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Summer has finally arrived, which means vacations, relaxation and, of course, parties! As a homeowner, you may want to host some awesome parties and events, but don’t really have a space designed for it. This doesn’t mean you can’t make a space for you and your guests to eat, drink, watch movies, and socialize.

Entertainment rooms are designed for just that, to entertain. Most people designate their living rooms for entertaining, but they usually lack space and aren’t really party-ready. They could have antique furniture or other important accessories or furniture that you’d prefer guests didn’t spill drinks or food on. With an exclusive entertainment room, you can create the ultimate experience for your guests to watch movies, listen to music, have some amazing cocktails, and let loose.

If you’re thinking about creating a specific room designed for entertaining, there are some key things you need to know before moving ahead with the plan. For one, it starts with getting some great furniture from furniture stores, like ours, that promise amazing finds at furniture liquidators prices. Let’s take a look at some of the things you should consider when designing your perfect entertainment room.

Figure Out What You Want
What do you want the room to look like? Do you and your friends prefer drinking, watching movies, or listening to music? What do you want to main focus of the room to be? If it’s music, a great sound system may be the first thing you think about. If it’s movies, then the television and comfortable furniture should be your top priority. If you love having cocktails, then the bar area may be your focal point. Of course, there are ways to incorporate all of these into one room, but figure out what’s most important to you.

Fill the Room with the Right Stuff
Bigger isn’t always better you know. If you want a great television in the room, buying the biggest one may not make sense for your room. Make sure you understand the size and space and choose your tv accordingly. When considering a sound system, don’t overdo it. You don’t need the loudest system in the world for a mid-size room. Consider soundproofing the room or using sound-absorbing materials, like heavy curtains or rugs, so the sound doesn’t spread into other parts of the house, or even worse, your neighbours.

Pick the most comfortable seating for your entertainment room. You want your guests to be comfortable no matter what you’re using the room for. Consider a sectional if you love having discussions with guests or, if your focus is on the bar, get some funky bar stools to give the room a cool look. If you want the room to host movie screenings, reclining sofas are key.

At Dodd’s furniture stores, we want your new entertainment room to be the hot spot your friends and family love. Consider the steps above then head to one of our showrooms and start picking out some new furniture from brands like Ashley Furniture. Nothing will be more exciting than hosting a party in your exclusive space where you can show off brand-new furniture without breaking the bank.