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TV stand guide: How to find the right one for your entertainment center

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Dec 30, 2022
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Buy the perfect TV stand for your home with this TV stand guide

Not only are TVs a staple in households, they are also often the focal point. Then it is only fair that you want to take your time to make the right choice for your living room design when buying a TV stand. This quick TV stand buying guide will help you determine the right fit for you. It's more than just a TV stand size guide; we’ll walk you through every step of how to choose a TV stand— from standard TV dimensions, how to measure a TV stand, a TV stand size chart, which materials work well, how to style the TV stand and more. Continue reading to find the perfect TV stand for you.


TV Stand Guide

Step 1 of TV stand buying guide: Determine the actual width of your TV

The standard TV size just tells you the size of the TV screen measured diagonally. But when it comes to picking the right TV stand, you must first determine the width, length and depth of your TV. Ensure that the measurements you take include the TV frame. Here are some standard TV dimensions for reference:


Standard TV Size




























The above LCD/ LED TV standard sizes are only for reference. Always double check the TV standard dimensions by talking to professionals and measuring it yourself.


Step 2 of TV stand buying guide: Select TV units based on TV sizes

When it comes to living room design, choosing the right TV stand is essential to ensure that your entertainment center looks cohesive and stylish. Knowing the exact size of your TV will help you gauge the stand or unit size you need. Here is how to choose a TV stand— whether your TV is mounted on the wall or it will rest on the stand, the stand must be bigger than the TV in both length and width. This is for both aesthetics and to ensure that TV stands securely on it. When it comes to how to measure a TV stand, you must consider the following-

  • The height of the TV stand. This should be in proportion to the standard TV size to ensure that the screen is at eye-level when watching from the seating space.

  • The stand should be at least 8” to 10” wider than the standard TV size so that it can be centered for optimal viewing experience.


Here is a TV stand size chart for reference:

TV Size

TV Width

TV Height

Minimum TV Stand Size




 55" wide




 55" wide




 55" wide




 55" wide




 55" wide




 55" wide




 60" wide




 60" wide


This TV stand size chart provides the ideal width of the TV stand. The height and the depth can be customized per your requirements.

Step 3 of TV stand size guide: Don’t forget to match the viewing height

For optimal viewing experience the TV should be placed below eye level so that it is at eye level when you are seated. Now, the height of the TV stand would depend on the size of your TV and the height of seating in the room. Generally, the height of the stand ranges from 50 cm to 60 cm from the ground up. Refer to the TV stand size chart above to determine the right width for your TV stand.

Stylish & simple tv stand for your space - Beautiful Homes
Standard tv size for you space - Beautiful Homes

Step 4 of TV stand guide: Where to place your TV unit

Just knowing the TV stand size guide is not enough, the placement is just as important. Where you place your TV and TV unit in the room will depend on a few different factors. One, whether it is going to be your focal point. Two, the window placement to avoid screen glares. Three, the location of electrical outlets.

Step 5 of TV stand guide: Choose a TV unit in your ideal style

An important part of finding the perfect TV stand for you, apart from the TV stand size guide, is to look for one that matches the aesthetics and the design style in your room. A wood credenza works well for minimalist, mid-century modern style and retro styles. For a contemporary look, you may want something sleek or opt for a built-in unit with glass shelves. Refer to the TV stand size chart to ensure that the style you pick is proportional to the TV size.

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Perfect standard tv size for you room - Beautiful Homes

Step 6 of TV stand guide: Tips to decorate your TV unit

The right décor for the TV unit will help you elevate the look of the entire room. If you’re a minimalist, add vases or table lamps on the flanks. For a biophilic design, incorporate plants to your TV unit— wall gardens, large plants framing the units, vines climbing down the shelves are a few options to consider.


If you want the TV to blend in a little, make it a part of your gallery wall. The TV stand size guide will come in handy here to determine the exact position of the TV in the layout. You can add photographs, or artwork to the surround and turn it into an accent wall. Give the TV stand cabinets an upgrade by adding stain glass shutter for a vintage look or a funky wallpaper for something more eclectic and contemporary.

Step 7 of TV stand size guide: About Viewing Distance

The viewing distance is generally measured as 1.5 to 2.5 times the screen size for TV standard dimensions. For example,

  • For a LED TV standard size of 40’’, the TV should be between 5 and 8.5 feet.
  • For a 50’’ TV it should be between 6.5 and 10.5 feet.
  • For a 60’’ TV it should be between 7.5 and 12.5 feet away and so on.


With higher resolution the clarity increases, and so you could sit closer to the screen without any worry of strain. The viewing distance then is calculated as about 1.5 times the screen size or a little closer. Refer to steps 1 and 2 on how to measure a TV stand to find the perfect fit for your TV.


Step 8 of TV stand buying guide: TV Stand Material

The TV unit design and style will help you determine the material and finishes you choose. If you like the traditional Indian style furniture in dark wood, opt for a teak, walnut or rosewood base with a rich dark brown stain finish. For something minimal and scandinavian inspired, either a light wood or warm off-white laminate would work well. In a boho room, opt for fabric or rattan shutters and in a contemporary room, you can paint the stand to add a pop of color to the room. Natural stones like marble and quartz are great options for luxe, neoclassical interiors.


Beautiful Homes Service for your Perfect TV Stand

If you liked this TV stand buying guide, head over to our website and browse through our expertly curated Magazine for more interior design and décor ideas. Avail of our end-to-end interior design services to create the perfect living room interiors. At Asian Paints Beautiful Homes, we have a team of experienced professionals dedicated to helping you achieve your vision— from accent walls to furniture, lighting to décor; we've got you covered. Book your 3D consultation or walk into any of our stores across India to learn more.

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