With today’s new lightweight, flat-screen TVs showing up in living rooms around the world, there are a wide range of reasons to mount your TV, rather than having it set up in a stand. Wall mounted televisions turn a functional entertainment device into an actual artistic statement, but if that isn’t enough to convince you, there are a number of other reasons to go with mounting your TV on the wall.
1). Space-saving Functionality
For most people, unless you’re living in the Overlook Hotel, space is usually always at a premium. When you mount your TV on the wall, you immediately free up a tremendous amount of space (we actually made an infographic about this that you can view here. This instantly appeals to the interior designer lurking within all of us, and you’ll quickly discover that the space that you’ve now freed up can be utilized in new and exciting ways. For the truly adventurous, consider putting an actual frame around the mounted TV. This instantly turns it into a work of art that some might say makes a cleverly ironic statement about entertainment versus art.
2). Increased Viewing
Say goodbye to the days when you had to sit in a certain position at a certain angle at a certain time of day to get a clear view of whatever was on the TV. One of the best reasons to mount your TV is to take advantage of the many mounting kits available that allow you to watch your TV from virtually any area of a room at any time of the day.
Believe it or not, one of the most valid reasons to mount your TV is because it is safer than having it on a stand. Anyone who has ever bumped into a TV that’s on a stand knows how unstable it can be. In addition, if you have kids or a rambunctious dog in the household, the likelihood of that TV falling over rises dramatically. Lastly, if you are unfortunate enough to have a break-in, thieves are more likely to grab a stand-alone TV, rather than mess around with taking one down that has been mounted on the wall.
With a TV mounted on your wall, you’re no longer a slave to the limitations of the room. Before the new TVs came out, most people had to put the TV wherever the entertainment center would fit. People actually bought new furniture that would be usable with their entertainment centers. Now, however, you can mount your TV wherever you want, making your choices virtually limitless.
One of the reasons to mount your TV is that it’s easy. The days where you needed to have your own handyman program on cable television in order to get that TV on the wall are over. If you can read a blog or watch a video, you can mount your TV on the wall.
There you have it – five terrific reasons for you to consider mounting your TV on the wall. Choose your model and you’ll be on your way.