biglots furniture – Initially you may think picking a TV stand is a easy thing to do, but it is only once you begin searching, that you realise how vast the options are. Various colours, some made of glass, some wood, some metal or a mix, corner stands, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list goes on.
So Where Do You Begin?
Size of the TV Stand
This is very important because the rack must be big enough, but not too big that it dwarfs your TV and looks too big. Stands are usually quoted as being appropriate for TVs up to a certain size. As a consequence, you shouldn’t put a TV on it that is bigger than what is recommended, but you can eliminate TVs that are marginally smaller.
Hint: Check your TV dimensions and compare this to the rack, particularly the width. It will look strange if the TV overhangs the edge, 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 big though, otherwise your existing TV will look strange on a stand that’s far too big for this. Plus some stands with brackets will only be appropriate for TVs in a certain size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Do You Want the Stand?
These kinds of stands often 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 main material, and some may have glass doors.
Suggestion: If you’re going to set your gear like SKY, DVD player etc inside the cabinet, you will want to be certain the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
Cantilever TV Stands
With these stands that your TV is mounted on a mount, which raises the TV above the stand. This is a good option if you’re searching for a contemporary appearance and is only possible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As the name suggests, these stands are for when you set the TV in the corner of the room. The stand looks the same as a normal stand from the front, but it narrows slightly towards the back, so that it matches snuggly into a corner.
Hint: Corner stands are great if you are tight on space, because you are going to be able to push the rack farther into the corner and spare a few much needed centimetres.
Most wooden TV stands are normally made out of wooden veneers not solid hardwood, helping to keep the cost down. You should ideally start looking for the exact same sort of wood as your existing furniture, so that it fits up and doesn’t look strange.
Depending on the model and make, TV stands may come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: Should you like a particular style of rack but don’t like the kind of wood, it is worth asking if other kinds of wood are available (contact us). If you’d like a better quality rack, start looking for models that are created with ‘real’ wood veneers, since they are usually difficult to tell from real solid wood.
Again as the name suggests these stands are primarily made of glass, usually consisting of 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Hint: Many glass stands come with either black or clear glass shelves. Therefore, if you only find a black glass version but want transparent glass, it is always worth asking because both versions are often offered.
Even though the most popular stand colour these days is black, you will also find them in silver, white and even red. Some more contemporary designs will also be offered in a high gloss finish. So keep an eye out for colours that will fit in and enhance your room layout.