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How To Choose A TV Unit

When it comes to outfitting your living room, the right TV unit can make all the difference.

It's not just about providing a home for your television, but also about creating a stylish focal point that complements your interior décor.

But with so many options available, how do you make the best choice? In this post, we'll guide you through the key factors to consider when choosing a TV unit, helping you make a decision that blends form and function seamlessly.

From considering the size of your TV to contemplating storage requirements, join us as we navigate the process of choosing the perfect TV unit.

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How To Choose A TV Unit for Your Home

Choosing a TV unit involves more than just picking a piece that matches your decor.

It's also about functionality, size, and the overall style of your living room. Here are a few key factors to consider when selecting a TV unit:

  1. Size of Your TV: The size of your TV is the starting point in choosing a TV unit. The unit should be wider than the TV to ensure stability and give it a balanced look. As a general guide, if your TV is up to 32 inches, aim for a TV unit that is at least 80 cm wide. For a TV that's 40 to 43 inches, a TV unit around 100 cm to 120 cm wide is ideal. If your TV is 50 to 55 inches, consider a TV unit that's around 140 cm to 150 cm wide. Lastly, for larger TVs (65 inches and above), your TV unit should be at least 180 cm wide.
  2. Room Size and Layout: The size of your room and its layout will also influence the size and shape of the TV unit. For smaller spaces, consider a compact or corner unit. For larger rooms, a wider or even a modular unit could work well.
  3. Storage Needs: Consider what you need to store in the TV unit. Will it only hold the TV, or do you need space for other media equipment, game consoles, DVDs, or remotes? Some TV units come with additional features like shelves, drawers, or cupboards which can be handy for keeping the area tidy.
  4. Style and Design: The style of the TV unit should complement the overall aesthetic of your room. Whether you prefer a modern, minimalist look or a more traditional, rustic design, there is a wide range of styles to choose from.
  5. Material: The material of the TV unit can greatly affect its look and durability. Solid wood units are sturdy and can lend a classic look, while metal or glass units can give a sleek, modern vibe.
  6. Height: Ideally, the centre of your TV should be at eye level when you're seated. This means the height of your TV unit will depend on your seating arrangement. This is especially important for comfort and the optimal viewing experience.
  7. Cable Management: Look for a TV unit with a cable management system if you want to keep wires from your TV and other devices out of sight. This will help maintain a clean and uncluttered look.

By keeping these factors in mind, you can select a TV unit that not only looks great but also suits your practical needs, enhancing your viewing experience and the overall appeal of your living room.

Where Can You Buy Stylish TV Units?

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These units give your TV a great spot to sit, and they make your room look neat and more spacious.

They also have lots of room for all your gadgets and wires. Plus, we've got different styles to match your room.

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Final Notes On Choosing a TV Unit

Choosing a TV unit involves considering the size of your TV, room layout, storage needs, the unit's style, design, material, height, and cable management.

You should pick a unit wider than your TV, and its style should match your room's aesthetic.

The TV unit should accommodate your storage needs and the centre of your TV should ideally be at eye level when seated.

Consider a unit with a cable management system for a tidy look.

Always consider your room's layout and size when picking a TV unit.

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 Phil Tuddenham

Author - Phil Tuddenham

Philip Tuddenham is the force behind JMT Trade Ltd. Philip stepped into the family business in 1998, and has taken JMT to new heights.

He has decades of expertise and experience in designing, manufacturing and installing kitchens, bathrooms, domestic and commercial furniture.

In 2007, Philip broadened JMT's horizons. Introducing new ranges and diversifying into new territories such as media walls and school furniture.

While embracing this innovation, JMT remained true to its origins, continuing to provide excellent bedrooms and bathrooms.

Under Philip's leadership, the company continues to uphold its long-standing tradition of exceptional customer service and high-quality products.