After a long tiring week filled with appointments, errands, and other responsibilities, wouldn’t it be nice to just sit back and relax at the comfort of your own home? You can! One way is to just simply enjoy your entertainment center. No need to go the the movie house or to your friend’s place. At the comfort of your own home, you can watch a movie, listen to music, or play a quick video game. The best thing about it is that, whenever you decide to hit the sack in preparation for the next day, you’ll just be few steps away from it.
What are the entertainment center and accessory must-haves though? You should definitely think of investing in your playroom to maximize your “me-time”. You may want to think of comfort, fun, and style. There are some essentials and must-haves that will make sure that you or your guests (if you decide to have some), are able to relax and enjoy with minimal effort.
A TV Stand to Store it All
A TV stand is a stylish shelf designed to hold the size and weight of a television, as well as built for optimal viewing level. Some types of TV stands can even house the TV, along with other electronics, books, and a full DVD collection. It will be the focal point of the room and will set the style for the rest of the decor to match. You may opt to buy one that’s a traditional wood or a shade of black or brown.
Lush and Comfy Seating
A sofa or loveseat is a good choice as the main seating area of the TV room. Decorate with matching chairs and recliners, depending on how much space you have and how many guests you usually have. Do mix and match, using complimentary colors which will look really cool.
High Quality Audio and Video
Enjoy your movies and video games with realistic sounds and graphics. Look for a media center that performs auto audio frequency switching between both 48 kHz and 44.1 kHz for the best audio quality and performance. A quantitative benchmark for video quality is the HQV rating. Most commercially available DVD players score about 50 to 90 points while the highest HQV score possible is 130 points. The higher the score – the better the video quality.
Art That Reflects You
It can be anything that tells your guests something about you. A framed poster or a vintage guitar mounted on the wall above the sofa can really compliment the theme of a entertainment center. Paintings, old records, and even funky lava lamps are nice to have too.
A coffee table is a must-have for any entertainment center. It’s more than a place to prop your feet on as you watch your favorite television shows and movies. It also softens and completes the look of a TV room, so that it has more of a home feel. Do check out our “Choosing a Coffee Table” article as a guide.