5 display ideas for the home entertainment center…
A custom home entertainment center brings organization to your media and is the center of attention in a room. Look at it as a key piece of furniture that when accessorized just right adds so much more to the picture!
Here are some easy ideas to help you decorate your home entertainment center shelves:
They say “never judge a book by its cover” but in this case you absolutely should. Hardcover books make beautiful displays, either upright or stacked as a platform for accessories such as photos and vases. Select your favorite books, books that have a special meaning, titles that are conversation starters or based on the style and color of the cover. Use decorative bookends when displaying books vertically and leave a bit of empty space here and there.
Surround yourself with loved ones. Family photos are a great addition to an entertainment center as long as they accent and don’t overpower it. Avoid the urge to fill every shelf with lots of random photos and pay attention to attractive framing. Use them sparingly and pair them with other accessories.
Lighting is an excellent way to highlight glass shelves or decorative items that are reflective in nature. Some entertainment centers come with built-in lighting. If yours doesn’t have lights, consider adding decorative lamps or a string of battery-operated lights.
Attach mirrors to the back walls of shelving to create a sense of depth. The reflections created will also beautifully showcase decorative items you place in front of mirrors—this works especially well when combined with lighting.
Plants and floral arrangements can add a pop of color and life to a room. Avoid using live plants on an entertainment center as watering may cause damage the shelves or media. Use silk or dried arrangements instead, considering different display methods such as vases, garlands and pots.
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