For many people, relaxing in front of the TV after a long day at work is something they look forward to. However, if you don’t have a TV that works with your living room, you may find that you’re feeling more frustration than anything else when you go sit down to watch TV.
To keep this from happening to you, here are three tips for picking the right sized TV for your living room space.
Know The Distance Between You And Your TV Screen
One of the first things you’ll want to decide when trying to find a new TV is what size of TV you should be looking at.
To help you determine the size of TV that’s going to be best for your specific living room, you should measure how far away you’ll be sitting from where you plan to put your TV. The further away from the TV you plan to be, the larger the TV should be so that you can still see everything clearly and crisply.
As a point of reference, if you’ll only be sitting four or five feet away from the TV, getting something around 40 inches should work great. But if you’ll be between eight and nine feet away from the TV, you should be looking for a TV that’s closer to about 70 inches.
Consider How Much Focus You Want To Give The TV
Another thing you’ll need to consider when deciding what TV you want to add to your living room is how much of a focus you want to be giving your TV when you’re in the room.
For some people, having the TV on in the background is just a natural part of being in the living room. But for other people, the TV is really only used on a very sporadic basis. So if you’re going to be using your TV a lot, you may want it to play a bigger focal point in the room. But if you won’t be watching much TV in your living room, you may want to save space for other activities or decor by getting something smaller.
Make Sure The TV And Accessories Fit
Once you know what size and type of TV you think will work based on the quality of picture you’re wanting to see and how far away you plan to sit from your TV, you’ll also need to be sure that your TV fits with all the furniture and other accessories in your living room. If you have a specific place that you want to put your TV, like above your mantle or within a cutout from built-in storage shelves, you’ll have to ensure that your TV will actually fit in that given space.
If you’re going to be buying a new TV to put in your living room, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you know what size of TV to purchase.