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Did you know that 96.5% of Americans have TV’s in their home? With that staggering number, it’s no surprise that home entertainment furniture is in high demand.

If you’re going to have a big black box of daily entertainment, you may as well make its surroundings pretty right? Norwood is here to help! There are a few different options when it comes to storing components and displaying your television: consoles, entertainment centers/wall units, and built-ins. The first two are the most popular options since they can travel with you as you move homes, are generally more budget-friendly, and can add any kind of style/color you like without having to worry about re-sale value.

Consoles:

Consoles are the more versatile option next to wall unit entertainers. They’re smaller, so can fit in a variety of spaces, and don’t have to be used for TV’s/entertainment. In the last photo you can see a console beautifully anchoring a piece of art. If you ever decide to move, or your needs for an entertainer change, the console can be moved and used in a dining space, hallway, entryway, or even behind a sofa.

Consoles are generally a more modern option as well with their simple design and shape. We find that consoles look best when your TV is wall mounted and component cords are run behind the wall. We promise this isn’t as difficult as it sounds, and it’s so worth it for a clean look! There are plenty of at-home kits on the market to run the cords yourself, or a quick call to your handyman and electrician will do the trick.

If you feel like your wall is somewhat “empty” without the hutches that are traditionally used on wall units, add sconces to either side of your TV or artwork above the television to for a little more visual appeal.

Below are some of our favorite consoles for both style and function:

Curata Entertainment Console:

Looking like it is floating on air, the Curata entertainment center features four doors and one adjustable shelf behind each pair of doors, a ventilated back panel, a 3-plug outlet and center channel speaker area.

Create a curated chic modern look with an eclectic mix of sophisticated materials and finishes in the Curata Collection. Curata, meaning “curated” in Italian, mixes materials like black nickel, stainless brushed brass and marble with three distinct rustic modern finishes for a simple, yet urbane design. Inspired by timeless shapes and chic materials, Curata exudes a “less is more” feel by spotlighting the design of each piece and giving precise attention to detail.

The finish is a deep, brown called Midnight. Hardware is a brushed brass pull.

Roslyn County Credenza:

From farm-to-decor looks to rustic luxe, AMERICAN LIFE evokes a sense of community, easy living and authentic craftsmanship. The classic farm-to-decor collection, Roslyn County, offers heirloom quality and hand-crafted appeal with a simple style that demonstrates how Americans are living. Roslyn County is crafted in Walnut and Hickory, waxed and luxurious to the hand. Roslyn County’s big-scale pieces will be at home all across America. Trestle bases, planking, rake-back spindles and marquetry add interest to the simple lines of Roslyn County. Metal-bar hardware in an oil-rubbed bronze finish with bolts on the ends complete the look.

Modern Romance 4 Door Console:

In a world that seems to spin faster each day, with new technologies constantly emerging to help keep us connected at all times, creating relaxing spaces to escape from the pressures of modern life is a growing trend in home design. Building on this movement, Hooker Furniture introduces Modern Romance, a whole home collection designed to help consumers create a tranquil place of retreat from their always on and ever-busy lifestyles. Modern Romance features soft, feminine silhouettes that create a calm and peaceful escape from our hectic lives. Refined and sophisticated, the collection has a serene presence which achieved by the use of materials, textures, shapes and soft finishes. Marble details provide a natural element, while an assortment of champagne-tone hardware, mercury glass and aluminum details add character to selected pieces.

Soft, taupe grey wood-tone finish with champagne accents and antique mirror doors with brass-colored metal buttons.

Wall Units:

Wall unit entertainment centers are large statement making pieces with lots of space for components, storage, and decor. If you’ve got a large wall to fill and need space to store various items in your living space, a wall unit may be a good option for you.

Wall units also come in multiple pieces and sometimes those pieces can be used on their own. This  way if your style changes over the years and you opt for a cleaner look, you can remove the hutch to leave the console beneath and put the bookshelves in another space.

Below are some of our favorite wall units along with descriptions of the pieces that each comes with.

Sorella Four Piece Wall Group:

There are many comfortable ways to spend quality time with family and friends. We invite you to make our Sorella collection part of your home. When you add their ingredients of style, grace and comfort you are in for a true experience.

A taupe-colored antique finish with a light washed white undertone. Water spots and other finish techniques are used to create a natural, reclaimed wood look.

Clermont Four Piece Wall Group:

The charming Clermont Four Piece Wall Group is crafted using poplar solids and cherry veneers.

Left Pier: Three adjustable shelves; one fixed shelf.
Right Pier: Three adjustable shelves; one fixed shelf.
Entertainment Console: Two wood-framed beveled glass doors with one adjustable shelf behind each; two utility drawers with dividers for CD/DVD storage; one three plug electrical outlet; removable waist and base molding.
Entertainment Console Hutch: One adjustable shelf; two lights controlled by three-intensity touch switch.

Onslow Entertainment System:

Consisting of a left and right pier cabinet, a center hutch, and a back panel, the Onslow Home Entertainment Wall System is the ultimate storage add-on for chic living spaces.

Fireplace Console:

Ok yes, I know we said there were two main options for home entertainment, but this one is just too beautiful not to share! For those of you who love the ambiance of a fireplace but can’t commit to putting a permanent one in your home, consider a fireplace console.

Here in Arizona fireplaces are few and far between due to our seemingly year-long summer, but we can still appreciate the beauty that a fire brings to a space. These consoles do just that, provide ambiance without much effort or heat! The even better news is that if you do get a bit chilly, they include a built-in heater as well.

Big Sur

Crafted of hardwood solids and variegated walnut veneers in a casual distressed finish, these pieces capture the natural, raw beauty of the Pacific Coast Highway’s seaside cliffs and misty coastline.

Big Sur’s finish and the variegated Walnut grain feature natural color variations for a true organic and sophisticated rustic look.

Have I convinced you yet? We’ve got a few of these beauties on the showroom floor and invite you to come see them in person! Truly though, no matter what you decide Norwood Furniture has you covered for home entertainment.

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