Choosing the right TV unit for your home can feel overwhelming, especially if you have a large screen television. Whether you're looking for an extra wide TV unit with cable management or a long TV cabinet with large storage, this guide will help you make the best choice. We'll discuss craftsmanship, the benefits of solid oak and solid pine, and practical tips for finding the perfect wooden TV stand for your living room. Plus, we'll explore different styles like retro TV cabinets, Mid-Century TV units and Scandi, minimalist TV stand designs.

At Blue Island Home, we have been specialising in extra wide TV units and long TV cabinets for years, each meticulously designed to reflect the charm of Retro, Mid-Century Modern, Vintage and Industrial styles. Having worked closely with so many of our customers on their specific requirements to fit large televisions with audio and media kit, we understand how important it is to design and make a wide TV unit that meets your needs and living space perfectly.

Why Choose a Long TV Unit?

A long TV unit can be a fantastic choice if you have a large screen TV or a long living room wall to decorate. Our 144 Low TV unit comes in 200cm and 220cm wide and provides plenty of space for your TV, decorative accessories and all your media kits, keeping everything neat and organised. Alternatively investing in a long TV unit in oak like our 110 Solid Oak TV Unit will make a stylish statement and create a stunning focal point to any modern living room. If a 220cm TV unit seems too big, a 180cm TV unit might be just right, giving you a balanced look without overwhelming your space.

If you’re unsure about your TV stand size, check out our Visualiser to help you picture your television with different TV unit sizes. Please see link here:

Did you know that in the UK, over 15 million people have a TV set with screen from 40 to 42 inches in their home? With TVs increasing in size, finding the right size TV unit is crucial. Furthermore, investing in custom-made furniture, such as our oak TV units, has been shown to potentially boost the value of your home as high-quality furniture and attention to detail can positively influence a property’s perceived value.

Craftsmanship in Sustainable Solid Pine and Oak TV Units

The Beauty of Solid Oak TV Units
Our solid oak TV units are not only durable but also timeless and beautiful. Each piece we make has unique rich grain patterns, a robust nature and fits into many different styles. When you choose a long TV unit in oak from Blue Island Home, you’re making an investment for generations to come. You can customise it to meet your needs, whether you need extra storage or a special finish.

The Versatility of Solid Pine TV Units
Our solid pine TV units are also a great choice, offering versatility and affordability. They exude a warm, rustic charm with beautiful grain and knots. Although pine may dent more easily than oak, pine is still very strong and attractive. Whether you like a rustic or a modern look, our handmade long TV units in pine can be customised to your requirements. For a modern twist, consider a wide TV unit in black for a sleek look.

Whatever your choice, at Blue Island Home, all our furniture is crafted from prime quality European solid oak and solid pine from sustainably-managed forests, ensuring our furniture is not only high-quality but also eco-friendly.

Benefits of Customisable TV Units

Designed To Fit Your Space
One of the best things about a custom handmade TV unit is that it can be made to fit your space perfectly. All our standard TV units can be customised to match your TV size, living room layout, living room decor and media storage needs. Customisation ensures that your long TV unit not only fits perfectly but also enhances your living space. If you need something a bit smaller, a 130cm TV unit can be just as stylish and functional as an extra wide 220cm TV unit.

Enhancing Interior Design

A well-chosen custom handmade TV unit can make your home look even better. A long TV unit in oak for example adds a warm, natural touch to your living room, making it more inviting. Customisable options let you pick finishes and designs that can match your existing furniture.

At Blue Island Home, we offer a variety of designs, including retro TV cabinets, Mid-Century TV units, Vintage styles and Industrial styles so you can find the perfect match for your home.

Investing in Quality Craftsmanship 

When you invest in a high-quality, handmade long TV unit, you’re getting a piece of furniture that will last for many years without showing signs of wear. Unlike mass-produced furniture, our custom handmade TV units are built with great care and attention to detail, patiently finished to perfection by our dedicated and skilled team.

Think of your wide TV cabinet as the stage for your home theatre experience. Just as a well-designed stage enhances a performance, a beautifully crafted TV unit enhances your viewing experience, making it more enjoyable and aesthetically pleasing.

Practical Tips for Choosing the Perfect Long TV Unit

Before you buy a long TV unit, make sure to measure your space accurately. Ensure that a long TV unit for example will fit comfortably in your living room, considering factors like viewing distance, seating height and room layout. 

Viewing Distance: 

According to Samsung's website, they recommend that the viewing distance should be 1.2 times the screen size. However this can vary from 1 to 2.5 times depending on whether you own a 4K or HD TV, as explained here in more detail in this tech review by Jason Murdock featured in Good Housekeeping.


