tv stand 50 – Initially you may think choosing a TV stand is a simple matter to do, but it is only once you begin searching, which you realise how vast the options are. Various colours, a few made from glass, some wood, a few metal or a mix, corner stands, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list continues.
Size of the TV Stand
This is very important because the rack has to be large enough, but not too large that it dwarfs your TV and looks too large. Stands are often quoted as being suitable for TVs up to a particular size. This means that you should not put a TV on it that is bigger than what is advocated, however you can get away with TVs which are marginally smaller.
Tip: Assess your TV measurements and compare this to the rack, in particular the width. It will seem strange if the TV overhangs the border, and it might not be safe. If you think you might upgrade to a larger TV in the near future, you may wish to consider getting a stand that is a bit larger than what you need. Not too large though, otherwise your current TV will look out of place on a stand that is far too large for it. Plus a few stands with mounts will only be suitable for TVs in a specific size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Do You Want the Stand to Be?
These types of stands often arrive in a more conventional fashion box like shape. They usually have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on the front. Many TV cabinets are also usually 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 inside the cupboard, you’ll need to be certain the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
Cantilever TV Stands
With these stands your TV is mounted on a mount, which raises the TV over the stand. This is a great option if you’re searching for a contemporary look and is only feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.
Corner TV Stands
As the name suggests, these stands are for when you put the TV in the corner of the room. The stand appears just like a normal stand from the front, but it narrows slightly towards the trunk, so it fits more snuggly into a corner.
Tip: Corner stands are great if you are tight on space, because you’ll have the ability to push the rack farther into the corner and save a few much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are usually made with wooden veneers not solid hardwood, helping to keep down the cost. You should ideally start looking for the exact same sort of wood as your current furniture, so it matches up and does not look out of place.
Based upon the model and make, TV stands may arrive in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, walnut, walnut or walnut.
Tips: If you like a specific style of rack but don’t like the type of wood, it is worth asking if other types of wood are available (contact us). If you want a better quality rack, start looking for models which are made with ‘actual’ wood veneers, as they’re usually difficult to tell from actual solid wood.
Again as the 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. Therefore, if you only find a black glass version but want transparent glass, it is always worth asking because both versions are often offered.
Even though the most popular stand color these days is black, you’ll also find them in silver, white and red. Some more modern designs will also be offered in a high gloss finish. So look out for colours that’ll fit in and enhance your room layout.