biglots furniture – Initially you may think picking a TV stand is a simple thing to do, but it’s just once you start looking, that you realise how enormous the options are. Various colours, a few made of glass, some wood, a few metal or a combination, corner stands, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list continues.
So Where Do You Begin?
Size of the TV Stand
This is very important because the rack has to be big enough, but not too big that it dwarfs your TV and seems too big. Stands are often quoted as being appropriate for TVs up to a certain size. This means you shouldn’t put a TV on it that is bigger than what is advocated, however you can eliminate TVs that are slightly smaller.
Tip: Check your TV dimensions and compare that to the rack, in particular the width. It will look strange if the TV overhangs the border, and it may not be safe. If you think you may upgrade to a larger TV in the not too distant future, you may wish to think about getting a stand that’s a bit larger than what you want. Not too big though, otherwise your current TV will look strange on a stand that’s far too big for it. Plus a few stands with brackets will only be appropriate for TVs in a certain size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Do You Want the Stand to Be?
These types of stands frequently come in a more traditional fashion box like shape. They generally have drawers, enclosed doors or shelves on front. Most TV cabinets are also generally made of wood as the main material, and a few may have glass doors.
Suggestion: If you are going to set your equipment like SKY, DVD player etc within the cupboard, you’ll want to be certain that the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
With these stands your TV is mounted on a mount, which raises the TV above the stand. This is a good alternative if you’re looking for a contemporary appearance and is just feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As its name implies, these stands 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 stands are great if you are tight on space, because you are going to have the ability to push the rack further in the corner and spare a few much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are usually made with wooden veneers not solid wood, helping to keep down the cost. You should ideally look for exactly the same type of wood as your current furniture, so it fits up and does not look strange.
Based upon the make and model, TV stands can come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, walnut, walnut or walnut.
Tips: If you like a particular style of rack but don’t like the type of wood, it’s worth asking if other types of wood are available (contact us). If you’d like a better quality rack, look for models that are made with ‘real’ wood veneers, since they’re usually difficult to tell from real solid wood.
Again as its name implies these stands are mainly made of glass, usually comprising 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Tip: Lots of glass stands come with either clear or black glass shelves. Therefore, if you just see a black glass version but need clear glass, it’s always worth asking because both versions are often offered.
Coloured TV Stands
Even though the hottest stand color these days is black, you’ll also find them in silver, white and even red. Some more modern designs will also be offered in a high gloss finish. So keep an eye out for colours that’ll fit in and enhance your room layout.