Thinking about upping your entertainment center game? If so, it’s important to consider your entertainment center as a design element in your home…a work of art that is as technologically equipped as it is a reflection of your home’s style. Here are a few design ideas to consider before getting started.
1. Go Natural
Clean lines and rustic materials highlighted with industrial touches make for an interesting, yet simplistic entertainment center that allows the focal point to be the TV. Consider surrounding your TV with enclosed cabinets such as this one from FLODesign, and then leave room for open shelving on either side.
2. Go Traditional
Have a large wall in your room? Consider filling it with a large built-in traditional wall unit. To break things up when you have a large bank of cabinets, go neutral with your wood choice, and use a pop of color behind the open shelving such as red, orange or blue. This option works great when there is a fireplace or windows to consider.
3. Go Modern
Sleek lines, lighting, and a mix of a smooth white or grey and rich wood finishes create the ideal simplistic, modern look. Frameless cabinets are best when designing with this style, while elements such as floating shelves, narrow niches and under cabinet lighting are added features to consider.
4. Go Artsy
If you love an artsy, eclectic look, you can easily incorporate that into your entertainment center. Design with shelving, art niches and color in mind. Bring in shelves that are fuschia or yellow, and include space for books or other collectibles. Maybe even place your TV off to the side to make things a little more interesting and unique.