Stands made of glass. Stands made of wood. Cabinets with doors. TV furniture comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. In my guide to flat screen TV stands, you’ll learn about your possibilities.
When it comes to your home cinema setup, flat screen TV stands, and cabinets are crucial.
The TV furniture you choose for your home theater system and living room interior design is critical.
The goal of this tutorial is to help you understand the many types of TV stands and TV cabinets available on the market.
Also, to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of each of the various varieties of TV furniture.
I’ll also go over some things to look for before buying any form of tv stands or AV furniture.
TV Furniture Types
The great majority of TV units in the early days of flat panel televisions were glass TV stands.
These were typically rectangular in shape, yet with so many TVs being placed in the room’s corners, it wasn’t long before corner TV stands were produced.
Glass TV stands were not popular with all customers, thus a variety of wooden TV stands are now available, including open TV stands and enclosed TV cabinets.
Mount TV stands have been designed as an alternative to wall-mounted televisions. These are essentially a regular TV stand with an integrated bracket that gives them the appearance of a wall-mounted television.
TV Stands Made of Glass
If you’re thinking about buying a glass TV stand, there are a few things to keep in mind.
The thickness of the glass, the sort of cable management, and the weight of the TV you’ll be installing are all factors to consider.
Niko Tempered Glass TV Stand in Gold Flamingo
You’ll also find that there are a variety of glass hues to pick from, allowing you to properly match the stand to your room’s design.
Metal supports or timber frames are frequently included with the glass shelves.
The Gold Flamingo Niko tempered glass TV stand in the image above, for example, has a handcrafted steel frame.
Or perhaps you believe that wooden supports would be a better fit for your space?
As a result, you have a lot of options when it comes to the look of the stand you want in your room.
To learn more about how to choose glass flat panel TV stands, check out my in-depth tutorial.
TV Stands Made of Wood
If you like a more traditional style, wooden TV stands may be the best option.
A glass TV stand may not fit into the appearance you want for your home if your room is full of hardwood furniture and carpeting.
A wooden TV stand, on the other hand, has its own set of problems, such as rear panels that make ventilation, access, and cable management problematic.
Wren Classic 4 Cubby Wood TV Stand by Walker Edison
The rustic style of these stands may be seen in this example of the Walker Edison Wren Classic 4 Cubby wooden TV console.
My guide to wood TV stands and furniture delves more into the benefits and drawbacks of this sort of stand, as well as the key aspects to keep in mind if you’re in the market for one.
TV Stands in the Corner
A standard wide glass or wooden stand may not fit into the area you have available depending on the arrangement of your room.
In this case, you might want to consider a corner TV cabinet or stand, which will fit into a smaller space much more readily.
When opposed to a stand with a straight edge, the back of a corner stand is curved to push back considerably deeper into the corner of the room. This will save you space and reduce the prominence of the television in the room.
Tacoma Solid Wood Corner TV Stand by August Grove
One disadvantage of these corner designs is that they can limit the amount of room available for your AV equipment, especially if the back is angled to fit perfectly in the corner.
As a result, if you’re planning to install a variety of amplifiers, players, and gaming consoles, you’ll need to think about where they’ll all go.
The August Grove Tacoma wood corner TV stand, for example, has a straight back with only the sides contoured for a corner. This allows for more equipment to be stored inside the container.
Corner stands are constructed of a range of materials and styles, including metal, glass, and wood – like the one shown above, which is made of wood with an aged paint finish.
More information can be found in my corner TV cabinet and stand guide.
Cabinets for televisions
When compared to the other types of stands covered here, flat screen TV cabinets (also known as credenzas) are a slightly different option.
These provide a more contained environment for your AV equipment as well as the ability to conceal your devices.
If you don’t want your living area to be dominated by technology, this can be a significant issue in some instances.
However, you must consider the impact on ventilation and device access before deciding if this is the best option for you.
Adalberto TV Stand by Trent Austin Design
The Trent Austin Design Adalberto TV Stand, shown here, is an excellent example of a TV cabinet.
This provides a level surface on which to position your TV (or hang it on the wall), as well as a mix of open and covered places for your equipment behind two wood doors.
Before you make your selection, make sure you’re informed of the potential drawbacks of large-screen TV cabinets.
A more in-depth study into flat screen TV cabinets may be found here.
Mounted Television Stands
A modern innovation is a flat screen TV stand with a mount.
A TV mount stand, also known as a TV stand, combines the shelf space and compact design of a standard TV stand with the ability to hang a TV as if it were wall-mounted.
This will also provide you additional space beneath the TV for your hardware.
It’s critical that you get the right mount stand for your TV. When you’re out shopping, make sure to read the requirements for each stand.
Galaxy TV Stand with Mount by Ameriwood Home
While opposed to a glass or wooden stand, which frequently offers a lower viewing position when the TV is in place, this sort of stand might allow you to have the TV at a higher height.
The Ameriwood Home Galaxy TV stand with mount is shown in the image above.
This style is convenient because it has storage for storing your AV equipment beneath the TV. You can purchase variants with varying numbers of shelves to accommodate your equipment.
For more information about TV stands with mounts, go here.
How to Select a Television Stand
Whatever sort of TV stand you choose, there are a few general aspects to keep in mind as you make your purchase.
This guide should aid you in determining which TV stands for flat screens best suit your needs and in selecting the proper model from the large selection available.
The type of furniture you purchase for your room is an important factor to consider.
Although it may appear uninteresting in comparison to all of your fascinating technology and devices, purchasing the proper stand will aid in the integration of your equipment into your space.