After making your selection for the best wall brackets to suit your requirements for your flat screen TV, consider its installation. Remember that the installation will not just affect the functionality of a TV but the aesthetics of the room as well. Know which essential elements to watch out for when installing wall brackets in your home. One of those is the location. Where you place your flat screen TV will have a significant impact. When installing a flat screen TV wall mount, pay attention to some of these factors.
Room Shape and Size
The size and shape of a room should serve as guides when picking a suitable installation location. You have to choose a part of the room that offers the best viewing angles. Irregularly shaped rooms like lofts and basements may offer a bit of a challenge. Check the height of the whole room and find out how far up the mount should go without viewers straining their necks.
How do you watch TV?
If you are like most people, you sit! But how close? What are you sitting on? A bean bag up close, a recliner or do you like to lay down on your favourite couch or bed? If you recline or watch TV in bed, the last thing you want to do is try and look past your toes to see the TV because the TV is too low or you are too close. Often, recliner and bedroom viewers lift the TV mounting height, so the top of the TV is at door frame height, or higher, in order to get a comfortable position. On a bracket that has a little tilt on it as well, can produce a fantastically comfortable viewing position. This can depend on the size of the TV.
A higher mounted TV is not the way to go, if you like to lay at right angles to the TV and watch it. The TV is better mounted at a level that suites your needs, although a lower TV can have a large effect on you and your families posture and ultimate long term comfort. A little bit of planning before mounting the TV bracket can go a long way!
When installing TV brackets, consider your aesthetic needs. The position you select for the mount in addition to the style of the bracket will influence your décor. Nowadays, flat screen televisions play a big role in interior design, even when the TV is turned off. To ensure you get it right, consider the theme and colours in a particular room as well as the style of furniture. Also select the right bracket for the job – do you need to be able to swivel your TV left and right or up and down or do you want it fixed to the wall as close as possible for a minimalist look?
The power requirements for your flat screen TV will also determine where you mount it – as well as the antenna connection. When looking at all other aspects, you must think about where you are going to connect the TV. Cords and cables running down the wall will interfere with the aesthetics of your home. The best trick is to have the connections right behind the TV. You may be lucky enough to have a location that meets the power needs but if not, hire an electrician and get the job done properly. Some people get really lucky and find there is a cupboard or pantry on the other side of the wall and run cable through there, hidden from view.
Another consideration to make when picking the perfect location to install a flat screen TV wall mount is sound. Most people like sound enhancements for better viewing experiences. If you are getting a surround sound system for your TV, mount the TV in a location where you will be able to connect the surround system suitably. Ensure that you have enough space to place the sound system without compromising viewing.
If you haven’t bought your TV wall mount yet, well-stocked retailers in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane such as those recommended by RVM Australia, will have what you’re looking for.
How to Hang a Flat-Screen TV, FamilyHandyman.com
When And How To Place Your TV In The Corner Of A Room, Homedit.com