If the time has come for you to redecorate and you are weighing between living room shelves or an entertainment center, there are things to consider. There are advantages and disadvantages to both options and sometimes it just boils down to practicality and personal preference.
Advantages of an Entertainment Center
A living room entertainment center is versatile in size and material, which means you can usually find an entertainment center to match other pieces of furniture. Entertainment centers are typically built to accommodate TV sets so you will have a place for your TV and other electronics (DVD player, game systems, etc). you can find entertainment centers with enclosed spaces, such as cupboards, so the look of clutter is minimized and dangers can be placed out of a child's view.
Advantages of Living Room Shelves
If you have a small living room, the best option is living room shelves because they are placed up off the ground. This leaves floor space for other things. Living room shelves are also a great way to preserve precious items and to display knick-knacks. You can arrange living room shelves in any fashion, which can contribute to the over-all decor of the room.
No matter what you decide, be sure to consider the impact your choice will have on the room as a whole and on the family.