Our Favourite: TV Stands

I’ll let you in on a closely guarded secret: there’s a huge conspiracy in the world of home décor.

I discovered this secret when I purchased a new TV and was in search of a stand that wouldn’t look out of place in my living room. As a flicked through the pages of stylish home magazines and scoured various design blogs I discovered that no-one ever shows their TVs. Not ever.  And it’s not that they’ve got a mirror masquerading as a screen, or have a clever cupboard system to keep it out of view; they just appear to ship them out when the photographers come (unless it’s a necessary sacrifice of a stylish home, but I’m not buying it).

This left me with zero inspiration on the TV camouflage front, and I nearly succumbed to just giving up and buying the standard number they sell in the electrical stores, until I visited some friends in London and had a second revelation; the best way to find a TV stand is not to look for a TV stand!

They were living in a part furnished Victorian terrace with lovely wooden floors and high ceilings, and they purchased a beautiful Victorian wooden trunk on which to perch their TV. Not only was it a handsome piece of furniture in its own right, but it also had the virtue of hiding the various ugly wires / electronic boxes etc. on the low shelf behind it, and within the trunk old VHS players / video tapes / rarely used DVDs could be stashed away from sight.

I of course immediately stole this idea, finding a perfect trunk on eBay, which now hides all our unsightly cable gubbins.    Here are some similar ideas to help blend your TV into the decor of your room without resorting to ditching it, and you can see even more trunks/stands on our Pinterest board

Collection of fidderent TV stands

1.  Maisons Du Monde | Industrial TV unit – Wayne £99.99 (£19 p&p)  2.  Graham & Green | Freud Media Cabinet  £495 (postage dependent on delivery location)  3.  Quirky Interiors | Small quirky zinc topped coffee table  £660 (contact for delivery quote) 4.  Vintage Reclaimed | Double Cube TV & Entertainment Stand from £265 (delivery charge on request) 5. Dunelm Mill – Skandi Oak Entertainment Unit £349.99 (Free p&p)  6. Etsy | Reclaimed Victorian Trunk Chest Coffee Table | £195 (+£16p&p)

 

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