How to Match a TV Stand and Coffee Table
Creating the perfect living room layout can require some thought and research. When it comes to choosing a TV stand and coffee table, keep in mind the size, style and color of both pieces of furniture. A cohesive look can be created if both pieces match in order to enhance the décor.
Assess the Room/Measurements
Before you even begin shopping, measure the room’s size as well as the TV. This can help you determine the size of the TV stand and coffee table you need. Scour the room for other existing furniture you’re keeping and consider how the TV stand and coffee table might fit into the existing space.
Choose a Type of TV Stand
First and foremost, select the type of TV stand you need. There’s a wide selection of stands in sizes, shapes and finishes, which can all make a statement.
- Traditional Stands: These are typically constructed of wood and designed with open shelving to display photos and electronics. They can be tall and narrow, square or rectangular.
- Entertainment Centers: This is usually a large, enclosed cabinet made to house a television set and its components. Most entertainment centers encompass storage and adjustable shelving.
- Media Consoles: leaner and more modern, media consoles fit a great deal of storage and electronics, yet don’t take up much space.
Pick a Style & Color
It can be challenging to select a style for the TV stand, but have fun with it. If you prefer a traditional, timeless look, go for wood and maybe even a light-colored finish. If you’re more modern, perhaps a steel option is more up your alley.
Select the Right Coffee Table
Coffee tables come in various sizes and shapes and should work in balance with the TV stand. If your TV stand is traditional, a glass coffee table with a metal frame might be a good match. If it’s more modern, a coffee table with a wood top will look great. You also have to take the size of coffee table into account as it should fit with the rest of the furniture from a size perspective. For example, a smaller coffee table, like a round table would look good with a larger sofa, whereas a square table would be best with a sectional.
Now that you have your TV stand and coffee table and have the room looking great, you can really enjoy your entertainment space.