Entertainment Units and TV Stands
Build a family-friendly hub in your living room or den with an entertainment centre or TV stand. These sturdy units provide storage space, cord management, and housing for your media players, gaming consoles, and peripherals. There are a variety of styles to choose from with an open or closed concept to display or hide your TV or media accessories.What size ranges are there?
Sizes for entertainment centres, TV stands, and consoles range from 28 inches to 74 inches wide, with wider widths appearing annually. To choose an appropriate width, evaluate the amount of space you have, the amount of storage you need, and the size of your TV. Generally, your TV size should be no more than 8 inches wider than your TV stand or the section in your entertainment centre reserved for your TV. For example, a 62-inch TV requires a stand that is at least 56 inches wide.What if you don't have tons of floor space?
Consider space-saving options, like floating models or plain TV mounts. Floating models are typically smaller overall, yet they still have enough width to accommodate wide screens. They also have cubbyholes to store your hardware. They have no base and mount directly to your wall, appearing to "float," which leaves your valuable floor space intact.
Television mounts are large brackets that mount to your wall, letting you prop up your widescreen in midair. Many mounts swivel, letting you change the angle of your mounted TV. Flexi-mounts go so far as to tilt and swivel up, down, and side to side. Other mounts contain movable, articulating parts that let you adjust the mount width to prop up any model of small or large flat screen TV.How do you choose a style?
This depends on the type of furnishings you have and the prevailing colour palette. Styles change frequently, but a few basic categories remain timeless: Contemporary/modern, rustic, transitional, and traditional. The following descriptions are by no means exhaustive:
- Contemporary/modern furniture is usually very sleek and understated, made of wood, glass, or metal, and has luxurious finishes.
- Transitional denotes any piece that fits easily into traditional or farmhouse decor.
- Speaking of farmhouse decor, this style connotes anything country-inspired, paired down, and basic. "Rustic" and "provincial" are common alternative names often used to describe this style of furniture. This furniture may be unfinished, artisanal, or handcrafted.
- TV stands may also fall into the traditional category as traditional often indicates furniture that is straightforward, classical, or even throwback.
Yes, there are many wheeled TV stands and types of rolling carts to choose from. There are models resembling chest-shaped stands, with doors and cabinets to store your media players and accessories, and spinner wheels that rotate 360 degrees and move in any direction. Others contain floating shelves mounted on towers with casters.What materials do entertainment centres contain?
Entertainment centres and television units consist of durable solid woods, such as oak, cherry, beech, and pine. Quality construction results in units that are compact and sturdy. Metal, aluminum, and stainless steel hinges and screws increase the load-bearing capacity.