What type and size of TV do you have?
Before you set foot in a store, take measurements, as you will need a stand that accommodates your TV’s height, width and depth. For an older tube model, the stand also has to be able to handle the weight. Newer flat-screen TVs are typically lighter, so you don’t have to worry as much about weight accommodation, but you do have to find a stand that is wide enough.
What is your room’s size and layout?
A larger stand or a wall unit works well in a huge recreation room with a large viewing distance. But if the room is smaller, opt for a more compact TV stand to match the rest of your living space. If you really don’t have a lot of room, a corner TV stand might be your answer.
What is your decorating style?
Match your TV stand with the rest of your decor so it doesn’t look out of place. A solid wood or wood veneer stand looks best in a room that has other wooden furniture in it. A metal or glass stand, on the other hand, fits in well with minimalist, modern decor.
How will you use the stand?
Will your stand only be used to hold the TV and a few other items? Or do you want to use it to store your CDs, movies and games? Also think about whether you want all of these elements in plain view or concealed. An open stand or wall unit will put your TV and other items on display, while an armoire or cabinet style will have doors and drawers that close to hide everything when not in use.
Whether your taste is ultra-modern or timeless and classic, you can find the perfect TV stand at Sterling House Interiors. Visit their 16,000-square-foot showroom to see their collections, or for more information, call them at 905-820-4111 or visit www.sterlinghouse.ca.