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Best TV Stands and Benches for 2023

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The last place you want to park your brand new 4K TV is on top of a wobbly, makeshift stand. It’s anything but secure and an aesthetic nightmare. Never mind the risks should you’re expensive gaming TV topple over and break. Don’t settle for any old TV stand simply because it’s available; take into account its size, style, and functionality. It’s best to make an investment upfront—and it doesn’t need to be a huge one — then live with regret a few months down the road. You’ve already spent a good deal of money on your entertainment setup, and this can literally make or break it.

A good TV stand ensures your TV has a solid place to live. A great TV stand takes it one step further, providing the perfect storage for all your devices as well as a design that fits your taste. Many offer plenty in the way of organization, letting you tuck away your Xbox Series X and PS5 while squeezing in an AV receiver and other accessories. Some even sort out cable management, so you don't end up with a mess of wires, which is just as much of a hazard as an overly diminutive TV stand.

We've weeded through a plethora of TV stands and TV benches, bringing you a variety of top-notch options. These range in price, size, and style, so you can get your setup in order – and click here to see them in the UK.

TL;DR – These are the Best TV Stands for 2023

Modway Mid-Century TV Stand

Best TV Stand for Small Sets

Modway Mid-Century TV StandModway Mid-Century TV Stand

If you're tight on space or just have a smaller TV, the Modway Mid-Century TV Stand is the perfect compact stand or bench option. It totes a classic, aesthetically pleasing design with a sturdy build but measures only 48-inches wide and 13.5-inches deep. That makes it ideal for a more modest 48-inch or 42-inch TV. Alternatively, this could be the perfect platform to elevate your large gaming monitor.

Modway's Mid-Century TV Stand features a classy walnut grain veneer, legs that won’t scuff up the floor, and a slatted sliding door to help conceal whatever electronics lurk inside. Adjustable shelving means you can even fit the extra thick PS5 or Xbox Series X on their sides. There are also a few holes in the back of the stand to ensure you don’t have a bunch of unsightly cables hanging out everywhere.

Castlery Luka TV Stand

Best TV Stand for Medium Sets

Castlery Luka TV StandCastlery Luka TV Stand

Two of the most commonly purchased TV sizes are 55-inches and 65-inches, and if you’ve followed the crowd, then chances are you’ll want a mid-sized stand to pair your TV with. The Casterly Luka is a solid option at 70.8-inches wide, making it neither too big nor small, fitting perfectly in almost any space. And if you combine that ideal size with the mid-century modern looks, it can really add to any room's aesthetic.

With a classy walnut finish and slotted sliding door design, the Casterly Luka both hides away your devices and provides plenty of ventilation for them. There’s ample storage for all your consoles, remotes, and controllers. Plus, those slotted doors ensure a blocked signal between your console and controller is a nonissue. Since this TV stand also hugs the ground with its low stance, you won't have to worry about covering up your cable clutter, though everything should be relatively organized thanks to the four holes on back of the stand to connect up your devices.

Sonorous Studio ST-160B

Best TV Stand for Large Sets

Sonorous Studio ST-160BSonorous Studio ST-160B

If you’re looking for a place to rest your massive 75-inch television, the Sonorous Studio ST-160B could be its sturdy new home. By all outward appearances, this stand looks like a big wooden block, making it perfect for those going for a clean aesthetic or those who just want everyone to focus on their impressive screen. Alternatively, it’s so wide at 65 inches and offers a load capacity of 177 pounds that you should have enough space for your big display while featuring either or both of the next-gen consoles. And if for some reason you need to move the stand, there are hidden castors in each leg to make it easier.

Of course, the box that is the Sonorous Studio ST-160B opens up, providing ample of storage. Behind the front panel are six large compartments with an almost completely open back, giving your devices plenty of room for ventilation. You may understandably be worried that a completely opaque front fascia will limit control of your streaming box and other devices. However, you get an integrated infrared repeater, allowing you to control up to eight devices without having to drop down the front panel. This feature means you get a sleek, streamlined look whether your TV is on or off. Speaking of streamlined, there are routing holes between each compartment and even one behind the TV, which should keep cables organized and your setup looking clean and clutter-free.

