“Is this centered now, sweetie?”
If that sounds at all familiar, then you know how frustrating it can be to figure out where and how high you should install and position your television to best fit your living room (or bedroom) lounging needs. It is important to take into account a few things that would affect the positioning of your TV as well as the enjoyment and usability of the other features that may be included with your media center setup. Here are a few ways to figure out how high you should place your TV and find out which placement suits you and your loved ones best to enjoy all the entertainment your TV and media center have to offer.
The size of the TV affects the positioning and height of TV setting
When positioning your TV, it is important to understand the size and coverage the TV will cover once placed. For example, if you have a 60” inch screen TV and a connected media center, you would not set up the TV in the same place and height as a 20” inch TV. The size will also help you to adjust it best for you and your family’s eye level when sitting and standing (for those TV events that you just can’t stay in your seat).
The dimensions of your chosen room can dictate
The dimensions of a room affect a TV similar to the way any furniture piece would affect the layout and openness of the room. The dimensions of the room may dictate for the TV to be set at the center of the wall or may need to be more an angle. After deciding on that preference, you can then move forward to the dimensions of the room itself. In rooms where the floor is sunken lower than the initial foyer or entrance of the living space, you would need to consider where the most comfortable eye level falls for the optimal viewing experience. For instance, the placement of the TV in this setting should be no lower than the floor level of the entrance, yet not too much higher than the top of the entrance frame when entering the room. This creates less tension and more focus on the room and pulls the entire media center together to ensure maximum comfort for the viewers and the best placement, both height and centeredness of the TV.
The planned usage of the room may
Now, this may seem pretty self-explanatory, but in actuality, the usage of the TV may increase due to family gatherings, sporting events, and dinner parties, thus warranting a look into how your guests will be seated when viewing the TV. If the TV is in a family gaming room, the TV may be better suited (also depending on the size of the TV) at a higher angle, thus creating a streamlined look that pulls the room together and seamlessly suggests for the occupants to be active in that room instead of merely lounging in the seating area. If the room is more for comfort and a potential guest staying area, like those times when you have family visiting and some of them have to sleep on the pullout couch, the TV would be better suited to eye level when sitting so that your guests can be more relaxed when being entertained in the room.
The height of the TV placement is based on your preferences just as much as the actual dimensions of the equipment and its initial setup. If you find that your home furniture is more fitting to a lower setting placement, the setup process can be relatively easy to handle as a simple home media center can carry the TV at optimal viewing level for you and your family and guests. The main challenge comes from finding ways to accommodate the placement when the dimensions may not be as direct as that or you find your viewing habits shift throughout your time and usage of the living space you are setting up. In cases like that, it is recommended to inquire with a TV specialist or an experienced installation team to better equip you to watch your TV at its best viewing and height.