where to buy a tv stand – Initially you may think choosing a TV stand is a simple matter to do, but it is just once you begin looking, that you realise how enormous the choices are. Various colors, some made from glass, some wood, some metal or a combination, corner stands, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list goes on.
Size of the TV Stand
This is very important since the stand must be large enough, but not too large that it dwarfs your TV and looks too large. Stands are often quoted as being appropriate for TVs up to a particular size. This means you should not put a TV on it that’s bigger than that which is advocated, but you can get away with TVs that are marginally smaller.
Tip: Assess your TV dimensions and compare this to the stand, particularly the width. It will seem strange if the TV overhangs the edge, and it may not be safe. If you think you may upgrade to a larger TV in the not too distant future, you may want to consider obtaining a stand that’s slightly larger than what you want. Not too large though, otherwise your current TV will appear strange on a stand that’s far too large for it. Plus some stands with brackets will only be appropriate for TVs in a specific size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Do You Want the Stand?
These types of stands frequently come in a more conventional style box like shape. They usually have drawers, enclosed doors or shelves on the front. Many TV cabinets are also usually made from timber as the main material, and some may have glass doors.
Suggestion: If you are going to set your gear like SKY, DVD player etc inside the cupboard, you will want to be certain the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or panel.
Cantilever TV Stands
With these stands that your TV is mounted on a bracket, which raises the TV above the stand. This is a good option if you’re looking for a modern appearance and is just feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.
Corner TV Stands
As the name suggests, these stands are for when you set the TV in the corner of the space. The stand looks the same as a normal stand out of 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, since you’ll have the ability to push the stand further in the corner and spare a couple of much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are normally made with wooden veneers not solid hardwood, helping to keep the cost down. You should ideally start looking for exactly the exact same type of timber as your current furniture, so it matches up and doesn’t look strange.
Based upon the model and make, TV stands can come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: Should you like a particular 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’d like a better quality stand, start looking for models that are made with ‘actual’ wood veneers, since they’re usually difficult to tell from actual solid wood.
Again as the name suggests these stands are mainly made from glass, usually comprising 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Tip: Many glass stands come with either clear or black glass shelves. So if you just see a black glass version but need clear glass, it is always worth asking since both versions are often available.
Coloured TV Stands
While the hottest stand colour these days is black, you will also locate them in silver, white and red. Some more contemporary designs are also available in a high gloss finish. So look out for colors that will fit in and enhance your room design.