Here in the twenty-first century, most of us will have a TV or two in our home. But it’s not usually the screen that’s the problem when it comes to storage – it’s all the additional equipment that orbits it.
You may own a unit or stand that’s served you and your family for many years, but are now finding that, due to an accumulating number of additional devices, it no longer does the job. When this happens, consoles, remote controls and wires can end up littering the floor, leaving them open to damage and breakage.
Crowded TV stands and trailing wires can also spoil the look of your living room or den, so it’s worth investing in a unit that is both practical and functional. Finding the right cabinet or stand for your monitor and surrounding equipment will not only make your home appear tidier and more stylish, it will make viewing time more seamless.
Nowadays, there are a whole range of options when it comes to stands and storage space. The vast amount of choice can be daunting, so it’s worth considering what your requirements are before you begin looking.
For example, are you seeking a unit in which to store your DVDs or games? Or perhaps you want something more streamline like a wall-mount solution? The choices out there range from full living room furniture sets – which make a feature of your TV and offer maximum storage – to hanging cabinets and wall mounts, so it’s a good idea to think about what you’ll be using it for.
Once you’ve made a list of your requirements, it’s time to start browsing the internet to weigh up your options. When looking for a furniture supplier, make sure you choose a reputable company with positive online reviews who’ve been in the industry for a while. You’ll want to know your purchase will be delivered reliably and safely.
The best websites will allow you to browse categories according to your preference – for example, glass stands or sideboards, wall-mounted shelving, tables or wooden cabinets. Presumably, by now, you’ve made a decision about which style you’d like to go for by considering your existing home décor, but if not, this is the place to browse your options.
If you don’t need much storage, there are plenty of more discrete options providing minimal storage for a minimalist look. You may choose to have your TV wall-mounted, for example, in which case there are usually floating shelves to fix underneath. These shelves can be used to store your devices.
If you’re not sure the TV unit you have in mind will compliment your existing furniture, you can buy a complete living room furniture set including a stand for your screen. These sets are surprisingly affordable and come in an array of colours and finishes – from gloss black to matte white or solid oak.
These sets normally provide a TV stand, coffee table, cabinets and shelving; some of which are standalone, and others which are conjoined.
Whatever you opt for, be sure that your chosen unit can accommodate your screen’s size, as well as its weight. It’s also a good idea to choose something with a built-in cable tidy, to eliminate the mess of trailing wires from your home.
The right storage cabinet can add style to your home, as well as providing a place to hide your CDs, DVDs and cables.Consider whether you’ll need one with open shelving as well as drawers, as this can provide the perfect space for subscription boxes, games consoles and other devices which need to be controlled using a remote.