How High Should A TV Be Mounted?

High Should A TV Be Mounted

Do you have a television that you simply want to mount to a wall but aren’t sure how high to place it? This can be tricky since you want the flat screen to be high enough to look good on your wall while being low enough to achieve the ideal viewing angle.

The viewing height and having a comfortable viewing position are vital for an awesome home theatre. The good news is that it is pretty straightforward. All it takes is a few quick measurements and a glance at these simple TV-mounting height tips for TV relocations.

1)     Ideal Height

To figure the perfect height for a standing person, just take the person’s height and subtract a couple of inches. The average person is about 5’6” to 5’8”, and if you live alone you can simply use your height to calculate the perfect placement.

2)     Size of the TV (TVS)

The size of your TV greatly affects the TV mounting height. When you buy a TV the dimensions are marked on the box like 42″, 55″, 60″, etc. If you have got an existing TV and don’t remember the dimensions then you can measure it. You can find the size of your TV by measuring it diagonally – and just the screen, not the bevel.

3)     Layout of the Room

Another important variable is the layout of the room the TV will be mounted in. Start by measuring the distance between your TV screen and the primary viewing position in the room. Next, measure the height to the top of the seat of the couch or chair you will be sitting in. From there, you will use these values to work out the perfect viewing height for your specific setup.

4)     Out of Children’s Reach

A very common reason that the TV is mounted on walls, especially for families with toddlers, is to keep it out of their reach.

5)     Placing the above fireplace

If the fireplace is an active fireplace that is in use, we would suggest installing the TV elsewhere, as electrical items don’t like heat and as heat rises, it will impact the TV electrics. Another reason why installing a TV above fireplaces is not a good idea is because the TV will possibly finish being too high. This will depend on the height of the fireplace.

6)     Try a mock-up

To get a better idea of how a TV will look on your wall, experiment with a mockup made of paper or cardboard. Move it around to see whether it looks best centered on the wall or the couch.


Testing the potential mounting bracket height with a piece of paper or cardboard will allow you to get an idea of what the TV will look like, and how it will feel in the room. When it comes to how high you should mount your TV, there are a variety of options, so take the time to find the best solution for you!

Call us on 1300 016 017 for your TV installation services and remember to call a few weeks before the move.

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