Opt for a TV credenza to house a television along with other living room essentials, like throws, blankets, and pillows.
Besides, you are sure to find a huge variety of stands to suit your needs. While compact TV stands work for smaller apartments and dorms, entertainment centers are fit for luxurious apartments and dedicated recreational rooms.
Most entertainment centers come equipped with enough storage cabinets to hold not only the television, but also the cadre of audio/video components, including your collection of music CDs and movie DVDs. A TV stand, on the other hand, may or may not have enough storage space although they can be sturdy and artistic.
It also needs to be deep enough so that the television set does not hang over the front or the back, which could result in the TV toppling over. Another important factor is to note the height of the television. You do not want to be straining your neck looking at a TV set placed higher or lower than eye level.
A minimalistic stand will come equipped with at least two shelves to hold your audio-video components. A bigger room obviously demands more storage space to house not just the television set, but also a few display objects and personal belongings like books and frames. The ideal stand should be one that allows you to adjust the shelves as per your needs.
Choose stands that are easily movable or come with an option of swivel if your room is small or you like to switch from the couch to the chair. Smaller TV cabinets and platforms often have wheels attached to allow you to move it from one room to another.
Cantilever Stand or a Corner Stand for Smaller Spaces
While a cantilever stand is nothing but a wall mount that rises from the base of an additional storage, a corner stand is angled to fit into corners to save space. Both these types are ideal for those of you who love to rearrange their furniture on a regular basis or are facing a space crunch.
Apart from holding the TV, it also accommodates a whole lot of entertainment components as well as media, like CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays etc., making it the focal point in the room. Platform TV stands, although are bare minimalistic, appear airy and render the room a sophisticated look.
Before buying a stand, ensure that it is sturdy and strong. Choose one that suits your room, fits your needs, holds your television, and is within your budget.