Tips For The Perfect TV Placement

Interior design can be a tricky thing. A lot of the time, beauty is in the eye of the beholder – meaning your balance of "this looks good to me" and "I'm not ignoring what other people think" depends on your own unique tastes and lifestyle. Most of us fall into that camp, but there are still some hard and fast rules that all should abide by when dreaming up their dream home. One of those rules is knowing how to position your television set best.

Look At Your Room From The Visitor’s Perspective

Before you start doing anything, take a minute and stand back from the room to get a sense of what it looks like from afar. Try out a few different viewing angles before making any decisions about where your screen should go. A quick sketch will help you visualize how different screens would look in various spots before committing to anything permanent.

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Find A Spot Away From Traffic Patterns

To avoid any interference with normal living, place your television away from areas where people are likely to walk around, such as doorways or hallways. You want everyone who comes over to be able to sit back and enjoy watching their favourite shows without having to worry about someone walking through the room unexpectedly!

Mind The Windows

Make sure there are no lights behind or to the side of your screen. Light coming from those directions will create glare on the screen, which will make it harder to see what's going on. If possible, try turning off overhead lights and using lamps instead — they're easier to position so that they don't cast shadows over your TV.

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Know Your Viewing Distance

If you have a large living room or family room with plenty of seating options, then this isn't an issue — but if not, then knowing exactly how far away from the screen each person should be sitting is important. 

Position It At Your Eye Level

Aligning the TV with your line of vision is crucial since watching anything that you have to squint at or strain your neck to see will eventually give you a headache. It's best if the screen is placed so that it's level with—rather than above or below—your eyes; this way, you'll be able to watch comfortably without tiring quickly as well.

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Keep Wires Out Of Sight

Make sure to hide any wires that connect your devices (cable box, gaming console) with your TV, so they don't distract from the look of your room — or worse yet, trip someone up who's walking across! 

A quick fix is to conceal any wiring under rugs or behind furniture. If that's not an option, then try to keep them out of sight by routing them around the back of your TV or along its sides, considering the power outlet is in close proximity. Make sure not to hang them above head height, as this can make them more noticeable. You can also opt for a power strip or invest in a TV cabinet that has its own built-in cable management system.


With a few pointers and a little guidance, you'll be lining up your TV just right in no time. And speaking of lining things up, don't forget that furniture placement is not just about the TV; it's how the entire room is set up to create an all-encompassing, cohesive look. All of these elements need to blend together, creating an aesthetic that will prove to be truly timeless.

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