As with any furniture, your final decision when buying a new perfect TV Unit will boil down to whether you like it or not. So design and styling are a personal choice, but what other factors should you be considering to ensure you get the perfect Tv Stand for your needs?
Keeping these below few factors in mind, you are all set to purchase a perfect TV unit that fulfills your requirements. Just keep ticking the boxes of the below mentioned factors and you will find your right match.
1. Size of your tv stand
One of the first considerations when choosing your TV stand is what the ideal size for your unit should be. You’ll need to take into account the size of your television and what a comfortable viewing position will be.
The best position will depend on the height of your sofa and/or chairs. However, as a general rule of thumb, the centre of your screen should be just below or positioned at eye level, by measuring the distance from the floor to your eye level and then subtracting half the TV’s height, you should have, give or take, the correct height for your television.
In order for your TV to fit on a cabinet safely, the unit should be approximately 20% longer than the length of your TV – so we would advise finding a tv unit or stand which is wide enough to comfortably keep it balanced – with adequate space for the television. Based on the 20% rule, if your TV is 170 cm in length then your TV unit should be approximately 200 cm wide.
2. Choose color and style
Whether your interior theme is industrial or boho, contemporary or traditional, TV units now come in all sorts of designs. A great starting point for making the decision is to look at the colour of your sofa, curtains or flooring. If these items are lighter in colour then it allows you to consider a wider range of colours for your TV bench. If these items are darker in colour then opting for a lighter option – such as white, silver or even gold will be more flattering to your living space.
3. Take storage in account
Storage is especially important for those in smaller homes and apartments, but it’s likely most of us will expect to find a TV unit that’s got great storage. Whether you’re trying to stash old DVDs or just need some extra room for day-to-day items, an entertainment unit can make an epic storage piece to alleviate some of that living room clutter.
Drawers are great if you have lots of smaller items that need to be stashed, and if you find yourself regularly accumulating bits and bobs. Meanwhile, cupboards and cabinets are great for those larger items that just don’t have a home. You’ve always got the option of adding baskets or storage containers to organise smaller items in a cabinet-style perfect TV unit. Lastly, open shelving is great for those who love to milk every opportunity to show off their decor items and give their space a little lively feel. Place your favourite coffee table books, candles, boxes and other items to inject the unit with your taste.
4. Complement the Room Layout
Working with a small or irregularly shaped room doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the TV of your dreams. Choose a swivel TV stand to find your optimal viewing angle when the available space for your TV doesn’t comfortably line up with your seating. A corner TV stand lets you fit a big display in a compact spot, while a wall-mount TV stand frees up room in front of your seating for easier movement or entertaining. Even if you mount the TV independently of a stand, a wall console is useful for adding storage capacity to the room.
5. Pick the Right Material
Prepare to find TV stands made from these common materials: wood, glass, metal, engineered wood (MDF, particle board).
Solidwood, veneered wood, and metal are long-lasting materials, and because wood TV stands are moderately heavy, they often remain stable when children or pets are running by. Many glass TV stands are durable and feature metal supports for reinforcement, but if you want to keep them clean and free of cracks, it may be best to reserve glass units for low-traffic households. Particle board and medium-density fiberboard are low-cost alternatives to wood, so they offer less longevity but are durable enough to stand up to daily use.