TV Units

TV units evolved when the television became such an important part of our lives. The traditional console televisions, where the console, where a wooden cabinet used to be an integral part of television. The modern TV console serves the purpose of both a tv cabinet and TV unit. It is usually made of wood and has storage shelves where you can keep your TV remotes, play stations, and other gadgets. A well designed TV unit keeps your wall clean and clutter-free of wires and chords. Here's a look at all that you need to know about TV units.

Types of TV Units

The design of the TV Unit forms the starting point of choosing the right TV Unit design for you. A new TV stand will be the general design that works best for you and your home. This is the specific shape, structure, and function that you will likely utilize for years, so finding the right design is paramount. We have laid out the various options available to help you make the right decision.

1. Console

By far the most popular design is the console. Designed in a variety of material, this is a singular, holistic shape, the console design incorporates useful shelving and abundant surface area into a concise piece of furniture . Most models have closed shelving and a rectangular structure. At HomeTown plenty of console options are available, in a variety of finishes.

2. Open Shelving

The open shelving design is more a lightweight easy to build option. In India, on account of the dust in the air, a hybrid version is quickly becoming the most popular, especially for those who are looking for a more less obtrusive setup, having storage yet providing an open visual element. Usually as per the design, a central frame holds multiple shelves for decor and artefacts, and often provides a mounting bracket for the television itself.

3. Stand With Audio Towers

HomeTown consoles can be flanked with audio towers on either side, to complete your entertainment system. This tv wall unit is a very practical option, a pair of tall structured shelves flank the central stand and television itself. Add on to these with the placement of speakers and any other additional equipment.

5. Cabinet

A more traditional approach to the TV unit, the cabinet TV design has been around for years. It comes in two main styles, one more closer to the console models, with closed cabinetry below an open surface upon which the television sits, and one with drawers set below a fully enclosed large space where the screen can be cleverly hidden away when not in use. A pro point as your TV is neatly hidden away.

6. Swivel

A swivel TV unit is designed keeping in mind that the viewing angle of the television can be adjusted as needed. It can have either a top shelf or bottom base that is capable of movement, from limited to a 360-degree swivel. A benefit of a swivel TV stand is in the event of a room that has glare issues or is prone to too much sunlight at a certain time of day, it is the best solution.

7. Floating

Keeping your floor clear creates the illusion of more space. And one easy way to do this—even in small rooms—is with a floating TV unit. A floating TV unit is generally wall-mounted to create the floating effect, although there are also floor models available. But no matter which type you choose, they don’t just look sleek, they are also highly practical with features like hidden storage, shelving, LED lighting, and cable management.

8. Entertainment Center

If you are very particular about your sound system, other gadgets, and accessories then the entertainment center is for you. Entertainment centers and TV cabinets, including TV consoles, are pieces of entertainment furniture designed to give you access to your components while providing storage for any items you wish to keep out of sight. Since components will be enclosed, ensure that the cabinet permits optimum ventilation and accessibility to power sources.

Styles of TV Units


The contemporary style embraces minimalistic elements highlighting tones of grays, beiges, and shades of white. Sleek and thoughtful with hidden details emphasize an edited aesthetic. Contemporary style offers a 'nowness' interior featuring designs that are high on function and simplicity and low on collections and fuss. HomeTown’s tv units online have a wide range of contemporary designs.

Indian Traditional

The traditional style evokes a classic approach to buying furniture. Evergreen and timeless, usually with a purpose to stand the test of time. Quality and craftsmanship are not compromised to create a stellar piece of furniture. The wooden tv unit is more often in Indian traditional design sensibilities.


Modern design is a designated time period, from the early to the mid-20th century. The style originated at the turn of the century with a move towards industrialization and really gained popularity throughout the first half of the century. Both mid-century modern (popular in the '40s through '60s), and post-modern design evolved from modern design.


Making a gorgeous accent piece in your home, a stunning mid-century TV cabinet showcases fine details, such as slatted doors, fluted or wicker styling.


Rustic interior design represents a natural, rough, aged, and casual design style. The category is broad and incorporates a range of variations on the style, including Tuscan, coastal, cottage, and modern rustic. Regardless of the variation, rustic style highlights rugged, natural beauty.


