ikea tv entertainment center – At first you might think choosing a TV stand is a easy matter to do, but it is only once you begin looking, which you realise how vast the choices are. Various colours, some made of glass, some wood, some metallic or a mix, corner racks, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list continues.
Size of the TV Stand
This is essential since the rack has to 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, that you shouldn’t put a TV on it that is bigger than that which is recommended, but you can eliminate TVs which are slightly smaller.
Hint: Check your TV dimensions and compare that to the rack, particularly the width. It will look strange if the TV overhangs the edge, and it may not be safe. If you believe you may upgrade to a bigger TV in the near future, you might want to think about obtaining a stand that is a bit bigger than what you need. Not too big though, otherwise your current TV will appear out of place on a stand that is far too big for it. Plus some 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 often come in a more conventional fashion box like shape. They usually have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on front. Many TV cabinets are also usually 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 will need to be certain that the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
Cantilever TV Stands
With these racks that your TV is mounted on a bracket, which increases the TV above the stand. This is a great option if you’re looking for a modern look and is only feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As the name implies, these racks are for if you put the TV in the corner of the space. The stand appears the same as a normal stand out of the front, but it narrows slightly towards the trunk, so it matches snuggly into a corner.
Hint: Corner racks are great if you are tight on space, since you’ll be able to push the rack further in the corner and spare a few much needed centimetres.
Most wooden TV stands are usually made out of wooden veneers not solid wood, helping to keep down the cost. You should ideally start looking for the same type of timber as your current furniture, so it matches up and does not look out of place.
Based on the model and make, TV stands can come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, walnut, walnut 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, start looking for models which are made with ‘real’ wood veneers, since they’re usually hard to tell from real solid wood.
Glass TV Stands
Again as the name implies these racks are primarily made of glass, usually consisting of 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Hint: Many glass racks come with either clear or black glass shelves. So if you only see a black glass variation but need clear glass, it is always worth asking since both versions are often available.
Coloured TV Stands
While the most popular stand colour these days is black, you will also find them in silver, white and red. Some more contemporary designs will also be available in a high gloss finish. So look out for colours that will fit in and compliment your room layout.