Ikea BRIMNES

Best Cheap TV Stand

Ikea BRIMNESIkea BRIMNES

Ikea is synonymous with the word budget. And even if it is light on the wallet, the Ikea BRIMNES won’t fall apart the second you move it, don’t worry. This solid and sturdy TV stand would be a good deal even if it were five times as much as its $170 price tag. The particle board and glass used in the build should hold up great, offering a 66-pound weight capacity, while its simple design blends well in any space, and it’s loaded with storage to keep everything tidy.

The BRIMNES is pretty big for starters at 70-inches wide, which means it can manage any of the large 65-inch 4K TVs. Things get even better when you take a look below. It's got three open bays to show off your AV equipment and consoles, plus three large drawers are a perfect place to stash your physical games and controllers. Clever cable management holes and slots are scattered throughout, allowing you to run the majority of cables inside, including a power strip. Just ensure you anchor the stand to a wall to prevent it from tipping over with all your precious electronics perched on top.

BDI Furniture Corridor Low Media Cabinet

Best High-End TV Stand

BDI Furniture Corridor Low Media CabinetBDI Furniture Corridor Low Media Cabinet

Now, this TV stand doesn’t come cheap, but if you have all the consoles from this generation and last, plus loads of other devices that need storing, the Corridor Low Media Cabinet from BDI Furniture can swallow them all. Behind its slatted doors are six spacious compartments, each with its own cut-out to run cables to the television perched on top. And if you’re worried about your different devices fitting inside, the shelves are adjustable. Those doors also hide everything inside while still allowing infrared remotes to work, and even the audio from a soundbar can pass through. With all those electronics inside, overheating may be a concern, but the slatted doors alongside other ventilation points throughout the TV stand keep air flowing. You can easily remove the back panels for access to wires, too.

This big, hulking piece of furniture is wide enough to make an 85-inch TV look like it belongs in your living room and comes with a safety strap to ensure that expensive equipment doesn’t topple over. At 208-pounds, the media cabinet supports another 175 pounds on top of that. However, even when fully loaded, it's still easy to move around, thanks to a set of hidden wheels. Overall, you’ll find the build quality of this stand to be second to none, toting beautiful finishes that blend perfectly in any space.

Ikea FJÄLLBO

Best Open-Air TV Stand

FJÄLLBOIkea FJÄLLBO

For a stand that manages major ventilation and a clean, simple aesthetic in your home, the Ikea FJÄLLBO is the ideal option. Featuring metal mesh doors and side panels alongside a completely open back, the stand offers an open-air feel while concealing your unsightly cables and unorganized shelves. If you’re concerned about your electronics overheating, this is the stand for you. Besides the design of the doors providing ample airflow, there should be no signal interference between your remote or wireless controllers and consoles, either.

The FJÄLLBO provides ample space for your media center equipment without dominating the room. The rustic design mixes metal and solid wood for durability and style at an affordable price. It’s easy to wire up electronics, as you can easily reach right through to the power outlets behind it. Just keep in mind that this isn’t a big stand, and the top panel is intended to hold 66-pounds at most, so it’s a safer bet for 55-inch TVs and smaller.

Husky Mount Mobile TV Stand

Best Rolling TV Stand

Husky Mount Mobile TV StandHusky Mount Mobile TV Stand

While most of us are content to have our TV live in one spot all the time, maybe you like to keep your life and living space a bit more dynamic. In that case, the Husky Mount Mobile TV Stand will be your new best friend. Not only does this stand come on locking caster wheels, letting you move a TV all around your home, but it also features plenty of adjustment opportunities on the stand itself. You can lower your TV down to floor level or raise it for comfortable couch viewing, and the center point for the mount goes all the way up to 58 inches, so there are loads of height options. You’ll also always find the perfect angle to see the TV and reduce glare since the mount offers a 15-degree tilt.

