where to buy a tv stand – At first you may think picking a TV stand is a easy matter to do, but it is only once you start looking, that you realise how vast the options are. Various colours, some made of glass, some wood, some metallic or a mix, corner stands, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, this list goes on.
Size of this TV Stand
This is very important because the stand has to 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. This means you shouldn’t put a TV on it that’s bigger than that which is advocated, however you can get away with TVs that are marginally smaller.
Tip: Check your TV measurements and compare that to the stand, particularly the width. It will seem strange if the TV overhangs the edge, and it may not be safe. If you believe you may upgrade to a bigger TV in the near future, you may wish to consider getting a stand that’s a bit bigger than what you need. Not too big though, otherwise your existing TV will look strange on a stand that’s way too big for it. Plus some stands with mounts will only be appropriate for TVs within a specific size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand?
These types of stands frequently arrive in a more conventional fashion box like shape. They generally have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on the front. Many TV cabinets are also generally made of timber as the primary material, and some may have glass doors.
Tip: If you are going to put your equipment like SKY, DVD player etc inside the cabinet, you’ll need to be certain the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or panel.
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 looking for a modern appearance and is only feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.
Corner TV Stands
As the name implies, these stands are for when you put 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 back, so that 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 stand farther in the corner and spare a couple of much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are usually made with wooden veneers not solid wood, helping to keep down the cost. You should ideally start looking for the exact same type of timber as your existing furniture, so that it matches up and does not look strange.
Depending upon the make and model, TV stands may arrive in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, walnut, walnut or walnut.
Tips: If you like a specific style of stand but do not like the kind of wood, it is worth asking if other types of timber are available (contact us here). If you want a better quality stand, start looking for models that are created with ‘actual’ wood veneers, since they’re usually difficult to tell from actual solid wood.
Glass TV Stands
Again as the name implies these stands are mainly made of glass, usually consisting of 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Tip: Lots of glass stands come with either clear or black glass shelves. So if you only find a black glass version but need transparent glass, it is always worth asking because both versions are often offered.
While the hottest stand color these days is black, you’ll also locate them in silver, white and even red. Some more contemporary designs are also offered in a high gloss finish. So look out for colours that’ll fit in and compliment your room layout.