Why You Shouldn’t Hang a TV Over a Fireplace
It seems so logical – you want the sofa to face the fireplace and TV, and there is a beautiful wide wall just above the mantle. So, you hang your flat screen TV right above the fireplace. And you just made a HORRIBLE MISTAKE.
Aside from the fact that heat and smoke – which, remember, go up – are not very good for your fancy electronics, you shouldn’t even hang your TV over a decorative fireplace. According to apartment therapy :
Experts recommend that the top of the screen be within 15-35 degrees of the horizontal plane at your eye level (aim for 15 degrees), which means that a flat panel mounted above a fireplace is not only irritating to your eyes but also painful. muscles.
This means that the TV above the fireplace is too high for you to watch from the sofa. Find another location for the screen where it can be closer to eye level and away from fire.
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