The choice of having a TV stand will always depend on your unit and the other devices that you have. You may also opt to have a big TV stand even with a small television set if you have plenty of gadgets.
Both types of TV stands offer you benefits that are dependent on your own requirements. Hence, the choice is really up to you. You have to make sure though that it blend with your other furniture.
Most modern TV stands are not built for your television set. They serve you other purposes, too. Aside from areas where it can accommodate your other media gadgets, they also have shelves for your DVDs/CDs, books and other decorations like photos, small vases or other knick knacks that you want to display. These types of TV stands give you the opportunity to save on expense as you only need one piece of furniture to house everything. It also makes your living room clean and orderly.
If you are worried of your cables, furniture manufacturers have already thought about that. Modern TV stands have especial holes at the back where you can hide the cables and wires between the stand and the walls.
Aside from the shelves, they also have drawers where more items can be kept. It is another way of removing clutter in your living room.
TV stands can also be used as a room divider, allowing you to separate your viewing area from receiving guests. This is not exclusive to a big living room. Even a small living room can have two separate areas. It only takes a little knack of artistry on your end. You may wonder how to hide the wires though if you are to use it as a divider. Well, all you have to do is to choose a TV stand that is designed to be a divider, as these stands have that design where cables are hidden.
TV stands are a must-have piece of furniture in any living room. So, create a living room that is spic and span with these stands and you will have a more pleasant and cleaner room. There is nothing more comfortable and convenient to relax in than having a living room that is tidy and fresh.