Which TV Cabinet is Right For You? Wood vs. Glass vs. Metal

18th Jun 2024

The TV isn’t going anywhere!

Let’s accept this fact. Also, let’s accept that no matter how advanced technology gets, the TV will always be the centrepiece of our living rooms.

But what about the TV cabinet that holds your television and provides a functional and stylish platform for it?

It's not something you think about every day, but when the time comes to pick one, it suddenly feels like a decision that could make or break your living room’s vibe.

You want something chic yet functional, trendy yet timeless.

With options aplenty, narrowing down to wood, glass, or metal can feel like choosing your favourite ice cream flavour at that fancy gelato place — exciting yet slightly overwhelming.

When it comes to choosing the right material for your TV cabinet, there are three main options: wood, glass, or metal. Each material has its own unique qualities and benefits, so it’s important to consider your needs and preferences before making a decision. Let’s take a closer look at each option to help you find the perfect fit for your living room.

The Timeless Appeal of Wooden TV Cabinets

Wooden TV cabinets are synonymous with durability and classic beauty. They can seamlessly blend into any decor, be it traditional, modern, or rustic. The natural grains and textures of wood add warmth and character to a space that other materials struggle to achieve. Furthermore, wood's adaptability allows for various finishes and styles, from dark mahogany to light oak, catering to a wide range of tastes and interior designs.

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Durability and Maintenance -

One of the most significant advantages of opting for a wooden TV cabinet is its longevity. With proper care, wooden furniture can last decades, becoming a cherished piece in your home. Although some might argue that wood requires more maintenance than glass or metal, regular dusting and occasional polishing are all it takes to keep your cabinet looking pristine. Additionally, wood is far more forgiving with scratches or dents, which can often be repaired or add to the piece's character over time.

Eco-Friendly and Sustainable -

For those concerned about sustainability, wooden TV cabinets can be an eco-friendly choice. Many manufacturers now source wood from managed forests and use environmentally friendly practices, ensuring that your furniture choice doesn't harm the planet.

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Comparing Glass and Metal

While wooden TV cabinets offer warmth and durability, glass and metal options have their own set of advantages. Glass cabinets can give a room a more open and modern feel, making them ideal for contemporary spaces. They are easy to clean and can make a room appear larger. However, glass is more susceptible to breakage and fingerprints, requiring frequent cleaning.

Metal TV cabinets, on the other hand, offer a sleek and industrial look that can complement minimalist or modern decor. They are incredibly sturdy and resistant to damage. Yet, metal can sometimes feel cold and impersonal, lacking the warmth and natural beauty wood brings to a room.

Here's a Quick Cheat Sheet to Help You Decide

  • Love a warm, classic or modern look? Wood is your friend.
  • Craving a sleek, modern vibe? Glass might be the answer.
  • Got little ones or clumsy pets? Maybe steer clear of glass.
  • Need tons of storage? Wood often offers more options.

Consider Your Lifestyle

  • Do you have small children or pets? Glass might require a bit more vigilance (and cleaning supplies).
  • Do you value hidden storage? Wood might be your best bet.
  • Is your style constantly evolving? A neutral-coloured wood or metal stand might offer more long-term flexibility.

The Verdict

In choosing the right material for your TV cabinet, consider not just the style of your home but also the atmosphere you wish to create. Wooden TV cabinets, with their timeless appeal, versatility, and durability, make a solid investment for those looking to add a touch of warmth and elegance to their living space. They serve as functional pieces of furniture and also as heirlooms that can be passed down through generations.

For those drawn to the natural beauty and enduring quality of wooden TV cabinets, Just Modern Furniture offers a wide selection of wooden TV cabinets that are carefully constructed with high-quality wood. And with the option for customisation, you can truly make your TV cabinet a one-of-a-kind addition to your home.

Browse our collection today and find the perfect wooden TV cabinet for your home!

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Choose a TV unit design that is compatible with your existing decor. Our modern TV units in white and black are a perfect choice, as these colours seamlessly blend with any aesthetic. With so many options available at Just Modern Furniture, it's easy to find the perfect TV unit to match your space. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, reach out to us for guidance and assistance.

While there are no standard dimensions for a TV unit, you should use the size of your television as a guide to purchasing the perfect unit. Ideally, the size of your TV unit should be several inches deeper and wider than the size of your television. TV units that are too small can pose a safety risk and look out of place when set underneath a large television. If the TV unit is too large for your space, it can create a jarring or visually unappealing look.

YAt Just Modern Furniture, we use eco-friendly, moisture-resistant acrylic to create durable, scratch-resistant, high-quality modern TV units.

Wall mounts are a great space-saving solution. If minimalism is your go-to aesthetic, then this option is perfect. Meanwhile, TV stands are a neat and efficient way to conceal unsightly wires and cables while adding stylish storage space to your living room.

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