Best TV Stands to Setup the Perfect Entertainment Center

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Buying one of the best tv stands for your entertainment space involves more than finding any furniture. It would be helpful to consider the home's general aesthetic and whether your purchase will complement or disorient the current decor. Also, you must find the best fit for your TV and room in size, height, and viewing distance.

The best all-in-one tv stand we reviewed is the PERLESMITH Universal Tabletop TV Stand. It supports screens up to 65" and is aesthetically pleasing. Our second best choice is the VIVO Universal Tabletop TV Stand which came second, but it has a steel leg construction that enables it to withstand up to 110 pounds of TV weight. The third best TV stand we selected is the PERLESMITH Swivel Universal TV Stand which has a high-quality design with an iron plate and tempered glass that makes it aesthetically pleasing.

Our Top Picks- Best TV Stands

1. PERLESMITH Universal Tabletop TV Stand

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If you want a good tv stand that supports a hefty screen and is aesthetically pleasing, the PERLESMITH Universal Tabletop should be at the top of your list. Despite its looks, this stylish furniture can handle up to 110 pounds and big TVs up to 65 inches. Plus, the alloy steel construction means that it will last.

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We could adjust its viewing height to two levels. Plus, the design offered more balance support for our TV than the base it came with inside the box. Upon mounting, the TV stand legs remained securely on the ground thanks to the anti-slip pads that also prevented surface scratching.

Pros:

  • It is easy to assemble and mount your TV on the stand.
  • It creates a sleek minimalist look.
  • The stand can accommodate 65-inch smart TV displays and has a capacity of 110 pounds.
  • Allows for plenty of room between the legs for keeping av equipment, game consoles, and living room essentials.

Cons:

  • You need to get a wide-based tabletop to use the TV stand.
  • Not suitable for displays larger than 65 inches.

2. VIVO Universal Tabletop TV Stand

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The VIVO Universal Tabletop TV Stand features a steel leg construction that comes with a 3-year manufacturer warranty. Hence, we got a great tv stand that could withstand the weight of a heavy screen that went up to 110 pounds.

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This TV stand was easy to install and came with simple instructions we could follow. The manufacturer also included the necessary components to help us assemble and mount our TV.

Pros:

  • It comes with anti-skid padding to protect the surfaces you place it on from getting scratched.
  • It has 12-inch long feet to prevent the TV from tipping over.
  • It provides ample room for keeping devices between the feet.
  • Two points of height adjustment in the TV stand add flexibility.

Cons:

  • Find out the compatibility of the TV stand with your display before purchasing.

3. PERLESMITH Swivel Universal TV Stand

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Whether you have curved or flat TVs, the PERLESMITH Swivel Universal TV stand will fit most models ranging from 32 to 55 inches. This furniture featured a high-quality design with an iron plate and tempered glass for the TV mount stand. We recommend this TV stand to people with small children or energetic pets since they can't knock it over.

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Say goodbye to the messy tangles of the wires leading to the media console and other devices! The PRELESMITH Swivel Universal TV stand had cable management features for neatly hiding them. Plus, we did not need to place it at the center of the room since it has 60 degrees of swivel.

Pros:

  • The TV stand fits well with modern decor designs.
  • Features a safety lock for keeping the TV in place.
  • It is easy to assemble, as it can take about 10 minutes.
  • It can support TVs up to 88 pounds.

Cons:

  • A big TV does not get as much swivel room.
  • No shelves or space to store anything.

4. Furinno Turn-N-Tube Petite TV Stand

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For people with TVs smaller than 55 inches, the Furinno Turn-N-Tube Petite TV Stand is ideal. If you want furniture with hidden storage space, the three open shelves of this model will fit your games console, media console, and other devices.

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The Furinno TV Stand was made from composite wood and PVC for durability and sturdiness on flat surfaces. The compact size of the piece made it fit in the corner of the room, depending on our TV size.

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Pros:

  • Open shelves give you enough room to store media collections, games, and tv accessories.
  • The TV stand is easy to assemble.

