Entertainment Centers | Media Centers

Entertainment Centers | Media Centers

Description
Description

Entertainment centers, also referred to as media centers, are furniture items used to simultaneously hold television sets and the large variety of related electronic components, devices, and media formats related to home entertainment. Most often found in residential living rooms, entertainment centers are large systems designed with a central open space for locating the television that is typically flanked with adjustable storage shelves and cabinets.

Unlike more minimal TV stands, entertainment centers are prominent furniture systems that can take up a large amount of horizontal and vertical space in the living room. Because of their size and prominence in the household, entertainment centers are often designed to be the focal point of a living room and usually include additional shelves for holding assorted home furnishings such as pottery, photographs, books, plants, and more.

History
History

Entertainment centers, or media centers, emerged as households began to accumulate multiple entertainment devices in the mid-20th century. Initially designed to house bulky televisions and radios, their size and structure adapted to accommodate evolving technology like VCRs, DVD players, and gaming systems. Their designs reflected prevailing tastes, from heavy wooden structures of the past to sleeker units in the late 1900s. As home entertainment became central to family life, these centers became prominent furniture pieces, offering organized storage while complementing room decor.

Future
Future

Entertainment centers are evolving with the rise of streaming and slim TVs. Modular designs allow customization, suiting various gadgets and spatial needs. Multi-functionality, with integrated desks or bookshelves, maximizes space in modern homes. Sustainable materials, such as bamboo, cater to eco-conscious consumers. Tech-integrations like built-in cable management or speaker systems are becoming standard. Brands like IKEA focus on adaptability, with units like BESTÅ offering varied configurations. As homes blend work, leisure, and entertainment, these centers will seamlessly integrate technology and design, enhancing living spaces.

Common Questions
Common Questions
How do you decorate an entertainment center?

Acting as both a piece of furniture for storage and for display, the entertainment center can hold movie collections, memorabilia, and various gaming equipment. It can also be decorated by stacking books if it consists of shelves or putting some between decorative bookends. Plants, photographs, baskets (can conceal media equipment) are other options that can be used to spruce up an entertainment center.

What is an entertainment center?

An entertainment center is a furniture piece intended to hold electronic components such as televisions, gaming systems, stereos, and speakers. It can act as a whole wall unit or media stand, with larger configurations being known as “home theater systems.”

How do you hide cords behind an entertainment center?

If the entertainment center does not have a hole for running cords through, drilling one and placing objects in front to conceal may be a good option. If hiding a power strip, mounting it on the wall behind and just below the entertainment center can eliminate grounder clutter without having space between the piece of furniture and the wall. There are also useful items such as cable tacks that hook to the back or cable trays that attach underneath (the entertainment center) that both organizes and hides cords.

