Add Style (and Storage) to Your Boring Pad with these Media Stands
In our media-saturated society, the TV has become the focal point of living room decor. And with good reason — it really isn’t a rare occasion anymore to spend long evenings at home, directly in front of the television, Netflix and chilling.
So, how you place your TV and what you stand it on, is very important to keeping things aesthetically cohesive. A proper media stand indicates you’ve made an effort to not only research and buy a big ass TV, but you have the artistic ability to find a complimentary media stand for its home.
Beyond just making yourself look good, media stands are also a great place to hide techno-clutter. If you have a lot of Blue-Ray discs, internet modems, cable boxes, speakers, etc. — you’re going to need somewhere to store all of this ‘stuff’ without making your living room look like a tech-geek garage sale. That’s why a modern and unique media stand can make all the difference in your home. Besides, who doesn’t want to binge watch their favorite shows in style?
Whether you’re in a studio apartment and have little to no space to work with, or have a nag for design and decor, functionality is key when setting up your living area. Here we’ve compiled a diverse list of media stands that will tailor to just about any situation. And, if you want to hang your television, by all means, go ahead. Just find the damned studs first.
Starting it all off is this truly stunning wall-mounted design that will transform your entertaining space into a cosmopolitan loft. It caters to pretty much all needs: three tiers of allocated storage space, an eye-catching, creative design, and a design that is superbly functional.
Maggie Media Console ($399)
Our Maggie Media Console is mid-century design made simple, with open cubby holes and a recessed top surface for easy storage and display. The wood used to make it is FSC®-certified and covered in a water-based acorn finish.
Austin Media Console ($999)
Sporting a zig-zag design, this solid media stand is two-feet high and can hold up to a 70 inch TV with style. As practical as it is architectural, Austin adds style and storage points with three functioning shelves that can house anything media related..
Petra Sideboard ($815)
Showcasing a more formal design, this sideboard boasts a distinctive style that will add some traditional vibes to your den. With a large underneath compartment for media components and extra storage, Joss & Main presents us with a versatile stand that can act as a media stand or as a sideboard in another room. And, if you’ve got an older, historic home, this media stand will blend right in with that wainscoting and built-ins.
BESTÅ TV Storage Combination ($719)
If you’re looking for mass storage capabilities with a sprinkle of modern flair, then look no further. BESTÅ’s media stand features a C-shaped design that hosts plenty of shelves and drawers for storing your necessities. The drawers and doors close silently thanks to the integrated soft-closing function, and you can chose from 27 different color ways for maximum personalization.
This rustic wood openwork stand is true eye-candy and practical for a home entertainment system. It crosses off many of the boxes on our list: storage, elegance, and specially acceptable. Plus, it’s not too pricy, making it one of the best-for-your-buck deals.
Ripple Media Console ($1,099)
Taking home the cake for the most elegant in the bunch, this black marquina marble stand will flush out compliments from even the most frequent visitors to your home. Designed by Ceci Thompson, the console elegantly stores media components and hides cords with two adjustable interior shelves.
The space-saving Sawyer media stand offers some clean, yet creative aesthetics to your living area. With two leaning bookcases on each side, the stand hosts plenty of room for storing media components, books, certificates, photos — you name it. The open stand also features a sliding-door cabinet (for hiding all the ugly) and a large cord-management section for keeping your wires in check.
Home Loft Concepts TV Stand ($152)
For those looking for something simple that caters to space-saving situations, you could give Home Lift Concepts a try. Their floating media stand is perfect for getting the best out of the space you already have and pairs perfectly with that TV you heroically hung on the wall. Plus, there’s room for a soundbar, cable box, and all movies. You also have the added benefit of never having to move a cabinet just to sweep up under it.