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television stands – Initially you might think choosing a TV stand is a simple matter to do, but it is just when you start searching, which you realise how enormous the choices are. Various colours, some made from glass, some wood, some metal or a combination, corner stands, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list continues.

Size of the TV Stand

This is very important because the stand has to be big enough, but not so big that it dwarfs your TV and seems too big. Stands are usually quoted as being appropriate for TVs up to a particular size. This means you should not put a TV on it that’s bigger than that which is recommended, but you can eliminate TVs which are marginally smaller.

Tip: Assess your TV measurements and compare that to the stand, particularly the width. It will look strange if the TV overhangs the border, and it might not be safe. If you believe you might upgrade to a larger TV in the not too distant future, you might wish to think about obtaining a stand that’s slightly larger than what you want. Not too big though, otherwise your existing TV will look strange on a stand that’s far too big for it. Plus some stands with brackets will only be appropriate for TVs in a certain size range.

Which Colour, Design and Material Do You Want the Stand to Be?

TV Cabinets

These types of stands often come in a more conventional style box like shape. They generally have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on front. Most TV cabinets are also generally made from wood as the main material, and some might have glass doors.

Tip: If you’re going to put your gear like SKY, DVD player etc within the cabinet, you will want to make sure that the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or panel.

Cantilever TV Stands

With these stands your TV is mounted on a mount, which raises the TV above the stand. This is a great option if you’re searching for a contemporary look and is just feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.

As the name suggests, these stands are for if you put the TV in the corner of the space. The stand looks just like a normal stand from the front, but it narrows slightly towards the back, so that it matches snuggly into a corner.

Tip: Corner stands are great if you’re tight on space, because you are going to be able to push the stand further in the corner and save a few much needed centimetres.

Most wooden TV stands are normally made with wooden veneers not solid hardwood, helping to keep the cost down. You should ideally start looking for the same type of wood as your existing furniture, so that it matches up and doesn’t look strange.

Based on the make and model, TV stands can come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, walnut, walnut or walnut.

Tips: Should you like a specific type of stand but do not like the kind of wood, it is worth asking whether other types of wood are available (contact us here). If you’d like a better quality stand, start looking for models which are created with ‘real’ wood veneers, as they’re usually difficult to tell from real solid wood.

Glass TV Stands

Again as the name suggests these stands are mainly 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 see a black glass variation but want clear glass, it is always worth asking because both versions are often available.

Coloured TV Stands

While the most popular stand color nowadays is black, you will also locate them in silver, white and even red. Some more modern designs are also available in a high gloss finish. So look out for colours that will fit in and enhance your room layout.

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