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A TV stand might not be at the top of the list when it comes to decorating your home, but it ought to be. After all, most of the other furniture in your living room is probably facing the TV (check out our picks for the best TVs to buy now). With all that attention, it stands to reason that your TV deserves something a little better than a stack of moving boxes, or worse, the floor. While TV stands seem like they consume a lot of space, they can actually help declutter by offering storage solutions for media players, gaming consoles, and that old DVD collection.
What To Consider Before Buying a TV Stand
Style is one of the most important considerations when choosing a TV stand, but arguably your primary consideration should be the size. TVs come in a lot of different sizes, so it’s worth investing in a media console that isn’t going to overshadow the TV. For the sake of aesthetics and stability, you don’t want a stand that is too small for the TV, either — a TV that spans far beyond its stand is an odd look. In addition to width, you’ll also want to think about height. You should choose a TV stand that’s proportional in height to your seating, so you won’t be looking down or craning your neck up just to see what’s going on in the football game.
The size and shape of the room are important factors as well. For example, if you’re putting your TV in the corner, you might want one of the triangular-shaped stands below, which will comfortably fit in the corner. It’s also a good idea to look for TV stands with interior storage — many of our favorite options have shelving for gaming consoles, media players and speakers, as well as open shelves for displaying items like coffee table books and other decorative items.
How We Chose the Best TV Stands
We’ve included some stylish, mid-century pieces that work as decor, as well as farmhouse styles, so you can choose the TV stand that works best with your interior. But we’ve also picked out some affordable, no-frills options that are easy to assemble (and disassemble), making them great for college apartments. All of our favorite options have open shelving that’s ideal for storing gaming consoles and media players, and some of these options also have closed cabinets that make for great discreet storage for more unsightly items like power strips and backup remote controls.
These are the best TV stands to buy right now.
1. Modway Transmit 55″ Mid-Century Modern Media Console
Mid-century modern was as relevant to your parents (or grandparents) as it is today, thanks to its use of simple lines and classic materials. This console embodies everything that’s great about mid-mod, at a more attainable price. It has a brown wood veneer with white pull-out drawers for things you want to tuck away, and exposed shelving for anything you want to display. It’s available for either 55″ or 70″ TVs. The backs of the shelves have large holes for easy cable management.
2. Walker Edison Furniture Company Simple Farmhouse Wood Stand
BEST FOR CORNERS
This media stand from Walker Edison has four open shelves and short legs, giving it a simple look that easily suits any interior. It’s available in black, espresso or driftwood. It’s specifically designed to be placed in a corner, making it a great space-saving option. Each shelf has a large slot in the back for easy cable management. It’s designed to accommodate TVs up to 64″.
Walker Edison Furniture Company Simple Farmhouse Wood Stand
3. Convenience Concepts Designs2Go 3-Tier Wide TV Stand
EASY TO ASSEMBLE
If you’re looking for something unfussy and affordable, you could do a lot worse than this stand from Convenience Concepts. The twist in metal support poles makes assembly a breeze, and the open shelving gives you ample room to work with in terms of gaming consoles, media devices, and sound systems. The support poles come in a shiny silver finish, but you can choose between a half dozen wood colors.
4. FITUEYES Universal Swivel Floor TV Stand
This modern TV stand from FITUEYES has a tempered glass base and compact shelves for media materials and other entertainment accessories. This TV stand can accommodate up to a 65″ TV and works with most plasma, LCD, LED, and curved TV designs. You can adjust the height of this stand to your liking, and the compact design will take up less space in your bedroom or living room.
5. Chesler TV Stand
INCLUDES ELECTRIC FIREPLACE
Need a multipurpose TV stand? Try the Chesler TV Stand from Wayfair, which can not only hold TVs up to 90” in length but also includes a beautiful electric fireplace. Designed with a cable management system in the back, the Chesler can hold up to 116 pounds and has adjustable shelves for open storage. A remote is included that allows users to adjust the three changeable flame colors, control the temperature and timer functions, and choose from 16 LED lights with changeable colors.
