bayside tv stand – At first you may think picking a TV stand is a simple matter to do, but it is only once you start looking, which you realise how enormous the options are. Various colors, a few made of glass, some wood, a few metallic or a combination, corner racks, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list continues.
So Where Do You Begin?
Size of the TV Stand
This is essential since the stand has to be big enough, but not so big that it dwarfs your TV and looks too big. Stands are usually quoted as being suitable for TVs up to a certain size. This means that you should not put a TV on it that is bigger than that which is recommended, but you can eliminate TVs which are marginally smaller.
Hint: Check your TV dimensions and compare that to the stand, in particular the width. It will seem odd if the TV overhangs the edge, and it might not be safe. If you think you might upgrade to a bigger TV in the near future, you may wish to consider obtaining a stand that’s a bit bigger than what you need. Not too big though, otherwise your existing TV will look strange on a stand that’s way too big for this. Plus a few racks with mounts will only be suitable for TVs within a specific size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand to Be?
These types of stands often come in a more conventional style box like shape. They usually have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on front. Many TV cabinets are also usually made of wood as the main material, and a few might have glass doors.
Tip: If you are going to put your gear like SKY, DVD player etc within the cabinet, you will need to be certain that the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
With these racks that your TV is mounted on a mount, which increases the TV above the stand. This is a great alternative if you’re looking for a contemporary look and is only feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.
Corner TV Stands
As the name implies, these racks are for when you put the TV in the corner of the room. The stand looks the same as a normal stand out of the front, but it narrows slightly towards the back, so that it fits more snuggly into a corner.
Hint: Corner racks are great if you’re tight on space, since you are going to be able to push the stand further into the corner and spare a couple of much needed centimetres.
Most wooden TV stands are normally made with wooden veneers not good wood, helping to keep the cost down. You should ideally start looking for exactly the exact same type of wood as your existing furniture, so that it fits up and does not look strange.
Based upon the make and model, TV stands may come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: Should you like a particular type of stand but do not like the type of wood, it is worth asking whether other types of wood are available (contact us here). If you want a better quality stand, start looking 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 implies these racks are primarily made of glass, usually consisting of 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Hint: Lots of glass racks come with either black or clear glass shelves. So if you only see a black glass version but want transparent glass, it is always worth asking since both versions are often offered.
Coloured TV Stands
While the hottest stand color nowadays is black, you will also locate them in silver, white and even red. Some more contemporary designs will also be offered in a high gloss finish. So keep an eye out for colors that’ll fit in and compliment your room layout.