5 tips for choosing a TV stand


5 tips for choosing a TV stand


Dimensions, aesthetics, price ... Choose a TV stand meets a few criteria that industry professionals deliver to you. Put your screen forward or conceal it, but always taking care of the decoration of the living room or any other room.

You want a TV stand which corresponds to your desires and your interior? Indeed, many homes organize the development of their living room or stay around the television, which can sometimes be expensive. The sofas and armchairs are installed according to the location of the TV and a fortiori the furniture that supports it. Follow the advice of pro: size, design, price ... And make your TV corner beautiful and welcoming.

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1. The location of the TV cabinet

The arrangement of the TV stand depends on the orientation to be given to the TV:

• the distance between the seat (sofa, chair) and the screen, which is at least 6 times the diagonal of the screen, although in modern interiors it is difficult to implement. It is also advisable to leave at least 1 meter between the TV cabinet and the coffee table;

• the brightness and lighting of the room, to choose rather soft than too intense, which makes the picture pale;

• the location of the windows, because we must not put the screen in front of the risk of having nasty reflections;

• comfort in use, so you do not have to turn your head to look at the screen, etc.

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Arty TV stand from Maisons du monde in tinted mango wood. 2 niches and 2 sliding doors with a removable shelf inside. Door painted in gray to contrast with mango wood. Our advice: plan a large wall for the layout in your living room. Dimensions: H 47 cm x W 150 cm x D 42 cm. Price: 399.90 euros.

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2. The proportions of the TV cabinet

The dimensions of the TV cabinet must adapt to those of the room that houses it (living room, living room). The height of the furniture depends on that of the seat: if it is high, the furniture will be chosen high (it facilitates the passage of the vacuum!), And vice versa.

For a harmonious rendering, choose a furniture longer than your TV. Their dimensions are longer since we now have models of 1.60 m long, even 1.80 m.

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Andy bright TV cabinet. Lacquered MDF, gray oak color and matt taupe. Dimensions: W 190 x H 45 x D 43 cm. Price: 520,57 euros.


3. The aesthetics and functions of the TV cabinet

Clean, worked, 50s, Scandinavian ... All styles exist whether the furniture is wood, metal or glass. The shapes can be straight or more rounded. Other TV cabinets curl to match the new curved screens. Some are very sober to highlight the TV.

The TV stand is often in keeping with the rest of the decor of the room and especially the coffee table. Besides, the two complement each other at the level of their functions. We can have a drawer for remotes in the coffee table for example for more ergonomics.

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Lugano wall system by BoConcept with folding doors. Walnut veneer / matt anthracite gray lacquered. Dimensions: W 179.5 x D 34 x H 154 cm. Price: 939 euros.


3. The TV cabinet and its storage

The number of peripheral elements (box, console, DVD ...) will influence the amount of storage of the TV cabinet. How many drawers? niches? of doors? High-end models offer, for example, glass doors that let the waves through to completely conceal the technique.

Dino TV stand by Eric Jourdan for Cinna. Sliding door safe equipped with 2 cable passes for connection. Natural tone oak hull, chest and lacquered MDF top. Dimensions: W 200 cm x D 55 cm x H 43 cm. Price: 1994 euros.


The classic TV cabinet has practical and ergonomic storage space to store other digital devices, as well as CDs, DVDs ... but do not forget the aesthetics. Other furniture (wall or hanging) focuses more on their primary function: put the TV forward.

Some pieces of furniture gain height to optimize the storage space, especially when you are in a small space. Others offer a sliding wall to hide the TV.

Modular furniture provides interesting storage solutions, especially in small rooms.

4. The wall or suspended TV stand

It can be appreciated that the screen is fixed to the wall, or even suspended. But a tenant will not necessarily want to pierce the walls of his home. In this case, there are intermediate solutions with furniture equipped with a particle board bottom to hang the TV.

If you can pierce the partitions, the wall-mounted TV stand is fixed to the wall and holds the TV at the desired height. It can present storage as shelves. This furniture is compact and puts the television forward.

Conforama TV-wall cabinet Orlando. Color: white / larch. Possibility to put the television in wall or stand mode. No visible cables. Large closed storage area and niches.


The "furniture" suspended, if it can be said, is very sober. An articulated arm hangs from the ceiling and serves as a support for the television. So there is no clutter on the floor, but no storage either.

5. The price of TV stand

The price is based on several criteria: the size of the TV stand, the materials used (PVC lacquer, decor paper, melamine, veneer, solid wood ...) or types of storage (a drawer costs more than a door). ).

The price range of TV furniture is very wide since we can find less than 50 euros, but also nearly 2,000 euros for the most design models. On average, count around 200 euros.

Arty TV cabinet, particle board and metal structure, H 44 x W 39 x W 148 cm, 133 euro, Conforama.


Acknowledgments: Aurélie Pillot, sales consultant at BoConcept (www.boconcept.com) and David Martin, product manager at Conforama (www.conforama.fr).