Let’s face it: decorating in the real world means dealing with all the technology we use in our daily lives. For example, our televisions can often be the focal point of any room they’re in. However, selecting a location for the television without jeopardizing your furniture arrangement or décor can be difficult. Here are some of the best tips for perfect TV placement in your home.
Find a Power Source
Locate the nearest power supply to the location where you want to place your television. Check that the power supply can handle any accessories, such as Blu-ray players, game consoles, and sound systems. The last thing you want is for your television to trip your circuit breaker.
First and foremost, if you’re not mounting the television on a wall, it should be placed at eye level. An ideal placement means that you don’t strain your neck when looking up or down at the screen for prolonged periods. A height of around four feet off the ground is usually sufficient.
To determine the ideal viewing distance, multiply the diagonal width of the screen by three. Depending on the space in the room with the television, you might not be able to achieve the perfect distance, but try to get as close to it as possible.
Also, consider the location of the windows and how much glare will be reflected on the screen. Account for multiple times during the day and where the sun might cause issues.
Choose a Focal Point
If you want your TV to be the focal point of the room, place it in a central location where every person in a seating area can comfortably view it. If you have another focal point in the room, such as a mantle or fireplace, consider mounting the television above it to accentuate the area rather than pulling focus away from existing features in your space.
Consider putting your television in a cabinet or armoire with closing doors if you don’t want it to be visible when you’re not watching it. Make sure there are holes in the back of the cabinet for all cords to pass through (or drill some yourself). If you have children utilizing the cabinet, make sure it is easy to open and close.
Place your television on a unit such as a bookcase and surround it with books, decorative objects, and photographs to make it part of your décor. Further integrate it into the space by creating a gallery wall of photos or art in black frames.
We hope you have enjoyed our article covering some of our best tips for perfect TV placement in your home. If you are looking to purchase modern TV furniture to use with your television, reach out to Smart Furniture today!