Since flat-screen TVs invaded homes, rooms have never been the same.
That heavy bookcase, for example, was gradually being replaced by supports and panels. All this is to highlight the TV on the wall and ensure the best sound and picture experience.
And if you’re also going through this transformation process, keep following this post and see all the tips we’ve put together to help you put the TV on the wall the right way.
Why Put The TV On The Wall?
Flat-panel TV sets are infinitely more compact than old-fashioned tube TVs.
But what you might not have noticed is that when these new televisions are placed on the wall, the usable space in the room increases considerably.
That’s because the furniture that used to house the old televisions is no longer necessary for the current models.
With the removal of this furniture, usually racks and shelves, the room gains space, which is great news for those who live in small houses.
Believe it or not, your TV will be much safer when placed directly on the wall, especially if you have children at home.
Because it is a smaller and lighter device, the flat-screen TV can easily be dropped and consequently injure someone.
By placing the TV directly on the wall, you still eliminate that bunch of wires that, when exposed, can also cause accidents.
Wall-mounted TV ensures better visibility of images. This is because it can be adjusted to be at the ideal height of your sofa or bed, which is not the case with fixed furniture that does not offer this dimensioning option.
How High is the TV on the Wall?
Speaking of visibility, you may be wondering what height is ideal for placing the TV feature wall.
However, there is no standard height. It all depends on the average height of the household’s residents, as well as the size of the TV set.
Therefore, the best thing to do before placing the TV on the wall is to ask the residents to sit on the sofa and thus determine the best height.
But, as a rule, it is worth knowing that this height will always be above 1.20 meters. That is, do not place the TV on the wall any lower than this height.
In the bedroom, the height of the TV must be determined taking into account the height of the residents lying in bed.
The ideal height for the TV on the wall is where the center of the set is aligned with your eyes, so you don’t need to raise or lower your neck.
What is the Ideal Distance from the TV to the Wall?
In addition to height, it is also important to determine the distance from the TV to the bed or sofa.
This calculation varies mainly due to the size of the device. But, in a nutshell, it works like this: the bigger the device, the greater the distance from the viewer.
Check the Measurements in the table below:
TV 26” – a minimum distance of 1m and a maximum distance of 2m;
TV 30” – a minimum distance of 1.10m and a maximum distance of 2.30m;
TV 34” – a minimum distance of 1.30m and a maximum distance of 2.60m;
42” TV – a minimum distance of 1.60m and a maximum distance of 3.20m;
TV 47” – a minimum distance of 1.80m and a maximum distance of 3.60m;
TV 50” – a minimum distance of 1.90m and a maximum distance of 3.80m;
TV 55” – a minimum distance of 2.10m and a maximum distance of 3.90m;
TV 60” – a minimum distance of 2.30m and a maximum distance of 4.60m;
65” TV – a minimum distance of 2.60m and a maximum distance of 4.90m;
Types of Wall Mount TV
Regardless of whether your TV is mounted directly to the wall or via a panel, you will need a bracket. See below the models currently on the market, check it out:
Fixed TV Support
Fixed stand, as the name suggests, keeps the TV always in the same position.
This type of support is also the most suitable for use with panels since it keeps the TV very close to the wall and can more easily hide wires and cables.
Articulated TV Stand
The articulated support, unlike the fixed one, allows the TV to be moved both to the left and to the right.
This type of support is very suitable for integrated environments so that the television can be used in both spaces.
The swivel bracket also has the advantage of making the back of the television more accessible, making it easier to connect to other devices.
However, this also causes the wiring to be more exposed than in the fixed support model.
Tilting TV Stand
The tillable TV stand is widely used in bedrooms and commercial spaces, where the TV is usually installed at a higher height.
TV Ceiling Bracket
The ceiling support is the most complete of all models because it allows the device to be moved up and down and from left to right.