How to choose a TV stand

Apart from improving your TV-watching experience, a TV stand protects your television and offers storage for various gadgets and accessories. With multiple options flooding the market, it can be daunting to get a TV stand that complements other furniture in the living room without compromising on functionality. Here are 4 aspects to consider when choosing a TV stand.

Get your TV measurements

Start by measuring your TV’s width. You wouldn’t want your TV to be twice the size of the stand. A rule of thumb is to ensure your stand’s width is more than 2-inches wider than your TV’s width. Your stand will dictate the perfect television size for its breadth. Measure the TV from its top-left corner towards the lower right corner. TV stands are available according to the maximum television size they can accommodate, which is demonstrated by that diagonal measurement.

Ascertain Eye Level

This step requires team effort; thus, get your friend seated on any seat in your home. Capture the distance from the floor towards his/her eyes. You may want your TV’s centre to be in that position. Proceed to measure your TV’s height and divide the result by two to identify its centre. Subtract that figure from the total distance of the surface to your friend’s eyes. This will get you the perfect height for your TV stand.

Select the style of TV stand

With a wide assortment of options, you are certain to get an entertainment platform that’s coherent with your current décor.

You can opt for a transitional TV stand if you are searching for a transitional style that complements modern and traditional aesthetics to create a simple but sophisticated outlook. Transitional TV stands are available in neutral tones and the missing hue creates a serene setting.

Stand’s features

There are stands with compartments for several AV components and electronic gadgets that accentuate your viewing experience. Others have advanced cable management units that make your living room look neat and tidy by hiding cables from plain view. You can also opt for stands with compartments for gaming consoles, credenzas and TV hutches. Some TV stands come with appliances to minimize the overheating of multiple AV components.

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