Where Should I Put My New TV?

October 15, 2020

Getting the most out of your entertaining and living space is usually one of the main reasons for you to get a TV wall mount. If you are not careful when choosing your new TV placement, you might end up disturbing your decoration and or creating discomfort for yourself and others. 

There are a few tips you should keep in mind to optimize your entertaining and living space.

Determine the height and distance

When choosing the place for your new TV, the most important aspects to take into consideration are height and distance. However, it is very common to overlook these aspects.

The TV should be at eye level or slightly under for someone sitting down in front of it. A TV mount at eye level could guarantee that your head is lined up with the center of the screen. It is more comfortable and better for your eyes to look straight ahead instead of looking up. If it is not possible to install the mount at the optimum height, the TV screen can be angled down.

The ideal viewing distance depends on the size of your TV and its definition. Watching TV from an inappropriate distance will likely lead to eyestrain. 

According to several experts, with a 26-inch screen, the optimal watching distance is from 3 to 5 feet away. If you have a 40-inch screen, you should be between 5- and 9-feet away for an ideal watching distance. Finally, if you have a 65-inch screen, you should watch it from a distance of 8 to 14 feet away.

Room with windows 

You should always avoid placing the TV in front of or opposite a window. It is particularly important to keep that in mind if the window is facing the west. To guarantee an optimum entertaining experience, you would like to minimize the glare level and the light shining on your TV.

In case the space has multiple windows, and you are struggling to place your TV, a simple solution could be to install window treatments or shades. That will help you remove the glare from the screen.

Room with a fireplace

Choosing where to put the TV in a room with a fireplace can be a difficult task. Whenever possible, try to avoid placing the TV above a fireplace. Watching a TV that is over a fireplace might hurt your neck as it will probably be above the recommended height. Moreover, constant exposure to heat could translate into a decrease in the lifespan of the television and the TV mount.

Even though it might sound strange, you should consider mounting the TV next to the fireplace; this will guarantee the TV is at the right height. And, the TV must face the viewers. In case you are building your own house or remodeling to include a fireplace, you should opt for a low rectangular fireplace. This will allow you to place the TV right above it while leaving the fireplace as the focal point in the room.

TV in the bedroom

Those days that you just want to watch some Netflix and relax, there is no bigger indulgence than watching the TV in the comfort of your bedroom. If you are planning to take the entertainment to your bedroom, the truth is that there is no one best place to put the TV in your room, but there are a few suggestions that you should keep in mind.

One of the best positions to place your TV would be right across from the foot of the bed. If you do not have enough space to do so, a simple solution would be to put it inside a cabinet or other furniture that allows you to maximize the space.  

Choosing where to place the TV has a significant role in getting the most out of the space and the entertaining center.  Regardless of where you decide to mount your new TV, make sure that the viewing angle is correct. We hope these tips and ideas help you optimize your living space.

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