After several hours of research, I finally made my selection of the 6 best TV stands among more than thirty models available at the moment. My favorite is the Comfort Home Innovation , which displays a beautiful contemporary look and which is robust and functional.
The best cheap TV stands
Entry-level models suffer mainly from their lack of solidity. The fault is a little light materials, and an approximate assembly. In terms of design, there are many different styles: rustic, contemporary, retro, Scandinavian…
Do not panic: with a little patience, it is quite possible to find nuggets!
IDMarket Effie : the best cheap
IDMarket specializes in furniture at low prices. The brand notably offers a pretty pretty Scandinavian set, of which the TV cabinet Effie is the centerpiece.
Simple and efficient, this light piece is perfect for small budgets.
The TV cabinet Effie displays a classic Scandinavian look: equipped with 2 cupboards and 2 central shelves and endowed with 4 feet in light pine, it makes its small effect without doing too much. We appreciate the white / gray duo, sober without being boring.
This kit furniture has the advantage of being made up of numbered parts, which makes the assembly stage much easier. The TV stand is 1.13 m long, 53.5 cm high and 39.5 cm wide. So we only install the television there (unless you have opted for a small screen!).
The two niches are 52.5 cm wide. They are therefore generous enough to install a decoder and DVD player easily.
We appreciate the cable gland hole built into each floor. The cupboards are certainly a bit narrow, but they still constitute appreciable storage spaces.
The Effie TV stand has excellent stability. It should be noted that unlike too many Scandinavian entry-level pieces, the feet are both well fixed and quite thick. We could fear that it would be cheap: this is not the case.
With reasonable dimensions and a clean look, this model is both functional and very decorative. A very nice surprise, considering its mini price!
The Effie set is also quite nice, even if the coffee table is less successful. If you need to furnish the living room at a low price, you can consider combining the TV unit and the bookcase.
The best mid-range TV furniture
The mid-range models are made of good quality materials. It remains important to be vigilant: the quality of the finishes can leave something to be desired.
Special care will be taken to examine the quality of the hardware. In terms of design, there is something for everyone, from the most classic to the most contemporary.
Songmics LTC01WN : the best of mid-range
Songmics is a furniture brand based in the USA. It offers a fairly complete range of furniture.
On the design side, the collections do not necessarily shine with their originality. But in terms of quality and value for money, there is nothing to complain about. The proof with this sober and functional TV stand at the same time.
The Songmics furniture is as classic in design as in its all-purpose look. We particularly appreciate the niche, which occupies the entire length: perfect for installing DVD players, decoders and / or game consoles.
Small flat on the grommet: there is only one, located in the middle of the niche, which is not necessarily practical.
The two closets benefit from a beautiful space. Note that they are equipped with doors that open forward, and not laterally: an option that will prove very practical in a small space. Especially since its dimensions remain compact: 1m wide by 40 cm high and 40 cm deep.
This TV stand is quite easy to assemble, especially since it comes with a manual in French and all the necessary accessories.
It has pretty finishes. And it is strong enough to claim a good carrying capacity: 20 kg per cupboard and 50 kg for the tray. Not bad for a piece of furniture in this range.
With this TV stand, the Songmics brand offers an excellent basic. Made of quality materials, it has great strength.
Admittedly, it is not distinguished by its originality. This model will slip all the more easily in the living room or in the bedroom, whatever your decor!
Fitueyes : high tech furniture
Fitueyes is a very young American brand, since it was born in 2016. It designs and manufactures furniture for the home as well as for the office.
The brand also regularly allows a clever mix of genres, for example with this TV stand with swivel support.
The ultra-minimalist and very contemporary design of this TV stand will not appeal to everyone. Whether you like it or hate it, it does not leave indifferent.
This model is reminiscent of the mobile towers, mounted on wheels, that the brand offers to companies for their conference room.
With this piece of furniture on a swivel support, Fitueyes gets straight to the point: a place for everything and everything in place. So we install the television, of course, and one or two devices (better to reserve the lowest shelf for speakers, which will better withstand possible shocks).
We also note that the manufacturer has equipped this piece of furniture with a cable cover system that prevents the wires from blurring its sleek silhouette.
Without being very complicated, the assembly can be a bit tedious. Although the manual is in English, it remains very clear and all the necessary accessories are provided. But we quickly reversed two screws: it is therefore necessary to show a little attention. Nothing insurmountable, therefore!
This steel and tempered glass model, extremely robust, has a good load capacity: 50 kg for the television, 15 kg for each of the two shelves and 25 kg for the base.
