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As home theater system technology approaches the brilliant quality of theatrical audio and acoustics, entertainment centers are becoming even more commonplace pieces of home furniture in Chicago and greater Indianapolis. Long gone are the days when a single television and VCR unit would suffice. Today’s home media space must facilitate DVD players, Blu-Ray players, video gaming consoles, stereo systems and more. And as we all know, housing all of those electronic components and their accompanying movies, television shows, games and music can quickly lead to a cluttered mess. But with a sleek and organized entertainment center, you can kick back and relax in front of the big screen in style.

Choosing the Right Style for your Entertainment System

As the focal point of your living room furniture set, it’s important that your entertainment center complements any leather sofas, sectionals or recliners around it. With the primary seating arrangements tilted toward the television, the home entertainment center shouldn’t stand out drastically from the surrounding scenery. Cabinetry in classic craftsman style with lighter wood grain finishes and rounder edges works well in country style living rooms, while a low-lying retro silhouette with stainless steel accents can slide right into a more modern motif. Even a spacious armoire can substitute as an entertainment center; the tall cabinet doors allow you to hide away the components to prevent electronics from dominating the room at all times.

If you are starting from scratch and need a new TV, be sure to take the time to browse our collection of smart HDTV options. Having a TV that gives you the option of viewing cable programs, streamed programs and internet content offers the most entertainment versatility. Once you have a TV, it’s time to consider what kind of home audio system you want, giving you another vital component. You can even go “old school” and include a cool turntable for vinyl music enjoyment. Understanding the Importance of Media Center Storage

Whether your living room’s entertainment center calls for a simple television stand, media chest or full-scale wall unit, organization should be a top priority when shopping for new media center furniture. Consider how different units will display different entertainment center elements. Does your flat-screen TV look sophisticated sitting on top of a media chest, or would it look better ensconced in media center shelving? Would your DVD collection stand proudly in exposed storage, or should it remain behind closed doors? These types of questions can help you determine which type and size of entertainment center serves you best.

Storage can mean a traditional media cabinet or TV stand, or you can go another route. For instance, you can create a relaxed, cozy environment with a fireplace entertainment center.

Ideally, stylish home entertainment centers offer space for everything, including remotes, CDs, DVDs, electronics manuals and more. By accommodating all these components in an ultra-convenient entertainment center wall unit, your living room becomes the most popular movie theater around.