6 of the best TV units

Where do you stand with TV units? Do you see them as more of a functional or furniture thing? Do you already have one and, if so, how long did it take you to settle on what you’ve got? If you need one, what have you got in mind? 


TV units are an important part of all living rooms, just as important as your coffee, side tables or sideboard. The right TV unit pick can help bring your design vision together, complementing the rest of the room in the process.


If you’re looking for a new TV unit or are buying one for the first time, this article’s for you.

How do I choose a TV unit?

Where do you start with choosing a TV unit? By treating it like any other furniture purchase, e.g. getting the measurements and making sure the design goes with the rest of your décor.


Here are some tips to get you started:


1. Measure the space where you want your TV to go – (remember to visualise the space with your TV in-situ!) Another top tip: Make sure your stand is the same length as or slightly longer than your TV, so that it’s nice and secure.

2. Decide on the shape you need – e.g. a corner, rectangular or square unit. Don’t forget wall-mounted options for smaller spaces too! 

3. Consider the usage – do you just want the unit to simply be a place for your TV to live or do you want it to be more useful? If you’ve said ‘yes’ to the latter then….

4. …Check out the style variations – for instance, some units have shelves, drawers and cupboards; all handy places for neatly storing your Sky box, remotes, consoles and other TV-related accessories.

5. Factor in the connections – your TV may look wonderful in the corner right next to your patio doors, but are there any plug sockets and, if they are, are there enough? If not, you may have to rethink the positioning or get some electrical points fitted.


Floor-standing units vs. wall-mounted units 

As you may have gathered, TV units come in an array of sizes, shapes and styles, which can be a little overwhelming if you’re unsure about what you need exactly. With that in mind, let’s explore some of the pros and cons of having a floor-standing unit versus a wall-mounted unit:


Option 1: Floor-standing unit

Pros

  • Easy to ‘install’/position
  • Can provide additional storage space
  • Adds more interest to your living room 


Cons

  • Can take up floor space, especially if it doesn’t fit snuggly against a wall
  • May come flat-packed 
  • Can be an obstruction 

Option 2: Wall-mounted unit

Pros 

  • Help save space 
  • Your TV is less likely to get damaged
  • Are more of a focal point


Cons 

  • Involve drilling into your walls
  • Aren’t easy to reposition
  • There’s nowhere to hide the wires 

Which TV unit is best?

It all depends on your room and personal preference, but here are some top product picks to get you thinking: 


1. Mango Lounge Coffee/TV Table

 Crafted using wood sourced from mango trees, this coffee/TV table features retro curved corner sections, finished with a warm honey brown colour. It has been sealed with a hard-wearing matt protector to help protect from everyday wear and tear.


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2. Brooklyn Corner TV Unit


With a radiant warm oak finish, this unit is both elegant and traditional, making it ideal for all sorts of interior design schemes. Key design features include rounded corners, tapered legs, a thick oak top and solid proportions.


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3. Endurance Diamond TV Unit

Featuring simple, sleek designs, this TV unit is crafted from walnut veneer and features contrasting brushed stainless steel statement legs. Hard-wearing and modern, the unit also incorporates two shelves and two drawers.


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4. Jaipur TV Cabinet

A real character piece, this TV cabinet is made from solid, reclaimed sleeper wood, giving it a really rustic feel. The look and texture differs with each plank, making it truly unique. While the polished stainless steel gives off a stunning contrast.


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5. Bradbury TV Media Unit 

Crafted from rough-sawn pine, this unit is full of vintage charm, with its rich, tobacco brown finish and antique brass hardware. Double drawers and double shelves make this TV media unit extremely useful for storing consoles and other media devices.


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6. Archie TV unit

Retro meets contemporary with the Archie TV unit, which combines rich wood textures and contrasting dark accents for a striking overall result. Hidden handles add to the overall sleekness of this piece, which wouldn’t look out of place in a modern or traditional setting.


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Feeling more clued up about TV units now? The options are widespread, but the end result can be effortlessly impressive if you’re in-the-know about the various different product choices available to you. 


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