biglots furniture – Initially you may think picking a TV stand is a easy thing to do, but it is only when you begin searching, which you realise how vast the choices are. Various colors, a few made of glass, some wood, a few metal 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 since the rack has to be large enough, but not so 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, you should not put a TV on it that is larger than what is recommended, but you can eliminate TVs which are marginally smaller.
Tip: Assess your TV measurements and compare this to the rack, particularly the width. It will look odd if the TV overhangs the edge, and it may not be safe. If you think you may upgrade to a larger TV in the near future, you may want to think about obtaining a stand that is a bit larger than what you want. Not too large though, otherwise your existing TV will look out of place on a stand that is way too large for this. Plus a few stands with mounts will only be appropriate for TVs within a certain size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand to Be?
These kinds of stands frequently come in a more traditional style box like shape. They usually have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on the front. Many TV cabinets are also usually made of wood as the primary material, and a few may have glass doors.
Tip: If you’re going to set your equipment like SKY, DVD player etc inside the cupboard, you will want to make sure the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or panel.
Cantilever TV Stands
With these stands that your TV is mounted on a bracket, which increases the TV above the stand. This is a good alternative if you’re searching for a modern appearance and is only possible for LCD and plasma TVs.
Corner TV Stands
As its name implies, these stands are for when you set the TV in the corner of this space. The stand appears the same as a normal stand out of the front, but it narrows slightly towards the back, so it matches snuggly into a corner.
Tip: Corner stands are great if you are tight on space, since you are going to have the ability to push the rack farther into the corner and save a few much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are normally made with wooden veneers not solid wood, helping to keep down the cost. You should ideally look for the same type of wood as your existing furniture, so it fits up and doesn’t look out of place.
Depending upon the model and make, TV stands can come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: If you enjoy a particular style of rack but don’t enjoy the type of wood, it is worth asking whether other kinds of wood are available (contact us). If you’d like a better quality rack, look for models which are made with ‘actual’ wood veneers, since they’re usually hard to tell from actual solid wood.
Again as its name implies these stands are primarily made of glass, usually comprising 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 want transparent glass, it is always worth asking since both versions are often available.
Coloured TV Stands
Even though the hottest stand color nowadays is black, you will also locate them in silver, white and red. Some more modern designs are also available in a high gloss finish. So look out for colors that will fit in and enhance your room layout.