Why buy a fireplace TV stand?
TV stands are a great way to support and raise your television to eye level for viewing and gaming purposes. Many TV stands also provide extra cabinet and/or drawer storage space for gaming systems, movie collections, and other related media items. TV stands also serve a decorative function as they come in many different styles and colors and can thus be matched to the rest of your furniture and home decor.
A fireplace TV stand serves all of these purposes with the bonus of coming with a built-in electric fireplace. The flames of a fireplace TV stand may not be real, but they still give off heat when switched on. They can help warm up a room without cranking up the central heat in the house or apartment, which may reduce your monthly heating costs. You also get to enjoy the gentle, cozy appearance of flickering flames without worrying about burns from a real fire, running out of wood, or the smell of burning gas filling up your home. Some models even allow you to switch off the heat while keeping the electric flames “lit,” so you can still enjoy their gentle glow without the extra warmth if it’s not that chilly.
What should you look for in fireplace TV stands?
- Size: Your new TV stand won’t do you much good if it’s too small to support your television, doesn’t fit into your living space, or is too tall or too short for you to be comfortable when watching TV or playing video games. Ideally, the stand should be at least 2 or 3 inches wider than your TV. You may want more room if you have a soundbar, lamp, or other decorations you want to place on the stand. Some stands will mention the ideal TV size range compatibility in their listing, which will make your task easier.
- Functionality: There are quite a few useful features to keep an eye out for. Consider how much extra storage space it offers, if any. The actual electrical heating element can be either a forced fan or infrared-based, with infrared providing the wider heating range of the two. With some models, you can adjust the heat intensity or brightness of the “flames” or shut off the heat altogether while still enjoying the appearance of the flames. Others can remember your preferred settings, have a thermostat for tracking the exact temperature, or come with a remote so you can adjust the heat and brightness settings from across the room. A model with a built-in timer is extremely useful for ensuring the heat doesn’t run all night, should you ever forget to turn it off.
- Style: Many will come in a wooden, rustic decor style, but there are plenty of sleeker, more modern looks as well. They can be matte, glossy, stained, come in natural wood or metal colors, or be painted in bolder, brighter shades. Most will be square or rectangular in shape, but there are plenty of corner-specific models available, too. The internal compartment for the fireplace can have different decorative accents, too. Basically, no matter what decor style you’ve chosen for your home, you shouldn’t have issues finding a fireplace TV stand that complements the rest of the room and living space.
Are there any safety considerations for fireplace TV stands?
Even though fireplace TV stands don’t use real fire, you’ll want to make sure there aren’t any flammable materials within several feet of it and its warmth. Be sure to check the stand’s weight limit, especially if you have a larger TV; most will be able to hold around 200 pounds or so, but not all are so sturdy, and you don’t want to overload it. If your fireplace TV stand doesn’t have a built-in timer or auto-shutoff feature, make it a habit to double-check that you’ve switched it off when you’re done using it. You may even want to unplug the fireplace every night before bed, just to be safe. If the stand happens to have an exhaust vent or air intake—which not all do—be sure that area isn’t blocked or covered. Keeping a fire extinguisher close at hand isn’t the worst idea either if you really want to be on the safe side, but it’s likely that you won’t need to.
Walker Edison Wren Classic Fireplace TV Stand
A classic fireplace TV stand available in a wide range of sizes and colors to suit just about any TV and home.
Pros: This TV stand will not only match a various array of decor styles, but it’s also available in 15 different color choices, so you should have no trouble finding the shade that perfectly suits your living room or den. It’s also available in several different size options to better fit your space and your television. You can even buy it with a matching coffee table or accent table if you want to be certain that your living room or den furniture perfectly complements each other. There are four holes in the back, one in each cubby, to run cable wires through in a more organized manner, and the two interior shelves are adjustable and even removable.
Cons: This stand can’t support TVs that weigh over 65 pounds, with a top surface weight capacity of 150 pounds and 30 pounds each for the cubby shelves. Putting it together will require some assembly, and you might need to provide some wood glue to complete it. The MDF material is heavy and, while reasonably durable, is more easily scratched or damaged than regular hardwood. And there are no doors or windows for the cubbies.
Bottom Line: This classically designed fireplace TV stand with four big cubby holes will never go out of style, and with so many color options, it’ll match just about any decor or aesthetic. If you want a fireplace TV stand that provides extra storage and display space, this is a great choice, as the cubbies have enough room for cable boxes, consoles, games, and more.
BELLEZE Modern Farmhouse Fireplace TV Stand
This fireplace TV stand allows you to bring that popular, beautiful country style into your home.