Furniture

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50.375” | 128 cm
94.5” | 240 cm
15.75” | 40 cm
2014
IKEA Bestå TV Storage - Base L Shape
128.000
240.000
40.000
2014.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/NqIpd
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IKEA Bestå TV Storage - Base L Shape3D model of the IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination Base L Shape viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination Base L Shape viewed in perspective
76” | 193 cm
118.125” | 300 cm
16.5” | 42 cm
2014
IKEA Bestå TV Storage - Base U Shape
193.000
300.000
42.000
2014.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/GW50O
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3D
IKEA Bestå TV Storage - Base U ShapeView of the IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination Base U Shape in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination Base U Shape in 3D available for download
75.625” | 192 cm
70.875” | 180 cm
15.75” | 40 cm
2014
IKEA Bestå TV Storage - Overhead
192.000
180.000
40.000
2014.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/ZpcWl
GUIDE
3D
IKEA Bestå TV Storage - OverheadPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination OverheadPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination Overhead
90.5” | 230 cm
94.5” | 240 cm
15.75” | 40 cm
2014
IKEA Bestå TV Storage - Overhead C Shape
230.000
240.000
40.000
2014.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/NAgzA
GUIDE
3D
IKEA Bestå TV Storage - Overhead C Shape3D model of the IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination Overhead C Shape viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination Overhead C Shape viewed in perspective
74.75” | 190 cm
94.5” | 240 cm
16.5” | 42 cm
2014
IKEA Bestå TV Storage - Overhead Stepping
190.000
240.000
42.000
2014.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/5zKPz
GUIDE
3D
IKEA Bestå TV Storage - Overhead SteppingPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination Overhead SteppingPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination Overhead Stepping
83.125” | 211 cm
118.125” | 300 cm
7.875”-15.75” | 20-40 cm
2014
IKEA Bestå TV Storage - Overhead T Shape
211.000
300.000
40.000
2014.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/bllra
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3D
IKEA Bestå TV Storage - Overhead T Shape3D model of the IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination Overhead T Shape viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination Overhead T Shape viewed in perspective
90.5” | 230 cm
94.5” | 240 cm
16.5” | 42 cm
2014
IKEA Bestå TV Storage - Overhead Wide
230.000
240.000
42.000
2014.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/YW0IT
GUIDE
3D
IKEA Bestå TV Storage - Overhead WideView of the IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination Overhead Wide in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination Overhead Wide in 3D available for download
90.5” | 230 cm
118.125” | 300 cm
15.75” | 40 cm
2014
IKEA Bestå TV Unit - Combo Overhead
230.000
300.000
40.000
2014.00
10
https://p3d.in/e/ed868
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3D
IKEA Bestå TV Unit - Combo OverheadView of the IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination Overhead Full in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination Overhead Full in 3D available for download
86.5” | 220 cm
82.75” | 210 cm
15.75” | 40 cm
2016
IKEA Bestå | Eket TV Storage - Overhead
220.000
210.000
40.000
2016.00
30
https://p3d.in/e/8nBDh
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3D
IKEA Bestå | Eket TV Storage - Overhead3D model of the IKEA Bestå | Eket TV Storage Combination - Overhead viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Bestå | Eket TV Storage Combination - Overhead viewed in perspective
67” | 170 cm
70.75” | 180 cm
15.75” | 40 cm
2016
IKEA Bestå | Eket TV Storage - Overhead L Shape
170.000
180.000
40.000
2016.00
30
https://p3d.in/e/B3C6P
GUIDE
3D
IKEA Bestå | Eket TV Storage - Overhead L ShapeView of the IKEA Bestå | Eket TV Storage Combination - Overhead L Shape in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Bestå | Eket TV Storage Combination - Overhead L Shape in 3D available for download
82.625” | 210 cm
118.125” | 300 cm
16.5” | 42 cm
2016
IKEA Bestå | Eket TV Storage - Overhead Stepping
210.000
300.000
42.000
2016.00
30
https://p3d.in/e/D3cMd
GUIDE
3D
IKEA Bestå | Eket TV Storage - Overhead SteppingPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Bestå | Eket TV Storage Combination - Overhead SteppingPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Bestå | Eket TV Storage Combination - Overhead Stepping
37.375” | 95 cm
78.75” | 200 cm
16.125” | 41 cm
2017
IKEA Brimnes TV Storage - 2 Bay - L Shape
95.000
200.000
41.000
2017.00
5
https://p3d.in/e/RgZuf
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3D
IKEA Brimnes TV Storage - 2 Bay - L ShapePerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Brimnes TV Storage Combination - 2 Bay - L Shape Perspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Brimnes TV Storage Combination - 2 Bay - L Shape
37.375” | 95 cm
108.625” | 276 cm
16.125” | 41 cm
2017
IKEA Brimnes TV Storage - 2 Bay - U Shape
95.000
276.000
41.000
2017.00
5
https://p3d.in/e/wDcT3
GUIDE
3D
IKEA Brimnes TV Storage - 2 Bay - U Shape3D model of the IKEA Brimnes TV Storage Combination - 2 Bay - U Shape viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Brimnes TV Storage Combination - 2 Bay - U Shape viewed in perspective
37.375” | 95 cm
101.625” | 258 cm
16.125” | 41 cm
2017
IKEA Brimnes TV Storage - 3 Bay - L Shape
95.000
258.000
41.000
2017.00
5
https://p3d.in/e/wGhZQ
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3D
IKEA Brimnes TV Storage - 3 Bay - L ShapeView of the IKEA Brimnes TV Storage Combination - 3 Bay - L Shape in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Brimnes TV Storage Combination - 3 Bay - L Shape in 3D available for download
37.375” | 95 cm
132.25” | 336 cm
16.125” | 41 cm
2017
IKEA Brimnes TV Storage - 3 Bay - U Shape
95.000
336.000
41.000
2017.00
5
https://p3d.in/e/Qbe93
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3D
IKEA Brimnes TV Storage - 3 Bay - U ShapePerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Brimnes TV Storage Combination - 3 Bay - U ShapePerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Brimnes TV Storage Combination - 3 Bay - U Shape
83.5” | 212 cm
111” | 282 cm
18.5" | 47 cm
2018
IKEA Havsta TV Storage - Bookcases
212.000
282.000
47.000
2018.00
10
https://p3d.in/e/L0RXC
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IKEA Havsta TV Storage - Bookcases3D model of the IKEA Havsta TV Storage Combination Bookcases viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Havsta TV Storage Combination Bookcases viewed in perspective
83.5” | 212 cm
133.75” | 340 cm
18.5" | 47 cm
2018
IKEA Havsta TV Storage - Display
212.000
340.000
47.000
2018.00
5
https://p3d.in/e/VcEEv
GUIDE
3D
IKEA Havsta TV Storage - DisplayView of the IKEA Havsta TV Storage Combination Display Cases in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Havsta TV Storage Combination Display Cases in 3D available for download
35” | 89 cm
94.875” | 241 cm
18.5" | 47 cm
2018
IKEA Havsta TV Storage Unit
89.000
241.000
47.000
2018.00
5
https://p3d.in/e/8y6cM
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3D
IKEA Havsta TV Storage UnitPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Havsta TV Storage Unit CombinationPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Havsta TV Storage Unit Combination
83.5” | 212 cm
96.5” | 245 cm
14.625”-18.5” | 37-47 cm
2015
IKEA Hemnes TV Storage - Bookcases (Thin)
212.000
245.000
47.000
2015.00
10
https://p3d.in/e/aPTlQ
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IKEA Hemnes TV Storage - Bookcases (Thin)3D model of the IKEA Hemnes TV Storage Combination Bookcases (Thin) viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Hemnes TV Storage Combination Bookcases (Thin) viewed in perspective
83.5” | 212 cm
128.375” | 326 cm
14.625”-18.5” | 37-47 cm
2015
IKEA Hemnes TV Storage - Bookcases (Wide)
212.000
326.000
47.000
2015.00
10
https://p3d.in/e/MDRmi
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IKEA Hemnes TV Storage - Bookcases (Wide)View of the IKEA Hemnes TV Storage Combination Bookcases (Wide) in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Hemnes TV Storage Combination Bookcases (Wide) in 3D available for download
83.5” | 212 cm
128.375” | 326 cm
14.625”-18.5” | 37-47 cm
2015
IKEA Hemnes TV Storage - Mixed
212.000
326.000
47.000
2015.00
10
https://p3d.in/e/W5V0j
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3D
IKEA Hemnes TV Storage - MixedPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Hemnes TV Storage Combination Mixed StoragePerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Hemnes TV Storage Combination Mixed Storage
57.875” | 147 cm
72.0” | 183 cm
15.375” | 39 cm
2013
IKEA Lappland TV Storage Unit
147.000
183.000
39.000
2013.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/9dVAH
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IKEA Lappland TV Storage UnitPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Lappland TV Storage UnitPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Lappland TV Storage Unit
IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination - Overhead Wide

The IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination (Overhead Wide) is a narrow Tv bench with four drawers, two open compartments, and a rectangular hanging cabinet with four drawers and compartment to customize your storage needs. The hanging cabinets leave enough space for your Tv and for displaying other items.

The IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination (Overhead Wide) has an overall height of 90.5” (230 cm), width of 94.5” (240 cm), and depth of 16.5” (42 cm).

Dimensioned set of drawings of the IKEA Bestå TV Storage (Overhead Wide) with height, width and depth measurements
The IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination (Overhead Wide) is a narrow Tv bench with four drawers, two open compartments, and a rectangular hanging cabinet with four drawers and compartment to customize your storage needs. The hanging cabinets leave enough space for your Tv and for displaying items.

The IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination (Overhead Wide) has an overall height of 90.5” (230 cm), width of 94.5” (240 cm), and depth of 16.5” (42 cm).

Dimensioned set of drawings of the IKEA Bestå TV Storage (Overhead Wide) with height, width and depth measurements
IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination - Overhead Wide
Height:
90.5” | 230 cm
Width:
94.5” | 240 cm
Length:
Depth:
16.5” | 42 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Particleboard frame and shelves; fiberboard back panels
Designer
IKEA
Year
2014

Drawings include:
IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination (Overhead Wide) front elevation, side, plan

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IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination - Overhead C Shape

The IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination (Overhead C Shape) spots a C-shaped structure having five glass doors, eight drawers, and three open compartments for storage of home entertainment devices and accessories. The furniture has an enormous size that makes use of unused floor and wall space.

The IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination (Overhead C Shape) has an overall height of 90.5” (230 cm), width of 94.5” (240 cm), and depth of 15.75” (40 cm).

Plan and elevation drawings of the IKEA Bestå TV Storage (Overhead C Shape) with dimensions for height, width and depth
The IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination (Overhead C Shape) spots a C-shaped structure having five glass doors, eight drawers, and three open compartments for storage of home entertainment devices and accessories. The furniture has an enormous size that makes use of unused floor and wall space.

The IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination (Overhead C Shape) has an overall height of 90.5” (230 cm), width of 94.5” (240 cm), and depth of 15.75” (40 cm).

Plan and elevation drawings of the IKEA Bestå TV Storage (Overhead C Shape) with dimensions for height, width and depth
IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination - Overhead C Shape
Height:
90.5” | 230 cm
Width:
94.5” | 240 cm
Length:
Depth:
15.75” | 40 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Particleboard frame and shelves; fiberboard back panels; tempered glass doors and shelves
Designer
Marcus Arvonen (IKEA)
Year
2014

Drawings include:
IKEA Bestå TV Storage Combination (Overhead C Shape) front elevation, side, plan

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IKEA Havsta TV Storage Combination - Display Cases

The IKEA Havsta TV Storage Combination (Display Cases) is a U-shaped Tv storage combination sporting four glass doors at the upper level and four wooden doors at the lower level/Tv bench connected to two drawers and open cabinets. The furniture leaves lots of space above the Tv bench/cabinets to display your Tv and for hanging wall items.

