When we talk about living room design, one of the most important elements to consider is the TV stand, unit & cabinet.The TV unit or entertainment unit needs to be stylish yet practical and cost-effective, serving not only as a centrepiece for the living room but also acting as storage for your DVDs, games, and Bluray discs.A beautiful marble table top and dining chairs can either enhance the appearance of your living space or ruin it. Well, here are a few things to think about, making the hunt for the perfect TV stand, unit & cabinet that much easier:
THINK ABOUT THE ROOM SIZE
The kind of TV cabinet you want to buy depends on the size of your living room because the size has to match seamlessly with the size of your TV cabinet and the TV itself.
To ensure that your TV fits effortlessly on the cabinet or entertainment unit, you’d want to select a TV cabinet that is at least 20% longer, length-wise, than you TV.
You could, however, go for a cabinet that isn’t 20% longer than your TV; that is, as long as your TV’s legs or supports are in the middle and not out to the sides.
Another thing to note is the cabinet’s weight as it should be able to support your TV easily, especially if you use a large and relatively heavy TV screen.
The selection of TV stands, units & cabinets that we offer at Furniture in Fashion (FiF) are designed to support TVs from 43” to 65” large. Our flat screen entertainment units come in many different styles, catering to all needs and budgets.
IDEAL VIEWING HEIGHT
The key to enjoying your TV viewing time is having it at the correct height. For example, it needs to be at eye-level for optimal viewing.
TV stands, units & cabinets come in different heights, so you should choose one that doesn’t make the TV sit too high or too low. A TV stand with a mount, in fact, allows you to adjust the viewing height as you please.
Alternatively, you could choose TV wall brackets to mount your screen up against the wall, while using the extra space on the cabinet to place your amp or game console, for example.
All in all, the height of your TV should never cause neck strain and this means that your sight line shouldn’t be too far above the centre portion of your screen. Choose a cabinet accordingly.
Our collection of wooden TV stands and corner TV stands, for instance, come in varying heights to accommodate a variety of TV screens and viewing preferences.
WHAT’S THE BEST SHAPE AND STYLE FOR YOUR ROOM?
In your quest to find the perfect TV cabinet size, you need to consider the layout and shape of your living room.
If you have, say, a large and well-proportioned room, almost any shape and size will look very good indeed.
On the other hand, if you have a narrow or somewhat oddly-shaped living room, then corner TV cabinets would be a far better choice.
The kind of TV cabinet you choose according to the shape of your living room can really help you make the most of your space and enjoy great TV viewing for many hours without feeling uncomfortable.
Even if you decide to use a wall mount for your TV to save some space, your TV unit and cabinet will prove to be very useful – acting as a stylish centrepiece, where you can store everything from electronics and DVDs/Blurays to books, household supplies, and more.
Now, if you have a traditionally styled living room, then TV stands, units & cabinets with darker wood and ornamental detailing will certainly complement its elegance.
If you have a contemporary living space, then you’d best avoid a TV cabinet that looks too impersonal or stark, for example.
PICK COLOURS THAT BLEND IN WITH YOUR ROOM OR APPEAL TO YOUR PERSONAL TASTES
Want to make your living room livelier, more vibrant and capacious? Light and neutral colours for your TV stand, such as light brown, white, and grey will work very well.
If you have a lighter colour living room, dark solid colours can easily make your TV stand, unit and cabinet the focal point.