who purchased the VIZIO SB3821-C6 38-Inch 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer. There are also some unhappy customers but if you buy from a reputable company like Amazon and Vizio they will surely replace or refund you if something goes wrong. So the risk is taken out of the equation for you.

Amazon Fire Stick TV Review

The Amazon fire stick tv is a must get gadget for those who live around their tv and love a variety of content.

Amazon’s fire stick is, in essence, a portal to Amazon’s huge library of TV shows, movies and music

Fire Stick TV now supports 4K Ultra HD for true-to-life picture quality. Watch high-definition 1080p streams on Amazon Video, Netflix, Hulu and more, even without a 4K TV.

You get instant access to Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO NOW, Hulu, and more, kiss cable and satellite good bye if you want. Rent movies from just 99 cents. Watch live TV with Sling TV, which includes ESPN, AMC, HGTV, TNT, Food Network, ABC Family, and more. Amazon Prime membership offers access to Prime Video which includes thousands of movies and TV episodes, at no additional cost. Subscription fees may be required.

 Amazon Fire For Gaming

Amazon Fire TV is the easiest way to game on your HDTV. Enjoy best-selling titles from Mojang, EA, Disney, and Ubisoft. Many games are free, and paid games start from just 99 cents. With top games like Lego Star Wars, Pac-Man 256, and Minecraft, there is something for the entire family. Use your included Fire TV Voice Remote, or upgrade to the Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition.

Amazon Fire For Music

Millions of songs are available to stream on Amazon Fire TV through Spotify, Pandora, and iHeartRadio. You can also access your entire Amazon Music Library, so you can enjoy any albums and songs you’ve previously purchased. Amazon Prime membership offers access to Prime Music, which includes Prime Playlists, and ad-free listening to over a million songs.

View Photos On Your TV

Photos or videos you take on your phone or tablet can be automatically uploaded to Amazon Cloud Drive, so they appear on your HDTV. Amazon Prime membership includes free storage in Amazon Cloud Drive for your entire photo collection.

Amazon Fire TV Voice Remote

Amazon Fire TV Voice Remote has a built-in mic so you can instantly search TV shows, movies, actors, and genres using just your voice—no more typing with your remote to find what you want. Voice search is supported for the entirety of Amazon’s video, music, app, and game catalog, plus for Hulu, HBO GO, Crackle, Showtime, and Starz. Please note that voice search does not work directly inside individual applications, like Netflix.

Amazon Fire TV Is So Easy To Use. You Get It Pre Registered To Your Amazon Account And Setting It Up Is Less Demanding Than Eating A Burger.

Tech
Size 4.5″ x 4.5″ x 0.7″ (115 mm x 115 mm x 17.8 mm)
Weight 9.5 oz. (270 g)
Processor MediaTek Quad-core up to 2 Ghz
Dual-core @ 2.0 GHz + Dual-core @ 1.6 GHz
GPU Power VR GX6250
Storage 8 GB internal
Memory 2 GB
Wi-Fi Connectivity Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO) for faster streaming and fewer dropped connections than standard Wi-Fi. Supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi networks.
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1 + LE, with support for the following profiles: HID 1.0 , SPP 1.2, HOGP 1.0, GATT, A2DP 1.2, AVRCP 1.0
Voice Support Yes, with Fire TV Voice Remote (included) or free Fire TV Remote App (available for download on Fire, Android, and iOS)
Game Controller Support Yes, optimized for Amazon Fire TV Game Controller and most games are compatible with other Bluetooth controllers
Cloud Storage Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
Ports DC Jack, HDMI output, 10/100 Ethernet, microSD slot, USB 2.0
Audio Support Dolby Audio, 5.1 surround sound, 2ch stereo, and HDMI audio pass through up to 7.1
Content Formats Supported Video: H.265, H.264, Audio: AAC-LC, AC3, eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis, Dolby Atmos (EC3_JOC), Photo: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
Output Resolution Supported 2160p up to 30fps; 720p and 1080p up to 60fps
System Requirements Compatible high-definition or ultra high-definition television with available HDMI input, Internet connection, a power outlet
TV Compatibility TV must support minimum HDCP requirements for protected content playback. Learn more. Compatible with (1) 4K ultra high-definition TVs with HDMI capable of 2160p at 24/25/30/50/60 Hz and HDCP 2.2, including popular models from LG, Samsung, Sony, Sharp, Toshiba, Vizio, and others or (2) high-definition TVs with HDMI capable of 1080p or 720p at 50/60 Hz, including popular HDCP-compatible models from Hitachi, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, NEC, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, Vizio, Westinghouse, and others.
Warranty and Service 1-year Limited Warranty and service included. Optional 2-year and 3-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Fire TV is subject to the terms found here.
Regional Support Certain services may not be available outside the U.S.
Closed Captioning Watch videos and TV shows with closed captioning displayed. Captions are not available for all content.
Included in the Box Amazon Fire TV
Amazon Fire TV Voice Remote
Power adapter
2 AAA batteries
Quick Start Guide
Fire TV Voice Remote
Size 1.5″ x 5.9″ x 0.7″ (38.4 mm x 150.7 mm x 16.7 mm)
Weight 2.4 oz (68 g) with batteries / 1.6 oz (45 g) without batteries
Batteries 2 AAA (included)
Battery life Up to 12 months battery life with typical use

Pros:

  • Numerous amount of “content apps”
  • Large varietyof ultra high definition content
  • It’s fast
  • Less money than Apple
  • Small compact size is unobtrusive

Cons:

  • Amazon injects advertisements alot
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound (AC3) is NOT supported unless you have prime video.
  • The sound can be very low
  • Scrolling the interface is shaky and not smooth at times

That’s the end of the review. Hope it was helpful.

Amazon Fire TV

Denon AVR 3312

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denon avr 3312

Denon AVR 3312 With a vast array of connections and its numerous output capabilities, the Denon AVR-3312CI is the receiver you want at the center of your home theater system. There are seven channels with a rated power output of 125Watts. The audio output is considered high fidelity. The network is capable of running AirPlay, Denon Remote App and auto setup with the microphone included.

Denon AVR 3312

With its vast array of inputs and network functions, the Denon AVR-3312CI 7.2-Channel Integrated Network A/V Receiver puts you in command. As the flagship model of the IN-Command Series, this receiver sets a new standard in 3D, Blu-ray, game console, and other entertainment device integration. It features seven discrete 125-watt channels of equal power, dual subwoofer outputs, and multiple high-resolution audio formats for superior surround sound. It also supports HDMI v1.4a, so you can get the most out of 3D content. Enhanced by digital network audio/photo streaming capabilities, including support for AirPlay, mp3/WMA/WAV and FLAC HD audio, and Windows 7 compatibility, the AVR-3312CI is a solid foundation for your networked home entertainment system.

Denon AVR 3312

  • Equal amp power design with seven discrete channels, each rated at 125 watts*, and dual subwoofer outputs
  • HDMI v1.4a supports all 3D formats and Audio Return Channel
  • Ethernet, USB, Phono, and seven HDMI inputs for added connectivity
  • Supports AirPlay for wireless music streaming from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or iTunes
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT, GUI overlay, and remote control make setup and operation easy
  • Enhanced network capability includes Pandora, Flickr, Napster, and Rhapsody online support
  • Backed by a three-year warranty

Denon AVR 3312

dennon avr 3312
Quickly select preset video and music sources

 Denon AVR equipment is made for high quality and built to last.

 

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Denon 3312