The IKEA Havsta TV Storage Combination (Display Cases) has an overall height of 83.5” (212 cm), width of 133.75” (340 cm), and depth of 18.5" (47 cm).

Dimensioned set of drawings of the IKEA Havsta TV Storage (Display Cases) with height, width and depth measurements
The IKEA Havsta TV Storage Combination (Display Cases) is a U-shaped Tv storage combination sporting four glass doors at the upper level and four wooden doors at the lower level/Tv bench connected to two drawers and open cabinets. The furniture leaves lots of space above the Tv bench/cabinets.

The IKEA Havsta TV Storage Combination (Display Cases) has an overall height of 83.5” (212 cm), width of 133.75” (340 cm), and depth of 18.5" (47 cm).

Dimensioned set of drawings of the IKEA Havsta TV Storage (Display Cases) with height, width and depth measurements
IKEA Havsta TV Storage Combination - Display Cases
Height:
83.5” | 212 cm
Width:
133.75” | 340 cm
Length:
Depth:
18.5" | 47 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Solid pine; stain and clear lacquer; fiberboard back panel; tempered glass doors
Designer
IKEA
Year
2018

Drawings include:
IKEA Havsta TV Storage Combination (Display Cases) front elevation, side, plan

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IKEA Bestå | Eket TV Storage Combination - Overhead L Shape

The KEA Bestå | Eket TV Storage Combination (Overhead L Shape) features a Tv bench with three drawers and two open compartments and an L-shaped open storage solution with six cabinets. The drawers have push-openers and large to store and display your gadgets and favorite items.

The IKEA Bestå | Eket TV Storage Combination (Overhead L Shape) has an overall height of 67” (170 cm), width of 70.75” (180 cm), and depth of 15.75” (40 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Bestå | Eket TV Storage (Overhead L Shape) with height, width and depth
The KEA Bestå | Eket TV Storage Combination (Overhead L Shape) features a Tv bench with three drawers and two open compartments and an L-shaped open storage solution with six cabinets. The drawers have push-openers and large to store and display your gadgets and favorite items.

The IKEA Bestå | Eket TV Storage Combination (Overhead L Shape) has an overall height of 67” (170 cm), width of 70.75” (180 cm), and depth of 15.75” (40 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Bestå | Eket TV Storage (Overhead L Shape) with height, width and depth
IKEA Bestå | Eket TV Storage Combination - Overhead L Shape
Height:
67” | 170 cm
Width:
70.75” | 180 cm
Length:
Depth:
15.75” | 40 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Particleboard frame and shelves; fiberboard back panels
Designer
Jon Karlsson (IKEA)
Year
2016

Drawings include:
IKEA Bestå | Eket TV Storage Combination (Overhead L Shape) front elevation, side, plan

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IKEA Brimnes TV Storage Combination - 3 Bay - U Shape

The IKEA Brimnes TV Storage Combination (3 Bay - U Shape) extends the 2 Bay U Shape design with an additional drawer and an open compartment for your extra storage needs. You can use a glass door cabinet to showcase your wares and items rather than hide them in a wooden cabinet.

The IKEA Brimnes TV Storage Combination (3 Bay - U Shape) has an overall height of 37.375” (95 cm), width of 132.25” (336 cm), and depth of 16.125” (41 cm).

Dimensioned set of drawings of the IKEA Brimnes TV Storage (3 Bay - U Shape) with height, width and depth measurements
The IKEA Brimnes TV Storage Combination (3 Bay - U Shape) extends 2 Bay U Shape design with an additional drawer and an open compartment for your extra storage needs. You can use a glass door cabinet to showcase your wares and items rather than hide them in a wooden cabinet.

The IKEA Brimnes TV Storage Combination (3 Bay - U Shape) has an overall height of 37.375” (95 cm), width of 132.25” (336 cm), and depth of 16.125” (41 cm).

Dimensioned set of drawings of the IKEA Brimnes TV Storage (3 Bay - U Shape) with height, width and depth measurements
IKEA Brimnes TV Storage Combination - 3 Bay - U Shape
Height:
37.375” | 95 cm
Width:
132.25” | 336 cm
Length:
Depth:
16.125” | 41 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Particleboard frame and shelves; fiberboard back panels; tempered glass doors
Designer
K & M Hagberg (IKEA)
Year
2017

Drawings include:
IKEA Brimnes TV Storage Combination (3 Bay - U Shape) front elevation, side, plan

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