bayside tv stand – Initially you might think picking a TV stand is a easy thing to do, but it is only once you start searching, which you realise how vast the options are. Different colours, a few made from glass, some wood, a few metallic or a mix, corner stands, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, this list continues.
So Where Do You Begin?
Size of this TV Stand
This is essential because the stand must be big enough, but not so big that it dwarfs your TV and looks too big. Stands are usually quoted as being appropriate for TVs up to a certain size. This means that you shouldn’t put a TV on it that’s bigger than what is recommended, however you can eliminate TVs which are marginally smaller.
Hint: Assess your TV measurements and compare that to the stand, particularly 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 bigger TV in the not too distant future, you might want to consider obtaining a stand that’s a bit bigger than what you need. Not too big though, otherwise your existing TV will appear out of place on a stand that’s way too big for it. Plus a few stands with mounts will only be appropriate for TVs within a specific size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand?
These types of stands frequently arrive in a more traditional style box like shape. They usually have drawers, enclosed doors or shelves on the front. Most TV cabinets are also usually made from timber as the main material, and a few may have glass doors.
Tip: If you’re going to put your equipment like SKY, DVD player etc inside the cabinet, you will need to be certain the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
Cantilever TV Stands
With these stands your TV is mounted on a bracket, which raises the TV over the stand. This is a great alternative if you’re searching for a contemporary look and is only possible for LCD and plasma TVs.
Corner TV Stands
As the name suggests, these stands are for if you put the TV in the corner of this room. The stand looks just like a normal stand out of the front, but it narrows slightly towards the trunk, so that it fits more snuggly into a corner.
Hint: Corner stands are great if you’re tight on space, because you are going to be able to push the stand further into the corner and spare a few much needed centimetres.
Most wooden TV stands are normally made with wooden veneers not good wood, helping to keep down the cost. You should ideally look for the same type of timber as your existing furniture, so that it fits up and does not look out of place.
Depending on the model and make, TV stands may arrive in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, walnut, walnut or walnut.
Tips: If you enjoy a particular type of stand but do not enjoy the type of wood, it is worth asking whether other types of timber are available (contact us). If you want a better quality stand, look for models which are made with ‘real’ wood veneers, as they’re usually hard to tell from real good wood.
Glass TV Stands
Again as the name suggests these stands are mainly made from glass, usually comprising 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Hint: Lots of glass stands come with either black or clear glass shelves. So if you only see a black glass version but want clear glass, it is always worth asking because both versions are often available.
Even though the most popular stand color these days is black, you will also locate them in silver, white and red. Some more modern designs will also be available in a high gloss finish. So keep an eye out for colours that’ll fit in and compliment your room design.