How High To Mount TV

How High To Mount TV

So you’ve decided to mount your TV but now you face the challenge of deciding where to mount it and how high.

While some may be limited upon the places where their TV can be mounted, others may have a more expansive wall space providing more possibilities regarding the place where the TV can be mounted.

It is important to account for a range of factors when contemplating the height in which the TV is going to be mounted, the most prominent being the setting in which the TV is being viewed.

Angles

If the TV in question is one that is in your bedroom the angle in which this TV is mounted is more than likely to differ from that of a TV in a living room or lounge.

This is because in a lounge you are likely to be sitting to watch the TV however, in the bedroom you may be lying down when watching the TV and so the height is likely to differ.

Generally, it is advised to mount your TV so that it is centered at eye level when you are sat down.

On average this tends to be around 42″ from the floor.

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Mounting your TV at this angle will provide you with the optimum viewing experience as you can view your TV comfortably without feeling as though you are having to look down a lot or you are having to strain your neck etc by looking at a TV that is positioned too high.

Again this exact measurement is likely to differ depending on your height.

If you are a taller individual you may wish to mount the TV slightly higher so that when you are in a seated position your TV is secured at a comfortable angle.

While this angle is generally advised by most experts it may differ depending on your preference.

For example, some may want to position their TV a little lower and others may find it more comfortable to position their TV at a higher angle so that they can view it more comfortable when lying or sitting at an angle.

Calculations

There is in fact a calculation that you can conduct to find out the best angle to position your TV.

Your TV can be identified by the size and height and using this measurement you can then divide this figure by 2 before subtracting it by 42″.

Doing so will then help you to calculate the best angle to secure your TV.

Although the recommended height tends to be 42″ this can differ depending on the size of the TV itself.

For example, positioning a smaller TV at a particularly high angle is likely to make it more difficult to get a clear view of the TV.

A TV that measures 55″ should ideally be positioned around 61″ away from the floor. A slightly larger TV that measures 65″ should be secured at a height of around 65″ away from the floor.

Distance and obstacles

Another important factor to consider is the viewing distance and viewing angle. The ideal viewing angle is going to depend on the size of your TV.

TV viewing distance
Size range of TV in inches and distances from the screen.

It also depends on any obstacles that are positioned on your wall which can affect the height and angle in which your TV can be mounted.

For example, if you have a wall with a feature fireplace but this is the only wall that you can fit your TV you may need to position the mount at a higher angle while ensuring that you can still view your TV comfortably.

If you are going to be mounting a TV in your bedroom as mentioned previously you are likely going to position your TV at a higher angle than you would in a lounge.

This is because you are likely to be watching your TV as you lay in bed and if your TV is positioned too low you are likely to find it uncomfortable to watch over prolonged periods in particular.

Standing or sitting?

You may also be contemplating mounting a TV that is predominantly going to be viewed from a standing position.

Again this angle is going to differ from a TV that is mounted in a lounge and can be one that is a little more difficult to execute.

Standing height TV

For example, you often find some people with TVs in their kitchens and if this is the case you will need to decide whether your TV is going to be mainly viewed from a seated position at a table or when you are stood up.

Positioning your TV at a higher level is likely to be the preferred option because when you are standing up you aren’t going to be struggling to view the TV.

However, if it is too high you may struggle to see the TV clearly when you are sat down, hence why it is important to determine whether you are most likely to be sat down or stood up when watching your TV.

Final thoughts

Generally, it is recommended to mount your TV 42″ from the floor so that it sits at eye level.

However, some factors can affect this height ultimately causing the TV to be mounted at a higher or lower level.

The specifications of your TV are going to affect the height at which you mount your TV.

The quality of the resolution is going to determine the best viewing angle because positioning a TV with a poor resolution at a high angle may provide challenges when viewing your TV.

You will also find that the height can alter depending on the features of your TV. For example, some can be extended or tilted.

This is useful in instances where you feel as though your TV is positioned slightly too high as you can tilt the angle so that you can view your TV with greater ease.

Ultimately it is also going to depend on your preferences and the height which you feel allows you to view the TV with greater comfort.