When And How To Place Your TV In The Corner Of A Room

TVs are rarely placed in corners unless, of course, the space is very limited or the layout favors such a placement. Today we’re going to analyze a bit more these situations and we’re going to see how a corner TV can influence the rest of the décor in the room plus various ways to display it there. Whether it’s a wall-mounted TV or one displayed in a unit or shelf, there’s always an option to make it look good.

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The style in this case is really not important. What matters is the configuration of the room and the design possibilities. A TV can be placed in the corner in various different ways. One option is to have it integrated into a corner unit which also has some shelves and storage in general.{found on waldendesigngroup}.

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The corner unit can be freestanding but also part of a larger structure which extends onto the adjacent walls. In that case, the whole focus shifts onto this particular portion of the room, forcing the layout to use the opposite corners.{found on mjwhelan}.

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A TV is also placed in the corner when there’s simply no room on the walls. For example, this living room features a wall of full-height windows and another one mostly occupied by the fireplace. Since it’s not usually a good idea to display the TV directly above the fireplace, a corner placement was chosen here.{found on stonewood}.

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Sometimes a corner unit which features the TV at its center can make a room feel more intimate and inviting. There’s something about corners that feels very cozy and this can be used when picking the layout for the room as well as the interior design.{found on designline}.

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Corner TV placements are also a practical option in the case of open floor plans which include more than one function. The seating area/ living room can be oriented towards a corner and it can include a large sectional which creates a cozy enclosure.{found on pillarhomes}.

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Instead of a large corner wall unit, the TV can also be displayed on a small console table. It’s a more casual way to do this, plus the table doesn’t occupy the entire corner allowing the room to stay airy and to look more spacious overall.{found on theredjet}.

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A more ingenious idea is to have the TV placed inside a box shelf attached to the fireplace wall in this case. The shelf and TV swivel so the viewing angle can be adjusted and this way various configurations become possible.

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But it’s also possible to simply have the TV mounted onto the walls in the corner of a room without needing any furniture at all. It helps if the cables are hidden inside the wall although the corner actually provides a smooth way to conceal them along the line where the two walls meet.{found on rikkisnyder}.

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Such an option can be viable in small spaces such as a bedroom, where a console table or any other piece of furniture would simply take up valuable floor space making the room feel cramped and diminishing its appeal.

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Consider mounting the TV in the corner when you want the sofa to face the large windows for beautiful views and you’re left with no other choice but to relocate the TV. The corner is a practical option but, of course, it all depends on the size of the room, the size of the TV and that of the windows.{found on designwithsflynn}.

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A clever configuration features the TV placed in the corner where the staircase wall meets the other one. There’s not much you can use that space for so this is a valid and practical option. Another idea is to also add some storage to the staircase either with open shelving, cubbies or a custom cabinet.

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Place the TV in the corner if the layout allows for a simple configuration to be created this way. For example, this design allows the seating area to be organized in front of the TV. In addition, the wall niches contribute to an overall simple, transparent and harmonious design.

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In some cases, the presence of large or full height windows makes it impossible to place the TV on those particular walls. As a result, a different solution has to be found. Consider placing the TV in the corner, perhaps next to a door. It may seem off at first but this would be a space-efficient configuration for the whole room.

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Not all bedrooms include a TV. However, those that do often have trouble finding a suitable place for it. Sure, placing the TV on the dresser can be a viable solution but you can save more space by hanging it in the corner of the room, just under the ceiling. This would be a comfortable option considering that you’ll be lying in bed while watching TV.

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Another idea is to incorporate the TV into a corner bedroom which also includes a fireplace. The fireplace would add warmth to the room, both literary and figuratively. Position the rest of the furniture in such a way as to create a comfortable environment for relaxing, watching TV, reading and other activities.{found on nealhuston}.

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Placing the TV in the corner of the room can be a good option in the case of an open floor plan or a large space incorporating two or more functions. This way you;ll be able to watch TV from all the spaces and your view wouldn’t be obstructed by other pieces of furniture or decorations and accessories.

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In the case of a basement, an interesting option is to incorporate the TV in a wall module. If the basement serves as a bar or leisure space, this would be a really great idea. Although the TV would sit high on the wall, you’ll be able to watch it comfortably while sitting at the bar. And if you also decide to make this a game room, then a corner TV would be an even better idea.

Best location for a TV.

As you can see, there are plenty of viable option regarding the placement of the TV in a room, regardless of its function. Figuring out what the best location for a TV is in a particular space can prove to be a challenge and a difficult task. It’s why you need to do your homework and to know exactly what to look for. For example:

  • it’s important to sit at the right distance from the TV. Avoid sitting too close but don’t sit too far away either or you’ll have trouble reading and distinguishing small details on the screen.
  • choose the right size for your TV. For this to be accurate, check the viewing distance and the tips related to this feature.
  • check the viewing angle. So, if you decide to place your TV in the corner, you should sit directly in front of it. Your eyes should be level with the center of the screen.
  • room lighting is very important. So before you choose a spot for your TV, check how the light coming from the windows, lamps and chandelier affects the TV’s picture. An on-screen glare is an undesirable detail and nobody should accept it.
  • use a TV stand if you think this can solve a certain problem in your room such as being able to place the TV in the corner or in a particular spot. A TV stand can also allow you to position the TV at the ideal height which wouldn’t be possible with a fixed shelf or a console table for example.
  • the most important thing when choosing the location for the TV is to not be forced to sit in an awkward or uncomfortable position. If you have to turn your head to see the TV, even slightly, something is wrong and should be fixed.