With the proliferation of flat screens and wireless components many people are updating their televisions and television carts. However, the process of matching the electronics you want with the best stand can be a bit overwhelming.
The type of stand you choose will be based on many factors, the most important being the dimensional size of the unit that will be resting upon the base. Be sure to measure the length, width and height to ensure that it fits properly within the unit and that it will support the weight of the unit.
The size of the room also plays an important factor. The scale of the piece needs to blend with the rest of the room. If you have large oversize pieces then a larger unit is a good choice, while furniture of a smaller scale needs a smaller scale stand. A unit with wheels on the bottom is something to consider if you enjoy rearranging the furniture to create a new atmosphere.
Another factor to consider is whether you want the apparatus hidden behind doors or out in the open. This will depend on how often you actually watch it, how formal your room is, and the use of the room itself. Some other things to bear in mind are whether you need additional storage for other electronic components such as a stereo, DVD player, gaming devices or display areas for books and decorative items.
Stands come in many different styles and finishes. Some folks like the mobility of having a rolling TV cart, but those days may be waning as the size of home electronic devises increase. Ideally the stand needs to with work with your existing furniture. If you have wood pieces such as coffee tables or bookshelves then the wood should match those pieces. Metals and glass, on the other hand, are fairly neutral and will match any wood but keep in mind they usually produce a more modern effect. Different finishes will also require different maintenance.
Settling on a budget ahead of time can also help to make the selection process easier. Obviously if it is an investment piece you plan on having for a long period of time then you will have to spend more. If it is a starter piece or a transitional piece then a less expensive unit can work nicely.
With so many different options available, choosing your TV and then the furniture base can be a daunting task, but by identifying your individual needs, existing furnishings, style preferences and budget you are sure to find a perfect fit for any area.