Branded and partner channels on YouTube differentiate themselves by having more design options. Although you are pretty limited with design options for a user channel, you can make some adjustments. Even companies like Philips use YouTube’s built-in limitations to maximum leverage.
Although a user channel doesn’t feature all the good stuff, it doesn’t mean either that you should settle for bad design. The good news is dat HouseHoldHacker now offers a PhotoShop template document that enables you to quickly and precisely design your own background image. Only problem is that the file size is limited to 256kB. Below is the instructional video: