ikea tv entertainment center – At first you may think picking a TV stand is a easy matter to do, but it’s only when you start searching, that you realise how enormous the options are. Various colours, a few made from glass, some wood, a few metal or a mix, corner racks, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list continues.
So Where Do You Begin?
Size of the TV Stand
This is essential because the rack must be big enough, but not too big that it dwarfs your TV and seems too big. Stands are usually quoted as being suitable for TVs up to a particular size. As a consequence, you shouldn’t put a TV on it that’s larger than that which is advocated, however you can eliminate TVs that are slightly smaller.
Tip: Check your TV measurements and compare this to the rack, in particular the width. It will seem strange if the TV overhangs the border, and it might not be safe. If you think you might upgrade to a bigger TV in the near future, you may wish to think about obtaining a stand that’s a bit bigger than what you need. Not too big though, otherwise your existing TV will appear out of place on a stand that’s far too big for this. Plus a few racks with brackets will only be suitable for TVs within a certain size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand?
These kinds of stands frequently come in a more conventional fashion box like shape. They usually have drawers, enclosed doors or shelves on front. Many TV cabinets are also usually made from timber as the main material, and a few might have glass doors.
Tip: If you’re going to set your gear like SKY, DVD player etc inside the cabinet, you will need to make sure that the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
With these racks that your TV is mounted on a mount, which increases the TV above the stand. This is a good alternative if you’re searching for a contemporary appearance and is only feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.
Corner TV Stands
As the name implies, these racks are for when you set the TV in the corner of the room. The stand appears the same as a normal stand from the front, but it narrows slightly towards the trunk, so it matches snuggly into a corner.
Tip: Corner racks are great if you are tight on space, because you’ll be able to push the rack farther in the corner and spare a few much needed centimetres.
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 timber as your existing furniture, so it fits up and does not look out of place.
Depending on the make and model, TV stands can come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: Should you enjoy a specific style of rack but don’t enjoy the type of wood, it’s worth asking whether other kinds of timber are available (contact us). If you want a better quality rack, start looking for models that are created with ‘actual’ wood veneers, since they’re usually difficult to tell from actual solid wood.
Again as the name implies these racks are mainly made from glass, usually consisting of 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Tip: Lots of glass racks come with either clear or black glass shelves. So if you only find a black glass version but need transparent glass, it’s always worth asking because both versions are often offered.
Even though the most popular stand colour nowadays is black, you will also locate them in silver, white and even red. Some more modern designs are also offered in a high gloss finish. So look out for colours that will fit in and compliment your room layout.