The 9 Best TV Stands of 2019

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

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The Rundown

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Ameriwood Home Carson TV Stand

4.2

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.

Note that 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

4

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.

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

3.6

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 also 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.

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

3.4

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 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.

Note that colors come in espresso, white and black and it includes a five-year manufacturer’s limited warranty.

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 sturdy, 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.

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.

Colors also come 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.

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How We Tested

We bought four top-rated TV stands and our reviewers tested them for more than 40 hours. We asked our testers to consider the most important features when using these TV stands, from their capacity to their style. We’ve outlined the key takeaways here so that you, too, know what to look for when shopping.

What to Look for in a TV Stand

Capacity - Televisions are getting larger every day, so make sure that the TV stand you have your eye on has the right dimensions to fit yours. Also double-check that the unit can support the weight of your TV along with all of your other gadgets.

Shelving - Whether you just have a streaming box or you’ve gone all out with a collection of gaming consoles, you’ll likely need to connect a few devices to your television. Don’t forget that your TV stand will need shelving or storage space in order to fit your equipment or accessories.

Style - Your TV stand is a piece of furniture that you’ll be looking at every day. Ensure that your pick coordinates with the rest of your living room or den furniture. Plus, if you choose a stand that’s made of wood, try to select wood that’s closest in color to the rest of your room for a more cohesive look.

Test Results: Ameriwood Home Carson TV Stand (Best Overall)

4.2

What We Like

  • Feels durable

  • Attractive design

  • Metal support posts, handles, and hinges

  • Includes both open shelves and closed cabinets for storage

What We Don't Like

  • Low-density fiberboard can’t support especially heavy televisions

  • Cable management is a little lacking

  • Hinges may be tough to adjust

Ameriwood Home Carson TV Stand
 Lifewire
Ameriwood Home Carson TV Stand
Lifewire 
Ameriwood Home Carson TV Stand
Lifewire 

Our tester felt that this stand “is absolutely worth buying if your television isn't larger than 50 inches and doesn't weigh too much.” Its amount of storage space was another highlight: “There's plenty of room for home theater gear,” he said. “Plus, there’s cabinet space for anything you don’t want to put on display.” In terms of downsides, he pointed out that its material prohibited it from supporting especially heavy televisions: “The stand is made out of particleboard instead of medium-density fiberboard,” he explained, “which affects how much weight it can support. This is compounded by the fact that the top deck only has five supports instead of six.” Also, although he said that the door hinges “feel like they're very solid and built to last,” they can be “a little complicated to adjust.”

Test Results: VIVO Universal LCD Flat Screen TV Table Top (Best for Affordability & Simplicity)

4

What We Like

  • Works with a wide variety of different televisions

  • Constructed of solid steel

  • Non-slip strips help protect the surface you set your television on

What We Don't Like

  • Feels wobbly on carpeted floor

  • Second shelf is flimsy

  • Doesn’t tilt up or down

VIVO Universal LCD Flat Screen TV Table Top
 Lifewire
VIVO Universal LCD Flat Screen TV Table Top
 Lifewire
VIVO Universal LCD Flat Screen TV Table Top
Lifewire 

“This TV stand is fairly universal,” observed our tester, “so if the size of your television falls within the compatible range and your television doesn't have any abnormal protrusions on the back, it should work!” He also thought it was easy to assemble and that it “felt very sturdy.” However, he did have one bone to pick with its design: “The feet are quite long,” he said, “which helps its stability but causes it to look funny with smaller televisions.”

Test Results: Fitueyes TT207001MB Swivel TV Stand and Mount (Best Height & Swivel)

3.6

What We Like

  • Attractive minimalist design

  • Decent television height

  • Feels sturdy on wood floor

What We Don't Like

  • Feels wobbly on carpeted floor

  • Second shelf is flimsy

  • Doesn’t tilt up or down

Fitueyes TT207001MB Swivel TV Stand and Mount
 Lifewire
Fitueyes TT207001MB Swivel TV Stand and Mount
 Lifewire
Fitueyes TT207001MB Swivel TV Stand and Mount
 Lifewire

“This stand is worth buying if you’d like to mount your TV on a wall, but you either can't or don't want to go through the hassle,” our tester explained. Although he felt its design was pretty basic, its “combination of flat black metal and tempered glass looks really nice.” His main problem with it, on the other hand, was stability: “This stand includes a shelf, which is a nice touch” he said, “but the shelf only has a single point of attachment. That makes it inherently unstable, so it's really only safe to place very light objects on it.”

Test Results: DEVAISE 3-in-1 TV Stand (Best for Versatility)

3.4

What We Like

  • Innovative modular design

  • Allows you to configure the shelves to best fit your space

  • Very easy assembly

What We Don't Like

  • Hardware to secure the shelves together isn’t included

  • Less than stable in some configurations

  • Hollow boards with internal cardboard support

DEVAISE 3-in-1 TV Stand 3.4
Lifewire
DEVAISE 3-in-1 TV Stand 3.4
Lifewire
DEVAISE 3-in-1 TV Stand 3.4
 Lifewire

Our tester liked that this TV stand’s modular design: “It's really nice how you can stack the shelves in different combinations to achieve different looks,” he said. He also liked its lightweight build, noting that “it’s easy for one person to assemble and move it around.” It wasn’t, however, as stable as he’d hoped: “The construction materials aren't up to standards,” he said. “Instead of using solid particle board or medium-density fiberboard, it uses hollow particle board with cardboard inside. It’s not as strong as it could be.” He also wished there were “some zip ties or velcro loops on the back.”