Our Top Picks
Best Overall: Logan Media Console at Pottery Barn
"This traditional looking pick is both durable and attractive."
Best Budget: Wood TV Media Storage Stand at Walmart
"You don’t have to settle for a plain stand even if you’re on a tight budget."
Best Design: Delaney Marble TV Stand at Pottery Barn
"Its low profile is aesthetically pleasing and perfect for small spaces."
Best with Fireplace: Kohn TV Stand at Wayfair
"Houses a 17 inch fireplace that turns on with a simple flip of a switch."
Best with Storage: Ralston TV Stand at Wayfair
"Features four cabinet doors that open to reveal two adjustable shelves."
Best for Bedroom: Magdalena TV Stand at Wayfair
"Suits a wide range of contemporary bedroom styles."
Best for Soundbar: Pineland TV Stand at Wayfair
"Has a built-in sound bar shelf that spans the entire length of the piece."
Best Wood: Industrial Modular Media Console at West Elm
"It’s made of richly-grained solid mango wood."
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Best Overall: Logan Media Console
A great TV stand should be the right size for your room and TV (the total width of the stand should be more than the total width of the TV), and it should boast an attractive design while still being able to store your equipment. Quality is also paramount. If your media console is going to see a lot of use, it’s worth spending a little extra to ensure the piece of furniture will go the distance.
This traditional looking pick from Pottery Barn is the perfect option. It’s made from solid kiln-dried hardwood with birch veneers and reinforced with corner blocking to ensure durability, but it’s not quite as expensive as some of the other picks manufactured by the retailer. It’s also sealed with protective lacquer to help it stand up to any inadvertent spills. And, as a bonus, the shelves and cabinets are adjustable to suit your personal storage needs.
On top of all that, the Logan Media Console has an aesthetic that looks right at home in the vast majority of rooms. It’s simple but very attractive.
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Best Budget: Wood TV Media Storage Stand
If this piece of furniture proves anything, it’s that you don’t have to settle for a plain TV stand, even if you’re on a tight budget. This attractive faux-wood stand features a large surface area to accommodate TVs up to 60 inches, and has ample storage space for cable boxes, modems, gaming systems, and more decorative items. The integrated cable management system keeps wires hidden and untangled behind the unit. Because the shelves are adjustable you can reconfigure them as needed, which reviewers say is a huge bonus. "This is a very functional piece of furniture," wrote one reviewer. "I love the open slots for storing things." Choose from 12 different finishes ranging from light to dark.
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Best Design: Delaney Marble TV Stand
If you prefer your TV stand to look more like a decorative element in the room, look no further than the Delaney Marble TV Stand by Pottery Barn. This TV stand is downright gorgeous—the frame is crafted of mild steel with a brass finish and has a Carrara marble top. In fact, it looks more like a console table than a traditional TV stand.
Though its low profile is aesthetically pleasing and perfect for small spaces, the downside is that it only accommodates flat screen TVs up to 27 inches. That being said, you could certainly mount your TV above this console and use the stand to house your cable box, media accessories, and other decorative items. There aren’t any drawers, but the two 42 x 14-inch shelves provide plenty of open storage space.
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Best with Fireplace: Kohn TV Stand
If you’ve always wanted a fireplace in your family room, but don’t have one built in (or don't have the budget for such a large-scale construction project), there’s an easy fix: choose a TV stand that comes with an electric fireplace.
In addition to two cabinets, two open shelves (complete with a cable organizing system), and a surface area that can accommodate TVs up to 60 inches, this classic-looking TV stand houses a 17-inch fireplace that turns on with a simple flip of a switch—no venting required. Despite this custom feature, the other shelves in the unit are customizable, so you can arrange the TV stand to suit your own personal storage needs. To further customize this piece, choose from seven different finishes, including barn wood, black, driftwood, espresso, rustic oak, traditional brown, and white oak.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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Best with Storage: Ralston TV Stand
If your living space is teeming with stuff, a TV stand with ample storage space is the most appropriate choice. A large TV stand with ample cabinet space provides a great place to stash a wide array of items, from electronics and accessories to photo albums and even small toys.
This particular TV stand fits large televisions up to 78 inches, plus features four cabinet doors that open to reveal two adjustable interior shelves. The doors on each cabinet are magnetic for added security to keep all of your stuff in place. There is also ample surface space on top of the TV stand—especially if you choose to mount your television above the unit. And despite this functionality, the piece is incredibly handsome. It’s made of dark solid rubberwood and elm wood and has a pleasing natural wood grain color variation.
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Best for Bedroom: Magdalena TV Stand
In a bedroom, the aesthetic of your TV stand is particularly important. A large, clunky piece of furniture not only looks out of place in a bedroom but also takes up unnecessary space, as bedrooms typically aren't as large as family rooms. For a mid-sized option with plenty of flair, we recommend the Magdalena TV Stand. It measures 33 x 60 x 16 inches and has a mid-century modern vibe that suits a wide range of contemporary bedroom styles. Plus, it has some extra storage space—three pull-out drawers and two cabinets with adjustable shelving—for storing books, clothing, accessories, and other knick-knacks you might keep in your bedroom.
Despite the sleek look, this piece of furniture functions the way you’d hope a TV stand would. It can accommodate TVs up to 60 inches, plus has an integrated cable management system to keep everything streamlined and clutter-free.
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Best for Soundbar: Pineland TV Stand
If your television’s accessories are just as crucial as the television itself, you’ll want to choose a TV stand that has enough room to stash all the latest and greatest accessories. This particular TV stand, which comes in three different sizes, has a built-in sound bar shelf that spans the entire length of the piece. It creates the perfect home for large sound bars or an array of other devices, like cable boxes, gaming systems, home assistants, or smart home devices. In addition to this helpful shelf, the Pineland TV Stand features two smaller shelves, as well as two side cabinets with more adjustable shelving. Bottom line: there’s an abundance of storage space here and it can help you organize all of your gadgets.
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Best Wood: Industrial Modular Media Console
If you’re looking for an attractive wooden TV stand, look for a piece of furniture manufactured from solid wood—not laminate. This ensures your media console is made of authentic wood, which adds to the durability of the piece. West Elm has a variety of choices in this category, but the Industrial Modular Media Console stands out among the crowd. It’s made of richly-grained solid mango wood and reinforced by blackened steel frames.
With two open shelves and three cabinets, the piece is very substantial and has plenty of storage area. Plus, it’s compatible with a variety of matching pieces, so you can create an entire media center.