How To Pick The Perfect TV Size And Distance For Your Living Room






If you're looking to buy a new TV, you've probably heard a thing or two about how important it is to get the right size. But what does that really mean? And how do you know if your living room is big enough for a massive 65-inch screen? How far away should your couch be from the TV? What are typical viewing distances when sitting on couches and chairs? And more. So let's dive in!


How big should my TV be for my room?


If you want to get the best picture, you'll need to know how big your TV should be. If you're looking for a new TV, this guide will help you determine what size is right for your space.


The perfect screen size depends on what type of entertainment experience you want to have with your new television! If watching action movies is something that excites and interests you then you may prefer a larger display but if the news is more exciting for you then maybe something smaller would be better suited for your needs as well!


The first thing you need to do when deciding on a size is taken stock of everything in the room: the dimensions, lighting conditions, distance from seating areas, and even furniture configurations (if applicable). Once all those factors are taken into consideration and compared against one another, it's easy enough to determine whether there would be enough empty space on top of your entertainment center after adding an oversized flat-screen television set into its midst; if not then maybe consider adding some shelves instead!


The diagonal measurement of a TV screen is the size you should look for when purchasing a new television. The most common sizes are 32", 40", 46", 50", 55", 60", and 65". Nowadays, more and more people are choosing a large screen over a small one because, generally, the larger the screen size, the more immersive the experience; however, many people like to keep their rooms small so they can sit close to their televisions without having to sit on an ottoman. If you’re buying a 55-inch or 65-inch TV (let alone anything bigger), then you should consider sitting at least 10 feet away from it in order to get maximum detail out of your picture.


If you’re buying a 32-inch TV, then you should look for one that has a diagonal measurement of at least 26 inches. The smaller the screen size, the further away from it you need to sit in order to see all of its details.

The best way to decide what size television you need is to think about how much space you have in your home and how far away from it you want to sit.


What should be the ideal viewing distance between a couch and a TV? 


  • A great TV viewing experience requires a lot of planning. The ideal viewing distance depends on personal preference and also how big or small of a living room space you have available to enjoy it in! You want to ensure that you sit at the perfect distance from the screen so that it won't affect your eyes and balance. According to experts, there is no perfect answer for everyone since everyone's eyes are different and everyone has different needs in terms of size and distance from their televisions.
  • This can be a little tricky, but there are some simple math formulas that will help you figure it out. First of all, ask yourself how far away from the TV you want to sit. Take a tape measure and measure the distance from your couch or another seating arrangement to where you'll be sitting while watching television. Next, stand up and hold your arm out straight in front of yourself without bending at the elbow (this will give us an idea of how long our eye level is). 
  • Then use this formula:
  • Viewing Distance = 2(Eye Level) + 1½ Feet 

  • The end result should be in inches or feet depending on which scale was used when measuring eye level!

  • Now that we know our ideal distance from the TV screen for optimal viewing pleasure, we can find what size TV best suits this situation by multiplying this number by 16: 

  • * Ideal Screen Size = Ideal Distance x 16 (for inches) * Ideal Screen Size = Ideal Distance x 0.13333333333 (for feet)

  • This will give us the diagonal length of our TV screen. For example, if you want to sit 10 feet from your TV—which works out to about 3.2 meters—then multiply this number by 16 and we get an ideal screen size of 192 inches (or 4.8 meters).
  • Also, remember that if possible, place your TV at eye level so everyone watching has an equal chance at seeing it clearly—especially important if there are children in the house who might need a boost!
  • When choosing where to put your new fixture (or any large piece of furniture), make sure there is ample space around it so that no one will accidentally bump into it while walking by—and don’t forget about reflections! Not only might they distract from what's happening on screen but also cause eye strain and fatigue when watching TV; dimmer lighting is always better than bright light sources nearby as well!




Now that you have all the information, you can start planning your living room. You can think about where to place your TV and how big it should be based on your viewing distance. You can use this as a guide to help you create the perfect living room. When you're finished, your home will be more comfortable and inviting than ever before! Check out TCL TVs if you want to upgrade your home entertainment.


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