We're not sure exactly when or where this trend started happening, but this year in particular, we've started to notice a small decline in the popularity of full wall entertainment center. These behemoths that would take up entire walls at a time are now being replaced by much simpler, mobile TV units.
This trend seems at odds with a growing demand for even larger TVs, but we imagine the large TV sizes will eventually become saturated enough where individuals start to realize that quality and proportion should take precedence instead.
Additionally, for those who are moving out from the suburbs back into the city (a popular trend that's come over from the previous year), spaces are often smaller and such gigantic furniture pieces require time to build and dismantle that it's often not worth it. Plus, who wants to carry all those pieces up a flight of stairs anyway?
Simply put, living lighter makes moving much easier and saves money for more vital furniture pieces such as the seating you'll be enjoying your movies in. Rather than shelling out for huge shelving units, purchase furniture pieces that can scale and sell.
Within the next few years (or months, depending on your geekness level), people may start to enjoy watching TV more on their phones and tablets than on the giant big screen. We imagine it won't be long until these devices play together nicely in an ecosystem that'll benefit more with a mobile approach to living without the extra-large baggage of a wall entertainment unit.
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