stereo cabinet ikea – At first you may think choosing a TV stand is a simple matter to do, but it’s only once you start looking, that you realise how vast the options are. Different colours, a few made from glass, some wood, a few metal or a combination, corner stands, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, this list continues.
So Where Do You Begin?
Size of this TV Stand
This is very important because the rack must be big enough, but not so big that it dwarfs your TV and looks too big. Stands are usually quoted as being appropriate for TVs up to a particular size. As a consequence, you shouldn’t put a TV on it that is larger than what is recommended, however you can eliminate TVs that are marginally smaller.
Tip: Assess your TV dimensions and compare this to the rack, in particular the width. It will look odd 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 may wish to consider getting a stand that is a bit bigger than what you need. Not too big though, otherwise your existing TV will look strange on a stand that is way too big for it. Plus a few stands with mounts will only be appropriate for TVs within a certain size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Do You Want the Stand to Be?
These kinds of stands frequently come in a more traditional fashion box like shape. They generally have drawers, enclosed doors or shelves on front. Many TV cabinets are also generally made from timber as the primary material, and a few might have glass doors.
Suggestion: If you’re going to set your gear like SKY, DVD player etc within the cupboard, you will need to make sure that the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or panel.
With these stands that 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 contemporary appearance and is only possible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As its name suggests, these stands are for if you set the TV in the corner of this room. The stand appears just like a normal stand out of the front, but it narrows slightly towards the trunk, so that it matches snuggly into a corner.
Tip: Corner stands are great if you’re tight on space, because you’ll be able to push the rack further into the corner and save a couple of much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are usually made with wooden veneers not good hardwood, helping to keep down the cost. You should ideally start looking for exactly the same sort of timber as your existing furniture, so that it matches up and doesn’t look strange.
Based upon the model and make, TV stands may come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, walnut, walnut or walnut.
Tips: Should you enjoy a particular type of rack but don’t enjoy the kind of wood, it’s worth asking whether other kinds of timber are available (contact us). If you’d like a better quality rack, start looking for models that are created with ‘actual’ wood veneers, since they’re usually difficult to tell from actual good wood.
Glass TV Stands
Again as its name suggests these stands are primarily made from glass, usually comprising 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Tip: Many glass stands come with either black or clear glass shelves. So if you only find a black glass variation but want transparent glass, it’s always worth asking because both versions are often offered.
While the hottest stand colour these days is black, you will also locate them in silver, white and even red. Some more modern designs will also be offered in a high gloss finish. So look out for colours that’ll fit in and compliment your room layout.