ikea tv entertainment center – Initially you might think choosing a TV stand is a simple thing to do, but it is just once you start looking, which you realise how enormous the options are. Different colors, some made from glass, some wood, some metallic or a mix, corner stands, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list continues.
So Where Do You Begin?
Size of the TV Stand
This is essential because the rack has to be big enough, but not so big that it dwarfs your TV and looks too big. Stands are usually quoted as being suitable for TVs up to a particular size. This means that you should not put a TV on it that is bigger than what is recommended, however you can eliminate TVs which are marginally smaller.
Hint: Check your TV dimensions and compare this 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 wish to think about obtaining a stand that’s slightly bigger than what you want. Not too big though, otherwise your existing TV will look strange on a stand that’s way too big for this. Plus some stands 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 often arrive in a more conventional style box like shape. They usually have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on the front. Many TV cabinets are also usually made from wood as the main material, and some may have glass doors.
Tip: If you’re going to put your gear like SKY, DVD player etc within the cupboard, you will 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 bracket, which increases the TV over the stand. This is a great alternative if you’re looking for a modern look and is just feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As its name suggests, these stands are for when you put the TV in the corner of the room. The stand appears just like a normal stand from the front, but it narrows slightly towards the trunk, so that it matches snuggly into a corner.
Hint: Corner stands are great if you’re tight on space, because you are going to have the ability to push the rack farther in the corner and spare a couple of much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are normally made out of wooden veneers not solid hardwood, helping to keep down the cost. You should ideally start looking for exactly the exact same type of wood as your existing furniture, so that it matches up and does not look strange.
Depending on the model and make, TV stands may arrive in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, walnut, walnut or walnut.
Tips: Should you enjoy a particular style of rack but don’t enjoy the type of wood, it is worth asking whether other kinds of wood are available (contact us here). If you want a better quality rack, start looking for models which are made with ‘real’ wood veneers, since they are usually hard to tell from real solid wood.
Glass TV Stands
Again as its name suggests these stands are mainly made from glass, usually comprising 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Hint: Many glass stands come with either black or clear glass shelves. Therefore, if you just find a black glass version but want clear glass, it is always worth asking because both versions are often offered.
Even though the hottest stand color these days is black, you will also find them in silver, white and even red. Some more modern designs are also offered in a high gloss finish. So look out for colors that’ll fit in and enhance your room design.