Deciding where to place the TV can be a dilemma in many households.  Put it front and center or tucked away and hidden?  These considerations can help settle the debate.

  • Do you use your TV much of the time?  You’ll likely want it front and center.
  • Would you prefer your TV to blend into the room? A console or entertainment center can help take the focus off the TV. Other high-tech options are available to complete conceal the TV when not in use.
  • Do you want your TV to be a focal piece of furniture in your room or blend in?
  • Do you have limited space?  A wall mount option is the most kind to small spaces.
  • Is your TV competing with your fireplace as a focal point?  Managing two focal points in a room is a tricky dilemma, especially if they are on different walls.
  • What distance and angle should the TV be from the main viewing area?  According to THX (a high-fidelity audio/visual reproduction standard for movie & entertainment areas)  the optimal viewing angle is between 28 degrees and 40 degrees from the viewer’s eye level to the screen.  Distance should be  5 – 7.5 ‘ for a 50″ screen, 6-9’ for a 60″ screen, and of course further for the larger screens.

Read more about our tips on how to make your TV an effective part of your home decor in our recent blog post It’s a Love-hate Relationship with our TV’s.