Don’t Mount Your TV Above These Spots (Unless You Do This…)

TV is one of the most used and loved devices in our homes.

You spent around $1500 on a shiny new TV, and you can’t wait to watch your favorite shows and movies on it.

You did some research online and found some tips and ideas on where to place your TV.

Finally, you decided, for example, to place the TV above the fireplace so you can snuggle up in front of a cozy fire… but don’t miss out on your favorite shows.

Okay, but is it a good idea to place the TV above this spot?

Maybe not or maybe yeah!

This article will discuss some of the most common TV placing spots and why you have to think twice about this!

Let’s move on…

Above the Fireplace: Might Save Space, but Could Seriously Harm the TV

Above the Fireplace Might Save Space, but Could Seriously Harm the TV

Before you decide to harshly remove the TV from its current position, you need to know that there are three main types of fireplaces:

  1. Wood-Burning Fireplaces
  2. Gas Fireplaces
  3. Electric Fireplaces

Wood and gas-burning fireplaces pose more risks to a TV than an electric fireplace. With an electric fireplace, you have the option to control the heat, and the main advantage is that the heat is not directed upwards.

So, an electric fireplace is much safer than a traditional one.

But most decorators will say you should never do that. Not only is it too high, but you’re also putting a big, black screen in the middle of the room’s best focal point.

Additionally, the heat and smoke from the fireplace can damage your TV over time.

However, if you really want to put your TV above your fireplace, make sure there is enough space between the TV and the mantel, use a tilting mount to adjust the angle of the TV, and install a heat shield to protect your TV from the fireplace.

Mixed media is good, but be careful not to make the area messy

Mixed media is good, but be careful not to make the area messy

‘Mixed media’—it’s a very classic and rare decoration idea that few people follow.

If you are under a force like ‘I must place my TV in my bedroom along with my giant shelves’, then you might want to try this!

Basically, it just means using different things to decorate your TV area, like books, magazines, DVDs, and other stuff that fits your style and personality.

The idea here is to create an entertainment center using a set of shelves.

The shelves will hold your TV, as well as other media items like books and magazines. Later, you can also add some baskets and glassware to make the shelves look even more interesting and attractive.

TV will not stand out too much, but blend in with the rest of the items on the shelves.

But the thing is: It may look cluttered or messy if you have too many items on the shelves or may be distracting or hard to focus on the TV if you have other media items around it that catch your attention.

It’s up to you how you arrange it and how you feel about the area!


Q: What about placing the TV in a corner of the room?

Corner placement can work well, but ensure it doesn’t compromise the viewing experience.

Use a swivel mount to adjust the TV’s angle, and consider the room’s layout to avoid awkward viewing positions. Also, be cautious about glare from windows or lights.

Q: Is it okay to mount my TV in the bedroom?

It’s your personal choice and there is no bad side!

But consider the distance from the bed, potential sleep disturbances, and the ergonomics of viewing from bed. 

Q: Can I place my TV in a room with a lot of natural light?

Yes, you can, but be mindful of glare.

Position the TV in a way that minimizes reflections from windows during daylight hours.

Consider using curtains or blinds to control the amount of natural light and enhance the viewing experience.

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