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Is A 50/55/60/65/70 Inch TV Too Big For A Bedroom?

As an owner of a 50 inch TV in my bedroom, I know how frustrating it can be to try and find the right size TV for a bedroom. After doing some research and testing, I’m here to share my experience and solutions to which TV size is optimal.

In the past, the TV screen size was a significant factor in what you purchased, as you needed to accommodate enough space so that you could not make out the individual pixels on the screen. But with the increase in higher resolutions like 4K, it is less of a concern and more preference.

TV Size Tips
TV size depends on room size, viewing distance, and viewing angle.
Bigger TVs generally offer better viewing experiences, but a too large TV can make a bedroom feel cramped.
For an optimal viewing experience, a TV size between 60 to 75 inches is recommended.
Higher resolution TVs such as 4K and 8K offer better image quality and can be viewed from closer distances.
Consider the position of the TV, whether on a stand or wall-mounted, when selecting the size.

Helping To Determine What Is The Ideal TV Size For A Bedroom

TVs are a large part of our lives, and unlike in days gone by, when the TV was limited to the “TV-room,” nowadays people tend to have TVs in almost every other room, including the bedroom. We want to dissect whether or not particular-sized TVs are potentially too large for a bedroom setting, and the answer is that it depends on variables. 

Previously, a TV screen size of 36-inches was considered big, whereas now, even the likes of a 50-inch TV hardly constitute even a “mid-sized” one. This is because of the emergence of 4K resolutions and the ultraslim designs of TVs. This means that the screens are more extensive, but the unit takes up far less space than before. 

The question is, how big can one go in terms of TV screen size? You will likely be surprised that you can opt for one bigger than you initially thought. In many homes, you will find TVs as large as 65-inch or even 75-inch. However, whether these will be ideal for bedroom use is debatable. 

In this article, you will find that we have combined an array of tips and tricks for selecting the correct TV size for your needs (and also remember that unless budget is not an issue, you may need to factor that into the equation). Additionally, much of what we discuss will be able to carry over into other rooms within your home.

Understanding TV Screen Size, And Your Needs

We must convey that TV screens are measured diagonally, from one corner to another. So if we take, for example, a 65-inch TV, the width of that screen is likely to sit at 55-inches. So, in general, bigger does mean better, but there does come the point where the screen is too large for the space you are placing it in. Bedrooms tend to be cozier and more intimate, so size matters.

The screen’s size correlates with the optimal viewing distance, and the angle at which you view it is also essential. So although we can sit closer to TVs today than we used to and not strain our eyes, a large screen is generally better to view from farther away. You will struggle to experience the whole picture if you are too close.

To truly experience the home cinema, you should look for a TV sizeD between 60 to 75-inches. However, this may not be the feel you want for your bedroom as these best serve to entertain larger groups and are complementary for viewing sporting events. 

Screen Size And Resolution Come Into Play

There are three primary resolution TV options available. These are 1080p, 4K, and 8K. We highly recommend that anyone purchasing a new TV opt for the 4K option. 

However, the image quality will change the closer you sit to the TV, and the TV quality (informed by brand and price) will also come into play. The higher the resolution and overall quality of the TV, the closer you should be able to sit before you notice any pixelation. 

1080p or Full HD has a 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, which will be used by many broadcasts, such as cable and satellite TV and streaming services. The downside is that Full HD will only be viable if you want to get something between 40 and 50-inches.

4K, or Ultra HD, has a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. It offers far higher quality than 1080p and is often the standard in smart TVs today. 8K is available, but there is very little content that comes in this resolution, so for the time being, it is pointless to spend the extra money.

You Need To Consider The Room Size And The TV Position

Once you have purchased the TV, you will very quickly realize that the room will not alter to accommodate a smaller or larger TV. So when choosing the TV in-store, factor in the distance you will be viewing from in your bedroom. You need to be aware of the room size (and even consider measuring the distance) and where the TV will be placed.  

It comes down to the room where you intend to place the TV, and in this case, although the furniture in your bedroom is not permanently fixed, you are unlikely to want to have to reorganize your entire bedroom around your new TV. However, if your bedroom is spacious and you feel this is possible, you are lucky enough to have some flexibility.

The question is whether you intend to set your TV  on a stand or you are going to wall-mount it. If you go with the stand option, you will likely find that the TV is slightly closer to the viewer. If you wall-mount the TV, this may distance it from the viewer, which may mean the need to opt for a 65-inch over a 60-inch, for example.


Purchase the largest TV that best suits the space in which you will place it. Not all bedrooms are the same size, so it is impossible to state that one particular size will be one-size-fits-all. The fundamentals are that you have a size with a good resolution that you can easily view without straining to see what is on screen. 

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