A flat-panel TV might be a splurge, but the entertainment unit doesn't have to be. Personalize it with custom touches for increased function and easy entertaining.
Flipping on overhead lighting to see electronics can be uncomfortable on the eyes after enjoying a movie in the dark. Two wall-mount reading lamps direct light where it's needed.
Reading-room swing-arm wall lamp: Bellacor; bellacor.com
A perk of modular storage units: It's easy to designate cubes for certain items, such as DVDs. Adding a pullout DVD tray ($9.95) takes organization to a new level, allowing you to flip through the collection without pulling out an entire stack.