The Husky Mobile TV Stand is built with big TVs in mind, as it has the flexibility to hold 70-inch TVs weighing up to 132lbs, and there are mounting holes for up to 600mm x 400mm VESA mounts. Though if you grab a smaller TV, the mounting plate is 26 inches, so it may show behind the TV. Beyond that, the stand's steel tubes are not only stable and study but also feature cable management routing, so you won’t have unsightly cables dangling down from the TV. A small shelf is even included, which you can use to hold a media player or laptop underneath the TV.

Monoprice Commercial Series Easel TV Stand

Best Minimalist TV Stand

Monoprice Commercial Series Easel TV StandMonoprice Commercial Series Easel TV Stand

A minimalist aesthetic might not allow for a lot of furniture, and the large media centers that tend to sit under a TV don’t contribute well to that style. You obviously can’t just toss your TV on the floor, and you might not want it up high on a mantle – your neck won't like that, at least. That’s where the Monoprice Commercial Series Easel TV Stand comes in. Its simple design takes up minimal space while giving your TV a touch of added grace.

The easel stand has a simple tripod base, but it can hold up to 77lbs and supports up to a 65-inch TV. You'll find a VESA mount on top of the easel that adapts to a wide range of display mounts, including those with VESA mounting points from 200mm x 200mm up to 600mm x 400mm. If you’re concerned about the stability of the stand in busier areas of your home, additional safety brackets are even included. Once you get your TV set up on the easel stand, you can swivel it around 360 degrees and adjust the height, giving you major flexibility in how you view it. And the stand has cable management along the legs, so you don't have to worry about a dangling power cable disrupting your minimalist aesthetic.

Ikea KALLAX

Best Side TV Stand

Ikea KallaxIkea Kallax

You already have your TV set up on a cabinet or wall mount, so now you're looking for a simple piece of furniture to discreetly hold your TV peripherals. That’s where the Ikea KALLAX comes in. This minimalistic one-by-four shelf fits seamlessly into almost any room and won't clash with other furniture. It looks great hanging underneath your wall-mounted set or next to a TV stand. Best of all, it’s super affordable, costing just $60.

The internal dimensions of each square shelf measure 13 x 15 x 13 inches, so you've got plenty of space to put either the Xbox Series X or PS5 (with the base removed) inside of them. The size of the shelves also happens to be perfect for holding all your records. However, you may run into issues hiding all of your pesky cables, as the unit features an open back. To remedy this issue, you can grab an insert for some of the shelves, helping to hide wires and store your more unsightly TV gadgets.

Monarch Specialties Dark Taupe TV Stand

Best TV Stand for the PS5 and Xbox Series X

Monarch Specialties Dark Taupe TV StandMonarch Specialties Dark Taupe TV Stand

You’ve bought brand-spanking-new gaming consoles, but your current TV stand isn’t cutting it. Unfortunately, the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 aren't as compact as their predecessors, making it harder to fit them in some media consoles. Luckily, the Monarch Specialties TV Stand makes for an affordable option, and its open design allows you to show off your latest gaming investments in style.

The Monarch Specialties TV Stand features a unique cutout section below where you place a TV. Thanks to this shelving gap, there’s enough space to accommodate either Sony's or Microsoft's console standing upright. Meanwhile, an open section on the right side provides the room you need for a second console. Heck, you can easily squeeze a Nintendo Switch dock on one of the shelves as well. To round out this TV stand, a small drawer is built-in and ready to hide away all of your accessories. With all these consoles come lots of wires. Though sadly, this stand doesn't have a cable management system.

Where to Get the Best TV Stand in the UK

Modway Render Mid-Century Modern Low Profile 48 Inch TV Stand in WalnutModway Render Mid-Century Modern Low Profile 48 Inch TV Stand in Walnut £139.00


Kevin Lee is IGN's Hardware and Roundups Editor. Follow him on Twitter @baggingspam.

Danielle Abraham is a freelance writer and unpaid music historian.

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