Read more: Best TV Stands with Built-In Fireplaces
6. Ramsdell Floating TV Stand
BEST FOR WALL MOUNTED TVS
Buying a stand for a wall-mounted TV sounds redundant, but we can’t forget about cable boxes. The Ramsdell Floating TV Stand works with wall-mounted TVs as a space to hold cable boxes, gaming and DVD systems and more, as well as a regular wall-mounted stand that can hold a TV up to 78” in length. Available in nine colors, the Ramsdell has a modern feel thanks to its clean lines and LED lighting that comes with a remote for changing colors.
7. Nera Media Unit
For a mid-century modern aesthetic that boasts style and functionality, the Nera Media Unit has both in spades. Made in veneered walnut, the Nera is finished with a chevron wood pattern that has a retro touch. Ample storage is provided by two soft-close drawers and two open shelves. At 63” wide, the Nera can handle small and large TVs with room to spare.
8. Latte Voss Sideboard in Usonia™ Design 705 Bermuda Sunrise
EASIEST TO CUSTOMIZE
Inside Weather makes it easy to customize furniture to the exact measurement and style you’re looking for and that includes their Latte Voss Sideboard. Available in several sizes and designs, customers can make this piece of furniture an eye-popping addition to any space or create a neutral sideboard that blends beautifully into the background. The sideboard shown here is 57” in length and comes with three closed storage sections to help keep your entertainment area clean and organized.
9. Miri Sideboard by Frontgate
For a TV stand that is truly splurge-worthy, it doesn’t get more decadently decorated than the Miri Sideboard by Frontgate. The hand-carved acacia wood has a nutmeg finish and is created with Jacobean-inspired floral details. Soft closed hinges are used on the four doors, which conceal adjustable shelves that can hold up to 50 pounds each. The 72” wide sideboard has a concealed hole that cords can be fed through for a clean look and the unit comes with anti-tip hardware for a safe and secure install.
10. Lack TV Unit
On the other end of the price spectrum is the Lack TV Unit from Ikea. Boasting a clean, basic design, the Lack measures 63” in length and is available in black and white. Designed to be quickly assembled, the Lack is easy to wipe clean and has two open shelves that are ideal for media units. The Lack design is one of Ikea’s bestsellers and includes several matching pieces that make it easy and affordable to pull a living room or bedroom together.
11. Laiva and Brimnes TV Storage
BEST STORAGE SOLUTION
For an affordable TV stand that boasts ample storage, it doesn’t get much better than the Lavia/Brimnes model from Ikea. The modern, clean design of the Laiva and Brimnes lends itself to several types of décor. A TV bench, enclosed storage, and two bookcases make this a versatile piece that can act as the focal point of your living room and help provide storage and display functions. Large drawers provide ample space for items you want to keep out of the way, while cable outlets at the back provide easy access for installation.
12. Wood Media Storage Console for Saracina Home
BEST FOR LARGE TVS
If you need a stand that can handle your large TV, the Wood Media Storage Console for Saracina Home is up to the task. The extended console can support TVs up to 80” and has a recommended weight limit of 300 pounds. Six storage compartments are included and each section has a cord management system that makes this a great option for users with a large stereo and gaming system. Available in 11 finishes, it’s easy to find a console that will match your décor.
13. VASAGLE Retro TV Stand
BEST VINTAGE STYLE
Vintage living room theme? This VASAGLE TV stand will blend right in with its mid-century modern design and stylish accents. Bring back the good ol’ days with this stylish and functional TV stand. It’s big enough to hold a 43″ television and features a large shelving area for keeping things organized and a small cabinet that has a convenient push-to-open door. The canted legs of this TV stand are made of solid rubberwood supported by wooden pegs and screws for added stability. This center can hold up to 110 pounds and includes bottom pads for the legs for avoiding scratching.
14. Furinno JAYA Simple Design TV Stand
This simple wooden television stand from Furinno is functional and suits up to a 46″ flat-screen TV. It’s low to the ground, keeping you and your expensive entertainment investment safe. It also includes plenty of storage space for media accessories and equipment that’s easy to grab at a moment’s notice. The assembly is also very easy, and the stand comes in three different colors.
15. Ameriwood Home Carson TV Stand
This TV stand from Ameriwood Home has an elegant design and plenty of storage inside for all of your accessories and media equipment. Space up top can accommodate up to a 50″ flat-screen TV and features a raised top for giving your viewing an extra lift. It’s got a light brown oak wooden color and black metal accents that’ll complement your living room decor nicely.