How To Choose An Entertainment Center

So you got that nice new big screen TV, now what? You can’t just stick a 60 Inch plasma TV on top of any old piece of wood in your living room can you?

What Size Is Your TV?

Since the television is usually the central focus of your wall unit, you want an entertainment center to be the right size for your TV. It may seem obvious, but if you try to stick a 50 inch TV into a 42 inch furniture opening, chances are you’re going to have trouble.

It’s worth taking the time to measure your TVs height, width and depth before you go out and fall in love with an entertainment center that might not fit your TV or your living room.

Remember that televisions are usually measured diagonally, so a 50 inch TV isn’t necessarily going to be 50 inches wide when you take a tape measure to it.

Choose A Wall For Your Entertainment Center

Most frequently, the entertainment center holding the largest TV will be placed in a common area such as the living room, family room, or the great room.

Of course you don’t want to put an HDTV on an old dresser in your bedroom, so it’s also common to set up a wall unit in the bedroom if there’s enough space.

In any case, now that you have the dimensions of the television, you need to measure the wall in your living room or the room where the entertainment center is going to be placed.

Width is definitely important. Depending on your room and your ideas, it may be helpful to know the height when you start looking at entertainment centers. You want to leave some space around the entertainment center once it is in place so your room doesn’t look crowded.

Media Storage

Take stock of the media and electronics that you’d like to store in your entertainment center. A DVD collection and a few Blu-Rays can take up a surprising amount of space, so take these into account, as well as any video games and music that you may need space for.

Black Is The New Black

Choosing colors is the fun part! Maybe you want a sleek black entertainment center to go with your sleek black TV, or perhaps white or some kind of a wood finish is more appropriate for your decor.

At Contempo Wall, we offer our full array of entertainment center finish choices for every model. Black, white, red, blue, green, dark wood, light wood… we have it all.

The Custom Touch

We understand that no two rooms are the same. Our expert design consultants work with you to make sure you get the perfect entertainment center for your space. We then manufacture each piece to order based on your finish choices and any other special considerations.

Give us a call at 866-266-1280 and be prepared for an amazing experience!

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