TV stands and media consoles are some of the most useful pieces of furniture in any living room or family room. Not only do these multi-taskers hold your TV at exactly the right height for viewing, they can also provide storage, organization, and display space, while helping to anchor the room’s overall design.
Anyone with a TV knows that an entertainment space isn’t complete without a range of necessary hardware and accessories. Many find that they need room to store everything from a cable box, DVD player, and video game consoles to collections of movies and games to go with them. All of this can be easily stowed in the cabinet or shelf space that generally is typically built in under a TV stand.
However, if that amount of storage space doesn’t quite cut it for your needs, a full entertainment center will frequently include shelves to the sides of the main console as well as cabinets underneath. These are often the most functional solution if you want a piece for both storage and display. The shelves to the sides of the TV can be used for various purposes such as showing off a movie collection or highlighting photos or collectibles.
Of course, functionality isn’t the only requirement for a media center; this installation has to look good in the space too. Because of this, media consoles and entertainment centers come in an enormous variety of styles to complement any design or taste. From rich dark wood finishes or matte black paint, to sleek and shiny modern media consoles that incorporate glass and chrome. There are even a couple nontraditional designs such as corner TV stands and fireplace entertainment centers that can better complement different room arrangements. So no matter your space, there is sure to be a TV stand that meets your needs.
If you are having trouble determining what dimensions you need in your stand, be sure to check out our helpful guide on How to Choose the Right Size TV Stand.