Cons:

  • This model does not have adjustable shelves.
  • It is not suitable for large TVs.

5. BELLEZE Norelle Modern Farmhouse Wood TV Stand & Media Entertainment Center

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If you want a unique TV stand, go for BELLEZE's Norelle. We were impressed with its warm and unique look that enabled fit in our modern and traditional houses. The stand included the best storage options with open spots where we placed items such as DVRs or gaming consoles.

The stand came in handy with open storage areas in the center and two hidden sections behind it where we could store delicate stuff. The piece was aesthetically pleasing as it resembled an elegant, versatile furniture piece. We used ours as a tv stand, but you can use it as a console or dining table or improvise it into a kitchen cabinet.

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Pros:

  • It has a timeless design
  • Purchase includes a 100-day return guarantee

Cons:

  • Its manufactured wood with a foil finish which is not as durable as real wood
  • Suits only TVs under 55."

Factors to Consider When Buying the Best TV Stands

A) Different Styles of TV Stands

  1. Transitional television stands combine modern and traditional styles to create a cultured yet modest entertainment center for your living space. Typically, these furniture brands will come in neutral tones to create an inviting environment.
  2. Traditional TV stands are often constructed from either high-grade MDF or solid mango wood. Their style is timeless as they feature unique legs and crown molding.
  3. Modern and contemporary TV stands feature glass or metal construction to produce a clean-lined look for your living space. Advanced entertainment systems like game consoles and av equipment are at home in these pieces. Also, you can get a floating TV stand with this option.
  4. A rustic TV stand brings character to your living room thanks to its cottage or country-inspired style consisting of lighter wood. The piece may have shelves or closed storage spaces emphasizing its traditional or reclaimed design.
  5. An industrial TV stand can easily become the centerpiece of your living space as its style grabs your attention and provokes conversations. Every element in the furniture design is eye candy.
  6. Craftsman and Mission TV stand should be your choice if you appreciate a richly stained finish, solid oak, or exposed carpentry. The style of the shelves and closed storage spaces depends on the carpenter's expertise and the materials' quality.
  7. A mid-century modern design TV stand brings a distinctive look to your living room with splayed legs, straight lines, and light wood. You will often find storage spaces, sliding doors, or adjustable shelving that keeps your stuff or media console out of sight.

People who have a desired look for their living space to follow need to put it in mind when getting a TV console. Each TV stand features style elements that can add novelty, maintain the flow or disrupt your house decor. A stylish TV stand should have complementary designs or color choices that do not make it stick out like a sore thumb.

Similarly, your TV stand choice should consider the materials the piece is made from. Medium-density fiberboard, particleboard, glass, wood, or metal options are available.

Fixating quality materials can help determine the TV stand's durability. When you often have children or pets in the house, it pays to look for quality furniture that can resist scratching or breaking.

Finally, consider a wall-mount version if you have small spaces to put your TV stand on. Luckily, some of these pieces have rotating or swivel features to allow you to put your display anywhere and turn it towards your viewing area. However, you may need to give up the storage options with more dedicated furniture.

B) Choosing the Right Size

1. The Television And TV Stand Width

If you determine that your preferred TV stand is a few inches wider than your television, you may be clear about making the right choice for your living space. You need to find the best TV console to support your display without spilling over the sides, as this could be a safety hazard.

The size of your TV stand should complement your television width, especially the base. Some TV console manufacturers design pieces of a compact size that can still support a much wider display. Check with their recommendations before settling on your new furniture choice.

2. The TV Console Height

Ideally, the height of your TV stand should put your display just below your eye level when sitting in the living room. Of course, it may be difficult to be accurate with these measurements as multiple people could use the TV regularly.

Take the average comfortable viewing height for living space and use it to find the best height for the TV stand. Ensure that the top of the piece is at least two inches below the sightline of the viewers.

3. Comfortable Viewing Distance

The resolution of your display determines how far you can sit away from it for the best tv viewing experience. Fewer pixels mean having to strain to get decent picture quality nearby.

