biglots furniture – Initially you may think choosing a TV stand is a simple thing to do, but it’s just once you start searching, which you realise how enormous the choices are. Various colors, some made from glass, some wood, some metallic or a mix, corner stands, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, this list goes on.
So Where Do You Begin?
Size of this TV Stand
This is essential because the rack must be large enough, but not so large that it dwarfs your TV and looks too large. Stands are often quoted as being suitable for TVs up to a certain size. As a consequence, that you should not put a TV on it that is larger than what is recommended, but you can get away with TVs which are marginally smaller.
Tip: Assess your TV measurements and compare that to the rack, in particular the width. It will look odd if the TV overhangs the border, and it may not be safe. If you believe you may upgrade to a larger TV in the not too distant future, you may wish to think about getting a stand that is slightly larger than what you need. Not too large though, otherwise your current TV will look out of place on a stand that is far too large for this. Plus some stands with mounts will only be suitable for TVs in a certain size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand?
These types of stands frequently arrive in a more conventional style 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 main material, and some may have glass doors.
Tip: If you’re going to put your equipment like SKY, DVD player etc within the cabinet, you’ll need to be certain the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or panel.
With these stands your TV is mounted on a mount, which increases the TV over the stand. This is a good alternative if you’re searching for a contemporary look and is just possible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As its name implies, these stands are for if you put the TV in the corner of this space. The stand looks the same as a normal stand from the front, but it narrows slightly towards the back, so that it fits more snuggly into a corner.
Tip: Corner stands are great if you are tight on space, because you’ll be able to push the rack further in the corner and save a few much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are normally made with wooden veneers not solid hardwood, helping to keep the cost down. You should ideally start looking for exactly the same sort of wood as your current furniture, so that it matches up and does not look out of place.
Based on the make and model, TV stands can arrive in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: If you enjoy a particular style of rack but don’t enjoy the kind of wood, it’s worth asking whether other types of wood are available (contact us here). If you’d like a better quality rack, start looking for models which are made with ‘real’ wood veneers, since they’re usually hard to tell from real solid wood.
Glass TV Stands
Again as its name implies these stands are primarily made from glass, usually comprising 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Tip: Many glass stands come with either black or clear glass shelves. Therefore, if you just see a black glass version but want transparent glass, it’s always worth asking because both versions are often offered.
While the most popular stand colour nowadays is black, you’ll also find them in silver, white and red. Some more contemporary designs will also be offered in a high gloss finish. So look out for colors that will fit in and compliment your room layout.