8 Best Entertainment Centers for Any Room
The epitome of functional furniture, the entertainment center provides a place to enjoy and organize your electronics and media gadgets.
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Why Go All Out With an Entertainment Center?
Entertainment centers are an outstanding way to keep TV, media players, video game consoles and speakers hidden when not in use. They also conceal unsightly electrical cords and tangled wires while providing an attractive place to display books, photos and other decorative items.
If you’re seeking a space-saving storage solution to keep your living room or den neat and tidy, an entertainment center is the answer. Here are eight entertainment centers for you to consider.
Best Family Room Entertainment Center
The HAVASTA TV/Storage Combination ($945) is a handsome entertainment center that’s perfect for large family rooms and dens. Place the TV on the center bench (or mount it on the wall) and display or hide games, books, blankets, etc. within the open, glass-door and closed storage. Safely secure the unit to the wall using the anchoring device that’s included.
The center is made of solid pine and comes in a painted gray, dark brown or white finish to blend in nicely with most family rooms.
Best Floating Entertainment Center
The Martin Furniture Floating TV Console ($279) can be mounted to wall studs (installation hardware is included) so it securely holds all your audio and video media components below your wall-mounted flat-screen TV. Available in 48- and 60-inch lengths in a variety of wood-finish laminate, this unit has minimalist panache.
Best Decorative Entertainment Center
Who says your home’s entertainment center has to look like one? The Mainor TV Stand by Rosecliff Heights ($470) certainly doesn’t. This Art Deco-inspired statement piece has lattice-cut glass doors and a distressed painted finish (available in teal, antique silver and antique white) to add a large measure of elegance to any living area.
Best Entertainment Center for Corners
It can be a challenge deciding where to put the TV in a room with not much wall space. That’s when corners come into play. The Walker Edison Furniture Company Wood Corner Stand ($130) is a good-looking and affordable entertainment center that tucks into any corner and supports most flat-screen TVs up to 60 inches.
This stand has adjustable shelves and a four-hole cable management system to keep cords and wires in check. And with more than a dozen color choices, you’re sure to find one that works in your room.
Best Modern Entertainment Center
If you’re in love with the mid-century modern aesthetic, consider the Render Walnut Wood TV Stand ($135). It’s a low-profile credenza that’s perfect for storing vinyl records and a vintage turntable, along with media components, below the TV monitor. You probably don’t want your TV to be the focus of your mid-century inspired room, so the scale of this stand is perfect.
Best Entertainment Center for Bedrooms
Some say you should never have a TV in your bedroom. But if your goal is to create a cozy oasis where you can binge watch your favorite series while lying on your oh-so-comfortable bed, check out the Zipcode Design Kohn TV Stand ($364).
The bonus with this cabinet is the built-in electric fireplace. And don’t let the slim profile fool you. It supports a TV up to 65 inches, with lots of room to store your media player and that DVD collection you can’t part with.
Best Entertainment Center for Small Spaces
Go vertical with the Ameriwood Home Elevation TV Stand ($164), an entertainment center that maximizes the available floor space. This streamline solution features three-tiered modular shelves to hold and show off accessories and accoutrements. The heavy-duty wall anchor secures up to a 60-inch TV, and you can choose either a contemporary black or walnut finish.
Best Entertainment Center for Gamers
For most video gamers, size matters. The bigger the monitor the better the experience. Playing alone or with a group, the FURINNO Turn-N-Tube Grand Entertainment Center ($78) can accommodate a flat-screen TV up to 55 inches, with room for multiple consoles, controllers, headphones and an extensive game library. It’s also extremely affordable, which means you can buy more games!
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