With football season in full swing, many of us are updating our fantasy teams and preparing to host guests on game days. Having people over to watch a game is a great way to connect with friends both new and old, and to spend time enjoying great food and drinks while watching your favorite team. Make sure that your home is ready to receive those guests by considering the addition of a new entertainment center or stand from Wickmans Furniture.
Entertainment Centers: What to Look For
The most important thing to look for when shopping for a new piece of furniture to store your entertainment equipment is the proper size. Think about how you want to use the piece, and the requirements needed to meet those goals. For example, if you want to display a large screen television with few peripherals, then a sleek, minimal tv stand may be a good fit. Just make sure that the piece can accommodate the weight of your television. If you want your piece to serve as additional storage, then look for a larger unit with plenty of drawers and cabinets.
Consider Lighting Needs
Once you have chosen your favorite piece and put it into your space, evaluate the light options in that area of your room. Often, a large entertainment center in a black or dark wood finish serves to absorb light, while adding none of its own. Address this issue by redirecting floodlights to that area of the room, or installing LED strips or “up-lighting” directly inside the shelves of the unit. That can help re-balance the space, and make sure that your decorative elements are shown to their best advantage.
Use Your Entertainment Stand as a Focal Point
As the seasons change, consider decorating your entertainment stand to match the current holiday or seasonal theme. In many settings, your entertainment stand will already serve as the primary focal point within the room, so incorporating decorative elements is an excellent way to make a statement. For cabinet-style units, some people choose to place a large item on the top to draw the eye. Another tactic is to add mirrors to the rear walls of the unit to reflect light back into the room.
Football Themed Decoration Ideas
When football season arrives, consider placing some of your favorite team memorabilia on the shelves or top of your entertainment unit. If that approach won’t fly in your household, perhaps you could decorate with non-football items in your team colors, and negotiate the addition of streamers or team jerseys on game day!
At Wickmans Furniture, our team of pros is ready and willing to help guide you through your furniture options. Our showroom is a great place to get an idea of the different types of entertainment units that are currently available, as well as how those options could blend in with your existing furniture. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns, or come by and say hello!