Entertainment centers and TV stands often present a challenge for everyone, including professional home designers! After all, all living rooms need a TV stand but you don’t want it to take over the room or create an eyesore. Thankfully, there are lots of affordable, stylish options at Gates Home Furnishings! And our designers have created a guide so you can find the perfect match for your television and your home!
The Size of Your TV and TV Stand
Before shopping for an entertainment center or TV stand, it’s important to know your TV size. Can’t recall the exact size? No worries. Just get out the tape measure and measure across the screen diagonally to get the size of your TV in inches. When shopping for your new entertainment unit, remember that while TVs are measured diagonally, TV stand and entertainment centers are measured by width. So, if you buy a TV stand that is the exact size of your TV, the television will actually not be quite as wide as the TV stand. However, you can simply tell an associate at Gates the size of your television and they will help you find a matching stand. And if you want to place your television in the corner of the room, make sure to get a corner TV stand that is wide enough to fit your television!
Material Types and Colors
Most entertainment centers are made from wood or metal, and they come in a wide variety of colors. Both materials are sturdy and durable, so we suggest that you choose the TV console that you like best. Just browse our showroom to find TV stands in mahogany, cherry, maple, and oak finishes, as well as painted tones like white, black and gray. You can also shop furniture from the same collection to get complimentary coffee tables, end tables, and sofa tables. If you are interested in solid wood, just ask for help locating these pieces on our showroom floor!
Define Your Style
However you define your style, you can find a beautiful console to match! If you like a rustic style or a farmhouse look, a wood TV unit is the way to go! Look for one with trendy barn-style doors, or opt for glass doors and open shelves for a traditional look. If you have a lot of electronics to store, make sure to choose an entertainment center with plenty of interior shelves and cord organizers. For a modern console, look for one with clean lines and not a lot of ornamentation. Open shelves can be perfect for the modern home and can be the ideal way to store DVDs.
Even if you are going to use a wall-mounted TV, you may still want a media console to store electronics, game systems, DVDs, and other things like power chords and remotes. For a wall-mounted TV, you can pair it with a short entertainment center that can also be used as a table-like surface for plants, vases, and other decor. For any console, you may want to look for drawers in addition to open shelves if you want a place to store game controllers or remotes. A large entertainment center with bookshelves on either side of the TV is a great option for large rooms because it looks proportional to the space in addition to providing lots of storage area!
So whether you are looking for a corner TV stand to put in the bedroom or guest room or you want a beautiful cabinet to use as the TV stand in the living room, come to Gates Home Furnishings. Our designers will help you find the perfect furniture that is just as beautiful as it is functional so your home can be stylish and organized. When shopping for entertainment centers near Grants Pass, there’s no place better than Gates!