As television sets become larger and more high-tech, the choices in placement may be a bit more versatile. The old-school television left few options to owners due to the sheer size, depth, and heft, but today's super-thin and stream-lined sets can be positioned, mounted, and even suspended, to expand the options available for placement.
Consider the following aspects of your TV before making a final determination as to where it belongs in the home:
Focal point of the room
Television sets are quickly becoming a stylish focal point in many homes, adapting well to mantles, over fireplaces, and framed on the wall. These sleek and streamlined sets are becoming more accent items than mere entertainment devices, so check out some of the unique frames and cabinetry made to house your particular model.
Best view of the screen
The ideal position to watch television is approximately nine-feet from the screen, which allows for ample depth perception and vision without distortions that can arise from sitting too close. Measure the distance from where you typically sit and lounge, and then make your placement decision so that the screen is an adequate distance from this seating area.
Ideal spot to see the action
The mistake that many people make is to hang their television set too high on a wall, above a mantle, or from a mount, which can give you a stiff neck and impede a clear view of the screen from all of the seats in your space. Keep the television in your line of vision, not too high or low, for the most versatile placement possible.
Some television sets are, in fact, a thing of beauty and deserve a prominent place in the home, however if you are looking for an aesthetic that does not include your television, then consider investing in a beautiful cabinet or armoire. The fact remains that the television is the one spot in the home that the family come together and that fosters a sense of togetherness in today's modern home, so wherever you place yours, it is a win-win situation.