Furniture, Living Areas

A guide to picking a TV cabinet

For most people the television is the focal point of their living room. As such, the TV cabinets that you choose will possibly be the most important, and certainly the most looked at, item of furniture in your house. Picking the right cabinet for your home is therefore something that is worthy of careful consideration.

The first thing to consider is the size of your television and the amount of space that your audio visual equipment will occupy. Bear in mind that items such as satellite decoders and amplifiers can generate a lot of heat and should be given space around them to allow air to circulate. You might also want to store DVDs and CDs inside your cabinet.

Once you’ve got a rough idea of how big you want your cabinet to be you need to think about the size of the room you’re going to put it in. You probably want to have a large empty wall in front of which you can place the cabinet. Ideally this should be out of direct sunlight to prevent glare from the window affecting your view.

The next thing to consider is the height at which you want your television to be placed. This will depend on the position of chairs in the room. Sometimes it is better to mount the television up on the wall rather than having it sitting on the TV cabinet.

Finally, you’ll want to think about the colour scheme of the room and the style of your furniture so that the TV cabinet complements its surroundings. You might also want to pick a cabinet with some kind of inbuilt cable management system to avoid a profusion of cables cluttering up your carefully selected TV set up.

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November 21, 2013