As an interior designer, one of my favorite rooms to design is the family room. This is usually a place that we all get to share and benefit from. With that being said, it is important to cater to the individual needs of everyone in the room. Therefore, the decoration of this room should be carried out in a way that the family will be pleased with.
One of the main components of the family room is the entertainment unit. This is usually the biggest component of the entire room. It is usually the centerpiece of the entire room. It serves to be the center for watching TV and then spending time with the whole family. Therefore, when designing the decoration of the entertainment unit, it is important to keep in mind the entire room. The size and shape of the unit should be deemed accordingly. The colors should also be in accord with the rest of the room.
It is not a good idea to design the decoration of the unit in a way that it will compete with the rest of the room. The entertainment unit should be ornamental in nature. The colors should contrast with the rest of the room. The appliances such as the DVD player, X-box and LCD flat screen TV should also be chosen in accord with the rest of the room.
The design of the entertainment unit should be designed with the overall design of the room. In other words, it should not be too prominent or to the point. It should not be totally dominating the room. Usually the entertainment unit is occupied by the TV. Therefore, the shape and size of the unit should be designed to accommodate the TV.
The decoration of the unit should be done to serve all the purposes. In other words, it should provide all the needs for the whole family. With this said, it is not a good idea to decorate the entertainment unit with lots of small pieces of art. This would take away from the overall look of the room.