When it comes to selecting a TV stand that matches your personal tastes and home entertainment needs, there are a number of important things to consider. You can shop by price point or by the general appearance of the stand, but you will also want to consider the size and configuration to make sure the stand you choose will work for your specific needs. If setting up your TV stand and other entertainment components is not really within your comfort zone, you can always call Geek Squad for home theater setup or installation services.
TV Stand Size Considerations
Most people have a specific room or space in mind for their TV stand. Don’t forget to measure the available area to make sure you know which TV stands will fit in the space without sharp edges sticking out into heavily trafficked areas. You’ll also want to take a look at how far your TV will be from your home theater seating as it might impact how tall your stand can be without compromising the view. If you are planning to use a wall mount for your TV and pair it with a stand to store all of your media components, you will still want to get your handy tape measure out to ensure a comfortable fit.
Selecting a TV Stand Configuration
Choose from versatile 3-in-1 designs that let you position your TV on the tabletop, on a wall mount, or as a swinging floater. You can also find TV stands with open shelving options and minimalist design or more traditionally styled options with drawers and cabinets that more closely resemble furniture pieces. Some configurations include A/V component towers, speaker stands, media racks, and even cable management solutions to make sure all of the A/V cords and connectors are organized and tucked out of view.
Corner & Fireplace TV Stands
When space might be a little tight, or when you don’t feel like centering your living space on a large entertainment center, you might want to consider a corner TV stand. These stands are designed to reduce the footprint of your media cabinet while making the most of a corner that might otherwise stand empty. Most of the corner stand options still include plenty of space to tuck in a streaming media device or Blu-ray player. Another space saving option that can also add a little extra ambience to your space is a fireplace TV stand. Enjoy the warmth and glow of a fire while watching your favorite shows.