The last place you want to put your brand-new 4K TV is on top of a wobbly little table that barely has enough room for the base of your TV. It’s not a good look, and it’s even less safe. Never mind the risks to your gaming TV should it fall over, but a big-screen device falling over is downright dangerous. So, don’t settle for just any old TV stand simply because it’s available if it isn’t a fit for your TV.A good TV stand will help ensure your TV has a solid place to live. And, a great TV stand can go even further beyond that. Many TV stands will offer plenty in the way of organization, letting you tuck away your Xbox Series X and PS5 while also squeezing in an AV receiver. They can even help sort out some of the cable management, so you don’t end up with a mess of cables that’s just as much of a hazard as an overly diminutive TV stand. We’ll guide you through a variety of top-notch TV stands that can help you get your setup in order, whether that’s a dozen devices or just the TV itself.TL;DR These are the Best TV Stands for Gaming
1. Modway Mid-Century TV Stand
Best TV Stand for Small Sets
If you only have a small amount of living space for a small TV stand let alone a small TV, then the Modway Mid-Century TV Stand is the best option for you. This 48-inch wide TV stand will easily accommodate any small 4K TV or monitor you place on it. It’s actually perfectly sized for the new 48-inch OLED TVs both Sony and LG announced at CES 2020.Despite its compact size, the Modway Mid-Century TV Stand is one of the most space-efficient stands we’ve seen. You’ll be able to pack a ton of devices into its four spacious bays. Of course, it helps that this entertainment console is a looker with its low stance, angled legs, and walnut veneer.
2. Castlery Luka TV Stand
Best TV Stand for Medium Sets
Two of the most common TV sizes most people buy are either 55- or 65-inch and if you’ve followed the crowd in this trend, you’ll want a mid-sized TV stand like the Castlery Luka. At 70.8-inches wide, it’s neither too big or small for most living rooms.It also has a great aesthetic with its walnut finish and slotted door design that both hides away your devices and provides plenty of ventilation for them. Since this TV stand also hugs the ground with its low stance, you won’t have to worry about covering up your cable clutter either.
3. Sonorous Studio ST-160B
Best TV Stand for Large Sets
Here’s a much more conservative option most of the other TV stand featured on this list. By all outward appearances, the Sonorous Studio ST-160B will look like a big wooden cabinet or block your gaming TV is simply standing on top of. If you’re going for a clean aesthetic or just want everyone to focus on the massive 75-inch 4K TV you just bought, this is the perfect media console to complement it. Alternatively, this TV stand is so wide it should have enough space for your big-screen while also giving you enough space to prominently display either or both of the next-gen consoles.In case you’re worried that completely opaque front fascia is going to stop you from controlling your streaming box and other devices, the Sonorous Studio ST-160B comes with an integrated infrared repeater, allowing you to control up to eight devices without having to drop down front panel. Behind the entertainment cabinet’s large front panel there are six large compartments with an almost completely open back, giving your devices plenty of room for ventilation and cable management. Speaking of cables, there are routing holes in between each compartment and even one behind the TV, which should help make your setup look clean and clutter-free.
Best Cheap TV Stand
We know, when you hear budget you instantly think of Ikea and how it’ll fall apart the second you move it, but hear us out. The Ikea BRIMNES would be a great TV stand even if it costs 10 times as much. It’s pretty big for starters at 70-inches wide, which will let you set up any of the common large 65-inch 4K TVs that are available now. Things get even better when you take a look inside at its three bays for AV equipment and consoles, plus it has three big draws for your physical games and media.There’s also some clever cable management holes and slots throughout allowing you to run the majority of cables inside including your power strip. Best of all this TV stand comes at an absolute bargain of only $120.
5. BDI Furniture Corridor Low Media Cabinet
Best High-End TV Stand
This TV stand isn’t cheap, but if you have all the consoles from this generation and the last, and also some other stuff you need to store, the Corridor Low Media Cabinet from BDI Furniture can swallow them all. It is big and wide enough to make even an 85-inch TV look like it belongs in your living room. Behind those slatted doors, the BDI Corridor features six spacious compartments each with its own cut-out to run cables to the television perched on top.The media cabinet itself weighs 208 and it can support another 175 on top of that, but even when fully loaded it’s still easy to move around thanks a set of hidden wheels. If you want to keep as many as nine consoles tucked away in an attractive chocolate-stained walnut cabinet and have a big TV, this is a great choice.
6. Furinno 4-Tier Petite TV Stand
Best Dorm Room Option
When you’re in college the only TV stands you look at should be small and cheap, and that’s exactly what the Furinno 4-Tier Petite TV Stand. It only costs about $30, so it’ll be less expensive than any textbook you buy this semester. It also affords you plenty of storage space with four shelves, which is enough room for a console or all three, your peripherals, and your collection of games.It’s compact, wedge-shaped design will help you squeeze it into small spaces including corners. That said, it’s not very wide so you’ll have to keep that in mind when buying a TV to make sure it’s not too wide and it has a center-positioned stand.
7. Home Styles 3-Piece Entertainment Center
Best Multi-Piece TV Stand
If you aren’t 100% serious about your entertainment centers, you might want to just scroll past this one as it’s too much TV stand for you. This is the Death Star of gaming TV stands, minus the evil and the built-in weakness. There are shelves and drawers everywhere, so it offers plenty of storage for games, controllers, and more. The drawers and shelves are also made of real wood, so you don’t have to worry about them sagging with the passage of time. It’s not cheap, coming in at over $500, and it needs to be assembled, but if you’re looking for a huge TV stand that looks elegant and will last forever, this is a great choice.8. Monoprice Commercial Series Easel TV Stand
Best Minimalist TV Stand
You don’t have to build a massive shrine dedicated to your TV if you just watch it now and then. While many people will let a TV sit front and center in a room, with a hefty stand to house it, there are more basic solutions. Monoprice’s Commecial Series Easel TV Stand is one of those solutions that offers a simple but elegant option for anyone who just wants somewhere basic to put their TV.This stand uses a VESA mounting system, but it has a wide range of support thanks to numerous mounting holes. It can fit many sizes of VESA mounts from 200×200 to 600×400. And you can definitely go big with it thanks to its support for everything from 45-inch to 65-inch TVs weighing up to 77 pounds. The pole your TV will mount to also has the ability to adjust its height and swivel 360 degrees. This is a compelling option for anyone with a smart TV who doesn’t need somewhere to set streaming boxes, consoles, or sound bars. And, thanks to its simplicity, it’s also more affordable than many of the other TV stands here.
9. Ikea Kallax
Best Side TV Stand
If you already have your television setup on cabinet or wall mount and you’re looking for another piece of furniture to discreetly hold your other devices, then check out the Ikea Kallax. This minimalistic 1 x 4 shelf fits into almost any room and won’t clash with any of your other furniture. It’ll look great sitting right underneath your wall-mounted set or right next to your TV stand.The internal dimensions of each square shelf measures 13 x 15 x 13 inches, so you’ve got plenty of space to put either the Xbox Series X or PS5 (with the base removed) inside of them. The size of the shelves also happens to be perfect for holding all your records.
Kevin Lee is IGN’s Hardware and Roundups Editor. Follow him on Twitter @baggingspam