The 9 Best TV Stands to Buy in 2018

These top TV stands will give you the ultimate entertainment system setup

Ameriwood Home Carson TV Stand for TVs up to 50" Wide, Espresso
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Sometimes it’s hard to pick the best TV stand. It's important to have something that's reliable, affordable and complements your living space. But it doesn’t have to be this complicated. That’s why we wrote compiled the best stands to make your buying decision a whole lot easier. And the list below has something for everyone, so whether you're looking for a TV stand with strong tempered glass, a luxury (but affordable) design or even one that offers swivel and mounting features, we've got you covered. You just focus on not fighting over the remote.

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Ameriwood Home Carson TV Stand

The stylish and affordable Ameriwood Home Carson TV stand is perfect for contemporary living rooms, coming in a variety of sleek colors and designed for 50-inch wide TVs that weigh up to 60 pounds. It’s built with three open shelves and has two additional shelves behind both closed doors, allowing enough space for cable boxes, gaming systems, DVD/Blu-ray players and more. The stand is laminated with a particleboard that’s accented by its silver metal tubes.

Amazon users who own the TV stand love it for its easy assembly and stylish design. Others mention that the particleboard frame could be of better quality and that 20.5-inch height is a bit too short. Colors come in cherry black, distressed gray oak, espresso, espresso/Sonoma oak, and Sonoma oak.

Best for Affordability & Simplicity: VIVO Universal LCD Flat Screen TV Table Top

Are you looking for a straight up affordable TV stand without all the bulk and clutter? Then check out this one from VIVO that fits screens from 37 to 65-inches.

The VIVO’s table top is designed to connect to the back of your flat-screen TV with its universal mounting holes that measure between 75mm x 75mm and 800mm x 400mm. The strength-tested solid steel legs are padded and won’t scratch furniture surfaces. It can hold weights up to 100 pounds and provides a great level of support to balance your TV’s base. Due to its simplicity, it’s also one of the easiest TV stands to setup.

Amazon owners who’ve bought the stand love it for its sturdiness, affordability and quick installation. Others wish there was some way to adjust the height.

Best Storage Space: South Shore Adrian TV Stand

Keep clutter at bay with the South Shore Adrian TV stand, which boasts ample storage, including a wide shelf specifically for a soundbar. More inexpensive than other options, it will offer plenty of space to stash books, movies, and gaming equipment. There are five open storage spaces as well as two spaces behind decorative glass doors with adjustable shelves. Each of the glass doors features a metal handle in a black matte finish. For easy wire management, there are holes in the back of the unit. No soundbar? The shelf can be used for any of your other storage need.

The stand can support LCD and plasma TVs up to 75 inches and 100 pounds. Aesthetically simplistic, the stand measures 16 x 70.2 x 28 inches, and assembly is required, although customer service is attentive and the instructions are easy to follow. It is available in two colors: black oak and gray maple.

Best Design: Atlus Plus Floating TV Stand

A definite conversation starter and space saver, the Atlus Plus is one of the only TV stands that don’t touch the ground. The console mounts easy to your wall at any height with its innovating hanging rail mounting system.

The Atlus Plus may seem unsteady, but the 16 x 58.2 x 16.8-inch off-the-floor console holds flat-screen TVs up to 60 inches and is strong enough to handle up to 165 pounds. It boasts three compartments for A/V components and is capable of holding 137 Blu-Ray discs or 93 DVDs. The floating stand is manufactured in Canada and uses a CARB-compliant, laminated composite wood for a sleek finish.

Amazon buyers who've bought it are happy with its look and clear installation instructions. And others have complained about the particleboard material and find wire assortment a little tedious. Colors come in espresso, white and black and it includes a five-year manufacturer’s limited warranty.

Best Height & Swivel: Fitueyes TT207001MB Swivel TV Stand and Mount

Want to add a little height to your television? The modern and sleek Fitueyes TT207001MB Swivel Stand and Mount comes without the bulkiness, but doesn't sacrifice on the functionality and height you’d want out of a TV stand.

It fits most TVs measuring 32 to 65 inches (the stand/mount combo is actually 16.5 x 27.5 x 50.8 inches). The smart design adds two shelves with a unique ability to swivel, so your TV can be directed up to 15 degrees in all directions by pivoting the mounting section.

Amazon users who own the stand love it for its sturdy metal frame and minimalist design, while others wish the glass surface wasn't so fragile.

Best for Versatility: DEVAISE 3-in-1 TV Stand

For those who can’t decide how they want their TV stand to look — or if they even want a TV stand at all — the DEVAISE 3-in-1 is exceptionally versatile. It offers flexibility in both function and appearance, with multiple uses as a TV stand, bookcase and display cabinet and reconfigurable L-shaped shelves.

The stand can be constructed in different configurations to complement more traditional or modern decor and can be scaled to fit smaller spaces. The customization options also boast reasonable storage space for media consoles, DVDs, books, or decorations. Measuring 46.2 x 11.8 x 20.8, it can accommodate up to a 60-inch TV weighing up to 75 pounds. There are two options available for board thickness: the 0.6-inch eco-friendly MDF board is heavier, while the 0.9-inch eco-friendly honeycomb board has melamine facing and is easy to clean and resistant to scratches. The stand is currently available in four colors: white, black, oak, and espresso. 

Best Wooden Design: Sauder Barrister Lane Entertainment Credenza

Sauder makes an elegant craftsman television stand that isn’t too country or rustic to conflict with modern day decors. The wooden console has a laminated salt oak finish that makes it a perfect piece for a neutral-toned living room.

It measures 56.875 x 19.125 x 32.65 inches and features two safety tempered glass doors with an adjustable shelf. It can hold up to a 62-inch TV and is designed to make wire and cable adjustments a breeze when setting up your electronic equipment.

Amazon users who've bought the stand are happy with its sturdiness, careful packaging and beautiful design. Some other buys mention that set up can take a few hours and that it’s important to be careful as the wood can easily damage.

Best for Accessories: Altra Furniture Carson Fireplace TV Console

The Altra Furniture Carson measures 18 x 63.1 x 26 inches and is large enough to accommodate a 70-inch flat screen TV. It features built-in reflectors with a patented technology that give off a realistic flame effect (the LED light source has 50,000-hour life span) that can warm up rooms up to 400 square feet. It’s built with two large cabinets and open shelving, so you can have enough space for all your gaming consoles, TV receivers, books and more.

Amazon buyers love the stand for its accommodating space, attractive design and rich color. Comes in cherry, black and Sonoma oak.

Best Style: Kings Brand Metal and Glass TV Stand

This TV stand’s sleek chrome finish and black, tempered glass top add instant style to a living space, complementing both art deco and modern aesthetics. Simple and sophisticated, the stand’s sturdy metal frame is curved in the shape of a half moon with wide-set legs. The Kings Brand Stand might look like a designer splurge, but the price tag is anything but, allowing for elegance at any budget. Despite being compact, it is able to accommodate media, gaming systems, and other decor without looking disordered. Assembly is simple and quick. As this stand measures 38 x 18 x 24 inches, it is a good fit for small spaces, but might not be the best option for those with larger entertainment systems or room to fill as it can only comfortably fit TVs up to 42 inches. The unique design is also not as accommodating when it comes to hiding wires.