Entertainment units, like any other kind of furniture, come in a variety of styles. While each one has their individual preference when it comes to decor, sleek contemporary designs are ruling the roost at the moment. These trending modern TV unit design ideas are typically characterised by clean lines and uncluttered structure.

The following is a curated list from Livspace homes. Some of these are bound to catch your fancy and fire your imagination.

Modern TV Unit Design #1: Wooden Laminate With White Cabinets

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Brown and white

Sleek, classy and glamorous, this TV unit has all the elements of a showstopper. The backlit panel makes this minimal entertainment unit stand out.

Modern TV Unit Design #2: Partitioning the Room

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Partitioning the room

This TV unit serves two purposes: the first is that of an entertainment unit, and the second is as a partition. Such TV units can be used to segregate the living and dining areas.

Modern TV Unit Design #3: Contemporary Designs

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Neutral tones

This TV unit with crisp and clean lines is a copybook example of contemporary furniture. We are particularly enthralled by how the speakers have been mounted on this unit for uniform sound distribution.

Modern TV Unit Design #4: Monochrome

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Simply stunning

A back panel and a compact base unit comprise this sleek and utilitarian TV unit. Moreover, the zig-zag patterned tiles of the side panel highlight its monochrome magic.

Modern TV Unit Design #5: Brilliant White Entertainment Unit

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Pretty whites

Love whites? Go for the whole hog with white furnishings. TV units in white may tend to look a little flat, so add some wooden tones to keep things interesting.

Modern TV Unit Design #6: Compact yet Interesting

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Floating shelves

Bulky furniture often eats up floor space and makes the room look cramped. So floating TV units like this one are a godsend for small living rooms. You can add an interesting element like the blue cabinets here.

Modern TV Unit Design #7: Peachy Television Unit

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Peachy and perfect

The peach pop of this TV unit is adding a dash of vibrance to the living room. Additionally, black lacquered glass complements the peach coloured laminate shutters to perfection.

Modern TV Unit Design #8: Floating Entertainment Unit

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White and minimal

This floating TV unit takes up bare minimum space due to its compact design. Moreover, the clear glass shutters help to accentuate space. Such uncluttered designs are ideal for small spaces.

Modern TV Unit Design #9: Symmetrical in Black and White

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Black and white

While white opens up space, black adds a sophisticated vibe to the decor. For instance, this TV unit, with a combination of open and closed shelves, displays innate symmetry and looks classy by virtue of being black.

Modern TV Unit Design #10: Contemporary Aqua Blue Unit

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Vibrant Aqua

A soothing splash of aqua blue makes this TV unit pop against the backdrop of white walls. The design is inherently contemporary with neat lines and a compact structure.

Modern TV Unit Design #11: Entertainment Unit With Floating Shelves

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Show off your accessories

This TV unit design is a rather uncommon one and you can try it if you have a massive bare wall. The base unit is conspicuously absent. The unit per se comprises a wall-mounted TV and a smattering of floating shelves around it.

Modern TV Unit Design #12: Sleek and Stunning

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Sleek white

When space is scarce, a TV unit design like this one is a great pick. The wooden panel behind the TV adds texture to the space while the white base unit provides a sleek look. Moreover, the glass shelf above the TV is transparent and hence doesn’t eat up space.

Modern TV Unit Design #13: Mounted Television Unit

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Shelves and more

This wall-mounted TV unit stands in white and brown and brightens up the room. Lighter shades of wood helps to create a well-lit look.

Modern TV Unit Design #14: Minimalism is key

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Pretty and minimal

Contemporary and sleek your kind of style? Take cues from this minimal back painted glass TV unit. It looks picture-perfect mounted on the wall.

Modern TV Unit Design #15: Taupe Entertainment Unit

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Pretty taupes

Something regal and refined, maybe? How about a taupe unit with a pristine white top? It makes for a perfect addition in a soft-toned bedroom.

Modern TV Unit Design #16: High Gloss

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White and glossy

Up the glam quotient with this glossy modern TV unit design! The gloss of the unit goes perfectly with the neutral wall.

Modern TV Unit Design #17: Ash and Grey TV Unit

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Warm and woody

Entertainment units can fit in snug nooks as well. Like this one in an ash grey wooden panel coupled with a hollow white unit. We love the pop of chevron in one end!

Modern TV Unit Design #18: Wooden Television Unit

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Wooden and traditional

If traditional wooden furniture is all your all-time favourite, you will love this gorgeous chestnut unit. It’s got ample storage as well!

Modern TV Unit Design #19: TV Unit cum Study Table

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Bright and cheery

Entertainment units that double as work tops are ideal for the bedroom. Cherry red and a dazzling gold certainly liven up the room as well!

Modern TV Unit Design #20: Sand-Coloured Entertainment Unit

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Beautiful in the bedroom

This bedroom appears well-lit thanks to a sand-coloured TV unit. The wall-length unit comes with ample storage and open shelves to display pictures and artwork.

Modern TV Unit #21: Ensure Ample Storage

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Ample storage in the bedroom

A completely functional TV unit is the star of this room. Featuring ample storage, display and even space as a worktop.

