HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT TV STAND FOR YOUR LIVING ROOM
August 13, 20213 min read
5 FACTORS TO HELP YOU CHOOSE THE PERFECT TV UNIT
When it comes to furnishing your living room you often finish off the main furnishings with your TV unitto ensure that your valuable television and entertainment system are properly framed and secured. With the rapid advancements in technology in these times we have been promoted from small screen box televisions to ultra-thin, sleek televisions that are getting bigger and better every day. With these new TVs and entertainment systems being the main focus of the living room, it is important that you choose the best plasma stand to home them, not only to keep them safe but also to enhance the aesthetic of the room.
WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE BUYING A PLASMA STAND
1 APPEARANCE AND TYPE
The first thing you need to think of and deliberate on when choosing a plasma stand for your home entertainment system is the appearance you want your tv unit to have, and what type of style it needs to be in order to cohesively fit in with the rest of the rooms décor. You can either choose to get a plasma unit that is more open with shelving, or closed with cupboards – it depends solely on how you want it to look in your living room space.
2 SIZE OF THE TV
When choosing a TV unit for your lounge, you need to consider the size of your TV. You want to avoid having your television bigger than you TV stand as this will create an unbalanced look to the eye and make your space appear awkward and uncoordinated. Your plasma unit needs to have sufficient space on either side of your television to ensure if bumped the Tv does not fall off by being too close to the edges. If you Tv is bigger than you plasma unit it will make the space look and feel smaller and make the TV unit appear inferior. In other cases, if you have an extremely small TV in comparison to the unit it can make it seem lost, and in this case, it is important to find a plasma unit that complements the size of the TV as well as the wall it is placed against.
3 LOOK AND LAYOUT OF THE ROOM
While selecting a TV cabinet, it is very important that you purchase one that makes your room feel balanced. It should not make the room feel smaller or cramped if it is too large against the wall, while on the other hand, having a plasma unit that is too small can make the space appear unbalanced and empty. The size of the TV cabinet should depend on a few factors, such as the size of the room, its layout and the other living room furniture that you have already placed in space.
4 STORAGE OPTIONS
Working hand and hand with the appearance and style factor, storage options will have a big impact on whether you choose a certain tv unit or not. One of the most important things in any room in your home is storage. No matter how good a TV unit looks, if it has little to no storage space it will not be able to effectively fulfil its purpose and function.
Consider how many and what type of items you wish to store in your plasma unit, and if there will be sufficient space. A TV cabinet should have enough space to store the majority of your DVDs, CDs, board games, and cards, as well as some other electronics and controllers.
5 MATERIAL QUALITY
Just like with any furniture item you purchase; the material type plays a big role in whether you buy it or not. Nowadays, most plasma units are available in a variety of materials to suit various budgets and style preferences.
You can go for classic wood should you want stability or you can experiment with new options like metal, glass marble stone should you want a more aesthetic, modern look. If you do not want to mount your television onto the wall, you need to ensure that the TV cabinet you choose can endure the entire weight of your television, as well as various other electronics you may have and place on or store within it.