Pros: Farmhouse-style decor offers the perfect blend of rustic charm and modern style, and this fireplace TV stand is designed to fit that aesthetic perfectly. But unlike a lot of in-fashion interior design pieces and furniture, it’s not priced at an absolute premium; the cost is about as low as you’ll be able to find in a fireplace TV stand. It’s heat adjustable thanks to the built-in LED display panel, but the heat can be switched off together to enjoy the ambiance of the flames without the extra warmth. The integrated cable management cutouts along the back allow you to run wires through for a more direct connection as well as hide them from sight. And this stand allows you to display decorative items in the two top cubbies or hide your AV system and shelving as desired behind the barn-style double doors on the side compartments. Either way, there’s plenty of storage space available.
Cons: As lovely as the rustic style of this TV stand is, it’s not the right choice for every home. It’s also only available in two different sizes (48 and 58 inches), so it’s a bit more limited in that area, especially if you own a bigger TV. And there’s no remote control for the different heat settings; you’ll have to manually adjust them on the display panel.
Bottom Line: Farmhouse interior decoration is extremely popular right now. If your living room or den is done up in this style, this TV stand will fit right in with rustic, barnyard, vintage aesthetics.
Walker Edison Alcott Fireplace Corner TV Stand
This stylish little fireplace TV stand is designed to fit perfectly into a room's corners rather than press directly up against the wall.
Pros: Corner TV stands are known for being more space-efficient than standard rectangular ones, and this model throws an electric fireplace in with that convenience. It provides a nice elevated stand for your TV while taking up less floor space, invaluable in smaller rooms or apartments. Not only that, but it’s on the sturdy side for a particleboard model and has a laminate finish to prevent the sort of scratching and damage that MDF material is prone to. The three shelves on either side of the fireplace are height adjustable to better suit the items or decorations you wish to store and display inside them, and the stand as a whole is available in 10 colors.
Cons: Unfortunately, this fireplace TV stand doesn’t have any adjustable heat settings to increase or decrease the amount of warmth it gives off, and it’s only capable of fully heating smaller rooms (400 square feet or less in size). And though it does have some side and top shelving, there is less storage and shelf space overall than many models offer.
Bottom Line: Depending on your living room, den, or bedroom layout, a corner TV stand may be the superior choice, either due to the angle, the amount of room available, or the way your bed, couch, or chairs face. This model provides you with the space efficiency of a corner TV stand with a bonus electric fireplace that will heat small rooms and apartments on cold days.
Ameriwood Home Farmington Electric Fireplace TV Console
Fireplaces are associated with coziness, and the rustic wooden design of this fireplace TV stand will only enhance that feeling.
Pros: If you want to decorate your home in a warm, welcoming style, this rustic-looking fireplace TV stand will fit your desired aesthetic perfectly. Thanks to the highly realistic, weathered texture, you’ll be amazed that this model isn’t made of real wood. Its appearance isn’t the only factor this TV stand has in its favor. The electric fireplace is equipped with multiple heat and light settings to adjust both the temperature and ambiance to your liking. These settings can be controlled through the panel on the stand itself or via remote control. The remote and its required batteries are included with your purchase, making this already lower-priced TV stand a better value.
Cons: With only two sizes and four colors available, your choices are a bit more limited with this fireplace TV stand. And it has a smaller heat range, only able to fully heat rooms 400 square feet or smaller. Also note that the assembly is a two-person job.
Bottom Line: Fireplaces are the byword for coziness, and the weathered, rustic look of this fireplace TV stand will only increase the snug, homey ambiance provided. And it’ll match a good range of decor styles in the process, from cabin-esque to classic to vintage and more.
MEBLE FURNITURE & RUGS York Fireplace TV Stand
If you prefer a slick, more contemporary look to a classic, rustic interior design, this fireplace TV stand will suit your home perfectly.
Pros: Sharp, sleek, and modern, this fireplace TV stand is the epitome of contemporary convenience and style. It’s wider and more robust than many other fireplace TV stands, big enough to support larger modern TVs of up to 70 inches in size, and it can support 135 pounds on the top surface; plus, the open shelves can hold an additional 30 pounds. The middle shelves and the doors are adjustable to best suit your needs and aesthetic preferences, and the entire unit comes in six colors, so you shouldn’t have any issues picking one that suits your interior decor and the rest of your furniture.
Cons: While this TV stand is great for larger TVs, the fireplace option isn’t available in any alternate sizes, so if you have a bigger or smaller TV, you’ll want to look for another model. It doesn’t have any dimmable or heat-adjustable options, and assembling is a bit of a tricky, two-person job.
Bottom Line: Offering a sleek, streamlined look in a good variety of color options, this fireplace TV stand will look right at home amongst your other furniture and belongings if your living space has a more contemporary, modern, or minimalist design.
A fireplace TV stand is a great way to add extra decoration and warmth to your living room, den, or bedroom while giving your television a sturdy, supportive spot to rest and keep your other electronics close at hand. These convenient and classy options could be just what your home needs.