Watching Blu-ray movies and your favorite shows, playing graphics-loaded 3D video games, cheering on your team, or simply taking in the nightly news – there are all sorts of reasons why people love watching today's modern-minded flat-screen TVs. And there are just as many places to watch them, too – from the family room and the bedroom to the kitchen or the game room. Flat-screen TV stands come in thousands of designs, styles, colors, and they’re made with a variety of functions in mind.
Of course, with so many options available, there are a few details to consider. We want to make sure you find just the right size, shape, style, and color when you decide to buy a TV stand for your flat-screen TV.
How Does it Measure Up?
Start here. You'll want to be aware of the dimensions of the room in which the TV will be placed, as well as the size of that awesome flat-screen TV, whether it's a 32-, 46-, 55-, or 65-inch screen. Determining the height at which you wish to view your flat-panel TV is important, too.
A Place for All Things
Once you have the size figured out, think about the other components and accessories that you have to go with your flat-screen TV. You might need space for surround-sound speakers or a sound bar, as well as components such as a stereo receiver, blu-ray player, cable box, video game consoles and other audio-visual items. Make sure there is a spot for all of them, as well as drilled holes for cables and wires.
TV stands come with a variety of shelves, drawers, and open spaces for all of these items, as well as games, controllers, extra batteries, and the like. Some stands come with open shelving, while others have cubbies or glass front doors. Choose the style that meets your storage needs and blends with your style.
Choosing the Right Style
From modern, contemporary metal stands to solid wood TV consoles, there are a wide variety of colors, finishes, and designs from which to choose. Is this a TV stand for the bedroom? A family room? Kitchen?
Stands that incorporate an electric fireplace are very popular for creating a modern hearth that doubles as a media center. Corner stands can be a great space solution. No matter where you plan to place your TV, there are many styles of stands crafted to help technology live happily in your home. From traditional or rustic to cottage chic or mid-century modern, there are plenty of looks to suit your personal decor.