Mantel Mount | May 22, 2024

How High Should a TV Be Mounted?

Put down the measuring tape! Before you install your TV mount, we have some pointers to assure that your TV is at a perfect viewing level no matter what your set up is.

Viewing without Regrets

The placement of your TV mount is crucial to your entertainment room's decor and your overall viewing enjoyment. After all, is there anything worse than craning your neck to watch TV after a long day?

There are a few things that you need to analyze before deciding on the best place to mount your TV. You need to determine how the TV in the room you’re installing it in is going to be used. Factors like viewing, functionality, seating, and more can all come into play. So, let’s get started!

Standard Seating View

How high should I mount my TV in a standard viewing setting? Typically for a standard living room set up, you would position your TV 42 inches on-center, measuring from the floor up. This is because a sofa is usually about 18 inches in height, giving you an extra 24 inches, so the TV rests at your eye level. If your sofa is shorter or taller than this, recalculate accordingly.

Bar Stool Seating

When you are mounting a TV in a home bar, you want the TV to be at eye level for people sitting on bar stools. For this, we recommend moving from the 42-inch mark to 48 inches or 53 inches on-center. 

Above Fireplace Mounting

Another popular question people have when they purchase a TV mount is how high should a TV be mount above their fireplace?  

The rule of thumb is, if your mantel is less than four feet from the floor, you should mount your TV about 12 inches above it. This rule applies to a fireplace without a mantel as well. However, if you have a fireplace that is more than 4 feet tall, we recommend mounting the TV about 6 inches above the fireplace for a more comfortable view.

Mounting a TV with Obstructed Views

Sometimes the way a room is laid out can pose certain issues when you are mounting your TV. Luckily there is an answer to how high a TV should be mounted when you are in this situation. To avoid interference with a piece of furniture or an appliance, mount the TV as close to eye-level as you can, ensuring there are about 6 inches of clearance between the obstruction and your TV.

Let’s Do This!

We hope this blog assists you in mounting your TV! If you're still in the process of shopping for a TV mount, look no further than MantelMount. Our patented construction combines high-quality components and state-of-the-art counterbalance technology, allowing anyone to easily pull a large flat-screen TV down off the wall, suspend it at eye-level in front of a fireplace, and swivel it left or right for the perfect view.