Monday, April 23, 2018

Tips for Choosing the Right Home Entertainment Furniture for You

You’ve invested a lot in your TV, perhaps even getting high definition, the biggest revolution in home video entertainment since the advent of color screens. So of course you need furniture for your home entertainment room to perfectly complement your screen as the center of the room’s attention, attractive but also very useful. If you’ve never picked entertainment furniture before, the task can be daunting but it need not be. Read on to learn from the entertainment furniture experts here at Curly’s!

Small TV stand

Finding the Perfect Fit: The Basics of How and What to Measure

First, find out the measurement of your TV screen. Actually, the first figure you need is the screen’s diagonal measurement, corner to corner. This number, in inches, is quoted both on your TV’s box and in the descriptions of the TV stands and entertainment centers (wall units) you will be looking at.

Medium TV stand

Now, taking your handy tape measure, check your TV’s height (from the bottom of the TV’s base up) and width (side to side of the TV frame). Write down these numbers and check them against the same measures of the screen space in the unit you are interested in.

If your TV set happens to be older so it does not have a flat screen, be sure to measure its depth and compare that, again in person with your tape measure, to the depth the unit can hold.

Use your tape measure to see how much floor space your TV room has to accommodate the furniture you like.

Entertainment center

Extra Measurements for Best Viewing

Make sure your line of sight when seated is level with the lower half of your TV screen. Have someone measure you sitting down, from the floor up to your eyes, and compare that to the screen measurement in the furniture pieces you like.

Remember your parents’ warnings about sitting too close to the TV? They were wise; heed them! For optimum viewing, a 29-inch TV needs 3 to 4 feet of space between you and the set while a 39-inch one requires 4 to 5 feet and a 46-inch one 5 to 6 feet. If your TV is bigger than that, allow for 7 to 8 feet.

Stop by any of our 3 Illinois showrooms to find the best in entertainment furniture.