Entertainment Corner Units and TV Stands

A corner entertainment unit or TV stand can be a beautiful and functional addition to your living room, offering a focal point for housing your TV and accompanying media components. Whether you are creating a spacious home theater or looking for a more compact corner TV stand for smaller spaces, there is a wealth of choices in types and sizes of corner TV stands and entertainment centers. With the wide array of styles and materials, there are corner TV stand options and entertainment centers to match any home decor.

How do you measure for a corner TV stand?

It is important to measure the space where you would like your entertainment unit or corner TV stand to be placed. You also should measure the size of your TV to ensure that the TV will fit in your chosen corner TV stand and that the entertainment cabinet itself will fit within your living room space. To measure, follow these steps:

  • Determine your TV size by measuring diagonally from corner to corner of the TV. The diagonal number is the size of your TV. Corner TV stands and entertainment centers will list the sizes of TVs that the piece can safely accommodate.
  • Measure the corner size in the room where the corner TV entertainment stand will go. Measure from the corner along the first wall, then measure from the corner along the second wall, stopping where you would like the corner unit to stop. Those measurements are the two sides of the triangular space you have into which the corner TV stand must fit.
  • Calculate the length of the third side of the triangle. Brush off that high school geometry and use the Pythagorean Theorem, where A squared (wall number one) plus B squared (wall number two) equals C squared (the size of your TV). Your corner stand size should be such that the sum of the square roots of A plus B (wall lengths) is greater than C (TV size) for your TV to fit.
What kinds of entertainment centers are available?

There is a wide variety of different entertainment centers to choose from, including wood stands with cabinets to hide the TV and media when not in use, wood or glass stands with open shelves for easy access to electronics, and combinations of wood stands with glass-doored cabinets to reduce dust on electronics.

Does an entertainment center come with a flat-screen TV stand?

Some corner TV units come with attached hardware for a flat TV; however, many do not and will require a separate TV stand if you want to mount your TV safely over the shelves or within the cabinet.

Do corner entertainment centers come with built-in fireplaces or bookcases?

With the wide variety of choices available for corner TV entertainment centers, there are options with additional features such as built-in fireplaces or bookcases. Additionally, custom-built corner cabinets, such as those made by Amish craftsmen, allow you the flexibility of designing your corner TV entertainment center to meet your decor and entertainment needs.