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3 great TV stands for any Chicago home or apartment, plus a great tip for when you're media stand furniture shopping

Oh TVs. We love them for watching “Good Morning America,” streaming Netfilx movies, and playing video games, but when they are off they can be a total eyesore. Even though flat screen TVs are getting thinner and thinner each year, they are also getting bigger and bigger!

And if you’re like most of us here in Chicago, you’re probably renting, so drilling giant holes in your walls to mount the TV on the wall isn’t always an option. But you do have options, especially if you’re shopping at your favorite Lakeview furniture store, Wrightwood Furniture. We’ve got TV stands, media stands, TV cabinets, console tables and entertainment centers galore in our 10,000 square foot store.

Check out some of our favorite TV solutions below!

Ludlow Media Stand, Washed Honey

The days of bulky and unsightly TV cabinets are over. As TVs have scaled down in width and weight, so have TV stands. Take our Ludlow Media Stand for example. Its simple, low-profile silhouette makes this a perfect choice for any modern living space. Made from reclaimed railroad ties and crafted in a contemporary shape, the Ludlow allows you to store all of your entertainment necessities while also maintaining your keen eye for design. The two exposed shelves are great for DVRs, cable boxes, Blu-ray players or gaming consoles while the two drawers are perfect for housing your DVDs, games or extra controllers. And since this beauty combines the best of antique and modern, it will go with almost any style of décor.

Indo Cabriole Console

Although we have a wide variety of media cabinets and TV stands, sometimes you need something a little less conventional. When you are really low on space, our Indo Cabriole Console table is the perfect solution. Because it’s higher off the ground, it’s able to navigate over particularly tricky design challenges. For example, if you have a short radiator that’s eating up precious wall space, the Indo can slide right over it. The two small drawers are great for keeping small DVD player remotes, extra batteries, or even a deck of cards for when you’re sick of watching TV. And since it comes in a plethora of lovely colors,  you’ll be able to match one to your décor no matter what your current color scheme is.

Phoebe Industrial Cabinet, Gray

Created by hand by skilled metal artisans, this unit's sturdy metal construction is a great foundation for your TV equipment. Boasting two latchable glass doors that swing outward to reveal two deep shelves to store your DVDs, cable box, stereo equipment and more. The two doors are accented with metal rivets to give the piece a great industrial feel. 

Bonus: Many more options!

We've also got tons of other options that, while might not be labeled as a TV stand, would still be a great option (who says you have to color in the lines?). Check out the rest of our site for inspiration — some great starting points are our coffee table collection (the Clarendon Industrial Coffee Table comes to mind), a nice console table or sideboard (perhaps this metal one) or even one of our sturdy benches (such as this antique wood piece).

You'll want to make sure whatever furniture you pick out is sturdy enough to hold your TV — especially if you have one of those HUGE screens everyone's jealous of (you know who you are!). Our experienced showroom team can help guide your decision making. We also offer an on-site carpentry service and can add holes for wires and cables to most pieces for no extra fee.

Our Chicago furniture store has possibly one of the largest selections of handcrafted TV tables, consoles, stands and cabinets in the area. And with a large variety of sizes, colors, and styles, you’re sure to find a solution for your TV and media storage for any living situation. Stop by our Chicago furniture store or visit us online to find your next TV stand!