How to pick a TV wall unit that makes your living room Wow!

At the risk of being accused of body-shaming, the television is a lot slimmer and lighter than it used to be. Its extreme makeover has also inspired the evolution of the TV unit. Unlike the bulky wall units of our parents’ or grandparents’ generations and the more recent (and more palatable) TV stands, TV wall units are now being created to showcase modern wall-mountable televisions. As a result, a new world of design possibilities has opened up, resulting in an explosion of diverse and exciting options.

If you’re ready to elevate your living room with an exciting new focal point and transform the space around your television into something else that you can binge-watch, there’s a lot to consider. But you’ve come to the right place!

From size and design to storage solutions and compatibility, this guide will walk you through key things to keep in mind when choosing the right TV wall unit for you.


Your Style:

Your living room is a reflection of your personal style and your TV wall unit should be no exception. Whether you prefer modern, minimalist, traditional, rustic or something else entirely, this piece of furniture must vibe with the overall look and feel of your home.

 Material and colour also play a big role. Wood tones and textured surfaces evoke a warm, natural, comforting feel, while smooth glossy surfaces scream luxury (perfect for channelling your inner Kardashian). Quality materials are also essential for durability, ensuring that your TV wall unit serves you for years to come.


Your Storage Needs:

When choosing a TV unit, don’t just think about what you want to show, also consider what you want to stash away.

Open shelves like those on the Grayston TV Wall Unit can add an airy feel and showcase those Insta-worthy DIYgirls décor pieces you love so much, while closed cabinets like those on the Slim Slatted TV Wall Unit provide a more streamlined look and keep clutter hidden out of sight (like all those remote controls you have that dont seem to match any of your appliances). Make sure your favourite unit has the right shelves, cabinets or drawers for your devices and other items (…and reflects your level of commitment to keeping things tidy).


Size and Scale:

Finding the right TV wall unit hinges on both the size of your television and the scale of your living room. An excessively large piece may overwhelm the space, making the room feel cramped and uninviting, while a unit that is too small may seem out of proportion and a bit awkward. The TV itself should also be proportionate in size to the unit. It’s important to strike the right balance.

Don’t forget to factor in viewing height. For comfortable viewing, the centre of the TV should be at eye level when you're seated.


Integration of technology:

 Beyond the TV itself, consider the space that may be needed for speakers, decoders or other gadgets. Built-in features like cable management systems and hidden compartments can keep your entertainment setup organised and looking slick.


Future Needs:

If you’ve been eyeing out a larger TV or you’re anticipating any other future changes to your entertainment setup, it’s a good idea to choose a TV unit that can accommodate this. Opt for something with a little wiggle room so you don't have to redecorate the next time your gadget obsession flares up.



Look for a unit that fits in with whatever makes your space distinctly you. If you cannot find a piece that ticks all the boxes, design your own or let us design one for you. Customised furniture is all the rage these days and who wants a living room that looks like everyone else's anyway?

If you have a vision in mind for your dream TV unit, DIYgirls can help you turn it into reality. We create unique pieces that allow you to personalise your living room according to your needs, wants and bank balance. On the other hand, if you just need a few tweaks to an existing design to better suit your space or your style, we can make that happen too!


Bottom Line

Follow these tips and you'll be well on your way to snagging the perfect TV wall unit for you – a piece that not only elevates your viewing experience but also injects some serious style into your living room.

If you are ready to elevate your space, explore our range of TV wall units today or contact us for a custom piece and take the first step towards creating your dream entertainment area.