ikea tv entertainment center – Initially you may think picking a TV stand is a easy thing to do, but it’s just once you start searching, which you realise how enormous the choices are. Various colours, some made of glass, some wood, some metallic or a combination, corner stands, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, this list goes on.
So Where Do You Begin?
Size of this TV Stand
This is very important because the stand 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, you should not put a TV on it that’s bigger than what is recommended, however you can get away with TVs which are slightly smaller.
Hint: Check your TV measurements and compare this to the stand, in particular the width. It will look strange if the TV overhangs the border, and it might not be safe. If you think you might upgrade to a larger TV in the near future, you may wish to consider getting a stand that is a bit larger than what you want. Not too large though, otherwise your current TV will look strange on a stand that is way too large for it. Plus some stands with brackets will only be suitable for TVs within a specific size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand?
These types of stands frequently come in a more traditional style box like shape. They usually have drawers, enclosed doors or shelves on the front. Most TV cabinets are also usually made of wood as the main material, and some might have glass doors.
Tip: If you’re going to put your gear like SKY, DVD player etc inside the cabinet, you will want to make sure that the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
Cantilever TV Stands
With these stands that your TV is mounted on a mount, which raises the TV above the stand. This is a good option if you’re searching for a modern appearance and is just possible for LCD and plasma TVs.
Corner TV Stands
As its name implies, these stands are for when you put the TV in the corner of this space. The stand appears just like a normal stand from the front, but it narrows slightly towards the trunk, so it matches snuggly into a corner.
Hint: Corner stands are great if you are tight on space, because you are going to have the ability to push the stand farther into the corner and save a few much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are usually made with wooden veneers not solid hardwood, helping to keep down the cost. You should ideally start looking for the same type of wood as your current furniture, so it matches up and doesn’t look strange.
Depending on the model and make, TV stands may come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, walnut, walnut or walnut.
Tips: Should you like a particular style of stand but don’t like 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 stand, start looking for models which are created with ‘actual’ wood veneers, since they’re usually hard to tell from actual solid wood.
Again as its name implies these stands are mainly made of glass, usually consisting of 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Hint: Many glass stands come with either black or clear glass shelves. Therefore, if you just see a black glass version but want clear glass, it’s always worth asking because both versions are often available.
Coloured TV Stands
While the hottest stand color these days is black, you will also find them in silver, white and red. Some more modern designs are also available in a high gloss finish. So keep an eye out for colours that’ll fit in and compliment your room layout.