Modern TV Stand And Media Cabinets Buying Guide
Looking for the right modern TV stand from the wide array of options can be really tricky. If you wish to set up an entertainment center in your home to sit back and enjoy with your near and dear ones, read the tips below to make your selection easy.
Understanding Actual TV Size
You might not be aware of the fact that television’s measurements are taken and told diagonally and not horizontally. This is why you might not be aware of the exact space that you might need for your TV. When the seller or the advertisements inform you that the television measures 55-inch, then it’s the measurement from the bottom left corner to the top right corner. This makes the selection of the right media cabinet a bit tricky.
Step 1: Find Your TV’s Actual Width
Get a measuring tape to measure your TV’s exact width from the left to the right frame. Finding the right size stand for your TV is not just about aesthetics. It can be a serious safety risk if you place an oversized TV on a stand that is the same size or smaller than the TV’s frame.
Step 2: Find Right TV Stand Height
As per the thumb rule, your TV’s screen should be positioned at or just below eye level. Ensure that you place your TV in a comfortable position after measuring the distance from the floor to the average sightline of viewers in your household, and subtract half of the TV’s height. This will give you the right height for the TV stand.
Step 3: Finding TV Stand Width
Since TVs are measures diagonally and all the TV consoles are measured horizontally, you should rightly record and consider the width of your screen when choosing your console. It is advisable to choose a console that is at least a few inches wider than your TV.
Different TV Stand Sizes
Large TV Stand
Large media consoles also called TV consoles and entertainment centers, usually measure74", 76", and 85". Ideal to be placed in the living room, they feature built-in drawers, shelving, and compartments, and effectively conceal wires and cords – all while supporting your TV.
Medium TV Stand
Medium TV stands measure 64” and 70" and are designed for placement in the living room and bedroom and offer just the right amount of surface area and storage capabilities. These credenzas are easy to elevate the height and style of your TV – irrespective of your space’s size.
Small TV Stand
These TV credenzas and consoles measure 42", 54" and 60", while offering sturdy support, sleek style, and a compact design. With them in space, heightening your TV without taking up extra space is easy.