The single most important thing to think about when purchasing a new TV mount is size. Whether you want a tiny little 32-inch television stand or a huge 65-inch television stand, you’ve got you covered. Just measure your current television’s dimensions and shop for a TV stand by size to be sure you make your purchase as easy as possible.
TV Stand Focal Point A television’s focal point is generally its stand. Buying a stand that doesn’t match your television’s focal point will not only make the TV look out of place in your living room, but it will also make the television itself look out of place in your living room. To choose the right focal point, take an inventory of your living room and locate the main fixtures in the room. Make a rough estimate of how much space the three main fixtures will require and then choose a TV stand that either fits neatly into their location, or at least is at a similar size and height as the other fixtures.
Glass Doors and Shelves TV stands are equipped with either shelves or glass doors, and many people prefer glass doors for several reasons. They are easy to clean, they are not fragile and there is generally no discernable seam leak if they are manufactured properly – a common problem with cheaper glass doors that are not secured properly. Many people also opt for television shelves in their living room to keep DVD players, game consoles and other media safe from dust, fire and dampness. The type of shelf that you choose may depend on the material of the panel is made from (such as steel, melamine and MDF), as well as the size and shape of the room – for example, tall TV stands tend to have taller shelves.
Corner TV Stands If you want to place your tv at a convenient angle, and save yourself some space, a corner tv stand is ideal. Some of these corner TV stands allow you to position your TV at a 90 degree angle, saving you floor space. The main drawback to installing a corner tv stand is the limited amount of flat surface area available. As long as the wall or floor that the stand is installed on is flat, most corner tv stands will fit. However, it is important to remember that they are not as strong as some of the other types of TV stands, and they are much harder to break.
Eye Level Seating Most modern televisions is built so that they are very easy to position at an appropriate angle, and some even allow you to adjust the height of the TV. There are two types of eye level seating – a raised platform at one end of the TV, and console seats along the edges of the TV. The best option is probably a raised platform TV stand, as it allows you to sit at an optimum level and gives you good access to the buttons and ports on the screen. It also allows you to see the screen clearly from all angles.
Console Stands to the TV stand, a console stand is designed to specifically fit a console, rather than a television. A console stand is designed to fit right up against your TV, and will often include storage underneath to store other games or accessories. Unlike the TV stand, a console stand often does not provide storage and instead features a built-in bench. These stands are more expensive but are much sturdier and harder to damage, making them ideal for families with children.