It can accommodate a 32 to 65 inch screen. Not only does it rotate 18 ° to the left or to the right, but the height is adjustable (3 notches, up to 1.35 m). Even if the amplitude remains limited, it is quite practical.
Admittedly, the TV cabinet Fitueyes is devoid of additional storage and the number of devices is limited. But it will be perfectly indicated in a studio or a micro-living room. It is also perfectly suited for installing a second TV in a bedroom or playroom.
It will be understood: the TV cabinet Fitueyes does not meet all tastes or all profiles. But in some very specific cases – reduced space, TV exclusively reserved for a console etc. – it can be very practical.
And not to spoil anything, it is made in very beautiful materials.
The best high-end TV furniture
The high-end models are designed to last. Made of robust materials and equipped with high quality hardware, these are pieces of furniture that you will keep for many years.
The good idea may be to opt for a modular model like the Devaise 3-in-1 , which you can adapt to your new home if you move or reuse it as classic storage.
Comfort Home Innovation : the best… for lovers of contemporary style!
In the category of robust and functional TV furniture, Comfort offers a model of attractive quality with contemporary design. If the installation can be epic, in the end, this piece of furniture looks great.
The TV Comfort furniture measures 1.50 cm long by 42 cm high and 40 cm deep. We appreciate its generous plan, which can accommodate a large screen or a smaller TV and possibly a few decorative items.
This model has a double central niche, the shelf is illuminated with LEDs, and two side storage. These two closets do not have shelves. It should also be noted that the doors open on the front, from top to bottom.
In terms of design, this model plays on the contrast card: color contrast (a very graphic black and white duo) and texture contrast (matt white and lacquered black). A style that is reminiscent of a famous Swedish brand of furniture in kits…
This kit furniture is quite simple to assemble, even if the placement of certain screws is somewhat epic. Plan a small DIY operation during installation: strangely, the furniture is not equipped with a grommet hole. A real gap, quite difficult to explain!
Once in place, the furniture keeps its promises. It is very beautiful and it offers beautiful spaces, as well for the devices as for your video games or DVD.
We appreciate the quality of the materials and the neat finishes. Be careful, however, with the doors: the lacquered effect is very attractive, but it only takes an unfortunate gesture during transport, unpacking or assembly to make slight scratches.
The LED lighting is probably superfluous but the rendering is pretty. We will still appreciate the good idea: a switch slipped under the furniture, which allows you to turn off or on the bar with the tip of your foot.
This TV stand may not be made for all interiors. But it is a functional and elegant model: if your decor allows it, it would be a shame to deprive you.
Devaise 3-in-1 : the ultra-modular
Devaise offers a range of furniture that gives pride of place to offices and storage. The brand, which sells mainly online, offers good quality functional products, with a modern and refined design. With this modular TV stand, Devaise offers a particularly successful model.
At first glance, this piece of furniture displays a pleasant, clean look and quite versatile since it is made of wood. It is however a modular model.
It consists of 2 parts, each measuring 1.10 cm long by 29 cm deep and 53 cm high. They can be installed horizontally, vertically or at an angle.
The assembly of this piece of furniture is relatively simple, but it is still advisable to be two to work more easily. We note that if the wood is of good quality, it could have been thicker.
The furniture is designed for a load of 30 kg, which is not exceptional. At the same time, it sticks pretty well to its configuration. If you have it in L, it can only accommodate a medium screen. If you have a nice space, the ideal is to arrange it horizontally and fix the TV to the wall.
We regret the absence of a system to hide the cables. You will therefore have to bet on the adhesive tape or on the independent purchase of accessories.
The Devaise TV cabinet is therefore the model of extremes, to optimize space in a small room or to dress an XXL wall section. But it remains quite clever, especially since it can easily be converted into a simple library.
If not perfect, this model is modular as desired!
Ameriwood Home Carson : a functional model with an awkward design
As its name suggests, Ameriwood is an American furniture brand. Its catalog is a little frustrating, because in fact, the products are functional and of very good quality.
On the design side, however, it’s not really that. If this TV cabinet is not especially kitsch, it does not seem less straight out of a catalog of the early 2000s…
This TV stand has standard dimensions: 1.20 m long by 40 cm deep and 52.1 cm high. It has a double niche in the center and two side cupboards, which are fitted with a shelf.
Appliances, remote controls, DVDs or video games: when it comes to storage, there is plenty to do!
The assembly is quite easy, the most tedious being the installation of the doors. We appreciate the quality of the materials and the hardware, as well as the care given to the finishes.
However, you have to be honest: when you look at it, this piece of furniture seems clumsy. The fault, no doubt, to the tubes, which contrasts strangely with the dark wood.
The most annoying thing is that these types of tubes were very trendy … in the late 1990s
It must therefore be said: if the Ameriwood TV cabinet is robust and functional, it displays a borderline has been look. And its slightly domed silhouette on the front doesn’t really help matters.
If you are looking for a solid piece of furniture, no doubt: this model provides. If the aesthetic aspect is important to you, on the other hand, it is better to go your way.
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How to choose your TV stand?
Are you looking for furniture that can showcase your brand new TV? This is where you will find all the important points to take into account before you get started.
You will find entry-level models whose price can vary from 50 to 100 €, depending on their size. Relatively basic, these pieces of furniture generally do not benefit from a very long lifespan.
The fault most often comes from an approximate assembly. For a reliable model, which you can keep for several years, therefore count 100 to 200 € for a basic model. The most decorative models can however reach several hundred euros.
Before investing in a TV cabinet, it is necessary to determine what will be its location. You should be able to watch TV comfortably while preserving your vision.
So you have to find the optimal distance between the sofa and the TV stand. As a guide, we recommend on average: a distance of 1.6 m for a 40 ”(102 cm) television, a distance of 2 m for a 48 ″ (122 cm) television, a distance of 2.2 m for a 50 ″ TV (140 cm)
Don’t forget to take into account the light fixtures and the position of the windows: nothing worse than light reflections on the screen to spoil your TV night!
Take stock of the equipment you have (or want to install in the short or medium term). DVD player, console, speakers … carefully list all your devices, noting their weight and dimensions.
Don’t forget an important parameter: ventilation! Beware, therefore, of the temptation to stack the devices. Instead, prefer a piece of furniture equipped with enough niches and shelves.
Of course, your furniture must be long enough to accommodate your TV and have sufficient space for your equipment. The most common depth is 40 cm: this allows you to install all types of devices: DVD player, console…
The height of a classic living room furniture rarely exceeds 52 cm. This is perfectly suited for installation in front of a sofa. In the bedroom, you will usually opt for a higher piece of furniture, allowing you to comfortably watch television when you are lying down.
The television remains a fairly fragile device: no question, therefore, that your furniture gives way under the weight and collapses! Manufacturers generally indicate the maximum load of a piece of furniture.
It is also frequent that the information is detailed, to indicate the maximum load of each element, from the upper plan to the shelves of the niche or cupboards. Even if it seems tedious, check the compatibility with the weight of your different devices.
The traditional TV cabinet accommodates the TV on the upper level and 2 to 4 devices in one or more niches. Most models are flanked by closed side cupboards, in which to store remote controls, video games and DVDs.
You can find hybrid models, which have more substantial elements (display case or library). The choice depends above all on your needs.
In a studio or a small living room, it can be advantageous to bet on this type of modular furniture. In a large space, you can favor a simpler model, possibly matching an independent bookcase and / or a coffee table.
Melamine wood, steel, tempered glass: a multitude of materials are possible. It is even common for a TV stand to be made of two separate materials.
Entry-level models can be a bit light. But overall, the manufacturers offer good quality materials.
What makes the difference ? The assembly! So don’t neglect the quality of the hardware and hinges!
Like any other piece of furniture, the TV unit can be fitted with different types of doors. If you have room, this is just a detail. In a smaller space, it would be better to bet on sliding doors or opening towards the front.
Casters are common on small models. On a row type furniture, they are more rare. It must be said that these large models must be moved carefully, preferably in pairs, to avoid breakage. These XL models are also thought to be decorative, and the casters are not necessarily very aesthetic.
If you opt for a model whose niche is equipped with a panel at the back, make sure that it has at least one grommet (if not, you will need to bring a cutter to make one yourself!).
In the living room, the TV cabinet is often the central piece of furniture, around which the room is organized. It is therefore important not to miss the aesthetic aspect, otherwise the decoration of the living room will be ruined.
Rustic, contemporary, retro or Scandinavian: you will find pieces with an assertive style. If in doubt, you can bet on wood: dark or light, it is a warm material that harmonizes with any interior.
The traditional TV cabinet can be replaced by variants. The most common is the column unit, like the Fitueyes .
Very refined, it generally has a cable cover. You will also find sound equipment, equipped with built-in speakers and amplifier.
The soundproof TV furniture implies a higher budget, but they allow to have a high quality sound by optimizing the space and without visible speakers.