biglots furniture – At first you may think picking a TV stand is a simple thing to do, but it’s only when you begin looking, which you realise how vast the options are. Different colours, some made from glass, some wood, some metallic or a combination, corner stands, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list goes on.
Size of the TV Stand
This is essential because the stand has to be big enough, but not so big that it dwarfs your TV and seems too big. Stands are often quoted as being suitable for TVs up to a certain size. This means that you shouldn’t put a TV on it that’s bigger than that which is recommended, but you can eliminate TVs which are slightly smaller.
Tip: Check your TV measurements and compare this to the stand, particularly 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 larger TV in the not too distant future, you may want to consider obtaining a stand that’s a bit larger 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 some stands with mounts will only be suitable for TVs within a certain size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand to Be?
These kinds of stands often arrive in a more conventional fashion box like shape. They usually have drawers, enclosed doors or shelves on front. Many TV cabinets are also usually made from timber as the main material, and some might have glass doors.
Suggestion: If you’re going to put your equipment 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.
Cantilever TV Stands
With these stands that your TV is mounted on a bracket, which increases the TV over the stand. This is a great option if you’re looking for a contemporary appearance 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 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.
Tip: Corner stands are great if you are tight on space, because you are going to be able to push the stand further in the corner and spare a few much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are usually made with wooden veneers not good wood, helping to keep the cost down. You should ideally start looking for exactly the exact same sort of timber as your existing furniture, so that it matches up and does not look out of place.
Depending on the make and model, TV stands can arrive in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: If you enjoy a specific type of stand but do not enjoy the kind of wood, it’s worth asking whether other kinds of timber are available (contact us). If you’d like a better quality stand, start looking for models which are made with ‘real’ wood veneers, as they are usually hard to tell from real good wood.
Again as the name suggests these stands are primarily made from glass, usually consisting of 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Tip: Many glass stands come with either clear or black glass shelves. Therefore, if you only see a black glass version but need clear glass, it’s always worth asking because both versions are often offered.
Coloured TV Stands
While the most popular stand color these days is black, you will also find them in silver, white and even red. Some more contemporary designs are also offered in a high gloss finish. So look out for colours that’ll fit in and compliment your room design.