biglots furniture – Initially you may think choosing a TV stand is a simple matter to do, but it is just when you begin looking, that you realise how vast the options are. Various colours, some made from glass, some wood, some 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 very important because the stand must be large enough, but not so large that it dwarfs your TV and looks too large. Stands are usually quoted as being suitable for TVs up to a particular size. As a consequence, you should not put a TV on it that’s larger than that which is recommended, however you can eliminate TVs that are marginally smaller.
Tip: Assess your TV measurements and compare this to the stand, in particular the width. It will seem 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 near future, you may want to consider obtaining a stand that’s a bit bigger than what you want. Not too large though, otherwise your existing TV will appear strange on a stand that’s way too large for it. Plus some racks with mounts will only be suitable for TVs within a certain size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand?
These types of stands frequently come in a more traditional fashion box like shape. They generally have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on the front. Many TV cabinets are also generally made from wood as the primary material, and some may have glass doors.
Suggestion: If you are going to set your gear like SKY, DVD player etc within the cupboard, you will want to make sure that the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
With these racks your TV is mounted on a mount, which increases the TV above the stand. This is a good option if you’re looking for a contemporary look and is just possible for LCD and plasma TVs.
Corner TV Stands
As the name implies, these racks are for when you set the TV in the corner of the room. The stand appears just like a normal stand out of the front, but it narrows slightly towards the trunk, so it fits more snuggly into a corner.
Tip: Corner racks are great if you’re tight on space, because you’ll be able to push the stand farther in the corner and spare a few much needed centimetres.
Most wooden TV stands are usually made with wooden veneers not good hardwood, helping to keep the cost down. You should ideally look for exactly the exact same sort of wood as your existing furniture, so it fits up and doesn’t look strange.
Depending upon the make and model, TV stands may come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, walnut, walnut or walnut.
Tips: If you like a specific 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, look for models that are created with ‘actual’ wood veneers, as they’re usually hard to tell from actual good wood.
Again as the name implies these racks are mainly made from glass, usually comprising 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Tip: Lots of glass racks come with either black or clear glass shelves. So if you just find a black glass variation but need transparent glass, it is always worth asking because both versions are often available.
Even though the hottest stand colour these days 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 colours that’ll fit in and enhance your room design.