ikea tv entertainment center – At first you may think picking a TV stand is a easy thing to do, but it’s just when you begin searching, which you realise how vast the choices are. Various colors, some made of glass, some wood, some metal or a combination, corner racks, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list continues.
So Where Do You Begin?
Size of the TV Stand
This is very important since the rack has to be big enough, but not too big that it dwarfs your TV and looks too big. Stands are usually quoted as being appropriate for TVs up to a certain size. This means that you shouldn’t put a TV on it that’s larger than that which is recommended, but you can get away with TVs which are slightly smaller.
Hint: Assess your TV measurements and compare that to the rack, in particular the width. It will look strange if the TV overhangs the edge, and it might not be safe. If you think you might upgrade to a bigger TV in the not too distant future, you may want to think about getting a stand that is a bit bigger than what you need. Not too big though, otherwise your existing TV will appear strange on a stand that is far too big for it. Plus some racks with brackets will only be appropriate for TVs within a specific size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand to Be?
These types of stands frequently arrive in a more conventional fashion box like shape. They generally have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on front. Most TV cabinets are also generally made of wood as the main material, and some might have glass doors.
Suggestion: If you’re going to put your gear like SKY, DVD player etc within the cabinet, you’ll need to make sure that the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or panel.
With these racks your TV is mounted on a bracket, which raises the TV over the stand. This is a good alternative if you’re searching for a modern appearance and is just possible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As the name suggests, these racks are for if you put the TV in the corner of the space. The stand appears just like a normal stand out of the front, but it narrows slightly towards the back, so it fits more snuggly into a corner.
Hint: Corner racks are great if you’re tight on space, since you are going to be able to push the rack further into the corner and spare a few much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are usually made out of wooden veneers not solid wood, helping to keep down the cost. You should ideally look for exactly the same sort of wood as your existing furniture, so it matches up and does not look strange.
Based upon the model and make, TV stands can arrive in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: Should you enjoy a particular type of rack but don’t enjoy the type of wood, it’s worth asking if other types of wood are available (contact us here). If you’d like a better quality rack, look for models which are created with ‘actual’ wood veneers, since they are usually difficult to tell from actual solid wood.
Glass TV Stands
Again as the name suggests 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 black or clear glass shelves. Therefore, if you just see a black glass variation but need transparent glass, it’s always worth asking since both versions are often offered.
Even though the hottest stand color nowadays is black, you’ll also find them in silver, white and red. Some more contemporary designs are also offered in a high gloss finish. So look out for colors that’ll fit in and enhance your room layout.