tv stand grey – Initially you may think choosing a TV stand is a simple matter to do, but it’s only when you begin looking, that you realise how vast the options are. Different colors, a few made of glass, some wood, a few metal or a combination, corner racks, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, this list continues.
So Where Do You Begin?
Size of this TV Stand
This is essential since the rack has to be large enough, but not so large that it dwarfs your TV and seems too large. Stands are often quoted as being appropriate for TVs up to a certain size. This means that you shouldn’t put a TV on it that’s larger than what is recommended, however you can get away with TVs that are marginally smaller.
Hint: Assess your TV dimensions and compare this to the rack, particularly the width. It will seem strange if the TV overhangs the border, and it may not be safe. If you believe you may upgrade to a larger TV in the near future, you may wish to think about getting a stand that is a bit larger than what you want. Not too large though, otherwise your existing TV will appear out of place on a stand that is far too large for it. Plus a few racks with brackets will only be appropriate for TVs within a specific size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand to Be?
These types of stands frequently arrive in a more conventional style box like shape. They generally have drawers, enclosed doors or shelves on front. Most TV cabinets are also generally made of wood as the primary material, and a few may have glass doors.
Suggestion: If you are going to put your gear like SKY, DVD player etc inside the cabinet, you will want to be certain that the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or panel.
Cantilever TV Stands
With these racks your TV is mounted on a bracket, which increases the TV over the stand. This is a good alternative if you’re looking for a contemporary look and is only feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As the name implies, these racks are for if you put the TV in the corner of this room. The stand looks just like a normal stand from the front, but it narrows slightly towards the trunk, so it fits more snuggly into a corner.
Hint: Corner racks are great if you’re tight on space, since you’ll be able to push the rack further into the corner and save a few much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are usually made with wooden veneers not good wood, helping to keep the cost down. You should ideally look for the exact same sort of wood as your existing furniture, so it fits up and does not look out of place.
Based upon the model and make, TV stands can arrive in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: If you enjoy a particular style of rack but don’t enjoy the kind of wood, it’s worth asking if other types of wood are available (contact us). If you want a better quality rack, look for models that are made with ‘actual’ wood veneers, as they’re usually difficult to tell from actual good wood.
Again as the name implies these racks are mainly made of glass, usually consisting of 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Hint: Many glass racks come with either clear or black glass shelves. Therefore, if you only see a black glass version but want clear glass, it’s always worth asking since both versions are often available.
Coloured TV Stands
While the hottest 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 compliment your room layout.