Whether we like to admit it or not, television is a huge part of many of our daily routines.
And while the way we watch TV has changed dramatically changed over the past few years, whether it’s through standard cable packages or on our laptops and mobile devices, the best way to enjoy a prestige HBO show or the latest episode of “The Bachelorette”—and certainly a Very Important Sporting Event—is on a big screen.
To accommodate said screen and all its various accoutrements, you’ll need a media console or stand that complements the rest of your interior design scheme. To assist you with this task, we’ve picked out a selection of eight affordable pieces in a variety of styles—all for less than $400.
West Elm, Maggie Media Console, $319
The cubbies, tapered legs, and recessed top make this media console a stylish choice for midcentury modern mavens.
Pier 1, Morgan Collection Smoke Blue 63″ TV Stand, $379.98
This ladder-style stand is ideal for framing a wall-mounted screen with shelf space for game consoles, cable boxes, BluRay players, and other clunky black rectangles.
All Modern, TV Stand, $364.99
Rooted in midcentury modern styling, this console makes for an attractive living room storage solution, with three drawers and an interior shelf. Comes in an “acorn” (pictured) or a darker “walnut” finish.
Overstock, Renate Media Console by I Love Living, $324.99
Made of solid wood and metal, this simple, rustic yet modern TV stand would transition nicely as bookshelf when you finally bring yourself to give the boob tube the heave-ho.
Overstock, Astro Media Center, $244.99
With exposed storage space framed by a soft trapezoid silhouette, this media center is ideal to stage vignettes of personal treasures from adventures far away from the TV.
Target, Windham TV Stand by Threshold, $183.99
Cute and cottage-y, the Windham features a pair of paned glass doors, paneled sides, and a fresh teal finish that will brighten up your already cozy living space.
Ikea, RAMSÄTRA TV Unit, $239
Clean-lined, thin-edged, and bright, this all-white TV stand features ample storage possibilities and a sleek silhouette, making it an unobtrusive choice for your spotless living room.
Walmart, Corner Glass Console by Walker Edison, $134
There’s something oddly cool and high-tech about this shiny, space-saving glass-and-metal corner console that calls to mind the 1980s new wave scene.