Perhaps you’re looking to enjoy the big game. Maybe you’re wanting to be able to binge watch something on Netflix or Amazon Prime or watch the latest blockbusters, one thing that can make all the difference to the experience is choosing the right TV cabinet. With so many options out there to choose from, it can be hard to decide on which is right, which is why we are here to help you out. We’ve put together some great tips below that are sure to make buying that perfect TV cabinet a whole lot easier.

Room Dimensions

In a living room, especially if it’s where most of the household’s main television and other media viewing is done, the TV cabinet will be a central point. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it must be as big as possible or to even be the main focal point of that room. Therefore, before you do anything else, you need to measure the dimensions of your living room, so that you know the size of space you’re working with.

Although all televisions are different sizes, one sure-fire way to ensure that your TV fits on the cabinet safely is to buy a TV cabinet that is at least 20% longer than the TV itself. It’s also important to consider whether the cabinet will support the weight of the TV sufficiently enough.

Consider the Viewing Height

One of the key factors to consider when choosing a TV cabinet that will provide you with the best viewing experience is the height the TV is positioned at. It’s not always necessarily easy to get the screen to the right height, but with the help of an appropriately sized TV cabinet you can get it to the most comfortable level for your eyes. No-one wants to crank their neck up to much or down to low to try and watch the TV, so trust us, spending a little time to work this out will help in the long run.

Material

The material used in the construction of furniture should always factor somewhere in the decision you make for what’s right for your home. This is no less important when it comes to choosing a TV cabinet. After all, even if you have a relatively lightweight modern LCD TV, you still want a cabinet that can hold it and is sturdy enough that the television will have a stable place to sit. As you’re unlikely to want to keep changing your TV cabinet, you’ll also want one that is made from materials that are robust and durable.

That’s why we would always recommend that you invest in solid wood rather than composite or wood alternative TV cabinets. Solid wood will never let you down, will stand the test of time and is incredibly easy to look after. It also provides your home with a classic charm and sophistication that you can’t get from other materials.

Remember Storage

One of the best things about a Tv cabinet is that not only does it give your entertainment centre a place to live, but it can also be used as storage. Look for a TV cabinet that provides you with enough storage space for everything you need to keep in and around the space in the room where you’re TV is going to live. TV cabinets often have drawers and closed-door compartments that can be used to store your library of games, as well as keeping your wires, controllers and any or accessories that don’t necessarily have to be front and centre, hidden away.