How do you find a cheap TV stand? There are so many different styles and designs at different prices, from super affordable cheap TV stand models to head-spinning expensive ones. So what is it that you should consider to save some cash? Of course, no one can influence your personal taste and preference, but here are few basic guidelines to make things easier and simpler.
1. The style
The first thing you should have in mind is the style and décor of the room you are going to place the TV stand in. Do not mix styles. It’s not tasty, it can ruin the entire design and it can literally confuse you when you enter the room! It distracts the attention, creating a very crowded look of the room. Go for the same material and colour, or a slightly different shade than the rest of your furniture.
2. Room layout
Where is the source of light in the room? When you know the layout of your room, quickly estimate whether the TV stand can fit in a place so that the TV is against the source of sunlight with the backside. You should also consider where will you place the additional elements of your TV, like the speakers, the satellite antenna and similar.
3. The TV shape and size
If you have a flat panel HDTV, than you can go for any type of a TV stand that meets your taste. But, if you have a tube TV, than you are going to need a bigger TV stand, possibly one that’s deep enough to fit the TV. You might consider something custom made for this purpose, as most TV stands are made for a flat panel TVs. Buying the right size and shape TV stand will surely help you save money on this piece of furniture.
4. Device storage space
If you have a CD collection, game console, surround system, speakers and other media devices, than go with a cheap TV stand model that features a lot of storage space (built-in shelves or small cabinets or drawers). This is perfect for smaller living rooms as this way you can store all your electronics (DVD, surround system, etc.) at one place.
5. Cable visibility
Nobody wants to be distracted by cables. The TV stand is the focal point of your room, so it should look neat and tidy. Consider a closed TV stand, so you can place the cables out of sight, or, look for the possibility to install a cable conduit.