TV Stand Dimensions (Size Guide)

Here’s our TV stand dimensions guide, including measurements for different television sizes and how big a cabinet should be for your room design.
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TV nowadays can be mounted on walls, but some of us prefer the old TV stands. With so many options, how do you select the right one for you?

Here, we answer that question and help you decide the correct dimensions for your next TV stand.

Standard TV Stand Sizes

It is not common knowledge that TV sizes are measured diagonally from one top side — an upper right corner, for example— to its other bottom side— the bottom left corner. This measuring process is also done on the screen itself, with the bezel measurement not included. 

When choosing a mount for your TV, knowing the width of your television is essential. Width is measured from side to side, so you are looking at measuring the bottom corners of your television. 

TV Stand Width 

TV stand width measurement

As a common rule of thumb, add three to six inches on the sides of your TV when deciding the width of your TV stand. That width will be enough to keep your TV in the center, and an overhang of about six inches allows for the addition of decorations like picture frames or vases to be displayed. 

Since the standard TV size is usually a 32-inch, a table with a total width of 34 inches to 44 inches would be perfect. It will be easy to center the television and would allow for decorations. 

TV Stand Height

TV stand height measurement

It is important to note that your ideal TV stand height depends on the television itself. Typically, it’s best to have your eyes looking directly at the middle of the television screen when sitting. To determine the height of your TV stand, a simple measuring is required. 

First, you need to determine the distance from the floor to the average sight line of a viewer when seated.

TV distance guide

We do this by considering the minimum required distance of the viewer to the TV, depending on the television’s size.

Once you have determined the minimum distance and TV size, subtract the distance with half the size of your television’s height from top to bottom. 

The difference you will get in the end, give or take an inch or two, will be the perfect height for your TV entertainment center. 

TV Stand Depth

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TV stand depth is the measurement from the front to the back of the top surface. It is up to the homeowners to decide what they need their cabinet to accommodate, for example, a gaming console or a DVD player. 

To accommodate that need, there are smaller TV stands that have compartments on them, or you could opt for one that has a larger size and a deeper depth.

Smaller tables can have a depth of 14 inches or something more extensive, like 20 to 24 inches

Corner TV Stand Dimensions

Corner TV stands are great if you have smaller space and would want to maximize it. They are pushed into a corner and leave the rest of the area to use as they please.

Different sizes of corner stands are available for any TV size, and it is usually the same as any standard measurements. The only difference is there are two angled sides. Read more about living room arrangements with a TV here.

TV Stand Size Guide

Mid century modern TV stand

What Size TV Stands for 32 Inch TV

Stand size for a 32 inch TV should at least have a width of around 34 inches, but if you want a little space for other decorations, add an extra 3 inches for each side, and a 40 inches width would be perfect. 

The height for 32 inch TV stands should at least be around 40 inches this way, the average person’s eyesight will be directly situated in the middle of the television screen when seated. 

A 32 inch TV can have a stand depth of between 14 inches or bigger, depending on their needs. 

43 inch TV Stand Dimensions

To accommodate a 43 inch TV, both 43 inch to 49 inch widths would be perfect. At the same time, an eye-level height of 43 inches for your base surface is advisable. The depth of your stands could be anywhere between 15 to 18 inches, and it would have sufficient space for consoles and some other decors. 

50 inch TV Stand Dimensions

Stands for a 50 inch TV have a width between 40 to 55 inches—a standing height of about 49 inches, and a depth anywhere from 15 to 20 inches

55 inch TV Stand Dimensions

A 55 inch TV would be supported by stands with a width of 53 to 59 inches, a height of about 52 inches, and a depth of 15 inches would fit alright. 

Consider the size of your television mount, too, as it tends to have thicker mounds since we are entering the bigger-sized territory in TVs. 

60 inch TV Stand Dimensions

More extensive console furniture is often called entertainment centers. Most stands of this size usually have shelving units and cabinets added to them. An entertainment center should have a width, for the TV, at least 58 to 64 inches.

The usual height for these entertainment centers goes upwards to 59 inches and more. The depth of the TV case should be at least 20 inches and up. 

65 inch TV Stand Dimensions

Like the 60 inch TVs, 65 inch stands are commonly known as entertainment centers. To accommodate the height and weight of a 65-inch television, entertainment centers with a width of 62 to 68 inches, 62 inches in height, and a depth from front to back of 20 inches or over are perfect. 

How Big Should a TV Stand Be?

Living room with gray paint wooden floor tv stand floating shelves

The general rule is that a stand for your TV should be 1″ to 2″ longer on each side than the television’s width. In addition, make sure there is adequate room in front and behind the set.

Consider the amount of space needed in front for accessories such as TV remotes and soundbar speakers.

Choosing TV stands should depend on these factors.

  • First is the actual width of your television, including the case.
  • Second, your comfort and the distance required for comfortable viewing.
  • Ultimately, the last factor is personal preference and design style.

Various factors stem from personal preference, like the size of your room, the decorations on the walls, and many more.

For more related topics, visit our decorating around a TV design guide.

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