Today's homes feature huge televisions and impressive entertainment centers. Fifty inch plasma TVs are equipped with DVD players, game systems, surround sound speakers and a variety of other media accessories.

Because of this, homeowners need an attractive way to display and organize all their electronic equipment. TV stands and TV credenzas are an excellent way to do so, but how do you know which piece of storage furniture to choose?

Television stands and credenzas are similar, but they have a few recognizable differences. The main distinctions between the two are their height and functionality. Traditional TV stands are usually a few inches taller, while TV credenzas generally offer more shelving and storage space.

Entertainment credenzas are often designed to handle more of the electronic accessories that accompany your TV, while TV stands are more suitable for a room that has a less extensive media set-up. For instance, you may want a Television stand in your bedroom, but a TV credenza might be more appropriate for your basement or family room.

In many cases, TV credenzas could actually double for coffee tables with their sleek look, accessible designs and comfortable height. However, many people use them to display their electronics because they have attractive styling and exceptional storage capabilities.

No matter which model you choose, it's important to purchase entertainment furniture that's designed to handle the size and weight of your electronic equipment. You don't want to purchase a TV stand or TV credenza that's too small to safely hold your TV, but you also don't want your electronics to be dwarfed by your furniture.

Source by Kevin M. Freeman