Linear in style, industrial TV stands feature functional, generous storage, a crafted, boxy structure, and clean, refined edges. Plenty of room for your television and decor.

Frequently Asked Questions -

Can a TV console be smaller than a TV?

Ideally, not, though, it's important to remember that TVs are measured diagonally and TV consoles are measured horizontally, so make sure to take the actual width of your TV screen into consideration when choosing your console. Especially in tv unit designs for the hall, keep the scale of the surrounding furniture pieces in mind.

What depth should TV units be?

Ideally, 36 inches is a good height for a base, while 20 to 24 inches is a good depth for your media cabinet in which you can keep your TV box, PlayStation, and other TV attachments very easily.

How do I choose a media cabinet?

Size it up. A general guideline is that the TV should be no more than two-thirds the length of the cabinet. Then, think about where cable outlets are located and how that impacts where you can place the piece in your room. If you want a cabinet with doors, consider how much room you have to open them. Tv cabinets online have all the specifications mentioned to help you make the right decision.

How do I know which TV Unit is for me?

Your personal requirement is of utmost importance. Look at your current electronics and plan for the future. Will you add a cable box (or get rid of one)? If you’re going to put speakers or a soundbar inside of your cabinet, choose doors with a slatted front, that won’t muffle your music—and won’t block your remote control. Choose open shelves if you want to have easy access to all of your equipment. Keep space and usage in mind. Also, the choice of material depends on the rest of the space. Based on the TV unit price and budget, one can shortlist the pieces which would suit one's space. A bedroom tv unit or living room tv unit need not be exorbitant in price. Usually, a tv cabinet price depends on the material and craftsmanship used in creating the piece.

How should I style my TV Unit?

Adding decorative pieces helps the television blend into the rest of the room. Use artwork to create a gallery wall surrounding the TV. Place vases or lamps on the media center to soften the look. Books add color and downplay the look of the components.

What color entertainment center should I get?

Choose a color that accords with the available décor and doesn't affect the watching experience. You want a color that is eye-catching enough to fit in with the aesthetics of the room, yet muted enough not to take away from the main focus of the home entertainment system.

Does the coffee table have to match the TV unit?

Your coffee table doesn't need to match your TV stand! Your furniture like your coffee tables, end tables, and tv stand doesn’t need to match. You can feel free to match, for example, the end tables from one set, and the coffee table and TV stand from another, or any mixture of things.

Can I conceal my TV?

Yes, you can conceal your TV behind cabinetry. Pick an entertainment center or a cabinet that allows you to do so. An automated mechanism to do this is a great option to look at. Always remember to choose an entertainment center with all the features that will contribute to your comfort and relaxation.

How do I plan for storage?

Storage in small homes and spaces is important, given that every square foot counts. Keeping your TV stand free of clutter and cables is one of the best ways to showcase your flat-screen TV. Shop for a TV that allows for a clean look and hides the mess away. At HomeTown, our TV units, include cutouts for cord management, helping you conceal cables and keep your family safe from electrical hazards. Depending on your style, choose between open shelving, closed cabinets, and drawers.

How do I choose the right material?

When TV unit shopping, you will find TV stands made from these five common materials: wood, glass, metal, particleboard, and medium-density fiberboard. Wood, veneered plywood, and metal are long-lasting materials, and because wood TV stands are moderately heavy, they often remain stable when children or pets are running by. Glass TV stands are durable and feature metal supports for reinforcement, but not the most optimum for children. Though if you want to keep them clean and free of cracks, it may be best to reserve glass units for low-traffic households. Low-cost options are made out of particleboard and fiberboard which are low-cost alternatives to wood, so they offer less longevity but are durable enough for everyday use.

What is the optimum viewing height?

With our given lifestyle a neck pain is something we want to stay far away from. Your TV stand should position the screen at eye level. The recommended TV height is about 42 inches, but the best position depends on the height of your sofa or chairs. For the absolute perfect setup, measure your eye level when seated, making sure the central region of the TV isn’t far above your sightline. Check if your TV unit comes with a mount to adjust the display level as needed.