Out of all types of TV stand designs, wooden options are still the most popular and versatile: depending on their finish and style, they can match all kinds of décors. Plus, because they're available in so many different sizes and with more or less storage, it'll be a breeze to find one that works for both your needs and room. However, this doesn't mean that you can forget about their practical function!
To find the right TV stand with a wooden design, start by deciding exactly where you're going to place it so that you can measure that space. Measure your TV horizontally as most stands use length rather than diagonal sizes, and add at least 2" to ensure a balanced result. If you're planning on placing more decorative elements on your stand, allow 4-6" on each side (or more!).
You also want to leave enough floor space in between the TV and where you'll be sitting, from 3' for smaller TVs to 7 or 8 for models that are over 46". As for height, measure your eye-level when you're sitting on the couch: the right stand will bring the bottom half of your TV to that height.
Once you've got the most important measurements sorted, you can concentrate on the fun part: aesthetics. Wooden TV stand designs in lighter finishes work better in contemporary settings or even smaller rooms since they can help give them an airier feel. Darker finishes, on the other hand, are better suited for vintage or traditional interiors and larger rooms.
You also need to think of your specific décor. For example, ornate models can complement detail-rich styles like French country and shabby chic, whereas simpler ones are a safer choice in minimalist, contemporary, and industrial settings.
Finally, do you need any additional storage? Wooden TV stands can come in basic designs that focus on fulfilling their main purpose or larger cabinet-style models to offer more storage space. You can find them with closed cupboards and drawers, which will help you avoid clutter; open shelves, so that you can add more decorative elements; or even a combination of these three.