Best TV Stands – Buyer’s Guide

best tv standsBest TV stand is likely a  centerpiece in your living space.  Make sure that you choose a TV stand that will match well with your home’s style and function the way you expect it to.

Do you prefer a clean, minimal look or would your ideal TV stand serve additional purposes, maybe as shelving for media or gaming equipment?

Your everyday surroundings influence your mood, your feelings, and your daily productivity.

Here’s a list of 8 top TV stands – hopefully, you’ll find one that will be a good fit for your home.

Best TV Stands of 2017-2018

TV Stands BrandDimensions, inchesTVs up to:MountCheck Price
Whalen Furniture Santa Fe 3-in-1 TV Stand (Editor's Choice)54x21x2665" & 135 lbsSwivel Mount, Wall mount, Table top Check Price
WE Furniture Wood TV Stand Storage Console, Espresso58x16x2460"Table top Check Price
Whalen Furniture Entertainment TV Stand65x21x2265" & 135 lbsTable top Check Price
Prepac Black Altus Plus Floating TV Stand58x16x1760" & up to 75 lbsWall mount Check Price
Fitueyes Swivel TV Stand28x16x53from 32" to 65"Swivel Mount Check Price
Convenience Concepts 3-Tier Wide TV Stand, White42x16x2260"Table top Check Price
Convenience Concepts 3-Tier TV Stand for Flat Panel Television, Black32x16x2232"Table top Check Price
Altra Furniture Carson Fireplace TV Stand, Cherry/Black(Editor's Choice)63x26x1870"Table top Check Price

1. Whalen Furniture Santa Fe – Best 65 inch TV Stand for Gaming

Whalen Furniture Santa Fe 3-in-1 TV Stand 2

This rustic TV console is a great option for someone who enjoys changing things up every now and then and customizing their entertainment experience.  You can place your TV directly on the stand or you can mount it to the wall or onto the included swivel mount. 

On top of being an incredibly versatile piece of furniture, this thing is built to last. It doesn’t look like a self-assembled furniture piece at all.

This console can withstand a lot of weight and it would work well for those with home theater equipment. There’s plenty of room for speakers and a soundbar. This console is also an organized technology enthusiast’s dream: It couldn’t be simpler to hide all of your various cords and wires using the simple, well-hidden cable management solution.

The slightly distressed and rustic style of this TV stand may not speak to everyone’s taste, but if you enjoy the look of this console and value durability, this might be the perfect TV stand for you.

Pros
  • Use the built-in mount or place the TV directly onto the console
  • The mount is able to swivel and tilt
  • Extremely sturdy and well-built
  • Charming rustic style
  • Cable management is simple and well-concealed
  • Able to withstand 135 pounds
Cons
  • This is a larger item that won’t work well in smaller areas
  • The box is extremely heavy and will likely need multiple people to carry it, especially if being used upstairs

2. WE Furniture Wood Storage Console – Best Tabletop TV stand

WE Furniture Wood TV Stand Storage Console, Espresso

This unique console is the ultimate space-saver. It mounts to your wall and withstands up to 75 pounds. The unimposing design is sleek and perfect for contemporary homes.

The  storage space included isn’t huge, but it’s enough to hold a moderately-sized collection of movies or games as well as three slots for video game consoles, streaming devices, or DVD/Blu-Ray players. 

This console is great if you enjoy modern or minimalistic design.

Pros
  • Holds a decent number of electronics, movies, and games
  • Saves space by mounting to the wall
  • Sleek, minimal design
  • Great price for a sturdy, floating TV stand
Cons
  • Wall mounting may be difficult for some people to accomplish, this piece is around 60 pounds and is generally a two-person job
  • Dividers are not adjustable
  • The cable management system isn’t amazing, the hole should be larger if you have more than two electronics being used here. You will be able to make do regardless, but it will take some work for three or more cables.

