where to buy a tv stand – Initially you might think choosing a TV stand is a easy thing to do, but it is just when you begin looking, which you realise how vast the choices are. Various colours, a few made from glass, some wood, a few metal or a combination, corner racks, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list continues.
Size of the TV Stand
This is essential since the stand has to 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 particular size. As a consequence, you shouldn’t put a TV on it that is larger than what is recommended, but you can get away with TVs which are marginally smaller.
Tip: Check your TV dimensions and compare this to the stand, particularly the width. It will look odd if the TV overhangs the border, and it might not be safe. If you believe you might upgrade to a bigger TV in the near future, you might wish to think about getting a stand that is slightly bigger than what you want. Not too big though, otherwise your current TV will appear strange on a stand that is way too big for this. Plus a few racks with mounts will only be suitable for TVs within a specific size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand to Be?
These types of stands frequently come in a more traditional fashion box like shape. They generally have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on the front. Many TV cabinets are also generally made from timber as the primary material, and a few might have glass doors.
Suggestion: If you are going to set your equipment like SKY, DVD player etc within the cupboard, you’ll want to make sure the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
With these racks 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 contemporary look and is just feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As the name implies, these racks are for when you set the TV in the corner of the room. The stand looks the same as a normal stand from the front, but it narrows slightly towards the back, so it matches snuggly into a corner.
Tip: Corner racks are great if you are tight on space, since you’ll have the ability to push the stand farther into the corner and spare a few much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are usually made out of wooden veneers not solid wood, helping to keep down the cost. You should ideally start looking for exactly the same type of timber as your current furniture, so it matches up and doesn’t look strange.
Based on the model and make, TV stands can come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: Should you enjoy a specific style of stand but don’t enjoy the kind of wood, it is worth asking if other types of timber are available (contact us). If you’d like a better quality stand, start looking for models which are created with ‘actual’ wood veneers, since they are usually hard to tell from actual solid wood.
Glass TV Stands
Again as the name implies these racks are primarily made from glass, usually comprising 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Tip: Many glass racks come with either clear or black glass shelves. Therefore, if you just see a black glass version but need transparent glass, it is always worth asking since both versions are often offered.
Coloured TV Stands
While the hottest stand colour nowadays is black, you’ll 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 will fit in and compliment your room layout.