If you have a TV in your home, chances are that you also have a TV stand. These pieces of furniture serve both an aesthetic and functional purpose, helping to pull the space together while also giving you somewhere to store cable boxes, gaming consoles, and other accessories that attach to your TV.
When shopping for a TV stand, you’ll want to take into account the size of your TV, what kind of material you want it to be made from, and what you’re planning to store under your television. TV stands come in all shapes, sizes, and styles, so there will be plenty of options to fit your needs.
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What to Look for in a TV Stand
Most TV stands will specify up to what size TV they can accommodate, as well as a weight limit for the top of the stand. When measuring your TV to make sure it will fit, remember that TV measurements are taken on the diagonal. If you have separate sound equipment, like a receiver or a sound bar, make sure it will fit within the weight limits listed.
As with a lot of furniture, you can often choose between a more solid, heavy unit made of solid wood and a lighter, but often less sturdy MDF. MDF furniture is usually less expensive, but often needs to be assembled and tends to show wear and tear faster than solid wood. Metal frames with wood or glass shelves are less common, but tend to be durable.
Some TV stands come with cabinets and shelves to help keep video games, routers, and sound systems neatly organized. If you’re planning to use shelves or cabinets for anything that plugs in, make sure there are holes in the back of the piece that you can feed cords through to make powering all of your electronics easier and neater.
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This article was written by Camryn Rabideau, a lifestyle writer who’s contributed to The Spruce since 2017. With a background in interior design, she’s an expert on all things home and has contributed to popular sites like Martha Stewart, InStyle, and Food52. When researching the picks for this article, she considered factors like style, material, and practicality.