Choosing the Right TV Stand
There are a few things that you will need to take into account before you choose the right TV stand for your home. The last thing you want is to pick a new stand, wait for it to arrive, spend your precious time and effort putting it together, just to find out that it is too big, too small or even just simply does not fit in with your current décor.
So before you go ahead and spend your hard earned money on a brand new TV stand you should go over the following checks to ensure you choose the perfect piece of furniture for your home.
What’s Your Budget?
The first thing you need to do though, is work out what kind of budget you have for your new TV stand. If you are just looking for something cheap, that doesn’t have any extra features such as a built in fireplace or a TV stand with LED lights, this is going to narrow down your options straight away. Whereas, on the other end of the spectrum, if you have plenty of cash to splash on purchasing a new TV unit, obviously you are going to have more choices, but ultimately you are going to want to make sure you get something that is worth the hard earned money that you are willing to spend on it.
How Much Space Do You Have Available?
The best piece of advice that we will offer you is, measure, measure and measure again! I’m sure you will have an idea of where you want to place your new TV console, so the first thing to do is measure the space you have available. This will mean you can narrow down your search criteria straight away. You don’t want something that is going to be too small for the space you have available as it will not look right in your room, on the other hand, you definitely are not going to want something that is too big for your space as it just won’t fit!
What Style of TV Stand Do You Want?
Once you have measured your available space and know roughly what size of TV stand you will be looking for, you can move on to the style of the unit. Obviously the first thing that you need to consider is your current décor. Are you going to want something that will fit in with what you currently have in the room already or are you planning on redecorating in the near future. If you are thinking about investing in a high end stand, you will certainly want to make sure it doesn’t stand out like a sore thumb, as this will just take away from the overall look and feel of your living space. There are multiple styles of TV stand that you can choose such as:
Choosing the Perfect Fit For Your Decor
So, once you have set your budget, figured out what size TV stand you are going to need and decided on the style that you want you can start the fun part, choosing the best fit for your décor. A lot of the design and functional aspects of a new TV stand often times come down to personal choice, what some people love, others may not. But ultimately it’s about choosing something that you and your family love and that you think will complement the other features and furniture you already have in your room.
Before you jump in and buy a new TV stand it’s important that you do some research and make sure that the one you choose is going to be the right choice for your living room and TV.
Here are some things to consider before purchasing your new TV stand.
Probably the most important thing for you to consider first and foremost is the size of the unit. Not only do you need to make sure that it is going to be a good fit for your living room, the size of your television set plays a big part. You don’t want your TV to be overhanging the stand, but on the other hand if the TV stand is too large for your TV it will not look quite right and can even make your TV seem smaller than it is. So before you do anything, make sure you get your tape measure out to ensure you know exactly what sized TV stand you are looking for.
Once you have decided on the perfect size, you are going to want to try and find a style that will fit in with your décor. These days you can find plenty of different TV stand styles to suite your needs. Whether your looking for something rustic, modern or even something in-between.
There a various different types of TV stand for you to choose from;
Corner TV stands are generally smaller than other option but depending on the size of your living room you may want something that fits snugly in the corner and doesn’t take up too much space.
- Entertainment centers
Entertainment centers provide plenty of storage space for all of your media devices. So if you have a few games consoles and other tech that you want to store in your TV stand then this is probably the best choice for you.
- Wall mounted (Floating)
Wall mounted or floating TV stands offer a very clean and modern look, If you have (or plan on having) your TV mounted onto the wall as well, this can create a very modern look which opens up the size of your living room.
If you are just looking for a basic stand with a few shelves to put your TV box or a few ornaments then a traditional TV stand would be perfect choice.
The materials used generally tend to coincide with the price of the unit. If you are looking for something made from solid wood expect the price to be much higher than if they are made from manufactured wood or metal. But generally the higher priced, solid wood options are going to be the most sturdy and durable.
Some stands now offer additional features, whether it be practical, such as adjustable shelving, cable management, tempered glass or even built in fireplaces. Or if you want something with a bit of a wow factor you could opt for built in LED lights to show off your TV stand. LED lights can also be bought separately though, so you shouldn’t base your decision solely on this feature.
Once you have decided on the above you can begin with the fun part, choosing the perfect TV stand for you.