Remember the days when your living room furniture pointed towards a mammoth, towering TV unit that not only housed a huge box TV but also your entire family’s accomplishments? Every holiday souvenir and photograph, every medal and certificate along with gazillion remotes. Gone are those days. TV units have now transitioned from being enormous TV-cum-display units to elegant pieces. With minimalism being in, changing lifestyles have pushed homeowners to opt for smart furniture.

But how minimalistic can you go? For most, floating shelves seem like too less, while they still don’t want to go all the way with a hutch cabinet. Step in compact TV-cum-display units. These new-age TV consoles allow for your TV to sit comfortably on it, or be wall mounted above, with enough covered or open storage to show off a few statement pieces.

So here’s our top 5 TV unit picks that work incredibly well as display units too.

Malhar TV UnitThe cantilever design of the Malhar TV unit gives it a modern edge.

The Malhar TV is an all-accommodative TV-cum-display unit. A perfect fit in both contemporary or transitional spaces with cantilever shelves that give a modern twist to an otherwise antiquated design,

Whether you wall mount the TV or place it on the table, it leaves enough space at both the ends and the lower shelves for little knick knacks. The two deep drawers with the crisscross pattern engraved, are ideal for hiding away your media accessories, like cables, TV controls or manuals.

Berko TV UnitThe Berko TV unit will slip into compact living rooms easily.

The Berko TV unit was designed keeping compact homes in mind and provides a one-stop storage solution for all your entertainment needs. Your set top box, cables, and speakers can all find space on this modern unit that’s a treasured piece.

Espeneli TV UnitAdd some shabby chic-ness to your living room through the Espeneli TV unit.

The distressed finish of the Espeneli TV-cum-display unit is what grunge or shabby chic homes need. If you’ve fallen for the Espeneli even though your home doesn’t necessarily follow a design movement, not to worry, this piece would still work in contemporary and transitional spaces.

This eye-catching unit has drawer cubbies of different sizes with contrasting polished ceramic knobs. The open shelves are perfect for your set box and other electronics.

Giro TV UnitWe love the mid-century modern curves of the Giro TV unit.

This arresting piece of furniture is a contemporary nod to the mid-century modern style. With two roomy compartments, a shelf and a tabletop that can accommodate a TV and few centre pieces, this entertainment unit will not let you down.

Lamar TV UnitWe love the clean lines and mid-century undertones of this TV cum display unit.

With clean lines and strong mid-century modern undertones, the Lamar TV unit could slip into any contemporary home. Deep open compartments and drawers are plenty of room for your media electronics. What’s more? The Lamar’s simplicity will alleviate the aesthetics of your living room, and not compete with your statement couch or coffee table or even art!