Three Things to Consider Before Buying a New Living Room Entertainment Center

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Keeps all your entertainment gear in one place. No more lost remotes!Unsplash/David Svihovec

The living room is the heart of the house, and the entertainment center is the heart of the living room. It’s where you’ll watch the big game, the latest episode or maybe a breaking story. Let us help you find the best entertainment center that’s right for you.

Walker Edison Furniture Company Modern Farmhouse Sliding Barndoor Wood Tall Universal Stand for TV's up to 58" Flat Screen Living Room Storage Cabinet Entertainment Center, 33 Inches, White Oak

Durable Classic

Comes in four finishes and can hold up to a 56-inch TV.Walker Edison Furniture Company

An entertainment center can be more than functional—it can be a truly good-looking piece of furniture. If you want one that’s going to elevate the room you put it in, look for something made of solid wood, with neutral finishes that you’ll love for years, even when your decor preferences change.

WE Furniture Minimal Farmhouse Wood Universal Stand for TV’s up to 64” Flat Screen Living Room Storage Shelves Entertainment Center, 58 Inch, Espresso

Lots of Space

Made of high-grade medium-density fiberboard, this unit can support up to 250 pounds.Walker Edison Furniture Company

The best entertainment centers don’t necessarily need to be fancy or elegantly designed—as long as they provide a well-designed home for the TV and a place to help store movies, games and other media. Simple never goes out of style.

FURINNO JAYA Large Entertainment Stand for TV Up to 50 Inch, Blackwood

Affordable Function

Comes together quickly, without any tools; best for TVs of about 50 inches or less (up to 40 pounds).Furinno

In addition to a TV and movies and other forms of media, the entertainment center can be the home of many electronic setups, such as sound systems and game consoles. These devices typically generate a lot of heat, and, without appropriate aeration, your gear can be damaged. So if you’re planning to run a lot of electronics from your center, look for one with open shelves and good ventilation.