Your home revolves around entertainment. Whether it’s your set up to crush your friend at their favorite video game or just finally coming home after a long day to binge all the episodes of your favorite show you’ve missed. The one item that’s always the center of attention is the entertainment center. When looking for entertainment center ideas for your living room it can quickly feel impossible with the endless options available. Although so many options come to mind when trying to pick out the perfect unit, the best entertainment center ideas for living room ensure that you get everything that you need to enjoy those days where going out just isn’t it. 

Entertainment Center Ideas  

Entertainment centers are an essential part of your living area. They’re large pieces, so you’ll want to make them fit into the room’s style without losing functionality. Perhaps you’re looking for something with more storage, or maybe one with the modern appearance of a floating unit. Entertainment centers that blend the way you want it to look with the way you want to use it always make the most impact.  

However, entertainment center ideas can fluctuate as you try to figure out what it is that you need. You may realize that perhaps having cleaner lines and saving space is more essential to you than having a fireplace. Sometimes, the need for storage will also outweigh the size you were planning to stick to. However, finding the perfect entertainment center will make all the difference for your space.  

Space Saving Entertainment Centers 

Wall entertainment centers are mounted and bring the necessary equipment to mount your TV to the entertainment center. One of the biggest benefits of having a wall entertainment center is that it doesn’t take up any floor space and won’t take up too much of your wall. So, if your living room is on the smaller side, this type of entertainment center is the best fit. However, don’t let its size fool you. Although they are smaller, you can still hide wires and have ample storage to hide those cable boxes or video game consoles.   

Best TV Stands for Hiding Wires 

There’s nothing worse than sitting back on your couch to enjoy your favorite movie and the first thing your eyes look over too are the cords behind your TV stand. If you’re looking for the best tv stands for hiding wires, look no further! Ashley has the perfect selections to fit your design style. For a rustic feel, the Derekson 59” TV stand will fit perfectly in your living area. It features a spacious drawer, an open cubby, and an adjustable shelf to easily accommodate media needs. The cutouts in the back keep wires out of sight and provide ventilation for your electronics. 

If you prefer a more modern farmhouse/contemporary look, the Arlenbry 60” TV stand could be your pick. This TV stand is equipped with adjustable shelving and cutouts for wire management, plus its glass-front doors enhance a clean-lined aesthetic. For a traditional space, the Wyndahl 72” TV Stand has distinctive details like robust moldings and an aged pine-color finish. It features two cabinets with adjustable shelves, an open cubby, and cutouts for wire management.  

Best Entertainment Centers for Setting the Mood 

There’s something soothing about an evening by the fire—even an electric one. Ashley HomeStore carries entertainment centers with electric fireplace inserts to create a warm, cozy feeling. The fireplace option can easily create a warm, cozy feeling which is what we want to achieve in a space where coziness and comfort are highly valued. The benefits to having an entertainment center with an electric fireplace are the features: six to seven temperature settings, different levels of flame brightness, overheating control, and an easy-clean filter for some.  

The Trinell 4 -Piece Entertainment Center with the electric fireplace option also features an LED flame that operates without infrared heat, plus a programmable timer to turn off the unit after a set amount of time. With the comfort and coziness that a fireplace brings to your home, you will no longer choose to spend your evenings out.  

Entertainment Center Decor 

When deciding on decor for your entertainment center, vases, picture frames, sculptures, and decorative objects are just a few ways to showcase your personality. Entertainment center décor ideas are best executed when you create a vision of what you want your space to look like. Finding unique pieces to pair with your décor style is the best way to ensure that your personality shines through and your space feels more like home.  

Although there’s a lot to weigh when it comes to a big purchase like this, it’ll be worth the effort. Video game nights will be better, your family binge-watching TV night will be that much more memorable. Once you see the personality and practicality your new entertainment center adds to your space, you’ll wonder how you went so long without it.