How Far Should Your Sofa Be From The TV?

When deciding where to put a TV, there are many factors you should consider. These include the size of the furniture as well as the design and resolution of the images.

This article will share some tips to improve the well-being and comfort of users, avoiding any problems such as visual fatigue or poor body postures.

PH-13 Apartment / Atelier L'inconnu; Beirut, Líbano. Image © Ieva Saudargaite
Zagal Loft / Tangible; Medellín, Colombia. Image © Mateo Soto

The ideal setting for the TV and sofa distance is one that takes into consideration the space and distances needed to enjoy the set. This will ensure the intended function of the setting and prevent any headaches.

VM Apartment / NJ+ Arquitetos Associados; Perdizes, Brasil. Image © Fran Parente
415N Apartment / CoDA; Asa Norte, Brasil. Image © Júlia Tótoli

First, you need to be aware of two things when installing a television in your home. The size of a TV is measured diagonally in inches. A TV measuring 40 inches in length is 2.54 cm. Therefore, a TV measuring 1.02 meters from the corner will be considered a 40-inch TV.

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It is important to know the screen’s resolution, in addition to its size. A screen’s resolution is the number of pixels that make up its vertical and horizontal lines. It is a well-known fact that the resolution can increase with the pixel density. This means that the screen’s sharpness and detail richness will improve.

However, lighting and time of day are important factors in choosing the best place to mount the TV for a pleasant viewing experience. The TV should be placed on the opposite side of windows. It is not recommended that it be placed in front of openings. The goal is to minimize reflections without compromising image quality.

You should also consider the viewing angle and the standard threshold for pixelation. According to the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers, the recommended distance for viewing a screen is approximately 30 degrees from our field of vision. This is true for all types of multimedia content.

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The height at which your device will be installed is another variable. It is best to have the screen’s center approximately equal the height of your eyes. The average height of a sitting person is 85-100 cm above the floor. It is recommended that they be at least one-third of screen’s height, as they are not in the center of the screen.

There are many television models on the market. Each year, they strive to make them better. Curved design has been the hottest trend in recent years. But have you ever thought about what the differences are between flat-screen TVs and curved-screen TVs.

Curved-screen televisions place us in the middle of the screen, thereby maintaining a constant distance between our eyes from the TV. Curvature allows you to expand your field of vision, create an enveloping sensation, and reduce reflections from the television. The goal is to enhance the experience of those who use the spaces we project. We also aim to meet their preferences and needs.