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TV stand buying guide

Discover the top 4 things you need to know when buying a TV stand for your home entertainment system with this helpful guide.

TV stands are a practical and stylish way to house your TV and any other consoles or players that you might have. With plenty of different styles and functions to choose from, there’s a stand to suit every home entertainment system. Have a look through our buying guide to find the perfect unit for you.

Size and shape

The first thing for you to consider is the size of your room and how you want the TV to fit. If you want your entertainment system to be the centrepiece, a bigger shelf will show off your TV and the rest of your equipment below. For a more minimal look, a shelf with a built-in bracket helps your TV to blend in while keeping it safe and secure.

TV stands with brackets

Style

There are a range of styles and materials to choose from, so you can pick the perfect design to match the rest of the room. Norstone offer a range of modern metal and glass stands that would stand out in a contemporary or monochrome styled home. If you’d prefer to keep it traditional, an eye-catching oak or walnut stand will help to create a classic look.

Wooden-style TV stands

Measuring

Most people prefer their TV hanging a little bit over the stand. Here are some suggested dimensions:

  • A 120cm stand for a 60" TV
  • A 100cm stand for a 50" TV.
  • An 80cm stand for a 42" TV.

If you would like to leave a bit of space on either side for some ornaments or photo frames, then give these measurements a try:

  • A 160cm stand for a 50" TV.
  • A 140cm stand for a 42" TV.

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Storage

Don’t forget about all your audio and video boxes and cables when you’re choosing a TV stand. With a variety of shelved designs available, you can house games consoles, Blu-ray players, set top boxes and more. A shelved stand with doors offers the same storage solutions for your equipment but also helps to keep everything out of sight, creating a super tidy set up.