The first thing someone said to me when I mounted my TV was, “It’s mounted so low.” That person might have been right, but it wasn’t done accidentally. Mounting your TV at the right height can reduce eye and neck strain—an important factor when you’re relaxing!
The general rule of thumb is to have the center of the screen at about eye level. Since most people position their TVs in front of the couch, the location should be determined by the sitting eye level.
But how do you prevent comments like the one I received about it being mounted “so low”?
Take this tip from Jackson’s Gallery, a custom frame shop and art gallery. They’re referring to art, but I think it applies to mounting TVs, too. According to Jackson’s, you need to take into account the space in which your art—or, in this case, TV—is hanging.
If you’re in a room where people are mostly sitting, such as a dining room or home theater, you’ll want to have the artwork lower than you’ll want it in an entryway or hallway, where people are primarily standing. (read the full article here)