Oct 06, 2017 - 04:48 PM
I think that there’s no harm in placing a TV in the bedroom. It can help make the bedroom look more modern, it’s very convenient, and it makes for highly comfortable lazy days when you just want to lay in bed.
However, certain research has shown that having a TV in the bedroom can have negative effects on your sleep and productivity.
For one, having a TV inside the bedroom can lead to poorer sleep. TVs are just very tempting to ignore for most people, which is why plenty of people with TVs in their bedrooms tend to have fewer hours of sleep.
Moreover, placing a TV inside the bedroom can cause a strain in communication, especially if you are sharing your bedroom with your lover. Simply put, the more time spent on watching TV, the less time there is spent on socializing with other people.
There’s also the rule that every room serves its own purpose. The kitchen is for cooking, the living room for leisure, and the bedroom for rest and relaxation. Having the right design to serve the purpose of each room in your home can help you attain the perfect balance for a productive lifestyle.
But like I said, I honestly don’t think that there’s anything wrong with placing a TV in your bedroom. All the issues I have mentioned above can probably be avoided by people with great discipline.
If you do decide to put a TV in your bedroom, there are also plenty of advantages that you can enjoy right at the comfort of your bed.
The first thing that I love about having a TV in the bedroom is that it can help destress during long and busy days. It also makes for great movie nights with a lover or even friends.
Another great thing about putting a TV in the bedroom is that you can catch up on the news first thing in the morning or late at night before you sleep. It’s very efficient really.
Additionally, some people actually like having some white noise from the TV as they sleep. Though this could be somewhat costly when it comes to energy consumption, it’s still something that can make the bedroom extra comfortable.
Where should you place your TV in the bedroom?
If you do decide to get your bedroom a TV, then you might as well choose the right spot to place it in.
If you have a tiny bedroom with little available floor space, then you should definitely wall mount your tv. When you do, make sure that your tv is a couple inches higher that your eye level when you’re standing up.
You can try hanging your TV on the wall opposite your bed. You can place it directly in front of your bed (where your feet are directed) or on its side. However, do take note that if you are sharing your bed with someone else, you may obstruct their view of the TV if you put it on the side of your bed.
Have some extra floor space on your room? If you do, you may want to place your TV on a table or on a shelf. You can even place your TV on top of your chest drawer if it has a wide enough space to accommodate your TV.
If you still have no idea where to place your TV in your bedroom, I highly suggest that you just wall-mount it if possible. Having a wall mounted TV can lead to less clutter and more available floor space.
Should you get a TV for your bedroom?
As you have read, there are several pros and cons to having a TV on your bedroom. If you are sharing your bedroom with someone else, it would be best to consult that person first if he or she wishes to have a TV in the bedroom.
The bottom line here is, putting a TV in the bedroom will depend on your personal preference. If you think that having a TV in your bedroom can disrupt your sleep or productivity, then the simple answer here is no.
However, if you feel like you’d like to have more options for relieving stress in the comfort of your bedroom, then you may definitely benefit from putting a TV in your room.
Another fact that you should consider is the available space. If your room’s decor is ruined by the appearance of a TV, then you may be better off having a TV-less room.
Just do what you think fits your personality and your bedroom’s current design. If you ever find yourself unhappy with a TV in your bedroom, you can always put it back in your living room.
Want to find some inspiration? Checkout these bedrooms with TVs here.