Posted on: Nov
30

2017
Your Essential Guide to Choosing an Entertainment Stand

A TV without a great entertainment stand is like…a nail without a hammer. Like Garfunkel without Simon. Like Steve Harrington without Dustin.

(if you haven’t binged season 2 yet, go ahead, we’ll wait)

You may not be able to tell by this still frame, but these guys are actually admiring the latest entertainment credenza from Sauder Furniture (trust us, we’re professionals)

Whether you need to hide electronics galore or your TV is mounted and you’ve gone completely wireless,

we’ve got everything you need to know when picking the best entertainment stand to accompany that big screen. We’ve compiled three essential questions you should ask before picking the best entertainment stand.

 

1. Are you looking for furniture first or a tech-centered piece?

If you’re looking for furniture first…

Pick a piece that looks more like a buffet or dresser so it blends into your space.


Sauder Select Entertainment Credenza (404867)

If technology is your priority…

Look for an entertainment stand with open shelves for the BluRay player, Nintendo Switch, and Apple TV. Drawers hide remotes and game controllers.


Palladia Entertainment Credenza (411865)


Palladia Panel TV Stand (411864)

2. Is your TV mounted or placed on your entertainment stand?

If your TV is mounted…

You might just need something for storage. Consider a small credenza or accent storage cabinet that’s more decorative or a minimalist TV Stand with simple open shelves.


Canal Street TV Stand (419232)


Dakota Pass Display Cabinet (418268)

If your TV is placed on your entertainment stand…

Start by measuring your TV screen diagonally to ensure you select a piece that’s the right size. If space allows, select an entertainment stand that gives you room to grow as you upgrade to a bigger screen in the future.


Shoal Creek Panel TV Stand (409795)


County Line TV Stand (416923)

3. Do you want storage or display? Or a mix of both?

If storage is what you seek…

Three words: Doors. And. Drawers. Stow DVDs, games, remotes, controllers or whatever else you need to store behind closed doors. Use bins and baskets to keep it all organized.


Harvest Mill Entertainment Credenza (403891)

If you’re looking for display…

Find an entertainment stand with open shelves to show off your stuff.


Boone Mountain Anywhere Console (416971)


North Avenue TV Stand (420034)

If you want storage and display…

Go with glass doors on a display cabinet. Glass doors display your favorite items and let remotes and other electronics function properly but still keep everything contained. Yes; you can have your cake and eat it, too.


Carson Forge Panel TV Stand (412921)

If you have any questions or want to see one of our featured pieces for yourself, stop by your local Valu Home Centers! Our selection of Sauder Furniture may vary per store, so feel free to call ahead and confirm in-stock inventory.


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