Modern TV Unit #22: Glossy White

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Sleek and white

When it comes to something simple yet chic, it’s tough to beat a completely white unit. Especially if it’s glossy and compact!  

Modern TV Unit #23: Warm and Chocolatey

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White and Chocolate

A rich chocolate TV panel takes the limelight of the living room. We love how it’s being highlighted under the spotlights from the false ceiling.

Modern TV Unit #24: Marsala and Wood Entertainment Unit

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A splash of colour

A sleek marsala unit paired with a light wooden panel takes the centrestage in this living room.

Modern TV Unit #25: Entertainment Unit With Shelves and Storage

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Wooden tones

Wall ledges paired with open and closed shelves make for the perfect display-cum-TV unit.

Modern TV Unit #26: Combining Work and Play

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When work meets play

A television can be part of your work-cum-entertainment room. Just mount it on the wall and back it up with a statement wallpaper like this one.

Modern TV Unit Design #27: Revolving TV Unit

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Turn around

A revolving television anyone? This quirky TV unit has a provision for changing sides so that one can sleep while the other enjoys late night soccer games!

Modern TV Unit Design #28: Industrial-Style Unit

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Old-world charm

Go industrial with an exposed brick wall as the backdrop for your entertainment unit.

Modern TV Unit Design #29: Entertainment Unit cum Bookshelf

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Keeping it functional

When you have a world of books and files to store and display, opt for a full-fledged wall unit like this.

Modern TV Unit #30: Traditional Entertainment Unit

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Classy white

We love the concept of drawers with cute knobs and grid-style shelves for display on top, for this TV unit.

Modern TV Unit Design #31: Classic Wooden Unit

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Etched and carved

All you need sometimes, is a pretty printed wallpaper and a classic wooden TV unit to complete the look of a room. Before you ask, that’s a Sabyasachi wallpaper!

Modern TV Unit #32: Grey and White Entertainment Unit

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Blending in

Stone-finish wall tiles paired with a grey and white TV unit look fetching in this living room.

Modern TV Unit #33: Sliding Doors on an Entertainment Unit

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This TV unit can slide open and shut

How cool is this TV unit? A sliding door that covers the television when you want to highlight your curios. We love it!

Modern TV Unit #34: Floor-Standing Unit

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A cool grey

Keep it traditional with a floor-standing unit! The wooden background in combination with the grey and white colour combination gives a contemporary look.

Modern TV Unit #35: Blue and White Entertainment Unit

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Liven it up

Work with the colour scheme at home and get your TV unit customised according to that. This one is equipped with all kinds of storage.

Modern TV Unit #36: Light and Shade

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A soft glow

A stone-cladded wall and a wooden panel with LED strip lights. Sounds like the perfect recipe for a TV unit?

Modern TV Unit #37: Glossy Acrylic

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With pops of purple

Play around with materials for your TV unit. This glossy acrylic-finish TV unit with hints of purple is the perfect addition to this room.

Modern TV Unit Design #38: White and Gold

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What royalty looks like

Add a hint of luxury to your living room with a simple TV unit set against an elegant white and gold background.

Modern TV Unit #39: Smooth Walnut Finish

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Simple and elegant

Why not opt for a smooth walnut-finish TV unit? Moreover, this TV unit is compact and can be fit into any nook and cranny.

Modern TV Unit #40: With Concealed Storage

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For all your curios

Pack in your knick-knacks into this modern TV unit design with closed shelves for storage.

Modern TV Unit #41: Elegant Wooden Panelling

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A treat for the eyes

Get yourself something unique with this stunning TV unit that has vertical wooden panelling.

Modern TV Unit #42: With an Open Display Area

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Display your collectibles

If you are a person with a fetish for collecting curios and artefacts, display them with this stylish TV cum display unit.

Modern TV Unit #43: Glam Upholstery

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Eye-catching display

Looking for something different? This unique upholstered TV unit will keep the compliments flowing.

Modern TV Unit Design #44: Made of Multiple Plywood Pieces

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Glams up the room

Why stick to a plywood finish when you can get a TV unit made up of multiple plywood pieces? This modern TV unit design is impressive and looks amazing in this living room.

Modern TV Unit #45: Marble Finish Stone Panel

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Elegant marble

We love this gorgeous TV unit with an aesthetic marble finish stone panel. The warm colours go perfectly with the living room decor. 

Modern TV Unit #46: Chevron Wall Trims

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Pretty in pastel

Love wall trims? Use a background with Chevron patterned wall trims to revamp your entertainment unit. We adore the pastel blue background!

Modern TV Unit #47: Wooden Rafters

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Bold but refined

Wooden rafters are a great way to give your TV unit a warm but sophisticated look. Coupled with the glossy black finish, this entertainment unit is a must-have! See how it matches the wooden rafter arrangement on the ceiling?

Modern TV Unit Design #48: Monochromatic Italian Marble

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Modern and luxurious

This TV unit design spells sheer opulence! If you want a high-end design, then Italian marble is the way to go. Choose monochromatic colour combinations for a subtle look.

