biglots furniture – At first you might think choosing a TV stand is a simple thing to do, but it’s just once you begin looking, which you realise how vast the choices are. Various colors, some made from glass, some wood, some metal or a mix, corner racks, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list goes on.
So Where Do You Begin?
Size of the TV Stand
This is essential since the rack has to be big enough, but not too big that it dwarfs your TV and looks too big. Stands are often quoted as being appropriate for TVs up to a certain size. As a consequence, you should not put a TV on it that’s larger than that which is advocated, however you can get away with TVs which are marginally smaller.
Tip: Check your TV dimensions and compare this to the rack, in particular the width. It will seem odd if the TV overhangs the edge, and it may not be safe. If you believe you may upgrade to a bigger TV in the not too distant future, you might wish to consider obtaining a stand that is a bit bigger than what you need. Not too big though, otherwise your current TV will appear strange on a stand that is way too big for this. Plus some racks with brackets will only be appropriate for TVs within a certain size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand to Be?
These types of stands often arrive in a more conventional fashion box like shape. They generally have drawers, enclosed doors or shelves on the front. Many TV cabinets are also generally made from timber as the primary material, and some may have glass doors.
Suggestion: If you are going to put your gear like SKY, DVD player etc inside the cabinet, you will need to make sure that the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
With these racks your TV is mounted on a bracket, which increases the TV above the stand. This is a great alternative if you’re looking for a contemporary appearance and is just possible for LCD and plasma TVs.
Corner TV Stands
As its name suggests, these racks are for if you put the TV in the corner of the space. The stand appears the same as a normal stand from the front, but it narrows slightly towards the trunk, so that it matches snuggly into a corner.
Tip: Corner racks are great if you’re tight on space, since you are going to be able to push the rack further in the corner and spare a few much needed centimetres.
Most wooden TV stands are usually made out of wooden veneers not good wood, helping to keep down the cost. You should ideally look for the exact same sort of timber as your current furniture, so that it matches up and doesn’t look strange.
Depending on the make and model, TV stands can arrive in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, walnut, walnut or walnut.
Tips: Should you enjoy a particular type of rack but don’t enjoy the kind of wood, it’s worth asking whether other types of timber are available (contact us). If you want a better quality rack, look for models which are created with ‘actual’ wood veneers, as they are usually difficult to tell from actual good wood.
Again as its name suggests these racks are primarily made from glass, usually comprising 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Tip: Many glass racks come with either black or clear glass shelves. Therefore, if you just find a black glass variation but want clear glass, it’s always worth asking since both versions are often available.
Even though the hottest stand color nowadays is black, you will also find 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 colors that’ll fit in and compliment your room design.