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Choosing the perfect TV stand for your space 

When you buy a sleek new television, your first thoughts might be ‘where should I put this in my place?’

But, we’re here to tell you your first thought should actually be ‘what will I put my new TV on top of in my place?’  

TV stands and units are amazing for either saving you space in a smaller room or adding in some additional stylish decoration alongside the shiny new gadget you have. T

his guide offers some great advice on how to pick a TV stand for your space and style, and also the different things to consider when looking to buy a TV stand.

How to pick a TV unit for living rooms

The first step is knowing how big your TV stand or unit needs to be, and to do that you need to know how big your TV and space is.

If you already have a TV, you can measure the distance from opposite corners to get its dimensions. Typically, TVs have feet placed beneath them that are designed to strategically carry their weight, and these are what you need to concentrate on when buying a TV stand.

If the distance between these feet is the same or greater than the length of your unit, then your TV will not fit.

Quick side note: if you don’t have a measuring tape or ruler to take a measurement of your TV or its feet, you can look up the make online and find details on the manufacturer’s website.

If you haven’t actually bought a TV for your room yet, then you can pick one based on the measurements you take of the room or the wall that you want it to be mounted on. Consider the height of your room, and where you want your TV to be situated when you’re sitting on your sofa.

The general rule for measuring the TV stand is to measure the distance from floor to eye level, then subtract half of the height of your desired television. So, if your eye level is pretty low, maybe don’t opt for the huge cinema screen which would touch the floor if placed at eye level!

Another important aspect of room measurement is TV viewing distance – the recommended viewing distance for TV watching is double the size of your screen. For example, a 54-inch TV requires a minimum of 108 inches distance between the TV and the viewing area to be both safe and enjoyable.

TV stand size guide

There are a variety of sizes available when it comes to TV stands, varying from large stands that are commonly 76” and 85”, medium stands which are 64” and 70”, and smaller TV stands which are usually 42”, 54” and 60”.

Large TV stands, like our Capri Oak Effect Large TV, are perfect for living rooms because these units tend to come with lots of built-in storage for DVDs, gadgets, and consoles, as well as shelving where you can display decorations or ornaments. They are also likely to have more coverage thanks to the cupboards and shelving, which means you can hide wires and cords easily.

Medium TV stands, such as our Dalton TV Unit, are ideal for smaller spaces like smaller living rooms and bedrooms without taking up too much room; they tend to have just the right amount of storage and surface area to keep consoles and small speakers.

Small TV stands, like our White & Oak Effect Small TV Unit, are great for really small spaces like single bedrooms, making them an ideal TV stand for children’s rooms. They help to minimise the amount of floor space being taken up and are often more cost-friendly.

How to pick a space-saving TV stand

When it comes to picking a TV unit for small spaces, there are actually a couple of different options. Larger units might not seem like the ideal solution for small spaces, but they can actually help break up a room if you opt for a room divider TV stand with lots of storage and shelving to maximise the space used.

Of course, small TV stands are ideal for saving space because of the decreased floor footprint. They tend to make clever use of storage and their design is specifically created to cater to tight spaces, small corners, and typically smaller televisions.

However, if you don’t want to compromise on the size of your TV just because your space is on the smaller side, you can opt for a central TV stand.

Central TV stands are very sturdy and designed to carry a lot of weight. Some options even come with adjustable height, like the VonHaus Small Height Adjustable TV Stand which is ideally suited for TVs sized between 13 – 37” due to its 35kg load capacity and easy-adjust height settings.

However, you may want to go bigger! Our 27-55 Inch Table Top TV Stand and Bracket can be easily placed on a small bedside table or dresser in a bedroom and can carry the weight of a much bigger TV.

What to consider when picking a TV stand with soundbar space

Nowadays, picking a TV can also involve picking a sound system to go with the TV so you can get the fully immersive experience of surround sound. Soundbars are a great alternative to trailing wires leading around your room, and they come in a great variety of shapes and sizes.

If you're considering getting a soundbar as well to connect to your TV, then it’s worth considering where you’ll put this.

To keep the soundbar neatly presented, you’ll need to opt for some form of storage space with your TV stand or unit. This can be in the form of a built-in shelf, like with the Riley Rattan TV Unit, or you can utilise the large top surface of a longer unit alongside shelving like the Oslo Grey TV Unit.

If you are in a smaller space or perhaps have opted to wall mount your TV, you can get innovative floating shelves to place under your mounted television to ensure your soundbar is elevated enough to carry the sound across the room.

When it comes to TV stand ideas for small living rooms, we hope our size guide has helped you find the best space-saving unit.

Now you're clued up, why not browse our range of TV solutions or read our blog for more interior design inspiration?

2021-11-08 16:38:00 0 viewed
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