Redecorating a home is always fun, especially for those people who love interior design. If you are one of them, you have already planned out everything – where bulky pieces of furniture will go, what type of decorative items you want in your living room, and where you will place them, and so on. But what about TV?
If we are honest, a TV set is an essential element in every living room. Not only that, but it is also a device that every household possesses, the thing that keeps us entertained. However, finding the right place for it in your new living room can prove to be challenging. After all, it has to be strategically positioned so that you can watch your favorite program, but, at the same time, it has to fit the new design perfectly.
This never occurred to you, right? Well, there is no need to be worried, because, in this article, we will provide you with some practical tips that will help you find the best position for your TV set in no time.
Find a power source
First thing first, you have to think about the location of all power sources in your living room, i.e., electrical outlets. Generally speaking, yes, you can mount it far away from these, but keep in mind that you would have to use an extension cord that would only create more mess, and this is something that we want to avoid.
In addition, make sure there is enough power supply to support not only the TV but also other players that you have, maybe a Wi-Fi modem or a sound system. This is something that you have to check before setting everything up because if it turns out that it cannot support all the devices, you will be right back at the start.
Think about the windows
This tip might seem odd, but hear us out. Having numerous windows in your living room means that it is always bright and that spending time there is joy. However, at the same time, it can be a problem because this light will reflect the glare on your TV.
This will significantly affect your watching experiences and relaxing time, so you have to be smart about it. If there are many windows, you should do calculations and try to figure out the position where the glare will be minimal. Sometimes, you might not be able to avoid it completely, but you have to be strategic about it.
Will it be the focal point?
This is another thing you have to decide before you start arranging the furniture while you are still in the planning phase. If the TV set is the focal point of the room, you should place it somewhere near the center, but make sure that there will be enough space to arrange the furniture around it.
On the other hand, if you want to make a window or a fireplace to be the center point in the room, you have a few options. If the former one is true, you should mount the TV on the nearby wall, while on the other hand, if the latter is true, you can mount it above it. Whatever you choose, just be smart about its position, because you have to be able to watch it comfortably.
Don’t forget about the spacing
Okay, there is a general rule that you should follow. According to tvaerialinstaller.co.uk, the TV should be placed at your eye level when sitting down. This is the best way to avoid straining your neck and eyes and to ensure that you are comfortable.
What’s more, you also have to think about the distance between you and the TV. As you can assume, this is individual due to different sizes of TV and space, meaning that you will have to do calculations. If you already have a TV, this is the only way to figure out where the couch should go. On the other hand, if you want to buy one, you can decide on its size by measuring the space of your room, where it will go, and, therefore, choose the best device.
Hide it or integrate it
This decision ultimately comes down to your personal choice and the design you are going for. If you are still figuring it out, you have surely looked for inspiration online, and you have probably noticed these two options.
As we have already mentioned, you can place the TV to be the room’s focal point. Nevertheless, if you don’t want to do this, you can always hide it. What are we talking about? Why not incorporate another piece of furniture like a cabinet, and hide the TV inside? This will take the décor of the room to a whole new level. Still, you have to make sure that this is manageable, and also that the doors can easily be opened and closed.
On the other note, you can always integrate it into the décor. If you want to have a giant bookcase in the living room, you can always incorporate the TV into it. Design a shelf with enough room for the device and other items such as books, photographs, and small details.
Mount it high
If your living room is fairly small and there isn’t enough space for bulky pieces, your best option is to hang it on the wall. In addition, this is also the most convenient choice because there won’t be wires all around the floor that you would have to hide in order not to trip over them.
Moreover, you can always put interesting wallpaper on that wall, and make the TV another decorative item. Whatever you choose, don’t forget about the above-discussed tips on sunlight glare, spacing, and the size of the device. Finally, depending on your skills, you can do this on your own. You will just need some tools. On the other note, you can always leave this task to professionals.