The height of a TV unit depends on individual preferences and viewing setup. As a general rule, you should be at eye-level between the center to the bottom 1/3 of your TV screen from your seated viewing position, minimising strain on your neck and eyes. 

You should also opt for a TV unit that matches the available space and ceiling height. For spacious living rooms, it is recommended to opt for a high TV unit, while for narrow living rooms, low TV units may be a better choice.

Low TV Units

If you’re looking to achieve a modern and minimalist vibe in your living space, a low TV unit will not only complement various home décor styles but also create the illusion of a more spacious room. Our personal recommendation? Opt for our 110 series long TV unit in oak or pine. With its Scandi legs and beautiful dovetailed, rounded edges, it's the perfect addition to transform the overall look and feel of your living room.

High TV Units

Choosing a taller TV unit can make a significant difference to your TV viewing experience. Moreover, if you have little ones or furry friends running around, a high TV unit can help keeping the TV and decorative accessories out of their reach, preventing any accidental mishaps.

We recommend checking out our 144 or 820 TV cabinets. They offer the flexibility of three leg height options as standard, allowing you to customise your setup according to your preferences and media storage needs.

We can also customise any of our TV units to your perfect height requirement.

Width of TV Units

The width of a TV unit depends on individual preferences but as a general rule, the TV should not overhang the edge of the stand it is placed on. We'd recommend your long TV unit to be at least a few inches wider than the TV itself, not just for aesthetic appeal but for practicality too.

Matching Your Home Décor

Choose a TV unit that complements your home décor. Our stylish wide TV units are versatile and can fit many styles, from traditional to modern. Think about the colour scheme and design of your living room when choosing the finish and style of your TV unit. For a contemporary look, a long TV unit in black can add a sleek touch.

And remember, if you can’t find a finish you like, we can offer different wood stains in addition to our standard range.

Evaluating Storage Needs

Think about your storage needs when choosing a long TV unit. Do you need shelves for media devices, drawers for DVDs, or cabinets for extra storage? An extra wide TV unit with storage offers plenty of options to keep everything organised. If you like hidden storage, our 820 low TV Cabinet might be perfect for keeping things neat and tidy.

Real Customer Stories and Inspirations

Hearing from other customers can give you great ideas and inspiration. Many have found that a long TV unit has completely transformed their living room, providing both function and style. Photos and testimonials can help you visualise how these TV units units might look in your home. Whether you need a TV unit for a long wall or a smaller space, real-life examples can guide your decision.

Please read here our testimonials and reviews on Google where you will also find customer photos showing their Blue Island Home TV unit in their living space.

You can also find hundreds of customer photos on our Instagram page: @blueislandhome and also on our Facebook page: @blueislandhomeuk

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What sizes do your TV units come in?
A: Our TV units come in various sizes, from 90cm wide for our smaller TV stand up to 220cm wide for a longest TV unit, to fit different room dimensions and TV sizes. Custom sizes up to 240cm wide are also available to meet your specific needs.

Q: Can I customise the design of my TV unit?
A: Absolutely! At Blue Island Home, we make all our furniture to order so if you can’t see the size, storage options, finish, style (or something else!) you need to perfectly fit your space, then we can customise our existing TV unit designs to meet most requirements.

We are also available for bespoke projects should you have an idea in mind that you can’t seem to find anywhere.

Q: How long does it take to receive a custom TV unit?
A: The timeline for a handmade TV unit can vary, but typically it takes about 2-3 weeks from the time you place your order to delivery. We ensure each piece is crafted with care and precision.

Some custom products and larger projects may take longer. In general, we consider quality, not time, to be of the essence

Q: How do I care for my solid wood TV unit?
A: The finish of the TV unit will continue looking like new for years with regular care & cleaning. All our furniture can be properly maintained in a good, clean condition by simply wiping with a soft cloth moistened with tepid water. Avoid using wax-containing polishes and harsh chemicals or cleaners. Try to keep your TV unit away from direct sunlight and heat sources to prevent the wood from expanding/contracting.


Choosing the perfect TV unit means considering craftsmanship, benefits, and practical tips. Whether you’re looking for a 200cm TV unit, a 180cm TV unit or a long TV unit in oak, the right choice will enhance your living space and provide a stylish, durable solution for your entertainment needs.

At Blue Island Home, we specialise in handmade wide TV units in solid oak and pine, designed in Retro, Mid-Century Modern, Vintage and Industrial styles. Explore our customisable options to find the perfect fit for your home, from retro TV cabinets to Scandi minimalist designs.