ikea tv entertainment center – Initially you might think choosing a TV stand is a easy thing to do, but it is just once you begin searching, which you realise how vast the options are. Various colors, a few made from glass, some wood, a few metallic or a combination, corner stands, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list goes on.
Size of the TV Stand
This is essential because 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 appropriate for TVs up to a certain size. This means that you should not put a TV on it that’s larger than what is advocated, but you can get away with TVs which are slightly smaller.
Tip: Assess your TV dimensions and compare that to the stand, particularly the width. It will seem strange if the TV overhangs the border, and it might not be safe. If you believe you might upgrade to a bigger TV in the near future, you might want to think about getting a stand that’s a bit bigger than what you want. Not too big though, otherwise your existing TV will appear out of place on a stand that’s far too big for it. Plus a few stands with mounts will only be appropriate for TVs in a specific size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand?
These types of stands frequently arrive in a more conventional fashion box like shape. They generally have drawers, enclosed doors or shelves on the front. Most TV cabinets are also generally made from wood as the main material, and a few might have glass doors.
Tip: If you’re going to put your gear like SKY, DVD player etc within the cabinet, you’ll want to make sure the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
With these stands 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 contemporary appearance and is just feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As its name implies, these stands are for if you put the TV in the corner of the room. The stand looks the same as a normal stand out of the front, but it narrows slightly towards the trunk, so it matches snuggly into a corner.
Tip: 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.
Most wooden TV stands are normally made out of wooden veneers not good hardwood, helping to keep the cost down. You should ideally look for exactly the exact same sort of wood as your existing furniture, so it matches up and doesn’t look out of place.
Based on the make and model, TV stands can arrive in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, walnut, walnut or walnut.
Tips: If you enjoy a particular type of stand but don’t enjoy the kind of wood, it is worth asking if other types of wood are available (contact us here). If you’d like a better quality stand, look for models which are made with ‘real’ wood veneers, as they’re usually hard to tell from real good wood.
Again as its name implies these stands are primarily made from glass, usually comprising 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Tip: Lots of glass stands come with either clear or black glass shelves. So if you just find a black glass variation but need transparent glass, it is always worth asking because both versions are often available.
Coloured TV Stands
Even though the most popular stand colour these days is black, you’ll also find them in silver, white and even red. Some more contemporary designs are also available in a high gloss finish. So look out for colors that’ll fit in and compliment your room layout.