Ideally, it would be best if you sat approximately 7, 8, and 10.5 feet away from a 1080p display that is 40, 60, and 80 inches, respectively. On the other hand, a 4k screen requires a distance of 3, 5, and 7 feet from the TV for 40, 60, and 80 inches, correspondingly.

Consequently, you need to factor in these figures for a suitable TV stand for your house. Look for features that allow the furniture to sit snugly in the corner or bring the TVs closer to the sitting areas.

C) Extra TV Stand Features

  1. A TV stand with two cabinets or more can give you individual closed storage compartments for media equipment, gaming consoles, accessories, and other devices. More cabinets mean you can store more stuff and keep them out of sight to create a clean look.
  2. Display shelves on your TV stand give you enough room to display your media collections of games, movies, music, or books. However, you need to find a piece with adjustable shelves to give you freedom when choosing entertainment center devices. Also, consider the future when buying a TV stand, as you will add to your collection.
  3. The best TV stands include wire management features. So you do not have to find a drill or attach brackets. Moreover, you can avoid tangles and a disorderly look in your living room.
  4. You can buy a TV stand with built-in lights to add a dramatic effect to your interior decor. The lighting can illuminate ornaments or create a suitable atmosphere for movie nights at your house.
  5. A TV stand with a built-in electric fireplace can make your house cozier. You can use the best electric toe kick heater to warm your space or turn on the built-in TV's electric fireplace for the ultimate convenience.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How high should a TV stand be for a 55-Inch TV?

The right TV stand height should be approximately half the screen size. Thus, if you have a 55-inch TV, get a stand that is 27 inches tall.

2. Is it better to wall mount a tv or put it on a stand?

If you live in small spaces, getting a wall mount for your TV is better. This will allow you to view your screen without sacrificing more space towards accommodating the base of a stand.

3. Is MDF good for a TV stand?

If you want an alternative to solid wood while getting a stable TV stand, MDF is a terrific choice. The material is also durable and can be a stylish choice for your home. 

4. How should a TV sit on a TV stand?

When placing a TV on a TV stand, it is important to ensure it is stable and secure. You can do this by:

  1. Choosing a sturdy and level TV stand: Make sure the TV stand is strong enough to support the weight of your TV and that it is level and stable.
  2. Centering the TV on the stand: Position the TV in the center of the stand to ensure it is balanced and stable.
  3. Using the correct mounting hardware: If your TV requires mounting hardware to attach to the stand, make sure you use the hardware recommended by the manufacturer.
  4. Avoid placing the TV too high or too low: The ideal height for a TV is at eye level when seated, so avoid placing it too high or too low on the stand.
  5. Keeping the TV cords organized: Use cable ties or clips to keep the cord management organized and out of sight.
  6. Considering the viewing distance: Make sure the TV is positioned at a comfortable viewing distance for your eyes, typically around 1.5-2 times the diagonal screen size of the TV.

5. How can I support my TV stand?

There are several ways to support a TV stand to make it secure and stable. It will depend on the type of stand you have and the weight and size of your TV. Here are some general tips you can use to support your tv stand:

  1. Check the weight limit: Make sure the TV stand is rated to support the weight of your TV. Check the manufacturer's instructions or specifications for the maximum weight limit.
  2. Use a level: Use a level to ensure the TV stand is straight and balanced. Adjust the feet or leveling screws as needed to achieve a level surface.
  3. Secure the stand to the wall: If your TV stand has a bracket or mounting hardware for securing it to the wall, use it. This will help prevent the stand from tipping and securely mount the TV.
  4. Use anti-tip straps: Anti-tip straps can secure the TV to the stand or the wall. These straps attach to the back of the TV and anchor it to the stand or wall, helping to prevent it from falling forward.
  5. Avoid placing heavy objects on top: Do not place heavy objects on top of the TV or TV stand, as this can cause the stand to become unstable and tip over.
  6. Keep cords organized: Keep cords and cables organized and out of the way to prevent tripping hazards and ensure the TV stand remains stable.
Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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