Most living rooms are organized around the television so everyone can watch comfortably. But television placement itself is often dictated according to available wall space, your windows, and how open your floor plan is. But the common solution of mounting your television above the fireplace can damage the internal parts and drastically shorten its lifespan.
Where should you mount your television instead of above the fireplace?
- The wall opposite your living room windows: It used to be that any direct sunlight would create an impossible glare across your television screen. However, changes in material and technology have reduced the reflective sheen to give you a few more placement options. You can also take advantage of better, less bulky black-out curtains that match the style of your living room and also help lower your energy bill.
- Angle your television in a corner. Because televisions are becoming more and more lightweight, even as their dimensions continue to grow, you have more wall-mounting options than ever before. So long as you have a corner that allows for comfortable viewing, you don’t have to restrict your television to a flat wall. You can even get an adjustable mounting bracket so you can move the screen.
- Don’t hang a television; use a projector instead. If above your fireplace is the perfect place for a screen, avoid the issue of heat damage entirely by opting for a projector. Projectors can display a crystal clear image either on the wall or on a screen that doesn’t have small electronic components vulnerable to heat. Sometimes your living is organized in such a way that no other wall space works, and that’s okay.
If you’re looking for the right spot to hang your television, our experts have a few ideas. Go to Audio Video Solutions to get started.