How to Choose a TV Stand

If you’re looking for ways to create a focal point in your living room and liven up your interior décor, a TV stand is the perfect choice. As well as supporting your screen, TV stands and consoles can provide valuable extra storage and help to enhance and emphasise your interior design theme.

Even if you have a wall mounted screen – or no screen at all – you can use a TV stand to display lamps, plants, photos, and ornaments to create a fantastic feature in your living space.

With so many beautiful options to choose from, narrowing it down to your favourite isn’t always easy. So, we’ve put together a few top tips and ideas to help you find the perfect stand for your home.

Size it up

Arguably, the most important thing to consider when investing in a new TV stand is size. After all, if your new TV stand is too big for your lounge, or if it’s dwarfed by your screen, it’s unlikely to look good and you’ll struggle to achieve an interior look you’re happy with. So, before you start searching for a new TV stand, you need to break out the measuring tape.

There are a few different measurements you’ll need to take before you can find the perfect stand for your interior. Firstly, you’ll need to measure the width of the wall where your TV stand is going to sit. If you have built-in furnishings, or alcoves either side or your chosen spot, make sure you take these into account when measuring the space available.

It’s also a good idea to measure the distance from the wall to your sofa or coffee table. You’ll want to leave enough room for people to easily walk between the screen and your seating area, so if there’s limited space available, you may need to choose a slimline stand.

Last, but not least, you’ll need to measure your TV. Ideally, your console should be 10-15cm wider than your screen to maximise support and ensure your living area feels balanced and well-proportioned. If you’re still not sure which TV stand will work best with your screen, we can help. You’ll find illustrations of recommended TV sizes to fit each console on our individual product pages. So, get in touch if you need more information on correct sizing.

Adding a TV stand to your interior layout is a great way to introduce style and character to your living area. Whether you’ve chosen a modern, retro, or industrial look, these versatile furnishings will enhance your décor and add practicality to your lounge. Explore our collection today to find out more.