tv stand grey – Initially you might think picking a TV stand is a easy matter to do, but it is just once you start looking, that you realise how enormous the options are. Different colours, some made of glass, some wood, some metal or a mix, corner stands, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list goes on.
So Where Do You Begin?
Size of the TV Stand
This is very important because the rack must 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 certain size. As a consequence, that you shouldn’t put a TV on it that’s bigger than that which is recommended, but you can eliminate TVs that are slightly smaller.
Hint: Assess your TV dimensions and compare this to the rack, in particular the width. It will seem odd if the TV overhangs the edge, and it might not be safe. If you believe you might upgrade to a larger TV in the near future, you might want to think about getting a stand that is slightly larger than what you want. Not too big though, otherwise your existing TV will appear out of place on a stand that is far too big for it. Plus some stands with brackets will only be suitable for TVs in a certain size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand to Be?
These types of stands often come in a more traditional fashion box like shape. They generally have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on front. Many TV cabinets are also generally made of timber as the primary material, and some might have glass doors.
Suggestion: If you’re going to set your equipment like SKY, DVD player etc inside the cupboard, you will want to be certain the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
Cantilever TV Stands
With these stands that your TV is mounted on a bracket, which increases the TV over the stand. This is a good option if you’re looking for a modern look and is just feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As its name implies, these stands are for if you set the TV in the corner of the space. The stand looks the same as a normal stand from the front, but it narrows slightly towards the back, so that it matches snuggly into a corner.
Hint: Corner stands are great if you are tight on space, because you are going to have the ability to push the rack farther into the corner and save a few much needed centimetres.
Most wooden TV stands are normally made with wooden veneers not solid wood, helping to keep down the cost. You should ideally start looking for exactly the exact same sort of timber as your existing furniture, so that it matches up and doesn’t look out of place.
Based upon the make and model, TV stands can come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, walnut, walnut or walnut.
Tips: Should you like a specific style of rack but don’t like the kind of wood, it is worth asking whether other types of timber are available (contact us here). If you’d like a better quality rack, start looking for models that are created with ‘real’ wood veneers, since they’re usually difficult to tell from real solid wood.
Again as its name implies these stands are mainly made of glass, usually comprising 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Hint: Lots of glass stands come with either black or clear glass shelves. So if you just find a black glass variation but want transparent glass, it is always worth asking because both versions are often offered.
While the most popular stand color these days is black, you will also find 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 enhance your room design.