Your home’s entertainment center is the focal point of your entire living space . It’s where you relax after work, have your movie nights, keep up with the news, and enjoy your weekly shows. It only makes sense to make sure that the focus of your living room is an attractive and appealing piece of furniture. So, making sure that you’re properly prepared to craft the ultimate in home entertainment centers for your living room, family room, or den, is the best idea you could have.
First, it is important to understand the differences in types of entertainment centers and TV stands. Depending on the size of your television, the size of your room, and your storage and design needs, one may be a better option than the other. While they all will perform the functional task of holding up your television and storing your media devices, DVDs, CDs, and games, each different style has unique features and design elements that make them unique.
Entertainment centers are usually the largest pieces of furniture available for a home entertainment system. Often called wall units, they can be as tall as 72 inches and even wider. Available in a variety of styles and assembled from a wide range of materials, these are excellent pieces for those with large rooms and large televisions.
While the center might feel cramped in a small room, and a small television might be drowned out in the size of the furniture within which it’s installed, the size of the entertainment center means that you will want for nothing when it comes to storing DVD players, CD players, game consoles, and their accompanying media.
A TV stand is probably the simplest piece of furniture designed to hold your television. Generally, these are long cabinets, upon which your television rests, with drawers and doors meant to hold all of your devices and media.
These have the advantage of looking the most like a normal piece of furniture, with most models being able to pull double duty as a credenza should you take the TV off. These are ideal for smaller rooms or more classic decor when you have a more modestly sized television and fewer devices hooked up to it.
TV armoires are something you’ll be familiar with if you’ve stayed in a hotel room, as most are outfitted with one. A tall chest with doors to hide away the television when not in use, this is an excellent choice for when you want to remove the attention to the television, from time to time, or you want to have a timeless look to your decor.
Making Your Choice
Choosing the furniture that’s right for you is an essential part of making your home entertainment center the grand and impressive focal point of your house that it deserves. Consider your storage needs and the size of your space and television, and the choice should become clear to you.
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