A home theater is the entertainment hub of your home. It's where you gather to watch the big game or latest movie releases, binge the newest Netflix series that everyone is talking about, or unwind with your favorite video game.
But a stellar home entertainment set-up is more than just a television and audio system. Where you place, store, organize, protect, and access your gear matters! Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered with these Top 6 Home Theater TV Cabinet tips.
1. What’s your style?
Are you a sports guy? A true crime girl? Do you have friends over for game nights and movie nights all the time, or do you like your privacy? Your furniture says a lot about you, so it pays to pick the right piece! If you’re a heavy watcher, couch critic type, get a TV stand that really shows off your TV and gives you the best setup for the optimal viewing experience. Or maybe you’re trying to reduce screen time in your life? That’s fine, too! Look for a TV stand that has room to show off your books. Whatever style is yours, there’s a TV cabinet that’s perfect for you.
2. Choose your equipment.
What type of media do you tend to consume? If you’re a gamer, you’ll want a TV stand with plenty of shelve space for your consoles, plus room for a sound bar or other audio equipment. If all you need is space for one AppleTV and you don’t need to open the cabinet doors all that often, then try something with a closed-door look that won’t distract from the aesthetic you’ve worked hard to create for your living room. Again, there’s room for different styles and feelings!
3. Sizing it up.
The size of your TV actually does matter… and it has to do with the size of the TV! Generally, you’ll want to choose a cabinet that is at least as wide as your TV and probably longer. This is a good rule of thumb for when you’re deciding on TV sizes, too. One benefit to a TV stand that’s wider than the TV is that the cabinet’s sides will get bumped instead of the TV. And the cabinets are usually better at taking a few hits and bangs than the TVs are. Another thing to keep in mind is that if you go too wide, you risk making the TV look really small.
4. Design and Style.
The design of your TV stand says a lot about who you are. It sets the tone for your living room, and consequentially, your entire house. Pick something modern and fresh if you want your home to appear sophisticated and sheik. Or pick something timeless and classic if you want your space to feel homey and comfortable. TV stands come in all sorts of styles, builds, colors, and moods. You can even try a fireplace TV stand from Realcozy, which have electric fireplaces built right into the furniture!
5. Location, Location, Location.
Where will it go in your house? Placement is everything. If you already know what the rest of your room’s décor looks like, find a TV stand that will fit into the aesthetic without breaking the visual energy you’ve created. Or, you can pick the TV stand first, and then choose a couch and other furniture to go with it! Whichever you feel more comfortable with. If your TV needs to fit in a corner, use a corner unit! Another tip is to try to keep your TV at or just above eye level. This helps minimized neck strain. A good rule of thumb is to put your TV at around 40 to 48 inches.
6. Know your features.
Realcozy TV stands, for example, come in two major categories: with fireplace and without. Fireplace units come with an all-electric, remote controlled, adaptable, LED color-variable fireplace built right into the unit. These pieces create an unparalleled ambience in your home, and can adapt to fit the season or the mood you’re in! But we also offer units without fireplaces. These have a traditional look with plenty of shelve space for game consoles, audio equipment, and more. Both types of TV stands have cutouts in the back for easy cable access, and ship fully assembled so you don’t have to worry about getting your tools out! Fireplace units come with the remote control included.
We hope these 6 tips help you create the perfect setup for your home theatre. If you are in the market for a high-quality TV stand, and don't want to assemble it, we have a wide variety of sizes, colors, features available. Click here to view our TV stands.