Searching for the best TV stands to house your TV – and to hide your cables? This important purchase will tie your whole living room together – from your rug to your sofa and coffee table – since it acts as a place of point for all of your furniture to face towards. But what type of TV stand to choose? We've listed everything from a gorgeous wood TV stand to an eco-friendly TV unit and even a few glass options. Whether your home is modern, retro, minimalist or a little bit traditional, there's something to suit all styles and budgets.
Whether you'd rather avoid hanging your TV on your wall, or you are renting and you can't go drilling holes anywhere and everywhere, a TV stand offers a great (and simple) alternative. So, let us help when it comes to this decision, and choose one from our list of must-sees below.
As you're well underway updating your living room with a chic new stand, why not complete the space with a top-notch TV? Our best TV guide offers up a tight roster of the very best in on-screen tech from some revered retailers.
The best TV stands
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This stylish TV stand makes placing your TV in the corner of the room a breeze. It sits on angled legs while it's made using solid mango wood. It has one hidden cupboard that boasts a honeycomb pattern on its door, while there are also two open shelves in the unit for things like a PlayStation and TV box to live. It's suitable for TVs up to 44-inches, and it boasts cable access for your convenience.
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Ideal for those with a large living room to fill – or a huge television (such as the best 75 inch TVs) to place – this TV unit from MADE.com is extra wide and impressively long. It boasts hidden storage for all things you don't want on show in your home, with slatted wavy-edged doors and a trendy walnut finish. Simply put, it is modern meets industrial chic on long, thin legs. It also comes in a compact size, if you love its look but can't quite squeeze it into your living room.
Suitable for TVs up to 40-inches wide (see our guides to the best 40-inch TVs and the best 32 inch TVs here), this modern TV unit is nice and compact for smaller spaces. It even boasts cable access and it has an open shelf for a TV box or game console to live. With two drawers and one cupboard, it has plenty of storage space for your wires, games, plus knick-knacks. Finished with solid wood handles and angled Scandi-style legs, it truly is the perfect pick for small living rooms or flats.
Made from responsibly sourced oak, this eco option is part of Dunelm's Edited Life collection. For those who want to be kind to the environment whilst furnishing their home, this unit ticks all our boxes. It is sustainable, stylish and space-savvy with two cupboards, a drawer and a shelf. It boasts slatted doors and black matte handles so as to look sleek in your living area, and there's cable access to keep things looking tidy. This TV stand is perfect for use with the best 55-inch TVs or smaller.
Stylish AND practical, this TV unit is handmade from beautiful natural wood – and it can showcase televisions with a screen size of up to 55 inches. The stand has full cable management to hide the wires, plus, built-in ventilation keeps air moving freely around your media units to prevent any overheating. It offers plenty of space for a sound bar, games console, and Hi-Fi equipment, or you can keep it minimal. It also comes in two finishes, including oak and walnut, if you like options when it comes to your TV stands.
This sturdy TV unit is perfect for sitting snugly in the corner of a living room – and in busy households where there are children running around. Arriving more or less fully assembled with just the handles to fit, this TV stand will be able to hold a television of up to 48 inches with ease. It boasts two drawers, ideal for stashing away the box sets and games you're not using, and the open shelves will securely house your media units. Round the back, it offers easy access to cables, so you can organise them as you like. It even comes in four finishes!
This Argos TV unit offers room for tellies with a screen size of up to 50 inches while being a fab storage solution. With oak details and a white or grey finish, it will reflect the light to keep a room feeling spacious and bright. The textured front is a hit with us, too. This stand will fit three set-top boxes or consoles in the centre on the open shelves and features cupboards on either side for DVDs, games, and so on. Oh, and its adjustable shelves can accommodate whatever you’re stashing away, comfortably.
Available in three colourways, this modern TV stand saves you floor space as it's made to be wall-mounted – which does mean you'll need to mount your TV above it. You can, however, use this large unit for storing DVDs, wires, remote controls and for your consoles or TV box. Bestow a sound bar atop. It's pretty large so as to make a statement, but it's also a bargain seeing as it can fit TVs up to 60 inches. It's made of engineered wood and boasts two closed cabinets and two open shelves. It even has cable management. Not just pretty but one of the most practical TV stands, too, clearly.
Push this glass TV stand into the corner of your living room and pop your TV on top, and then decorate it with your favourite home accessories on the remaining two shelves. We're talking reed diffusers, coffee table books, house plants – you get the idea. With an iron frame and tempered glass shelves, it's as stylish as it is practical, and it's ideal for smaller spaces as it should only really take up otherwise unusable corner floor space. It also comes in a brass effect.
This is a minimalist black TV stand that's fuss-free yet super practical, with three handless cupboards for hiding things, as well as a lengthy shelf for display items. It has a tempered glass top for your TV to sit atop, back cable access and it even arrives assembled. It's a bargain considering its large size and sleek look.
This cheap TV stand from Habitat is an absolute steal, especially if you have a smaller living room and you need space for your consoles or TV box to sit. It comes in three finishes so as to blend in with the rest of your living room decor, while it even has cable access for this price. It's suitable for TVs up to 32 inches, and it needs to be self-assembled. Space-savvy, inexpensive and delightfully attractive – it's one of the best TV stands for those on a budget.
Where to buy a TV stand?
Yet to find a TV unit that you love? Don't you worry: there are so many out there that it can be hard to find one to suit your living room decor. We've listed all of the places to find the most stylish TV units online; just click through to browse everything each retailer has on offer.
- IKEA TV stands
- The Range TV stands
- Wayfair TV stands
- John Lewis & Partners TV stands
- Dunelm TV stands
- Argos TV stands
- Next TV stands
How big should my TV stand be?
Measure your TV to ensure that it fits on your new stand entirely, leaving a couple of inches on either side of the unit to spare. It's important that your TV stand can hold the weight of your TV so make sure to check its weight limit, if available, before buying. Also, you might want to avoid buying a TV stand that will drown out your room if you have a small living room – this will do more damage than good. Whilst it may hold your TV and hide some of your belongings, it will act as a focal point in your room, as opposed to your sofa or wall art.