How To Hang TV From A Ceiling

How To Hang TV From A Ceiling

If your home has run out of space and you have nowhere to place your TV, hanging it from the ceiling could be the right way to go.

It can be a great focal point and will ensure easy viewing for many hours. You won’t need to worry if the TV will fit on your television stand either.

With the right tools and materials, you could soon have your very own cinematic experience in your living room.

The easiest method of hanging a TV from the ceiling is by using a ceiling mount. These can be found at most retailers.

Remember to always check the label’s specifications to ensure it is compatible with the model of your tv. We are here to guide you through the process of hanging your tv from your ceiling and it is surprisingly simple.

All you need are a few tools and someone to be an extra set of hands for lifting and holding the TV in place with you.

Before you know it, you’ll be enjoying your favorite programs from your ceiling mounted television.

How To Hang TV From A Ceiling

Here are the steps you need to take:

STEP 1: Gathering your supplies

Most of the supplies and parts you’ll need for the installation of your ceiling TV can be found at any major retailer or local hardware store.

Most TV mounts come equipped with additional supplies such as washers, Allen wrenches, and fasteners. Before you head to the store, here are the included parts you’ll be needing:

  • A ceiling TV mount
  • A drill and drill bits
  • A ladder
  • A screwdriver
  • Fasteners such as screws
  • A socket wrench
  • A stud finder
  • A TV

STEP 2: Inspect all mounting slots on the rear of the TV

Depending on your TV, the mountain slots will look different. Each model has different placings for the mounting slots so it is important to see where these are situated.

These are typically easy to find and mostly arranged in square or rectangular patterns. The mounting slots will normally have a deepened area with threading for the mounting screws to attach.

Some televisions have a few slots at the back of them. If this is the case, you may have difficulty telling which ones are used for fastening the mount. If this is the case, look up this information in your TV’s instructional manual.

STEP 3: Attach mounting brackets to the mounting slots on the back of the TV

The mounting brackets of TVs are usually long metal pieces with screw holes.

You need to position the mounting brackets so the screw holes align with all the mounting slots on the rear of the television. Then use the fasteners that came with your wall mount and attach both brackets.

Depending on the kind of mount you use, most require you to put a washer and/or spacer on the screw before you use it to fasten the TV.

Nearly every ceiling mount will have contrasting sizes of fasteners for its different component parts. Read the mount’s instructions to find out which fastener to use.

You should ensure the fasteners for the TV brackets are evenly aligned before you begin to tighten them. Your TV could end up being mounted crookedly if these are uneven.

STEP 4: Make sure the TV mounting brackets are strongly attached

Once you have the brackets attached and all screws are firm, use your hands to check if the brackets are firmly attached to the TV. These shouldn’t have any loose gaps or wiggling.

If this is the case, tighten the TV mounting screws until tight. Be absolutely thorough when tightening these screws as loose screws could cause your TV to fall from your mount in time.

STEP 5: Locate ceiling studs

Once the mount is firmly attached to the TV, you need to use your step ladder and get a hold of your stud finder.

With this stud finder, pass it back and forth until you find studs and then mark these locations with a pencil.

STEP 6: Drill ceiling holes for TV wires 

To keep your wiring out of sight, simply drill a hole in the ceiling and feed any wires down to the power of the TV.

STEP 7: Outline the ceiling mount’s pavement with a pencil

Here you need to hold up the ceiling mount to the location of installation. Line up the wall mounting holes with all the studs that you marked earlier.

When in place, gently outline.

STEP 8: Fasten the ceiling mount to ceiling studs

Drill the ceiling mounting plate into the ceiling studs. Some mounts may need to be fastened using bolts but this can be done with a socket wrench.

Then, tighten the plate firmly into position.

STEP 9: Put together the mounting plate extension

Most mounts have an arm or a hanger that drops from the ceiling.

You will need to attach the mounting brackets to this extension with fasteners. Do this with the fasteners that came with your mount.

STEP 10: With a helping hand, attach the TV mounting brackets to the extension

As this is hard to do on your own, get an extra pair of hands to help hold the TV up to the extension. Then use the fasteners that came with the mount and secure the television firmly in place.

Now check the stability of your TV to ensure it is firmly in place. Use your hands to test the TV, as well as the mount’s stability.

If you have a swiveling mount, the tv shouldn’t wobble. Any looseness, just tighten the fasteners.


There you have it. Your TV is hanging from the ceiling for you to enjoy. With this proper installment, your TV should be still, secure, and safe.

With all the different designs of mounts out there, you may have found yours required a little more fastening or tweaking than others.

The hard work is now over so sit back, relax, and enjoy watching your newly mounted television.