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Read this Before Buying a TV Console- Buying Guide

Read this Before Buying a TV Console- Buying Guide

So you've invested in a brand new television with all the beautiful features and sleek design. But how will you take care of this significant home investment? How will you achieve the best view without sacrificing your comfort and the look of your living room? The answer is to get an elegant television console that will work as a base for your television unit while complimenting its style. With all the tv consoles, entertainment centres, and tv stands available in the market, choosing the right unit to buy might get confusing.

We'll walk you through a few tips to help you choose the right tv console for your lovely television.

Know Your Needs

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Before diving into your purchasing journey, it's good to start by assessing your lifestyle. At the end of the day, every measurement or feature relies on your needs and preferences. Ready your notes and ask yourself these questions:

  1. What is the size of your room? Do you have a spacious living room or a compact one? 
  2. What is your storage requirement? Do you need a space for your audio system? Do you want to keep your storage hidden, or do you want a space for your living room decorations?
  3. How often do you watch television? 
  4. What are your preferred materials, styles, or colour combinations?
Measure Your Television

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There are a few considerations to note before buying a television console. The size of your television, the design and configuration of your living room, and traffic allowance are some things that you must check before making a purchase.

First things first, the advertised measurements of your television are not the actual space that they will take. The inches of your television do not depict the actual horizontal size of the unit. In fact, the advertised measurements are the tv's diagonal dimension. So if you have a 50-inch smart tv, it means that the 50 inches are the diagonal measurement of your screen from the top left to the bottom right. Does this mean that the television frame isn't included in the measurement? Yes. The television frame or the bezel is outside the 50-inches. 

To measure both the screen and the frame of your television before buying a console, measure your television both diagonally from the top left to the bottom right and horizontally, from the left straight to the right.

Match the Size of Your Television with the Size of the TV Console

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Why is it important to measure the size of your TV and match it with your console? Having an oversized or undersized TV console might cause imbalance and safety risks. 

If you already have the exact measurements of your TV, the next step is to look for a TV console that is a little wider to keep your TV on a safe surface. Ideally, a 40" television shall stand on a console that is 35- 37" wide when diagonally measured. A 50" unit needs a 45-46" wide TV console, a 60" TV is for a 54-55" stand, and a 70-inch TV needs at least a 63-65" console. 

Find the Right Console Height 

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Aside from the width of your TV console, it's also important to note its height to give you a comfortable viewing experience. When sitting in your living room, the centre of your TV screen must be positioned below your eye level. When measuring the right height of your TV console, try sitting on your couch and measuring the average eye level of your household. That is the height of your screen when placed on a stand. To get the height of the stand, subtract half of your TV's height from the initial measurement. Give yourself one to two inches allowance when buying your console. When arranging your TV and sofa, it’s important to take note of the size of your screen. The bigger the screen, the farther your TV console should be from your couch.

It’s also vital to measure your wall to plan your tv setup.

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Look for Additional Features

TV Console with cabinet and display

TV consoles come with various materials, designs, and features that go beyond supporting your TV unit. 

Storage

If you are short on space and want an uncluttered living room, you may choose from consoles with built-in storage, shelves, pull-out drawers, or mini open door cabinets. Most TV consoles provide ample storage to keep small to medium size items, ideal for modern homes. If you want something unconventional, go for an extendable unit that will give you enough space to add decorations or knick-knacks. 

Materials

Aside from storage, it's imperative to consider the TV console's materials. While most TV consoles are made of wood, other varieties include wood, glass, marble, and metal. 

Type

Entertainment units come in different types. Standard TV consoles are compact units that support the television without taking up much space in your living room. TV consoles are low in profile but are wide enough to contain wires, cables, remote controls, and other living room items. If you want a more dedicated space for your entertainment unit, a large entertainment centre is an ideal furniture for you. It has multiple shelves, compartments, and close door storage options that allow you to display or keep more items. For more compact spaces, a corner tv console is perfect as it does not take much space in your family room.

Style

Like any other furniture in your home, TV consoles also come in different styles and designs. There are more traditional wooden and glass varieties with intricate designs. Modern TV consoles present clean and crisp lines with neutral colour combinations, while contemporary pieces present more playful looks. Other styles also include rustic, farmhouse, and mindful industrial designs.

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