It can be difficult to find furniture suitable for television and integrating with the interior design. It must be both practical and elegant. This article presents the basic rules for choosing a TV stand, the existing models and the ideas for a contemporary rendering.
Questions to ask before buying a TV stand
Here are the essential questions to ask before guiding your choice to any TV cabinet model:
- What space is available for the new TV furniture?
- What are the dimensions and weight of television?
- Lay it down or hang it on the wall?
- Are there other electronic devices to store in the cabinet? (decoder, internet box, game consoles or DVD player).
If space permits, the low cabinet is ideal for laying the TV and storing cables, the decoder, the internet box – Lapeyre
TV table: the favorite materials
In order for the TV stand to become a part of the decor, the right material should be chosen. If the room is not yet furnished, the choice is free.
- Glass in a contemporary and design living room
Glass is the material of choice to play the map of transparency and create a corner TV design.
- Wood and metal to design an industrial style living room
To set up an industrial lounge, the choice will be on a TV stand in metal, wood or bi-material.
Wooden furniture also creates a zen atmosphere and country-style decor. The choice will be between:
- Light wood, appreciated for its natural spirit;
- Dark wood, more chic and modern.
This small TV placed on a light wooden shelf creates a Zen and natural atmosphere – Samsung
The dimensions of the TV stand
It is necessary to choose a TV stand whose dimensions are adapted to the surface of the room. The height of the support depends on the height of the seat. If it is low, the TV furniture will be too and vice versa. With a length of up to 1.80 m, it is longer than the TV for a harmonious rendering.
Decoration of the living room: where to put the TV?
A harmonious living room depends in part on the location of the TV stand. The latter must be arranged according to the orientation of the screen. Here are the basic rules:
- Observe a distance of at least six times the diagonal of the screen between the TV and the seat (chair or sofa);
- Free a space of at least one meter between the coffee table and the TV stand;
- Choose a place where the brightness is soft;
- Never place the TV stand in front of windows to avoid reflections;
- Position the television according to its use so you do not have to turn your head to watch your favorite show.
Our selection of TV cabinets
Manufacturers compete with creativity and ingenuity to design TV media that hide many features. Most often, this type of furniture includes cupboards, drawers, shelves or niches. Some variants gain height to optimize storage space. Others have sliding walls to conceal the TV set. Several models of furniture make it possible to emphasize the television and to sublimate the room of installation.
This furniture conceals the TV and hides the electric cables thanks to its sliding walls – Sogal
Thanks to their small height, the TV tables cause less space. Adapted to a minimalist decor, they position the television at eye level. This type of TV furniture should ideally match the picture frames or paintings hanging on the wall.
If you are often brought to move the TV stand, it is advisable to opt for a model equipped with wheels or skates.
This low-profile unit lowers the TV screen to eye level – Samsung
The wall-mounted TV cabinet
It attaches to the wall and adjusts the screen to the desired height. Space-saving and aesthetic, the wall-mounted TV cabinet also has storage space like shelves. Providing space saving, it protects the device against breakage or falls. The TV wall supports exist in version:
Fixed wall brackets are particularly simple to install. They invite themselves into rooms with only one listening position. Nevertheless, no adjustment of the screen is possible once the furniture is installed.
TV on the wall is aesthetic and saves space – Samsung
Thanks to an articulated arm, this type of wall-mounted TV cabinet makes it possible to change the orientation of the screen. The user can turn the television from right to left and from top to bottom. The swivel mount is best for spaces with multiple listening positions.
Installed in the bedroom or living room, this TV furniture offers viewers the ability to adjust the height of the screen once suspended. The TV can be tilted a few degrees, ensuring visual comfort, even when lying down.
The TV stand in column form
The column-shaped TV furniture is a good option if you plan to put the TV in a fairly small room. It installs and moves easily. Its design is also worked because it is specially designed to hide cables.
The suspended model
Distinct in its sobriety, the suspended furniture includes an articulated arm hanging from the ceiling and serving as a support for the TV. Allowing the rotation of the screen, it is an ideal alternative for a small space. His little flat? The absence of storage.
Whether it is a wall or ceiling mount, always make sure that the wall or ceiling structure supports such equipment. Television furniture is now available for less than $50. The most stylish models have a price of around $2,000.
How to decorate a TV stand?
With the kitchen, the living room is the centerpiece of the house. The inhabitants spend most of their time there. This living room deserves a touch of originality in terms of decoration! To create a loft atmosphere, a metal lamp associated with a wooden TV stand is enough. Fans of Scandinavian style will rely on a vase with retro motifs placed near the television.