Whether you’re wall mounting your TV or placing it on the stand itself you’re going to want a TV stand that makes sense with your TV. One thing that usually can get a lot of people is choosing a TV stand that is too small. This chart shows the rough size most TVs true width. For example, if you have a 55″ TV and do not want any over hang on the TV console, you will want to get one that is at least 50″ wide. Measure your TV to get it’s true width to be sure though.

TV size guide for any TV stand [Image provided by RTINGS.com]
TV size guide provided by RTINGS.com
SizeWidthHeightArea
32″27.9″ in
70.9 cm
15.7″ in
39.9 cm
437 in2
0.283 m2
37″32.2″ in
81.8 cm
18.1″ in
46 cm
585 in2
0.376 m2
42″36.6″ in
93 cm
20.6″ in
52.3 cm
754 in2
0.487 m2
46″40.1″ in
101.9 cm
22.5″ in
57.2 cm
904 in2
0.582 m2
50″43.6″ in
110.7 cm
24.5″ in
62.2 cm
1068 in2
0.689 m2
55″47.9″ in
121.7 cm
27″ in
68.6 cm
1293 in2
0.835 m2
60″52.3″ in
132.8 cm
29.4″ in
74.7 cm
1538 in2
0.992 m2
65″56.7″ in
136.4 cm
31.9″ in
81 cm
1805 in2
1.105 m2
70″61.1″ in
155.2 cm
34.4″ in
87.4 cm
2102 in2
1.356 m2
75″65.4″ in
166.1 cm
36.8″ in
93.5 cm
2407 in2
1.553 m2

A rule of thumb for us here is to have about 3 inches (give or take) of overhang on each end of your TV stand. This helps keep your TV nice and centered while giving the appearance of evenness. However this is situational and more overhang on each side isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. More overhang allows for decorations and picture frames.

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