3. Whalen Furniture – Best 65 inch TV stand for Entertainment Center

 Whalen Furniture Entertainment TV Stand

This piece is probably what many people think of when they hear the phrase “media center”. It’s got three glass shelves and can likely  hold all of your various devices  as well as quite a few movies and video games.

This is quite a large console, so it probably won’t be the best option for an apartment or smaller space.

Also, the tiered design and glass/steel material makes it somewhat of a hazard for small children who may be tempted to climb on it.

The packaging is a pain to deal with because the styrofoam included in the box is so thin that it will inevitably crumble and spread throughout the entire room.

You’ll probably have to get a vacuum out to get all of the pieces up. That being said, this is a sturdy piece of furniture for a good price and would work well for families without small children.

Pros
  • Low price and great value
  • Easy and quick assembly: No tools required
  • Durable but lightweight enough to move easily
  • Wood grain finish on both sides
Cons
  • Not a lot of storage space

4. Prepac Black Altus Plus Floating – Best 60 inch TV Stand for Wall Mounted TV

Prepac Black Altus Plus Floating TV Stand 5

If you’re looking for a TV stand that can serve multiple purposes, you might like this one. This stand has tons of storage space without being too bulky.

It’s not too expensive and should you ever replace this stand with an upgrade, this piece can function as a bookshelf or a general storage solution that will look great in any office, bedroom, or living area.

One of the best parts about this console is that the style is so understated – it will suit a number of different decor styles because it doesn’t have much going on style-wise.

This TV stand will take on the style of whatever home it’s placed in and there are a whopping seven color options to choose from.

Pros
  • Lots of shelving
  • Multifunctional and can be repurposed when finished using as a TV stand
  • Does well with most home decor styles, many colors available and the finished product looks beautiful
  • Cable management is simple and works well
  • Removable mount and adjustable shelving
Cons
  • Not best for small spaces
  • Takes an hour or two to assemble
  • You may need to purchase more wood glue to assemble this than what it comes with

5. Fitueyes – Best TV Swivel Stand

Fitueyes Swivel TV Stand

This sleek TV stand is another space-saving wonder.

It’s a low-cost mount that will work well for TVs between 32″ and 50″.

You can choose to purchase this stand with two or three small shelves attached.

They’re not big enough to store your game or movie collection, but they will hold your Xbox and Blu-Ray player nicely.

Fitueyes Swivel TV Stand 2

 This stand might be the   best option if you want to mount your TV but you live in a rental and cannot make holes in the walls .

Pros
  • Sleek, minimal design
  • Mount your TV without creating any holes in the wall
  • Swivels easily, great for living spaces with multiple seating and viewing areas
  • Compact piece of furnature that doesn’t take up much space
Cons
  • Not very much storage space included
  • Even though it claims to hold TVs up to 65″, this piece is not sturdy enough to hold TVs that are larger than 50″
  • The cable management system is essentially non-existant

6. Convenience Concepts – Best 55 inch TV Stand for Toddlers

Convenience Concepts 3-Tier Wide TV Stand

This console is the bigger version of the original Convenience Concepts Designs2Go 3-Tier TV Stand. The pricing markup is minimal and you get the same stylish console, just in a bigger size that can hold larger TVs.

While the manufacturer says that this shelf holds TVs up to 42″, you can probably get away with TVs up to 55″ because this stand is so durable. The weight limit is 85 pounds.

Considering the price, this TV stand is an amazing value because it provides a decent amount of shelving, is a compact size without being too small or flimsy, it looks great, and it comes in several colors.

You can add fabric storage bins to the bottom shelf to add your own flair to the piece and create a drawer-like effect or you can simply use the bare shelves.  The assembly takes 10 to 15 minutes maximum and you don’t need any tools to do it with. 

