ikea tv entertainment center – At first you may think choosing a TV stand is a simple thing to do, but it is only when you begin looking, which you realise how enormous the choices are. Various colors, a few made of glass, some wood, a few metallic or a combination, corner racks, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list goes on.
Size of the TV Stand
This is essential since the stand has to be big enough, but not so big that it dwarfs your TV and seems too big. 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 bigger than that which is advocated, but you can eliminate TVs which are marginally smaller.
Hint: Assess your TV measurements and compare that to the stand, in particular the width. It will seem strange if the TV overhangs the border, and it may not be safe. If you think you may upgrade to a bigger TV in the near future, you may want to think about obtaining a stand that’s a bit bigger than what you want. Not too big though, otherwise your existing TV will look out of place on a stand that’s way too big for this. Plus a few racks with mounts will only be suitable for TVs in a specific size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand?
These kinds of stands often arrive 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 of timber as the primary material, and a few may have glass doors.
Tip: If you are going to set your gear 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 panel.
With these racks that your TV is mounted on a bracket, which increases the TV over the stand. This is a good option if you’re looking for a contemporary appearance and is only possible for LCD and plasma TVs.
Corner TV Stands
As the name suggests, these racks are for when you set the TV in the corner of the space. The stand looks the same as a normal stand from the front, but it narrows slightly towards the back, so it fits more snuggly into a corner.
Hint: Corner racks are great if you are tight on space, since you are going to have the ability to push the stand 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 start looking for exactly the exact same type of timber as your existing furniture, so it matches up and does not look out of place.
Based upon the model and make, TV stands may arrive in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: Should you like a particular style of stand but don’t like the kind of wood, it is worth asking if other kinds of timber are available (contact us here). If you’d like a better quality stand, start looking for models which are created with ‘real’ wood veneers, as they’re usually hard to tell from real solid wood.
Glass TV Stands
Again as the name suggests these racks are primarily made of glass, usually comprising 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Hint: Lots of glass racks come with either clear or black glass shelves. So if you only see a black glass variation but want transparent glass, it is always worth asking since both versions are often available.
Coloured TV Stands
Even though the hottest stand colour these days is black, you’ll also locate them in silver, white and red. Some more modern designs will also be available in a high gloss finish. So keep an eye out for colors that will fit in and enhance your room layout.