How to Choose the Perfect Modern Entertainment Console
Modern furniture and design is all about straight lines and simple details. If you are decorating your apartment with a modern vibe, it is important that every thing in your apartment sticks with this theme. This includes your entertainment console. It may seem like a minor piece of furniture, but it is the small details that make the biggest difference. Plus, if your apartment is on the smaller side, your TV console may very well be one of the largest pieces of furniture in the room. Here are the steps you need to follow to help you choose the perfect modern entertainment console for your apartment.
Source: Crate & Barrel
1. Determine the size and shape you need
The first step to choosing the right entertainment center for your apartment is to draw up a floor plan. You need to figure where in your room is the best location for the console. Will you put it on a flat wall or does it need to be in a corner? A lot of times, a corner console is the only option. Luckily, there are plenty of corner consoles, like the one pictured above from Crate & Barrel, that will look cohesive with your modern décor. Next you need to take measurements. You will want to figure out how much space you have to put the console. It is also important to measure your television to make sure it will fit on the console comfortably.
2. Consider the style and color
Almost any modern console will go with a modern design scheme; however, they are available in many different colors. You want to choose a color that will coordinate well with your area rug and wall color. If you are unsure, stick with the dark colors, like espresso, because they seem to look good with almost any color.
3. Look at the features
Now you need to think about what you expect from your TV console. Are you strictly using it as a base for your television, or does it also need to house a DVD player, cable box, or gaming system? Do you have extra DVDs you would like stored in a cabinet, or do you want open shelves to display your knick-knacks and pictures? Some consoles will be loaded with features, while others, like this one from IKEA, are very basic.
4. Quality counts
It is also important to look at the quality of the entertainment consoles you are considering. There is a reason some of them cost way less than the others: The less expensive consoles are made with lower quality materials. If you are on a budget or you tire of things easily, then these are the perfect option for you. However, if you are looking for an entertainment console that you can keep for years to come, it may be worth paying a little extra now. This stunning modern console from Home Furniture Mart is the perfect example of what a little more money can get you.