Buying and transporting your new TV home is only half the battle.
You’ll have to unpack it, handle all of the wiring and, of course, hang it.
One of the most common challenges when hanging a TV is determining how high on the wall it should be hung. Here are a few things to keep in mind for an optimal viewing experience.
It’s impossible to give you a number that would serve as the right height to hang a TV in everyone’s home.
The true optimal height is determined by a number of factors. But, we’ll list some generalizations for you to keep in mind.
Most of the important visuals in the video happen in the center third of the TV screen. A good rule of thumb when hanging your TV is to keep the horizontal center third of the screen at eye level.
The optimal height for you will vary depending on the height of your furniture, TV size and the construction of the wall.
One of the most important factors playing into the hanging of your TV will be the layout of the room in which you intend to hang it. For instance, if you plan to watch television in your living room you might want to hang it at a different height than you would to watch television in your bedroom.
Also, if most of your furniture is reclined, you may consider hanging your TV a bit higher as your eyes will be pointing up slightly when you sit.
Some rooms may have decorative additions to them like wainscotting that would need to be taken into consideration.
While hanging the TV right above the fireplace might be a hotspot, we’re going to suggest throwing water on that idea.
Unless you never use your fireplace, the mantle and chimney will get hot and eventually damage sensitive, internal electronics. On top of that, soot and smoke can escape the fireplace occasionally and could eventually harm internal components of the TV.
This setup also tends to be too high, so it it’s probably a good idea to find another location to hang your television.
If you’re finding it difficult to meet all of the listed criteria in one TV setup, you might want to consider implementing an adjustable mount. These mounts are available for all different television sizes and add the functionality to adjust the position and viewing angle of your TV.