Pros
  • Very durable and holds up to 135 pounds
  • Stylish and classic look
  • Adequate shelving space for a moderatly large collection of media
Cons
  • Black foil underneath the shelving is easily scratched off, possibly not making this the best choice for anyone with kids
  • Packaging is messy with lots of brittle styrofoam

7. Convenience Concepts for Flat Panel Television – Best Small TV Stand

Convenience Concepts 3-Tier TV Stand for Flat Panel Television, Black

This little console might be perfect for you if you have a smaller TV and aren’t looking to spend a whole lot of money on a TV stand.

Whether you’re a  college student, someone trying to budget wisely, or you live in a smaller space, this 3-Tier TV stand will get the job done without taking over your living area. 

It can support up to 80 pounds and has a sleek design that fits well with many different styles. It fits screens of up to 65 inches.

If you like the idea of this TV stand but have a larger TV, there is a bigger version for a small price markup – check out the last item on this list!

Pros
  • Awesome price
  • Lightweight, but also steady and durable
  • Easy and quick assembly
  • Reasonable amount of shelving
  • Simple and sleek design
Cons
  • None!

8. Altra Furniture Carson TV Stand 70 inch – Best TV Stand with Electric Fireplace

Altra Furniture Carson Fireplace TV Console 70

There’s nothing quite like a fireplace to add a sense of cozy ambience and class to a room. Unfortunately, there are many situations where this just isn’t possible. Fireplaces are quite the construction, and many rooms in many buildings just can’t practically do it.

Artificial fireplaces are not new, and they’re not quite the same. They’re better than nothing, though.

This TV stand, being large and solid to start with, makes use of its presence as a major piece of furniture. It includes an LED fireplace insert with fully-controllable heat. This means it serves as a TV stand, decorative illumination and energy-efficient space heating.

Packaging
This large, stately unit weighs a staggering 114 pounds, and has a volume of about 18×63.1×26”. It requires assembly, but the fireplace insert does not make it any more complicated than any stand of this form factor and size.

Performance and Technical Issues
This stand is of particle board construction. This material has gotten much better over the years, but it’s one of those materials that degrades faster and faster once damaged. Once a gouge happens to a corner or shelf, and the vinyl finish is gone, the particle board will erode faster and faster.

The overall design, while stately, is the bland, generic type of modern that’s been in use since the turn of the century. It doesn’t look bad, but it’s nothing special, when the fireplace insert isn’t accounted for.

The top surface isn’t that big by today’s standards. Only a single display can fit on it, and there are increasing reasons for additional displays in a set. This stand also lacks that much accommodation for sound systems. Time to shop for speaker stands!

Finally, of milder note, but the cherry is dark, meaning dust will show easily. But, then, your screen shows dust too so.

Is it Recommended?
Despite the minor issues above, this is a very nice stand when you take in the whole ensemble. The dark cherry finish blends well with most rooms, it’s just the right height for best screen viewing, and the fireplace insert is a real treat.

It’s an LED fireplace, and the artificiality is pretty blatant. Even so, it’s a pleasant light source that’s relaxing and classic. The clean, efficient heat is good for up to 400 sq. ft, meaning you can warm up the proximity for effect or to lessen the load on the house’s heating system.

If you’re going to entertain, have a significant other you like to spend cozy time with while you Netflix and chill, or you just want your entertainment area to have that comfortable tableau, you’ll probably like this stand. It’s heavy, it’s a bit bland otherwise, but worth it.

Pros
  • Design may be bland, but not an unpleasant bland.
  • Cherry finish shows dust but is otherwise attractive.
  • Plenty of cabinet space.
  • Supports a huge display.
  • LED lighting has long lifespan.
  • Heat is nice and can be turned off if all you want is the ambience.
Cons
  • Extra outlet spot occupied by insert.
  • Finish shows dust and scratches.

FAQ About this Product
Q: Can this support a display wider than the stand?
A: yes, as long as the base is properly supported and the pressure points are fortified, it’s fine.

Q: Is the heater safe at high settings?
A: It’s no different than any household space heater in all regards.

Q: If the heat is off, does the LED display get hot?
A: No, LEDs produce no perceptible heat.

