stereo cabinet ikea – At first you may think picking a TV stand is a simple thing to do, but it is only when you begin looking, that you realise how enormous the options are. Different colors, a few made from glass, some wood, a few metal or a combination, corner racks, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list continues.
Size of the TV Stand
This is very important since the stand has to be big enough, but not too big that it dwarfs your TV and seems too big. Stands are often quoted as being suitable for TVs up to a particular size. This means you shouldn’t put a TV on it that’s bigger than what is advocated, however you can eliminate TVs that are slightly smaller.
Tip: Check your TV measurements and compare this to the stand, particularly the width. It will look odd 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 wish to consider getting a stand that is slightly bigger than what you need. Not too big though, otherwise your current TV will look strange on a stand that is far 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 Do You Want the Stand?
These types of stands often arrive in a more traditional style box like shape. They generally have drawers, enclosed doors or shelves on the front. Many TV cabinets are also generally made from wood as the main material, and a few may have glass doors.
Suggestion: If you’re going to set your gear like SKY, DVD player etc inside the cabinet, you will need to be certain the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
Cantilever TV Stands
With these racks your TV is mounted on a mount, which increases the TV over the stand. This is a great option if you’re looking for a modern look and is only feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.
Corner TV Stands
As the name suggests, these racks are for if you set the TV in the corner of the space. The stand looks the same as a normal stand out of the front, but it narrows slightly towards the trunk, so it fits more snuggly into a corner.
Tip: Corner racks are great if you’re tight on space, since you are going to be able to push the stand further in the corner and save a few much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are usually made out of wooden veneers not solid hardwood, helping to keep the cost down. You should ideally look for exactly the exact same sort of wood as your current furniture, so it fits up and doesn’t look strange.
Based on the model and make, TV stands can arrive in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, walnut, walnut or walnut.
Tips: If you like a particular style of stand but do not like the kind of wood, it is worth asking if other types of wood are available (contact us here). If you want a better quality stand, look for models that are made with ‘real’ wood veneers, as they’re usually hard to tell from real solid wood.
Again as the name suggests these racks are primarily made from glass, usually consisting of 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Tip: Many glass racks come with either black or clear glass shelves. Therefore, if you only see a black glass version but want transparent glass, it is always worth asking since both versions are often available.
Coloured TV Stands
While the most popular stand color these days is black, you will 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 will fit in and enhance your room layout.