30 inch tv stand – Initially you may think picking a TV stand is a easy matter to do, but it’s just when you begin looking, which you realise how enormous the options are. Different colours, some made of glass, some wood, some metal or a mix, corner stands, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list continues.
Size of the TV Stand
This is essential because the stand has to be large enough, but not so large that it dwarfs your TV and seems too large. Stands are usually quoted as being suitable for TVs up to a certain size. As a consequence, that you shouldn’t put a TV on it that’s bigger than what is advocated, but you can get away with TVs which are marginally smaller.
Tip: Check your TV measurements and compare that to the stand, particularly the width. It will look odd if the TV overhangs the border, and it might not be safe. If you believe you might upgrade to a bigger TV in the not too distant future, you may wish to think about getting a stand that’s slightly bigger than what you want. Not too large though, otherwise your existing TV will look out of place on a stand that’s way too large for this. Plus some stands with brackets will only be suitable for TVs within a specific size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand?
These kinds of stands frequently come in a more traditional fashion box like shape. They generally have drawers, enclosed doors or shelves on the front. Many TV cabinets are also generally made of timber as the primary material, and some might have glass doors.
Tip: If you are going to put your equipment like SKY, DVD player etc inside the cupboard, you’ll want to make sure the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or panel.
Cantilever TV Stands
With these stands your TV is mounted on a bracket, which raises the TV over the stand. This is a good alternative if you’re looking for a modern look and is just feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.
Corner TV Stands
As the name implies, these stands are for when you put the TV in the corner of the room. The stand appears the same as a normal stand from the front, but it narrows slightly towards the back, so that it fits more snuggly into a corner.
Tip: Corner stands are great if you are tight on space, because you’ll have the ability to push the stand further into the corner and save a few much needed centimetres.
Most wooden TV stands are normally made out of wooden veneers not good wood, helping to keep the cost down. You should ideally look for exactly the same type of timber as your existing furniture, so that it matches up and does not look out of place.
Based on the model and make, TV stands may come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, walnut, walnut or walnut.
Tips: Should you like a particular style of stand but do not like the type of wood, it’s worth asking whether other kinds of timber are available (contact us here). If you want a better quality stand, look for models which are made with ‘actual’ wood veneers, since they’re usually difficult to tell from actual good wood.
Glass TV Stands
Again as the name implies these stands are mainly made of glass, usually comprising 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Tip: Many glass stands come with either black or clear glass shelves. Therefore, if you just see a black glass variation but want clear glass, it’s always worth asking because both versions are often offered.
While the most popular stand color nowadays is black, you’ll also find them in silver, white and red. Some more contemporary designs are also offered in a high gloss finish. So look out for colours that will fit in and compliment your room layout.