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Nailing the layout and proportions of a room is the key to achieving seamless design. Whether you’re designing for an apartment or a home, a living room or bedroom, the TV almost always assumes the focal point of any space. This being said, it’s crucial to find the right dimensions for your media stand in order to perfect your design concept and make the room just feel right. 

Measuring For Your Media Stand

TVs come in all shapes and sizes, but their stands are certainly not “one-size-fits-all”. When asking yourself how big your TV stand should be, break out the measuring tape and go straight to the source. As a general rule of thumb, the minimum width for your media stand should still leave a few inches of room on each side of the TV. This will not only ensure that the stand is capable of holding the weight of your TV, but that the structure itself looks balanced and well-fit for your space. Plus, a little “breathing room” on each side of your TVdallows for additional decor to help compose the arrangement, however big or small it might be.

Pro-Tip: Measuring your TV isn’t as intuitive as one might think. While a media stand would be measured from one end to another, the TV itself (while the length of the base certainly matters) should be measured in terms of its length from one opposing corner to another, in a diagonal fashion. 

Now that you’ve determined what size your TV stand should be, look to our recommendations for TV stands of all sizes.

TV Stands for 40” TV (Small-Sized Televisions)

Whether you’re working with a studio apartment or just furnishing your bedroom, there are several functional and affordable media stands for space-efficient TVs. If your TV is less than 40”, these options could be the perfect fit:

The Emilia Console 40” from West Elm – $499.00

TV Stands for 40” TV (Small-Sized Televisions)

Posner 46″ TV Stand from Wayfair – $273.99

Posner 46

Destiny TV Stand (up to 40”) from Wayfair – $359.99

Destiny TV Stand (up to 40”) from Wayfair

TV Stands for 55” TV (Medium-Sized Televisions)

Not too big, and definitely not too small. The 55” TV is sizeable for any space, and luckily, a media stand in this size range can be very versatile. Should your TV take up the entire platform, so be it. If there’s room to spare, play with different pieces of decor, adding height and visual interest. If your TV is between 40” – 55”, opt for one of the suggestions below:

Warwick 3 Door Accent Media Cabinet – $379.99

TV Stands for 55” TV (Medium-Sized Televisions)

Mid-Century TV Console – Walnut from Target – $373.99

Mid-Century TV Console - Walnut from Target

Hoyt TV Stand from Wayfair – $215.99

Hoyt TV Stand from Wayfair

TV Stands for 65”-70” TV (Large-Sized Televisions)

For movie marathoners, Netflix bingers and sports fanatics who need to see the “big game” in actual size, these super-sized media stands are ideal for a variety of TV sizes with space for gaming consoles, decor and more. Not only will your TV have an ample platform to rest on, but these options also provide storage solutions for everything that you’d rather have out-of-sight and out-of-mind. In other words, the cobweb of cables under your current TV situation.

Mid-Century Console, 80″, Acorn from West Elm – $1,499

TV Stands for 65”-70” TV (Large-Sized Televisions)
  1. Emilia Media Console 80″ – $999
TV Stands for 65”-70” TV (Large-Sized Televisions)

Cypert TV Stand – $316.99

Cypert TV Stand

Still searching for the perfect media stand for your space? Get an expert’s advice today.

Words by Morgan Hitz