If you have made the decision to invest in a new entertainment or media unit for your home, it is important to ensure that you are picking the best one for your needs. As well as giving you a place to store your electronics (such as the games console and television), these units provide you with storage for all sorts of little knick-knacks (such as DVDs, CDs and other decorative pieces). There is a lot more to it than measuring up your television and going for it.
- Have a color scheme in mind
Begin by determining the existing color palette of the room and picking the accent colors you like best. You might have a favorite rug, for example, that has tones of red in it – why not pick an entertainment unit that uses similar shades? If the room is small, we recommend choosing light reflecting high gloss cabinets in a neutral color (such as white, beige or light grey) to make the room feel more spacious.
- Experiment with finishes
Don’t think that you’re stuck with the same old finishes. If your furniture is all timber, that doesn’t mean that you also need to pick a wooden media unit – don’t be afraid to experiment with lacquered finishes, metal racks or glass doors. If your furniture is minimalistic, on the other hand, don’t be afraid to add timber tones, which will add warmth and character to the room. Mix and match with textures to find something you like.
- Don’t forget shapes and angles
If you are looking to make a real style statement with your entertainment and media unit, we recommend that you choose varying colors, sizes, shapes and designs. Don’t be afraid to pair two colors, such as light grey and beige; this will add a whole new dimension to the space, as well as create a focal point for the room. Just remember that the unit should blend with the other furniture in the space.
- Bring in some personality
Try to add a personal touch to the entertainment unit by picking one that represents your own style. If you have a colorful personality and love shades of red, pink and maroon, don’t be afraid to incorporate them in the design. Just be careful, as too much color can make the decor look a little confusing. Our advice is to stick with a few colors and use them sporadically around the room.
- Tie all of the pieces together
Finally, ensure that you have tied all of the colors and textures together by choosing furniture that blends well together. If you want to make the entertainment unit the focal point of the room, choose other furniture and accessories to match (such as some couch cushions or a rug in the same color). Choosing a mismatch of furniture and accessories can result in the space looking disorganized and messy.
So, there you have it – our 5 top tips for picking the best entertainment and media unit for your requirements. We hope that you will find at least some of the above points useful in making your decision or creating your design (if you’re going the custom made route). If you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to speak with a furniture professional; they should be able to offer advice and suggestions that help you out!
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