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How High to Mount a TV in the Bedroom

As an owner of a small bedroom, I have always been frustrated with the limited space and how to use it to my best advantage. Recently, I decided to tackle the challenge of mounting a TV in the bedroom and did some research to figure out the best way to do it. After weighing the pros and cons, and learning some helpful tips and tricks, I was able to figure out the perfect spot for my TV.

In this blog post, I’ll be sharing my experience and the solutions I discovered to help you mount your TV in the bedroom. So join me on my journey as I show you how high to mount a TV in the bedroom!

How High to Mount a TV in the Bedroom

Generally, the standard height of your TV should be where the center of it is at the eye level of an average-height person—about 42 inches from the floor. To calculate the height at which you should mount the TV, you need to get the actual height of your TV. 

Divide the height dimension by 2, then subtract the result from 42.

So, if you have 55-inch TV with a height of 28 inches, divide 28 by two, which is 14 inches. Deduct 14 from 42, which is 28. This means you should mount your TV 28 inches from your bedroom floor to the trim or bevel of the TV.

Other factors include the recline position and the distance from the wall to where you will sit or recline. If you are also taller than the average person, your eye level would be higher than 42 inches.

If the math seems complicated, you can always use a calculator to determine the height, distance, and angle.

Things to Consider Before Buying a Mounted TV for Your Bedroom

Here are a few factors you’d like to consider before getting a mounted TV.

Measuring Ceiling Height and Room Size

Consider the size of the apartment and the ceiling height. This would help in choosing the right size for the mounted TV. 

Generally, a narrow-sized TV should hang lower than a wider-sized TV. This will create a balanced surface surrounding the location of your TV, giving an optimal viewing experience.

So before buying the TV, revise your bedroom’s dimensions, particularly the wall where you’ll mount the TV.

Viewing Distance and Angle

To get the best viewing experience, measure the distance between your mounted TV and the area where you plan to watch—in this case, your bed. Distance impacts viewing clarity and strains your eyes. 

The angle refers to your reclined position. Since you have the TV in your bedroom, you would most likely watch it while lying on the bed. You need to adjust the height of your mounted TV depending on the angle.

The standard reclined angle range for sitting down is 10 to 15 degrees and no more than 30 degrees if in the bedroom, based on the Society of Television and Motion Picture Engineers (STMPE) recommendation.

After you’ve considered the angle and how far your bed is, you can choose the suitable height for mounting the TV.

Picking TV Wall Mount

The TV wall mount type is another important factor to consider. Usually, the TV comes with a bracket making it easy to mount, but if you want more flexibility, you can choose your own mount type.

There are three basic types of TV mounts:

  • Fixed type. The simplest type of wall mount bracket. If you are not looking for too much flexibility, this wall mount bracket is for you. This type of bracket usually comes included when you buy your TV.
  • Tilt type. This type is slightly more advanced than the fixed bracket. This type allows you to adjust the position of the TV from a 5 to 15-degree angle. It’s best for counteracting sunlight and reflections, and it’s ideal for bedrooms if you tend to watch the TV while lying down.
  • Full motion type. The most flexible type. It allows you to adjust the TV at different angles with a swivel arm that extends outwards. It is also the most expensive of the three, so it’s often the least common choice.

When buying TV mounts, check the VESA size of your TV first.

VESA Standard

Most TV are VESA compliant. This is an essential factor when choosing your TV mount.

But what is VESA?

VESA stands for the Videos Electronic Standard Association. A VESA standard refers to the distance between the four mounting holes found at the back of your TV measured in millimeters horizontally and vertically.

The VESA standard differs according to TV size. So, the VESA size for a 55-inch TV differs from a 6-inch TV.

Pros of Mounting a TV in the Bedroom

  • Optimal viewing experience
  • Flexibility in terms of positioning and angle
  • More space
  • Easier to clean around the TV

Cons of Mounting a TV in the Bedroom

  • Cost of mounting the TV
  • Difficulty in finding the right spot
  • Cord management may be tricky
  • Possibility of damage to the wall

Conclusion

If you ask me how high to mount a TV in the bedroom, my answer would be that it depends. If you tend to watch the TV while lying down, you’ll have to consider the angle. Other than that, you only have to factor in your height and the height of the seat you’ll be sitting on while watching the TV.

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