Q: Is the artificial fire child safe?
A: The fire illusion is just a light show and is therefore harmless.

Best TV Stands – Buyer’s Guide

These are some of the things you’ll want to take into consideration when buying a new TV stand. Take the time to find the best TV stand for your home by considering all of these elements before making a purchase. By thoroughly identifying exactly what you expect from your TV console, you’ll save yourself from potentially buying a stand that doesn’t work for you.

Style

It may be just a TV stand, but every furniture purchase you make should match your home’s style! You’ll be unhappy with your purchase if you simply buy the first TV stand with good reviews. Look carefully at the photos that are available for each stand you consider. Would it work well with your style?

Would it stick out like a sore thumb? Is it something you could see yourself being happy with five years from now? There are so many options available that it doesn’t make sense for you to buy a TV stand that you don’t absolutely love the look of.

Dimensions

Measure the area where you intend to put your new TV stand. Then measure it again! Make sure you know exactly what kind of space you’re working with. An inch or two can be the difference between a TV stand that will work right for your home and one that won’t. You’re better off choosing a stand that is a couple inches shorter than your available space over one that is too big.

Don’t buy off of looks alone. Pay attention to dimensions and be sure that the console you buy will fit your TV and the space you intend to place it in.

Storage

Do you need your TV stand to function as a storage solution as well? If so, you can rule out most wall-mounted stands. If you know that you’re looking for something that will house your entire entertainment collection, you can skip over the more minimalistic TV stands on the market in favor of something more robust and functional.

Assembly and Moving

If you find it difficult to assemble furniture or you have a handicap that doesn’t allow you to assemble items without help, you may want to find a TV stand that requires minimal work to assemble unless you plan to enlist help. If you move often and need your furniture to be easily disassembled or small enough to fit through doorways, keep that in mind.

There’s nothing more disappointing than making a significant purchase only to end up realizing you’ve wasted money because you can’t bring the item with you next time you move. If there is glue involved in the assembly process, it won’t be a product that is easy to move to your next home unless it is small enough to fit through each doorway.

Warranty

Check to see whether each TV stand you consider comes with some kind of warranty. Many TV consoles come with a limited warranty for a specific number of years. If this is important to you, make sure you find one with a reasonably long warranty. Some TV stands have up to a five-year limited warranty.

Is it Childproof?

If you have kids, take extra care when buying furniture to ensure you’re getting something that’s safe to introduce into your home. Some people feel that wall-mounted consoles pose a risk to children because they may detach from the wall. If buying a TV stand that remains on the ground makes you less nervous than the idea of a mounted console, go with your gut feeling.

Also, some materials might be less suited for children. Glass, for example, tends to be more difficult to childproof than wooden alternatives. Most TV stands have pointed corners and you may want to take measures to make them less dangerous. You probably won’t be able to find a perfectly childproof TV stand right out of the box, but you can find one that can be easily childproofed with additional products once you receive it.

Cable Management

TV Stands Cable ManagementFor some people, cable management tops the list of things to look for when shopping for a new TV stand. For others, it doesn’t cross their mind. If you have a lot of gadgets to place on your console and plan to use it as an entertainment center, you will likely want to make sure that your new TV stand has a decent cable management system in place.

The more electronics you have, the more unsightly your cable mess will be if there isn’t anywhere to conceal it. If cable management is something that’s important to you, look for a TV stand that includes knobs or other solutions hidden in the back to wrap your wires around as well as conveniently placed holes to feed cables through without being seen.

A TV stand is often more than just that. Find one that suits your needs and you’ll be glad you took the time to search for the perfect solution. Consider what you intend to use your console for and keep in mind that your TV will be a focal point in your living room.

If you’re a big entertainment fan, you might enjoy having your TV and entertainment center take up a large portion of your living space. If you’re someone who watches TV sparsely but still wants a high-quality entertainment setup, you’ll probably prefer a more compact TV stand that allows more room for other pieces of furniture.

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