When it comes to installing a great entertainment system in your home, there are plenty of options to choose from to customize your space into one where you can fully enjoy a superior visual and audio experience. An integral part of this space is a TV stand, a place where you can house several important components of your entertainment system.
There are many different aspects to choosing a good TV stand, including the size, strength, design and structure of the item in question; these all play a role in how well the furniture will do its job and fit into your room.
There are two basic types of TV stand on the market today, each of which has a distinctive design and structure which set sit apart from the other; these are the floor and wall mounted TV stands. The former is the type of stand that we are all familiar with, one that is placed on the floor and supports a standing TV screen and other equipment.
The wall mounted stand is different in that it is attached solely to the wall. This can consist of a shelf-like design which holds a regular standing television monitor, or one where the TV itself is slotted into place and does not “stand” on anything. Both of these have their advantages and flaws, which will be explored below.
Firstly, the wall mounted stand is widely recognized as being one of the most stylish ways to display your TV monitor. Fixed entirely to the wall, this makes for a very contemporary look that is both sleek and minimalist, and therefore perfect for the modern home.
Many of these types of stands are actually deceptively complex however, and will have features such as hidden areas to tidy away cables, as well as plenty of space for equipment such as games consoles, DVD players or Free view boxes. Just remember, if you have a lot of equipment, make sure that your stand has enough room for them.
You should also be aware that this kind of stand must be strong enough to hold the TV and other equipment that you intend to be placing on it. All of the these items will have a weight limit, and you should be careful to stay well within this limit in order to protect you and your family from accidents as well as stop the equipment from being broken.
The alternative option is the floor TV stand, which has its own distinct benefits too. One of these is that they often come in a much wider range of styles than the wall mounted variety. From oak TV stands to glossy black ones, the scope for different shapes and styles is virtually limitless, whereas wall designs generally are limited due to structural restrictions.
Whereas many wall stands are contemporary, floor stands can be either contemporary or traditional, making them suitable for any type of interior space. Mahogany and oak TV stands are two great examples of how traditional materials can be used in a floor stand, whereas they are rarely seen in wall mounted stands.
In addition to this, floor TV stands generally have a larger amount of space to play with, leaving enough room for all of your equipment, including consoles, Freeview or Sky boxes, DVDs, DVD players and much more. They can also hold a great deal more weight than wall mounted stands.
The downside is, of course, that a wall stand will take up far less space than a floor stand. For this reason, the former may be a good choice for those with less room to work with.
With advantages and disadvantages to both, your choice of a floor or a wall television on your unique needs and preferences. Whether you opt for a stylish minimalist wall TV stand or a beautiful oak TV stand, you are sure to find something that suits your tastes perfectly on the market today.