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Staring toward a window while watching TV is hard on the eyes and can detract from your viewing experience. Instead, look for a way to put in another part of the room so that the light isn't a problem.

The sunlight that comes through a window in your room makes it feel bright, warm, and cheerful. If your goal is to relax while watching the TV, staring into a sunny window will make it difficult.

Blocking a portion of the window with a television set decreases the amount of sun in your room. Keep in mind that it will be difficult (if not impossible) to hang the TV on the wall, so you'll need some sort of surface.

This would be a great time to put the TV at a lower level than normal so that you block less of the window's light. Instead, find a neutral wall where the light won't be a problem. You can hang the TV on a wall with a mount or put it on top of a table or cabinet like the one below.

The direction of your couch depends on the focal point and purpose of the room.

For instance, in this living room, the couch is arranged so that most of the seats can see the screen, but the TV isn't in the way of conversation. Focal points other than the TV could include a fireplace, large picture window, piece of art, decorative bookshelves, or anything unique to your home.

One helpful thing about putting a TV in the bedroom is that there is furniture in the living room that can easily hold a television set. Dressers and other tables can be a great spot for a screen, especially if that piece of furniture is on one of the few walls that don't have a window.

If this isn't an option, consider purchasing a TV post that you can put at the foot of your bed. Make sure you don't plan on moving the bed, as this is a somewhat permanent option. The ceiling mount shown below has a remote control tilt feature. If the main seating used to view the TV is higher than standard, keep that in mind when positioning the screen.

For instance, if your TV is situated over a bar with barstools, the average person will have a higher eye level than sitting on a couch. If you'd like to mount your TV above your mantle or on top of a particular piece of furniture, it might need to be higher.

Like the one shown below, most TV mounting hardware comes with the ability to tilt and telescope.

This means you should avoid putting it in front of a window since this will make it more difficult to see the TV.

Instead, aim for a location where sunlight won't be an issue, and that fits into the flow of your room.

In the Living Room: Guy Relaxing on a Couch Watching War Movie on a TV. Modern Military Warfare Action with War Soldiers Shown on a Television, Can You Put a TV in Front of a Window?
In the Living Room: Guy Relaxing on a Couch Watching War Movie on a TV. Modern Military Warfare Action with War Soldiers Shown on a Television, Can You Put a TV in Front of a Window?
Interior of a bedroom with armchair and tv on wall
Interior of a bedroom with armchair and tv on wall
Modern Living Room In The Evening with television
Modern Living Room In The Evening with television
Family watching tv and eating popcorn at home
Family watching tv and eating popcorn at home
Mockup a TV wall mounted in a dark room with a dark wood wall
Mockup a TV wall mounted in a dark room with a dark wood wall
In the Living Room: Guy Relaxing on a Couch Watching War Movie on a TV. Modern Military Warfare Action with War Soldiers Shown on a Television, Can You Put a TV in Front of a Window?
In the Living Room: Guy Relaxing on a Couch Watching War Movie on a TV. Modern Military Warfare Action with War Soldiers Shown on a Television, Can You Put a TV in Front of a Window?

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