Of course, a large number of people enjoy watching TV in their bedrooms from the comfort of their beds or couches. And for many, this is a really pleasant way to spend their free time or relax after a hard day’s work. However, sometimes, if you are just thinking about installing a TV in the bedroom, certain, albeit small, difficulties may arise. Despite the fact that in general the whole process does not look difficult, there are still several details that you should definitely consider and keep in mind. Yes, there are pluses and minuses in all this, but solving the problem even before it occurs will greatly save you time and energy, as well as avoid unwanted situations. So, in this article, we have collected some useful tips for installing a TV in the bedroom, which we recommend that you familiarize yourself with.
Why do you need it?
And before giving any advice, you need to answer the question: “Why do I need a TV in my bedroom?” And, as you might guess, the answer will be quite convincing. Instead of sitting in the living room until late in the day, tossing and turning in your chair, you can watch your favorite films and programs from the comfort of your bed. You don’t have to worry about falling asleep at some point, and then waking up and going to the bedroom, because you are already in it. And if this alone is enough for you, then rather put yourself a TV. Of course, there are more practical reasons beyond that. With this solution, you can always find out the morning news, weather or traffic data, just trying to wake up or being in the process of getting ready for work.
In addition, you may have another incidental question. Namely, “What if your kids want a TV in their room?” And many parents are really pestered by this dilemma. On the one hand, children can watch a cartoon for the 19th time, while adults watch whatever they want in the living room or another room. Or they can watch Saturday cartoons with enthusiasm while you are in peace and quiet. On the other hand, such a process can get out of control, creating additional difficulties. First, doctors recommend that children watch TV no more than two hours a day, and warn that watching just before bed can harm the sleep process itself. Secondly, you may have difficulty controlling what they are watching. If you do agree to this, make sure to fix the TV securely. But more on that later
In order to determine the optimal TV size for the bedroom, you will have to estimate the distance from the bed, to the place where you plan to place it, as well as what you will watch. Small diagonal models may be ideal for watching (or even listening to) the morning news, but you will need a larger screen for comfortable watching movies. Of course, a small TV can always be made to appear larger simply by bringing it closer to the bed, using, for example, a retractable mount. Yes, this will not change the situation much, but if you do not have the budget or simply place to install a large TV, then such a decision may be a way out of the situation.
Since the TV may be at a greater distance from you than in the same living room, you may notice a lack of sound quality or its volume level. A good, perhaps even portable, speaker, if not an entire speaker system, will help solve this problem. If you don’t want to disturb other inhabitants of the house or your soul mate, then wireless headphones will definitely come in handy.
Most people, quite logically, think that it is necessary to install the TV directly in front of the bed or at the foot of it. But beyond that, there are several solutions that can also turn out to be quite good. Bedrooms are completely different, so the best place to install a TV in it depends on the size and shape of your space, as well as the location of the furniture. Installing the TV in a corner can be a smart idea as corners are not often used. And this is a kind of space saving. If the foot of the bed is already occupied, you can install the TV on a pedestal, a special cabinet or come up with any other solution that will be the most optimal and suitable for you.
There are also quite a few stylish ways to hide your TV from view when you don’t need it. For example, you can position it in a specific location in the closet, which will work the same even if your TV is an older “chubby” model. Well, if your bedroom suddenly has a fireplace, be sure to install a TV over it. Just make sure you have the ability to adjust the tilt position.
If you’re looking for a unique way to install a TV in your bedroom, look at the ceiling. Hanging a flat screen TV from the ceiling is ideal for a bedroom with lots of windows and doors. One of the main advantages of this arrangement is that they can be hidden when not in use, and do not take up space that can be actively used for other purposes. Safety is one of the most important aspects to consider when doing this. Make sure your ceiling can support the weight of the TV and get sturdy special mounts. Well, keep in mind that in this matter it is better to rely on professional help.
Once you’ve decided where to place your TV in your bedroom, you will want to consider the height options for each potential location. Remember, the ideal height for placing a TV in a bedroom may not be the same as for a living room. You will most likely be lying in bed watching TV, so your ideal height is usually slightly above your line of sight. Also, you may need help to determine the correct placement. One person can lie down while the other marks the most suitable spot. The type of mount you choose will also determine what height is optimal for the most comfortable and enjoyable viewing experience. If you have a movable mount, then you will definitely be able to more flexibly adjust the position of the TV to suit your needs.
When watching TV, most people prefer to be in complete darkness. This may work in movie theaters, but in the bedroom it can cause eye strain. In addition, this, as we have already understood, will have a negative effect on the coming dream itself. When it is dark, the body automatically prepares for sleep, but watching TV, you force yourself to stay awake. Then, when the TV is turned off, you risk driving away sleepiness and tossing and turning in bed for a long time before falling asleep. Therefore, even a small amount of additional light while watching TV can correct this situation.
A table lamp can be a good option to create a small amount of light in the room. It will be ideal if you install one on each side of the bed, if you do not sleep in it alone, since this light will not interfere with your soulmate either. It is also a good alternative to have a reading lamp above your headboard, which can also be lit to avoid eye strain, and of course not only when watching TV. Alternatively, install a nightlight on your bedside table to control the light level, which will also help create some romantic atmosphere if needed. One way or another, this point is also worth considering if you do not want to feel discomfort.