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9 best TV stands to do your television proud

You can have a stylish media unit and do away with unsightly cables 

Make your TV a design feature of your living room ( iStock/ The Independent )

If you love to curl up in front of a binge-worthy box set, finding the right TV stand for your flat-screen is of utmost importance. 

And it’s not only about aesthetics: you’ll need to consider the weight of your telly and whether your media unit can comfortably hold it, as well as its width, depth and height. 

A large TV that overwhelms the furniture piece it sits on is not a good look, let alone the fact it could easily topple over, so measure up properly and allow for some extra inches if your floor space allows.

Think about your eyeline and where’s that’s most comfortable in relation to your cosiest spot on the sofa. 

Most of the TV stands we tested had legs to elevate the main body of the unit off the floor while others were solid low-sitting pieces perfect for watching TV while slouched on an oversized  floor cushion (or indeed a particularly slouchy settee).

If your after a space-saving solution, think about a wall-mounted stand that won’t interfere with your room’s square footage, or a snug fitting corner unit with plenty of storage that maximises on space.  

It may be a humble furniture piece but we’ve found some beautiful design-led media units that will add serious style to your living space. Invest in a solid wood mid-century inspired piece and it'll offer your living room so much more than a functional TV stand.

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The verdict:  TV stands

John Lewis & Partners’ Duhrer TV stand is a design-led furniture piece to invest in. We loved its unfussy shaping and cool Scandi influence in natural oak. It offers oodles of storage space with its deep drawer and open shelf, yet maintains its clean lines.

We were also impressed with Made’s Anderson compact media unit for its solid shaping and understated glamour, while Argos Home’s budget-friendly Cubes TV unit is chic, modernist and excellent value.

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