30 inch tv stand – At first you may think choosing a TV stand is a easy thing to do, but it is just once you start looking, which you realise how enormous the choices are. Different colors, a few made from glass, some wood, a few metallic or a mix, corner stands, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, this list goes on.
Size of this TV Stand
This is very important because the stand has to be large enough, but not too large that it dwarfs your TV and seems too large. Stands are usually quoted as being appropriate for TVs up to a certain size. As a consequence, that you should not put a TV on it that’s larger than that which is recommended, but you can get away with TVs which are marginally smaller.
Hint: Assess your TV dimensions and compare this to the stand, in particular the width. It will look odd if the TV overhangs the border, and it may not be safe. If you believe you may upgrade to a larger TV in the not too distant future, you may wish to think about getting a stand that’s a bit larger than what you need. Not too large though, otherwise your current TV will appear out of place on a stand that’s way too large for it. Plus a few stands with brackets will only be appropriate for TVs in a certain size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Do You Want the Stand?
These types of stands frequently come in a more conventional style box like shape. They generally have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on front. Most TV cabinets are also generally made from wood as the main material, and a few may have glass doors.
Suggestion: If you’re going to set your gear like SKY, DVD player etc within the cabinet, you’ll need to make sure the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or panel.
With these stands that your TV is mounted on a mount, which raises the TV above the stand. This is a good option if you’re looking for a modern look and is just feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.
Corner TV Stands
As its name suggests, these stands are for when you set the TV in the corner of this room. The stand looks just like a normal stand from the front, but it narrows slightly towards the trunk, so it fits more snuggly into a corner.
Hint: Corner stands are great if you are tight on space, because you are going to be able to push the stand further into the corner and save a few much needed centimetres.
Most wooden TV stands are usually made out of wooden veneers not good wood, helping to keep the cost down. You should ideally start looking for the same type of wood as your current furniture, so it matches up and doesn’t look out of place.
Depending upon the make and model, TV stands can come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: Should you like a specific type of stand but don’t like the kind of wood, it is worth asking whether other types of wood are available (contact us). If you’d like a better quality stand, start looking for models which are created with ‘actual’ wood veneers, since they are usually hard to tell from actual good wood.
Again as its name suggests these stands are mainly made from glass, usually comprising 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Hint: 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 is always worth asking because both versions are often available.
Even though the hottest stand colour nowadays is black, you’ll also find them in silver, white and red. Some more contemporary designs are also available in a high gloss finish. So keep an eye out for colors that will fit in and enhance your room layout.