Looking for a TV stand that will showcase your new TV, but don't know where to start?
Follow our shopping guide and find out how to choose the TV stand that is right for you.
1 – Choose a TV stand that matches the style of your living room
Watching TV is much more enjoyable in beautiful surroundings! You shouldn’t get a TV stand with a design that clashes with the other stylistic elements of your living room.
For example, a TV stand with a sleek design and angular lines will fit perfectly into a modern decor, but in a rustic living room, it will seem out of place, like it’s from the future!
Choose a TV stand that suits the style of your living room in a colour that won’t clash.
2 – Choose a TV stand made from high-quality materials
When it comes to TV stands, there is a vast range of products. Of course, there are stands available at modest prices, but the quality of their manufacturing materials often leaves much to be desired.
If you are willing to pay a little more for your TV stand, you will be able to get a piece of furniture made with stronger and better materials than the classic particle board.
Hardwood, steel and glass are all excellent materials for TV stands. Prioritize these materials if you don't want to risk your furniture collapsing under the weight of your audiovisual equipment.
3 – Choose a TV stand that has lots of storage space
Many people make the mistake of not considering storage space when shopping for a TV stand. The stand should have enough space to store the electronic equipment that goes with your TV.
Keep in mind that the connections at the back of the devices require additional space. It’s also important for the audiovisual stand to have openings in the back so that the electronic devices can be well ventilated.
4 – Choose a TV stand that can conceal the wires
Choose a stand with large openings in the back for your cables. That way, you’ll avoid having unsightly cables in view as well as ensuring that your equipment is well ventilated.
5 – Choose a stand with dimensions that are appropriate for your TV
Before choosing a TV stand, you need to know the size of the TV you’ll be placing on it. TVs are usually measured diagonally from one corner of the screen to the other. The width of the TV is a different measurement, which you'll also want to know. With these measurements in hand, you'll be able to choose a stand with the right proportions.
As a general rule, the stand or opening designed to hold the TV should be at least two inches wider than the width of the screen.
Here's a table with examples of TV sizes and recommended minimum stand widths:
|Diagonal length of the TV||Width of the TV screen||Recommended minimum TV stand width|
Find the perfect TV stand at Fillion Électronique
In conclusion, buying a TV stand should not be done on the spur of the moment. To make an informed choice that you won't regret, make sure you follow our shopping tips.
Don’t hesitate to contact us and ask for advice, in store or online!