How High to Mount TV in Bedroom

How High to Mount TV in Bedroom

Installing a TV in your bedroom is a great idea. There’s nothing nicer than snuggling down, getting cozy, and putting your shows on.

But first, you’ve got to work out where to put your TV.

The logistics of installing a TV in your bedroom can be difficult. You’re going to want the TV facing your bed.

But you need it to be at a height that is easy to see when you’re snuggled down or when you’re sitting up.

The decision to mount a TV on your bedroom wall is definitely sensible. Wall space can often be so underused.

Adding a TV with a stand to your room is adding another big piece of furniture that you might not have room for.

The Perfect Height

The height at which you mount your TV will depend on the size of your TV and the angle at which you will be viewing it.

According to the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, you should watch TV at a 30° angle.

That said, when it comes to watching TV in bed, you might often find yourself watching from lower down as you get comfy.

This is usually at around 10° or 15°. So it’s important to work out whether you’re more likely to watch TV sat up in bed or reclined.

Here is a basic guide to the height your TV should be mounted, depending on its size:

Size of TV (inches)

Height from Floor to TV Center (inches)

42

55

55

61

65

65

70

67

Tips and Tricks

Now you know how high to position your TV on your bedroom wall. But there are still a few things you need to know and remember.

Here are some tips and tricks for making sure you mount your TV correctly.

Measure the TV accurately

Before you get started you need to measure your TV.  TVs are measured diagonally, rather than by length and breadth. We cover that in this post.

This is why you see TVs advertised as being, for example, 42” rather than 40” x 20”.

Buy the correct bracket

Now that you have the measurements of your TV, you can find a wall bracket that is the correct size.

Making sure you have the correct measurement is important for two reasons. One is that you need the TV to fit on the wall bracket.

The other is that the wall bracket needs to be strong enough to support your TV. If you buy a wall bracket that is even slightly too small, your TV won’t fit properly.

Even if you manage to mount the TV, chances are that the wall bracket won’t be strong enough to support your TV as it has been designed for a smaller, and therefore lighter, TV.

Practice

It’s a good idea to try out several different heights to see which works best for you.

But, unless you want lots of holes and wall damage around your TV, you don’t want to install the wall bracket and then keep taking it down again to rearrange it.

So, try marking out where you think your TV should go. The table above is only a rough guide and you might sit at a completely different angle and so need your TV to be at a different height.

So (using a pencil that can be erased!) mark out on your wall where you think your TV should go. Then, sit comfortably on your bed and see how it feels.

Once you have found the perfect height, you can leave the markings on the wall. This will work as a guide for when you actually install the wall bracket.

Call a professional

Okay, so you might be sure that you can do this yourself. But, if you aren’t feeling all that confident, there’s nothing wrong with calling someone to mount your TV for you.

If there is even the slightest chance that you could do this wrong, you’re risking your (probably very expensive) TV crashing to the ground. This will damage both your TV and your bedroom wall.

So, even if you think this is something simple that you should be able to do; it’s not. There is nothing wrong with bringing in someone who is an expert and knows what they’re doing. Especially when it comes to something that involves electricity.

Don’t forget the window

The layout of your bedroom will of course make a difference when it comes to mounting your TV. But this doesn’t just mean the direction that your bed faces.

You also need to consider where the light shines as it comes in through your bedroom window.

This shouldn’t be too much of a problem if you only watch TV in the evenings. But, it can still be a frustration in the summer months when the evenings get lighter.

So, as well as working out which angle you watch TV from, make sure to work out which angle the light will come in from. This will give you a better idea of whether the image on your TV will be affected by the sun.

If the planned location for your TV is obscured by the light, then you can move the TV around. Alternatively, you can even move your bedroom furniture if it’s that much of a problem for you.

But, that’s quite a lot of work. So, it all depends on when you will be watching TV. As well as how much a faded image due to the sunlight will bother you.

Conclusion

So, there you have it. That’s just about everything you need to know about mounting a TV on your bedroom wall. Plus a few more tips and tricks to help you out.

But remember that this is a very general guide. You can use exact measurements or you can just keep trying out different heights.

The most important thing is that your TV is at the best height for you to binge-watch your favorite shows. While also being able to reach your favorite snacks and slouch comfortably in your bed.