Entertainment units can come in such a comprehensive range with varied designs and combinations of functions that it can be incredibly time-saving if you have done some prior research on what you're looking for. The alternatives are limitless, especially if you are not bound by a tight budget. But, even if you are, there is a huge variety of units that you can explore in the market. The only question is, which one to buy?
Here are some factors to keep in mind when buying the perfect entertainment unit:
Size and Dimensions
The most fundamental aspect to consider when purchasing an entertainment unit is size; you should not just think about the size of the entertainment unit itself; you also need to know the dimensions of the TV you are purchasing the entertainment unit for. Make sure to measure the complete width of your television, including the frame/bevelled part as well. In addition, it is important that you have at least 5 (or even more) inches of gap between the edges of your TV and that of the inner borders of the space where the screen will go in the unit. This is to prevent cramping.
Next up, you need to have a very good idea of where you want the entertainment unit to go. Considering the varied combination of the compartments involved and their sizes, big-screen entertainment centres take up a great deal of space- whether it’s a living room or bedroom. This means the unit has to be lined up to a single wall (do note that we’re talking about the standard units here, not cornered ones).
The final step is to make sure that the unit occupies no more than 2/3 of the wall’s length. This is important to ensure the symmetry and harmony of the room. Getting a unit that is too big (fills the entire wall or most of it) or too small (has less features and unbalances the room) can be problematic. What we advise is to select and finalize the wall where you would like the unit to go. Once done so, measure it and keep the figures with you so you can have a good idea about how a potential unit would fit there.
Entertainment units are present in an endless range of sizes and setups. With the right unit, they can be an excellent financial investment for floor space utilization and maximizing storage capacity.
So, to get the most out of your entertainment unit, decide what features you are looking for. Some units have hidden shelves while others are overt behind glassed doors. The number of compartments, open and closed, hinged doors, presence or absence of soft-closing system (a noiseless mechanism), and display cabinets; all of these are crucial factors to consider in terms of style.
Other than that, if you do not like clutter and overcrowding, then an entertainment unit with a cable management system and enclosed racks is yet another component to keep in mind. However, in the end, it all depends on your personal preferences. You could even be interested in a unit with a handle-free structure, so the arrangement of storage compartments is unnoticeable to others, creating a smooth and even front.
Entertainment units can come in many styles and it’s important to know which one you’re looking for. Each style has its own distinct combination of colours, design, positioning of compartments and presence or absence of extras like gloss coatings. In this part, the three major styles have been described below.
The traditional style of furniture reproduces timeless decoration with a European style. It highlights sophistication and simplicity. The primary features include deep colour schemes and wood tones, ornamental details, and different decorative aspects.
The modern style is specified by neat and subtle lines, an easy style, a neutral colour combination, and bold vibe. The style outgrew the ornamental arts and was started in the 20th century.
The focus of modern entertainment furnishings and TV stands is on the austerity of material and shape. The most typically used elements are metals, imperilled woods in lighter surfaces, plastics, and marble or other rocks. Through its efficient and artistic use of colours, geometry, and lines, the modern design highlights natural elements that are inherently classy.
The transitional design is rooted in standard design elements and includes contemporary concepts for an advanced look without being "picky." Transitional design entertainment units and TV stands usually have pewter or glossy chrome fittings, tapered legs, and tidy streaming lines.
There is no ultimate fit-all style for a house. Your room’s décor, painting silhouette and designs of the other interior are crucial factors in deciding which entertainment style to choose. We recommend you to understand each of the styles mention above and find out which one resonates with your taste.
When bought carefully and of high quality, entertainment units can serve you for years to come. They can either restore the charm of your house or imbue it with a touch of their own modernism and artistic style. Buying a good entertainment, thus, can be incredibly helpful in developing a sophisticated focal point, arranging multimedia devices efficiently, and assisting in maintaining the decorative flow of room by reducing unnecessary clutter.