TV Stand Size Guide: Which Size is Right for Your TV

Did you know that there is an estimated number of 120.6 million TV homes in the US? That’s not a surprise, considering that TVs are almost the inseparable signature pieces of any living room. But when it comes to designing your living room, finding the right TV stand setup isn’t always as easy as finding the right TV.

From choosing the perfect spot to place, the best layout for viewing, to deciding what to do with the wall space behind your TV, or even how to design a living room with a fireplace and TV, these questions can quickly become overwhelming.

However, eventually, all of the questions come down to a single one: what is the right size TV stand for your TV size? In that case, what you need is a correct TV stand size guide, which we, as Doğtaş modern furniture store, will be sharing with you in this post.

TV Stand Size Guide: First Things to Consider

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Before buying a random TV unit, you will need to measure your TV. A television’s advertised size may not always be true to how much space it would take up. This is because television dimensions are measured diagonally (instead of horizontally.)

For example, if you see a television with an advertised size of ’50-inch TV’, its television screen is actually 50 inches from the left corner to the top right. Take note that a television’s advertised dimensions only account for the screen. In other words, the size written on the TV box doesn’t include the frame around the screen.

The best thing to do is to take matters into your own hand and measure your tv.

Step 1: Find The Actual Width of Your TV

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The first step of our TV stand guide is finding the size of your TV. To figure out the actual width of your television, use a measuring tape and measure out the full width from the left edge to the right edge of the frame. If you don’t have a measuring tape, you can also look up the product details from the manufacturer’s website.

Note that the size of your TV is crucial to buy the best TV stand you need. Otherwise, placing an oversized TV on a television stand that is the same size or smaller than the frame can cause:

Your television fall down in a minor accident
Your living room to look unaesthetic

See our related blog post, “13 Different TV Stand Ideas to Stylize Your Home” to collect some inspiration for a TV stand style you’ll love.

Step 2: Determine The TV Stand Height

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Typically, a TV screen should be positioned at or just below eye level. In fact, there is simple math behind placing your TV in a comfortable position: just measure the distance from the floor to the average sightline of the viewer and subtract half of your TV’s height.

This way, you will find the perfect height for your TV stand which will fall within an inch or two of the difference.

The strongest determiner of the average sightline of the viewer is the sofa you use. See our guide to types of sofas to figure out the type of sofa you’ll match with your TV stand.

Step 3: Look for The Right TV Stand Width

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As mentioned before, televisions are measured diagonally while TV consoles are measured horizontally. Therefore, make sure to consider the width of your TV screen when choosing a console. We recommend opting for a TV console that is at least a few inches wider than your television.

Typical TV Stand Size Guide Chart

Here’s a TV stand size guide categorized into three main groups to help you find the perfect TV unit.

TV Stand Size

Recommended Minimum TV Size (Diagonal)

Recommended Maximum TV Size (Diagonal)

























Small TV Stands

Small TV stands are naturally compact and offer a sleek design with an adequate amount of support for your small-size TV. These kinds of TV consoles bring new air to your living room without taking up a lot of space. That’s what makes them ideal for small spaces especially studio and railroad-style apartments.

Common sizes: 42", 54" and 60"
Best use: Bedrooms

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Medium TV Stands

Medium TV stands provide an optimal amount of surface area for your TV while elevating its height. If you are looking for extra storage space you can opt for consoles with wall pieces.

Common sizes: 64” and 70"
Best use: Living rooms and bedrooms

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Large TV Stands

Large TV stands offer a sleek design, often with extra storage space like built-in drawers, shelving, and compartments. Large TV consoles are excellent to showcase both your style and television.

Common sizes: 74", 76" and 85"
Best use: Living rooms

What Size TV Stand is Right for Me?

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Once you know how large your TV is, you get to choose the best TV stand size you need. See the list of sizes below to find the exact size you are looking for. Don’t forget to take a look at Doğtaş TV consoles to scoop the right style for your home before landing on your brand-new media unit.

The television sizes below are diagonally measured sizes.

Best TV Stand for 65-inch TVs: For a 65-inch TV, the recommended media stand is at least 57-inches wide.

Best TV Stands for 55-inch TVs: Both medium and large TV stands work for 55-inch televisions from a 55-inch media console to an 80-inch one.

Best TV Stand Sizes for 43-inch TVs: A mid-sized media unit of 57-inch wide is a perfect fit for a 43-inch television. However, even a smaller size of 40-inch can be used for tight spaces.

Best TV Stand Size for 32-inch TVs: 32-inch televisions are very small screens that can fit into a smaller media unit. A 40-inch one works perfectly for this size and fits nicely almost anywhere. Note that we wouldn’t suggest a large TV unit as it may create an unbalanced look.

Now that you have a detailed TV stand size guide, we hope that you come across your dream TV unit and let your living room be a reflection of your unique style.

Created On: Wednesday, August 4, 2021