Long evenings in front of the TV are an easy way to relax and unwind. However, if we take an uncomfortable stand, we can get back pain and eye strain. You should of course take care of the comfortable lounge furniture on which you spend your time, but an ergonomic TV height will give you just as many benefits. We have prepared a short guide on how high to hang the TV so those movie marathons with the family or games on a console will be a pleasure and not a burden for the body.
Height of the TV in different rooms
An appropriate height of the TV screen is one at which we can comfortably watch the image in a natural position. It is assumed that we should place the center of the screen at the height of the viewer’s eyes. This height is usually between 100 and 110 cm from the floor if you are watching the TV while sitting on a sofa. Analogically, when we have a TV in the kitchen – it should be adjusted to our height because we usually watch it standing up. It is different when we prefer to watch the TV lying down so the TV in the bedroom should be mounted closer to the ceiling, at a height of about 180 cm above the floor. Optimally, you can invest in a ceiling lift for the TV – then you can comfortably adjust the height of the receiver depending on whether you are sitting or lying down while watching.
TV diagonal and hanging height
Televisions with a larger screen diagonal should be hung higher than small and compact ones. The center of the TV is always the most important, not its top or bottom edge. Our eyesight is focused on the center of the screen and lowering it may result in back pain and tech-neck, i. e. transverse wrinkles caused by permanent tension of the chin. Bigger TV also means a larger distance from the screen to feel comfortable while watching it. If the TV „hurts” your eyes, it is necessary to increase this distance. Eye muscle fatigue caused by frequent screen radiation can permanently damage your eyesight!
Ways of spending time in front of the TV
Most often, we use the TV traditionally, watching our favorite streaming service or TV channel. However, keep in mind that many people buy a TV for console gaming and use the device only for simple TV games or challenging simulator. Then it may be common to sit on a pouf or the floor, and the TV should be lower – we can use a universal tabletop TV mount and place the TV on a dresser or sideboard. For people who like cooking in front of the TV or fitness at home, a higher height will be optimal. Do your household members use the TV in the living room in different ways? For the health of your family, you can make a compromise and mount the TV on a lift so you can easily adjust the height to your favorite entertainment.