Frequently Asked Questions
Should your TV stand be wider than your TV?
Deciding on the ideal size for your TV unit is key to keeping your living space in proportion. Anyone remember the famous Friends episode with Joey and Chandler’s homemade entertainment unit? Determining your TV size should give you an idea of what type of stand you’ll want to look for. You ideally want to have a few inches of space at either end of your unit once your TV is in place. This gives the option to accommodate your favourite home accessories such as a vase, photo frame or ornament.
How high should a TV be on a stand?
Whether you want to mount your TV on a wall or have it placed on a TV stand, considering the height of the mounting or TV cabinet is another important factor for maximum comfort and the best viewing. An estimated height for a comfortable viewing experience is around 25 inches from the floor up to the base of your TV stand. If you're planning to mount your TV on the wall, it is advisable that the centre of a TV screen should be at eye level or slightly below for optimal viewing.
What design and finish should I choose for my TV cabinet?
Choosing the design and materials of your TV unit really depends on your personal style preference and the existing interior style of your room. Classic or contemporary? Minimalist or country chic? Retro or antique? With the range of TV and entertainment units available at Utopia Home, you have endless style possibilities. Our units offer durability and quality so whether you have a small TV set for catching the news or you’re an avid film buff with a 75 inch home cinema, we’ve got you covered.
Which TV cabinet is right for me?
Start with the size of your TV and begin to make a shortlist from here. We recommend a surface that offers a little space at either side of your television which will give you an idea of what dimension you want to look for. Where is your TV going to be placed in the room? If it’s wall mounted, browse the collection of floating units that can be installed underneath your screen and provide handy storage. A corner unit may be a good option if you’re looking to maximise space in a smaller room. Considering the style, ask yourself if closed storage is preferable to open shelving. Next think about the existing style of your room. Are you looking for something in keeping with that style or do you want to opt for a contrasting design? With hundreds of TV cabinets, stands and entertainment units available at Utopia Home, you’re likely to find the perfect match for your requirements.
Do I really need a TV unit?
This really depends on your lifestyle and how much time you spend in the room that’s home to your television. While a TV in the bedroom might be fine on a chest of drawers you keep your clothes in, if you have a television in your living room, a TV cabinet can be a functional and visually appealing piece of furniture that accentuates the space. They offer ideal storage for DVDs, games consoles and remotes, enabling you to keep your living area tidy and free of clutter. They can also hide unsightly wires that could pose a hazard to small children or pets. Depending on your preferences, you can shop an extensive range of TV cabinets and units at Utopia Home.
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