Modern entertainment centers are no longer what they used to be. If anything, contemporary designs have turned them even more efficient over the years, with more storage options here and there, plus unique styles to keep things a lot fresher and more exciting.
Still, just because something looks fancier doesn’t always mean better. One highlight of a great piece of furniture is that it can pull off efficiency and convenience, and still manage to be well-suited to your décor needs. Other factors matter, too. Consider, for instance, the space you’ve allocated for your entertainment center, or how big your flat screen TV is going to be.
Here are a couple of modern entertainment centers that are both space-friendly and aesthetically attractive for contemporary home design.
Allan Copley Designs Pavilion Entertainment Cabinet with 2-Sliding Doors, 2-Drawers in an Espresso Finish by Allan Copley Designs
If you’re looking for the main centerpiece of your media room, you’re going to be quite pleased with the Allan Copley Designs Pavilion Entertainment Cabinet with 2-Sliding Doors, 2-Drawers in an Espresso Finish by Allan Copley Designs. Because it’s a particularly large entertainment center, remember that you will need plenty of space to place it. The cabinet draws immediate attention with a deep espresso shade, plus satin nickel accents to add a bit of texture. It’s an undoubtedly modern piece of furniture, and is an excellent choice for any modernly styled home.
One of the best things about this particular entertainment center is all the storage options that it offers. It can accommodate a particularly large television screen (which is good if you’re a fan of flat-screen TVs), and the numerous shelves and drawers guarantee you won’t worry about where to store your DVD collection ever again.
Despite its imposing size, this entertainment center requires no professional installation or extra assembly. This is definitely a plus in terms of convenience.
Home Styles Bedford Entertainment Credenza by Home Styles
The Home Styles Bedford Entertainment Credenza by Home Styles is a somewhat similar unit, but it has a few key differences. For instance, much of its storage is located below the platform for the TV screen. It has a very symmetrical design, featuring two doors with adjustable shelves and a two glass door cabinet and a shelf that can be easily adjusted.
When buying an entertainment center, it’s always important to pay attention to how high the TV shelf is, because a shelf that’s too high or too low can later cause eye strain in the viewer. The TV should ideally be directly at eye level. Check the height of the adjacent sofa and make a few measurements before buying a entertainment center. Home Styles’ Entertainment Credenza, for instance, measures at a perfect viewing height of 36 inches.
Home Styles Bedford TV Media Chest Black Finish by Home Styles
The Home Styles Bedford TV Media Chest Black Finish by Home Styles is an excellent choice for smaller home spaces. Its strength is mainly its size—the media chest offers good storage options without taking up too much room. Four large drawers are convenient places to store CDs, wires, and remote controls. The unit is made of hardwoods, all in a rich ebony finish for a classic, up-to-date look. While it’s not as large as other home entertainment centers, the media chest remains quite efficient, and an undeniably convenient choice for small, modern homes.