You just bought the sixty-inch television of your dreams. You’re on your way to building a home entertainment center that will be the envy of your friends and family. This will be the central hub for family movie nights, season finale parties, and sporting’s biggest games. Upgrading your home entertainment center to match your new mega screen is easy, and we’ve got the tips for how to choose the best home entertainment center that will suit both your tech needs and taste preferences.

The Wall Unit Entertainment Center

For you, television is not just television. It’s an experience. And you’ve got every piece of audio and video equipment available on the market. You need to house a cable box, an elaborate stereo system, your gaming consoles, and your internet routers. Not to mention your extensive Blu-ray collection and a couple cozy blankets.

You need a wall unit home entertainment center, like the 4-Piece Gavelston Wall Unit Entertainment Center by Ashley Furniture. The granddaddy of home theater, this sizable and chic type of TV console was designed for extreme function. Generally this type of entertainment wall unit features several storage cubbies for your entertainment gadgets, video games or books, plus plenty of spacious shelving for home accents and more.

The Cross Island Sixty-Inch TV Cart features cabinets to keep your entertainment area looking clean.

A Classic TV Stand with Cabinets

Out of sight, out of mind. If you’re not a fan of displaying your electronics, a TV console with cabinets is the perfect fit. A stylish and private TV console will hide the glaring displays of your devices behind sturdy cabinet doors. If you’re ok with a couple of open areas, but want the rest tucked away, an entertainment console like the Cross Island Sixty-Inch TV Cart is a great choice.

Choose A TV Console With The Right Dimensions

It is important to remember when shopping for a home entertainment center that the dimensions of TVs are measured differently than those of TV stands. TVs are measured diagonally rather than horizontally like furniture. Another tricky aspect is that TV measurements do not include the frame around the television, which is known within the industry as a “bezel.”

To ensure a good fit, we recommend grabbing a tape measure and measuring the widest horizontal dimensions of your new TV, including the bezel. You’ll want to make sure your television is smaller than your TV stand. While you have your tape measure handy, take note of the dimensions you have to work with in your living room or den. You’ll need to account for the width of the space as well as height and depth.

Let Us Help You Find The Perfect Home Entertainment Center!

The team at Woodstock Furniture & Mattress Outlet would love to help you find the TV console that fits your needs. We have an extensive selection of entertainment centers and TV consoles to complete your home theater. Furthermore, we can deliver your new television unit within 150 miles of the Atlanta area, so you can binge-watch with a brand new look in no time! Visit us at either our Acworth, Dallas or Rome, GA locations!


Surprise! We’ve actually put up a second article on the blog this week! Unfortunately, we’ve all had the occasional spill on the sofa. Click here to read our tips for cleaning and extending the life of your upholstered furniture.