The right entertainment center lighting elevates your next movie marathon or streaming binge. This space normally reserved for knickknacks and DVDs can pair beautifully with surround sound and UHD displays for an experience unlike any other. Transform TV time into a fully immersive moment with these stellar options.
10 creative entertainment center lighting ideas
Whether your TV is simple or an elaborate piece of furniture surrounds the screen on all sides, create your own luminous glow with the below entertainment center lights.
1. Push light
Maybe your entertainment center is where you hold your collectibles, store your favorite romance novels, or keep your video games close at hand. If your entertainment center is also part-storage, you might want to opt for a simple light that illuminates these items. Push lights are a great example.
Push lights fit seamlessly on your shelves, and most models take little to no work to mount. All you need are some batteries and, depending on the light, a few screws or some double-sided tape. Or, if your push light has its own adhesive backing, just peel it off, pop it on, and breathe new life into your entertainment center. With a simple touch of your push light, you’ll create a luminous glow for all your collectibles.
2. Ambient light
If your entertainment center lacks a “wow” factor, good ambient lighting can help. This source can come from one of two places: The foundation of your room’s lighting, such as recessed lights, or mood-setting fixtures. Either way, adding an ambient light can effortlessly rebirth a boring, bland entertainment center as a radiant centerpiece.
Ambient mood lights can nestle easily into any space on your shelving too. You could place your light near your treasures or next to your books to create a stunning shine as you read your favorite novel. It’s a minimalistic way to instantly add a subtle glow to your shelving.
With the BlissRadia Ambient Mood Light, you can control the colors and effects right from your phone to create any vibe. This way, you can set the mood for your next family movie night without using a stepstool to manually adjust your fixtures.
You can choose from millions of color options on the rainbow – say, a calming blue or a blazing red. Really, you can find the perfect color for any mood. You can also connect your mood light to the BlissHome app, Alexa, or Google Home for easy control at any time. With these ambient mood lights, you can go from party mode to a subtle glow with just your voice or your phone.
BlissRadia Smart LED Mood Light
From desktop to bedside, light the way to concentration, stimulation, or relaxation.
3. Motion-sensing lights
Motion sensing lights turn on with no effort – literally. They’ll remain off until you come within their reach. Once you do, you can lie back and enjoy hours of astonishing lighting.
You can mount motion-sensing lights to walls or put them right under each shelf in your entertainment center to highlight your favorite items. Other options, such as the BlissEmber, are compact but powerful plug-in night lights that have the same motion-sensing effect in the area right around your entertainment center. This multicolor light can detect motion from up to 20 feet away. You can control it from your phone, Google Home, or Alexa to change the color to fit the mood in moments.
BlissEmber Smart Multicolor Night Light
A guiding light, a source of comfort, a way to transform your space.
4. Wall sconces
Want to turn your ordinary entertainment center into one that looks like it could be on the cover of Good Housekeeping? Wall sconces are the way to do it. These fixtures mount directly to your wall and can nicely flank either side of your TV. But don’t let the “mount directly to the wall” part scare you – opt for a plug-in design that skips the electrician’s visit.
Wall sconces come in many shapes, sizes, and designs, so there’s one for everyone. From sleek black to bright gold fixtures, the options are endless. Your wall sconces will likely look best if you install them in pairs, so look for matching sets for the best effect. Depending on the width of your entertaining space, you could even opt for four sconces to really illuminate your space.
5. Galaxy projector
Let’s say you’re looking to take your movie nights to the next level, or perhaps you want to watch your favorite TV show against the backdrop of a dazzling night sky. Galaxy projectors will provide all that and more. The SkyLite 2.0, for example, can instantly transform your entertainment center into a whole new world.
Cuddle up with your loved ones and drift away under the colorful floating nebulas and bright, twinkling stars. Use the BlissLights app to choose the pace of your floating nebulas and change their colors, brightness, and effects. This way, you can relax and unwind as you lay with your family gazing at the twinkling lights. You can also light up family game night with swirling, dual-color nebulas. The SkyLite 2.0 includes three brightness modes, seven nature-inspired effects, and a built-in six-hour timer to provide you with endless entertainment.
Sky Lite 2.0: Galaxy Projector (App Control)
Shine a galaxy of moving stars and a vibrant multicolor cloud.
6. Shelf floor lamp
When it comes to highlighting the centerpiece of your living room, ceiling lights don’t always do the trick. For a bit more light – or if you’re looking to replace ceiling lights altogether – shelf floor lamps are a great option. While it may seem a bit strange to recommend shelf floor lamps next to an entertainment center full of shelves, this is an especially good choice to flank a smaller TV stand. This way, the shelves directly underneath the TV can hold a DVD player or gaming console, and your collections can make their way to the shelf floor lamp.
7. Display lights
This type of fixture showcases your favorite items that surround your TV, such as collectibles or artwork. They’re a great way to shine a literal spotlight on everything in your entertainment display without detracting from the main focus of the room: the TV. Simply mount these lights to a nearby wall or ceiling, then point them where you need more of that wonderful glow.
8. Light bar
Imagine having a soft pink glow behind your television as you watch your favorite movie. Or maybe you want a beaming red light as you defeat the enemy during your late-night gaming sessions. With smart light bars, you can add an unforgettable glow that completely changes how you take in your entertainment. Simply mount the lighting bar behind your TV, then watch as your screen comes to life. With these lights, you’ll no longer have to watch a movie in pitch-black or with bright white background lights. Instead, you can enjoy a soft glow right behind your screen.
Sometimes, you just want a little bit of a glow to accompany your favorite flick. But if your entertainment center lighting options are super-bright overhead lights or nothing at all, it’s time to explore dimmers.
With dimmers, you can light your entertainment room as much or as little as you want. From a slight glow as you search for your next mystery film to bright lights to accompany casual daytime viewing, you can adjust these lights for every activity.
10. Cabinet LEDs
You can take your space to its full potential with LED strips that can easily line each shelf in your entertainment center. It takes little installation to get these cabinet LEDs up and running. Just peel off the adhesive backing, cut the strip to your preferred size, and attach it on, above, or under any cabinet space. Use the app controls to choose the best colors and patterns.
The BlissGlow Multicolor LED Strip Light is an excellent option for lighting up your entertainment center. With independent color control, you can set the mood one color at a time or glisten with 12 different hues. Four music sensing modes means that these strips can react to whatever’s playing on the TV. It can’t get much more immersive than that.
Through the integrated controller or the BlissLights app, you can create your own color presets. Connect to the BlissLights app to adjust brightness, create timers, or change your whole space.
BlissGlow Multicolor LED Strip Light
Refresh your space with a modern glow.
Radiate your entertainment space with BlissLights
Your entertainment center is a great place to showcase your personality and favorite belongings. And since you’ll often gather friends and family around it, you should treat it as a decor piece of its own. With BlissLights, you can turn this giant decor piece into a colorful immersive experience with endless color options, lighting effects, and glistening gradients. Shop the BlissLights collection to bliss out in your entertainment space.
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