biglots furniture – Initially you might think picking a TV stand is a simple matter to do, but it is only once you begin searching, that you realise how vast the options are. Different colors, some made from glass, some wood, some metal or a mix, corner stands, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list continues.
So Where Do You Begin?
Size of the TV Stand
This is essential 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 appropriate for TVs up to a particular size. This means that you shouldn’t put a TV on it that’s larger than that which is recommended, but you can get away with TVs that are slightly smaller.
Tip: Check your TV measurements and compare this to the stand, in particular the width. It will look odd if the TV overhangs the border, and it might not be safe. If you believe you might upgrade to a larger TV in the near future, you might want to consider getting a stand that is slightly larger than what you want. Not too large though, otherwise your current TV will appear out of place on a stand that is far too large for this. Plus some stands with brackets will only be appropriate for TVs within a certain size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Do You Want the Stand to Be?
These types of stands often arrive in a more conventional fashion box like shape. They usually have drawers, enclosed doors or shelves on the front. Most TV cabinets are also usually made from timber as the primary material, and some might have glass doors.
Tip: If you’re going to put your gear like SKY, DVD player etc within the cupboard, you will want to be certain the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
With these stands your TV is mounted on a mount, which increases the TV above the stand. This is a great option if you’re searching for a contemporary appearance and is only possible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As the name implies, these stands are for when you put the TV in the corner of the space. The stand looks the same as a normal stand out of the front, but it narrows slightly towards the trunk, so it fits more snuggly into a corner.
Tip: Corner stands are great if you’re tight on space, because you are going to be able to push the stand farther into the corner and spare a couple of much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are usually made out of 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 current furniture, so it matches up and doesn’t look out of place.
Depending on the make and model, TV stands can arrive in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: Should you like a specific type of stand but do not like the kind of wood, it is worth asking if other types of timber are available (contact us here). If you want a better quality stand, start looking for models that are made with ‘real’ wood veneers, since they are usually difficult to tell from real good wood.
Again as the name implies these stands are primarily made from glass, usually consisting of 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Tip: Lots of glass stands come with either black or clear glass shelves. So if you only find a black glass version but want clear glass, it is always worth asking because both versions are often offered.
Coloured TV Stands
Even though the hottest stand color nowadays is black, you will also find them in silver, white and red. Some more modern designs are also offered in a high gloss finish. So look out for colors that’ll fit in and compliment your room design.