The world of home entertainment furniture is changing rapidly to suit the demands of today’s homeowners. Gone are the days where you hid your bulky tube television in a large armoire. The Las Vegas Market 2012 was held recently and it displayed some top trends in home entertainment furniture that we will be sure to see more of in the future. One furniture item that is becoming more and more popular is the TV console. TV consoles are a necessity for today’s home theaters and entertainment centers.
The trend is towards larger pieces of furniture to accommodate the ever-increasing size of flat screen TVs. The most popular size for TV consoles today is about 68 inches long but they are commonly seen in even larger sizes. A large TV console can look fantastic and provide display space on the either end even if your TV is not extra large. Many homeowners prefer this streamlined look rather than having several pieces of furniture to house their TV, components and DVD collection.
Just as TV sizes are increasing, so are the number of components required for your home theater system. Even a fairly basic entertainment system will require space for your DVD player, stereo, speakers, DVR, gaming console and accessories. Cleverly designed TV consoles provide space for everything. Plus most units come with great wire management systems and some even have air ventilation slots to keep your system running at an optimal temperature.
TV consoles are no longer the looming black behemoths of the past. Today’s entertainment center furniture has been designed with eye to function and style. Attractive high-end furniture details such as turned legs, geometric shapes, tooth molding and fluting are now commonly seen in home theater furniture. You have the choice to find a TV console that coordinates with your existing furniture or splash out on a new standout piece that really makes a statement.
TV stands are subject to the same general trends as all home furnishings. The biggest trends we’ve seen are a return to grey colors and raw woods. A reclaimed barn board look is extremely popular as is the look of unfinished blonde wood. Black and white are always popular colors and we have been seeing more and more pieces with bright super-saturated color. Candy apple red and sunny yellow are especially popular right now. Other details that we will surely be seeing more of include shimmering accents like chrome or rustic basket weave detailing.
With the amount of TV consoles on the market today, it’s easy to find a great fit for your individual taste and lifestyle.