Modern TV Unit #49: Bold and Dark

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In dark hues

If black is your all-time favourite, then why not opt for a TV unit in a bold, black colour? The gold borders adds a hint of colour while keeping it elegant.

Modern TV Unit #50: With Backlighting

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Let there be light!

Jazz up any simple TV unit with some bright backlighting. 

Modern TV Unit #51: Stone Cladding

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A touch of rustic

Add some rustic vibes to your home with this wooden TV unit and a gorgeous stone cladding wall.

Modern TV Unit #52: Ladder Style Storage

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Quirky open storage

Looking for a TV unit with storage space? Go for a unit like this once which comes with a creative ladder style storage that offers ample space.

Modern TV Unit Design #53: Pretty Nested Tools

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Uber comfortable

TV unit doubles as a study or work station? Get some nested tools to ensure comfort.

Modern TV Unit Design #54: Luxurious and Opulent

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Straight out of a magazine!

Who doesn’t love luxury? If you want to add some glam elements to your living room, opt for a luxurious entertainment unit. The marble finish and mirror work is a treat for the eyes!

Modern TV Unit #55: Against a Gold Accent Wall

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Gold and glam

Have a simple TV unit? No problem! Just set it against a gold accent wall like this one and give your unit a stunning revamp!

Modern TV Unit Design #56: Three Panelled

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Glossy perfection

“What’s so special about this TV unit?” you might ask. It has three panels! A white back painted glass panel, a centre panel and a wooden laminate one.

Modern TV Unit #57: With 3D Panels

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A trendy look

We love the glossy wooden back panel of this TV unit! But the most special part of this unit is the 3D panels on the sides.

Modern TV Unit #58: Wooden Delight

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Traditional beauty

When in doubt, go traditional! There’s something so timeless about this light wooden TV unit. 

Modern TV Unit Design #59: Sleek with Floating Shelves

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A simple design

When you lack space in your home, opt for a sleek TV unit and combine it with wall-mounted shelves for storage and display.

Modern TV Unit #60: Slim and Classy

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With a sleek mirror

Our favourite thing about this TV unit is that it comes with a simple, sleek dresser unit and a mirror.

Modern TV Unit Design #61: A Pop of Yellow

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Cheery vibes

Who doesn’t love a splash of vivid colours? The pop of yellow really enhances the look of the entertainment unit.

Modern TV Unit #62: Chevron Patterned Suspended TV Unit

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Unique patterns

Chevron is so in, as proved by this TV unit with a Chevron-patterned back panel! The suspended unit is also low-maintenance as it requires minimal cleaning.

Modern TV Unit Design #63: In a Box

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To enhance the look of your TV

Want to enhance the look of your TV? Just get yourself a unit that looks like a box!

Modern TV Unit #64: A Textured Wall

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A vibrant wall

We can never get enough of accent walls! The minimal TV unit design is set off perfectly by the stunning accent wall behind it!

Sound Section

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High end speakers for house parties

Gone are the days when a TV was just used for watching visual programs. Today, the audio is equally important. So how do you enhance the sound system of your TV unit? With the help of speakers. Depending on the experience that you want, you can choose from a variety of speakers like woofers, subwoofers, tweeters, full-range drivers and more. 

What Kind of Wood is Best for TV Units?

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Use sheesham wood for TV units

Generally speaking, most TV and entertainment units are made of wood. The reason is that wooden units look good with almost all types of interiors. Sheesham wood is considered to be the best type of wood for entertainment units as this type of wood is durable. 

Size Dimensions of a TV Unit

The above list has some amazing TV and entertainment unit options. But a TV unit will never look good if it doesn’t fit the dimensions of your TV. The first step is to measure the size of your TV – the length, width and height. This will help you determine the size of your TV unit.

The next thing you need to consider is the height of the unit. While selecting the TV unit, ensure that it is at such a height that the TV is at eye level with you when you’re sitting. Finally, determine the width of the unit. Always remember here that the TV cannot be wider than the TV unit. So either choose a unit that is exactly the same width or slightly wider than your TV. For instance, if you have a 55 inch TV, the width of your TV unit should at least be 70 inches.

How to Choose a TV Unit?

The TV unit can make or break the look of your room. As such, there are several factors that you need to take into consideration before you select your entertainment unit.


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A large TV unit can fit into an open layout

The first thing that you need to consider is the layout of the room. Your TV unit should be in sync with the room layout to ensure aesthetics. In addition, the layout also helps decide the size of the unit.


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Choose the correct size for a seamless look

Ideally, the size of your TV unit should be larger than the size of your TV. Also, the size of the unit will depend upon the size of the room. If you have a small space, then opt for a wall-mounted entertainment unit to save space. 

Material and Colour

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Wooden finish

The finish and colour of your TV unit will depend on the room decor. If you want a warm, homely ambience, opt for a wooden finish and soft colours. 

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Bright and white

For a more modern and contemporary feel, high-end, glossy finishes and monochromatic colours will work well. 


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Minimal and elegant

Your TV unit design should suit your lifestyle and personality. Whether you want something minimal, rustic or urban-chic – it should ultimately fit in well with the rest of your home interior design. 

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