biglots furniture – At first you might think choosing a TV stand is a simple thing to do, but it is only when you start looking, that you realise how enormous the options are. Various colours, some made of glass, some wood, some metallic 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 has to be large enough, but not so large that it dwarfs your TV and looks too large. Stands are often quoted as being appropriate for TVs up to a particular size. This means you should not put a TV on it that is bigger than what is recommended, but you can eliminate TVs that are slightly smaller.
Tip: Assess your TV measurements and compare that to the rack, particularly the width. It will seem odd if the TV overhangs the edge, and it may not be safe. If you think you may upgrade to a bigger TV in the near future, you might want to think about obtaining a stand that is slightly bigger than what you need. Not too large though, otherwise your current TV will look strange on a stand that is far too large for this. Plus some stands with mounts will only be appropriate for TVs in a certain size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Do You Want the Stand to Be?
These kinds of stands often arrive in a more traditional style box like shape. They generally have drawers, enclosed doors or shelves on the front. Most TV cabinets are also generally made of timber as the main material, and some may have glass doors.
Tip: If you are going to put your gear like SKY, DVD player etc within the cabinet, you’ll need to make sure 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 over the stand. This is a great option if you’re looking for a contemporary appearance and is only feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.
Corner TV Stands
As its name suggests, these stands are for when you put 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.
Tip: Corner stands are great if you are tight on space, because you’ll have the ability to push the rack farther into the corner and save a couple of much needed centimetres.
Most wooden TV stands are usually made out of wooden veneers not solid hardwood, helping to keep down the cost. You should ideally look for exactly the same sort of timber as your current furniture, so that it matches up and doesn’t look strange.
Based upon the model and make, TV stands may arrive in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: Should you like a specific style of rack but do not like the kind of wood, it is worth asking whether other kinds of timber are available (contact us). If you’d like a better quality rack, look for models that are created with ‘real’ wood veneers, as they’re usually hard to tell from real solid wood.
Again as its name suggests these stands are primarily made of 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. Therefore, if you only see a black glass version but want transparent glass, it is always worth asking because both versions are often offered.
Coloured TV Stands
While the hottest stand colour these days 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 colours that will fit in and enhance your room layout.