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You saved up for months to buy a new ultra-high definition television, but the 65-inch screen now looks ridiculous against your old setup. It’s time to invest in a media console that suits your decorating style and organizes your collection of Blu-rays. We’ve rounded up five models under $1,000 that will elevate your viewing experience.

1. Cabinet from IKEA, $129

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If you’re up to your eyeballs in debt after that flatscreen TV purchase, you may want to consider this affordable IKEA option. Metal lockers have a vintage, industrial feel, and this item from the PS collection is available in red, blue and white. Old school cool, indeed.

2. Banu media table from Lulu & Georgia, $781.76

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With its geometric form, smooth texture and white lacquer finish, this media console is truly one-of-a-kind. Its two tiers allow for endless decorating possibilities, such as potted plants, decorative bookends and keepsakes from your travels.

3. Rosanna Ceravolo media console from West Elm, $909

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It’s a piece of art and a place to hide your bird’s nest of cables! Created in collaboration with Melbourne-based designer Rosanna Ceravolo, the console features a textured façade and plenty of storage.

4. Peekaboo acrylic media console from CB2, $399

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Live in a cramped condo or apartment? Create the illusion of space with a transparent console on casters. This model from CB2 features a lower shelf for electronics and can also be used as a sleek coffee table.

5. Wood hairpin media stand from World Market, $289.99

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Are you a fan of mid-century modern design, but not the high price tags? With distressed acacia wood and metal hairpin legs, this console from World Market gives you that Don Draper look for less.

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