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TV furniture and lowboards for the TV - how to find the right model

  1. What is a TV lowboard?
  2. The right size
  3. The shape: hanging, standing, open or closed?
  4. The material
  5. Design TV wall
  6. Conclusion

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1. What is the TV lowboard?

A lowboard is a low sideboard mostly with a height of 25 to 50 cm . Because of its low height it is often used as TV and media furniture. Therefore, lowboards are often equipped with practical cut-outs on the back or other solutions for cable routing.

2. How large must the TV lowboard be?

Before purchasing, you should measure how much space is available in total. You should also consider which devices should be accommodated in the television furniture.

How high should the TV lowboard be?

Basically, the following applies: When sitting on the sofa and looking straight ahead, should have the upper third of the screen approximately at eye level. The TV should be placed or hung according to according to your own height, the height of the sofa and the size of the TV.

How high and wide should the TV lowboard be?

The TV furniture should always be wider than the TV, so that the proportions appear visually balanced.

Viktoria furnishing expert Tips for advisors " As a rule of thumb for choosing the right TV furniture: The bigger the TV, the flatter and wider the lowboard should be. Plan for to have at least 20 centimetres of overhang on each side - regardless of whether the TV is standing or hanging". - Victoria, interior design expert

How big must the TV lowboard be?

Since TV sets are getting bigger, it can be advantageous to choose a system furniture , where the size can be individually determined . If the TV board is more than 2 metres wide or the TV is more than 70 inches tall, it is best to choose a system furniture.

For example, the Stacked 2. 0 from Muuto or the cabinet module series Mini from Montana offer the possibility to use modules to configure a shelf that meets personal requirements.

3. Lowboard: hanging, standing, open or closed?

Standing : The common TV boards are either solid or stand on several legs on the floor. A lowboard with castors can be moved easily (1) - suitable for those who like to redecorate their home or want to be able to move the TV flexibly.

Hanging (3 and 4): If the lowboard is hung, it gives a special lightness. The biggest advantage is that can be easily wiped or vacuumed under a hanging lowboard.

An open and light-looking alternative is also a TV stand (2). The stand lifts the flat-screen TV off the floor.

TV lowboard: hanging, standing, open or closed

Closed: Integrated drawers and doors create order and offer storage space. Closed cupboards make players, DVD cases and various cable systems, but also remote controls, simply disappear.

Separate CD- & DVD shelves offer an optimal division to organize and display collections.

Open: In an open TV shelf, the hi-fi system and the TV can be presented and are always ready for use. To avoid cable clutter, there are also decorative solutions for Cable Organization .

Many models combine open and closed modules to provide space for hi-fi systems, receivers or other technology on the one hand and closed storage space on the other.

4. The material

Make sure that the TV furniture is designed to carry the load of the TV when the TV is placed in an upright position.

Metal : If the TV is placed directly on the TV furniture, a more solid variant should be chosen, for example made of metal. Metal is not only stable, but also easy to clean and has a modern look.

TV furniture made of metal or wood with wicker or fabric

Wood: Traditionally, TV lowboards are made of wood. Lowboards with semi-transparent wickerwork elements Visually, lowboards appear somewhat lighter and airier than solid furniture.

A cover made of textile gives a soft feel and looks more homely. The fabric also absorbs some sound.

5. Design TV wall

The question is not only how to combine TV and TV furniture, but above all how to design the wall around the TV in the right way.

One possibility is to paint the wall in a dark colour for example in anthracite . The TV furniture can also be chosen tone on tone . This gives you a uniform design and the TV merges visually with the wall.

Another option is to paint the wall dark similar to the TV and then paint to make the TV furniture stand out clearly in colour . With this accentuation you can create an eye catcher on your living room wall.

Another idea is that the TV will be narrowed down and given a framework with shelves and modules . The result is not only a beautifully designed TV wall, but also storage space for books, photos and other personal items .

Alternatively, a simple shelf can be hung above the TV, with decoration and plants to create a homely flair.

6. Conclusion

  • The slope height of the TV depends on your own body height, seat height and TV size
  • The TV furniture should always be wider than the TV, plan at least 20 centimetres overhang on each side
  • System furniture offers the possibility to configure a shelf and its size individually with modules
  • Lowboards can either be solid or stand on several legs on the floor. Under a hanging TV lowboard can be comfortably wiped or vacuumed
  • Media furniture offers space for electrical devices. Integrated drawers and doors create order, while open TV shelves can be used to present the TV. Many models combine open and closed modules
  • Particularly with wooden TV furniture, it is important to note that it is designed for the load capacity of the TV. Metal is the more robust variant in this respect.