5 Tips for Choosing the Right Stand for Your Flat Screen TV
Congratulations on finally getting that flat-screen TV that you were planning to buy for months, but the job is not complete until you have set it up. When you buy a new flat-screen TV, you don’t just want to hang it on the wall you want to showcase it and make sure that it looks beautiful wherever it is placed and is comfortable to watch. And for that, you will need the right kind of TV stand. There are a lot of different types of flat screen TV stands out there, so it can be a bit confusing when you are shopping for them. Below I have mentioned a few tips that can help you choose the right TV Stand for your living room.
Comfortable Viewing Height
TV stands come in all different heights, so you need to make sure that you get the one that is suitable for your TV lounge. If you get a TV stand that is even slightly higher than your eye level, then you will always be bending your neck, and it will not make for an uncomfortable viewing experience. Normally the best height for TV is considered to be 42 inches, but don’t stick strictly to that number because it can vary depending on your sofa’s height and the distance between your sofa and TV. Alternatively, you can go for a TV stand that has an adjustable height.
Consider the size of the TV
I have seen people making the mistake of purchasing a TV stand that is small for their TV. If you have purchased a large flat-screen TV for the theater experience, then it is important that you make sure you get the right kind of TV stand as well. Go for a console that is wide enough to support your TV properly. If you get a weaker or smaller stand, then it will get damaged easily, and your TV can take some damage as well. So be careful with that.
Keep the Room Layout in Mind
Another thing you must keep in mind is the layout of your room. While choosing a TV stand, do not get carried away with the design or color of a certain stand. Make sure that it will fit perfectly in your room, and you wouldn’t have to place the TV in an awkward position or sit in an awkward position to watch it. If you have less space, you can also consider getting a stand that will be mounted to the wall, and you can place your TV on it.
Pick A Style
Now, this is the fun part of choosing a TV stand. They are available in so many designs and shapes that it would not be hard for you to find one that will match your style. Some have staggered shelving, some are round in shape, and others are asymmetrical. Open shelving and simple design are best for contemporary space. If you want the stand to match a certain style or a certain color that you have used for your room, then you can look for that as well. Wooden and thicker polished stands can add some elegance to your room.
You must also keep the storage of the stand-in mind because you don’t want to spend money on something in which you can’t fit your stuff. You may need to put your TV router, gaming console, or DVD player. You might also want to keep your Blu-ray collection in the stand that you are planning to watch on your TV. So make sure to get a stand that will have space for all your stuff.