By Wilde Becker. Entertainment Centers. At Sunday, July 07th 2019, 11:37:09 AM.
If there is an alcove in which you are building the center, fill the space completely with cabinets to give it the look of built-ins. Arrange cabinets so there is ample space in the center for your TV. Remove cabinet doors so the cabinets look more like built-in structures. Fill the holes with putty. Use a thick slab of wood for the main shelf supporting the TV, or as support over the top of a short cabinet on which the TV rests. Paint the entire structure the same color as the walls in the room to give it that built in, been-there-for-years look.
A living room is usually not complete without an entertainment unit. This is the central piece that brings everything together and makes the living room what it is. It's such a common piece of furniture because it basically includes everything that room needs in only one unit. It has a TV stand, plenty of storage space and display areas. This particular one makes no exception.
If you prefer a sleek, minimalistic look rather than a giant wall unit-style entertainment center, start with one matching kitchen cabinet on either side, with a large glass desktop spanning them. Fill indented cabinet tops beneath the glass with painted wood, handmade art, photographs or entertainment-related memorabilia. Cabinets may be left in wood finish or painted to match the room's decor. Add glass paneled doors if you had like doors on the unit, or leave the cabinets open for instant access to the shelves within.