Three Features to Look for in a Wall Mount for Your TV

Get ready to hang your television like a work of art.

Wall-mounted TV in living room with entertainment center, coffee table, and chair.
Admire your flatscreen from all angles with an adjustable mount.Unsplash

A TV hanging on the wall offers more of a cinematic experience than one sitting on a table. It also opens up space in the living room or bedroom. Here’s how to find a mount to enhance your front-row viewing experience.

PERLESMITH TV Wall Mount for Most 26-55 Inch Flat Curved TVs with Swivels, Tilts & Extends 19.5 Inch - Wall Mount TV Bracket VESA 400x400 Fits LED, LCD, OLED, 4K TVs Up to 88 lbs
Removable arms make this compatible with most sets and easy to face in any direction.PERLESMITH

A stationary wall mount will work just fine if you always watch TV while sitting in the same spot. If you host a get-together where people congregate in different parts of the room, swiveling and tilting allow for viewing from pretty much anywhere in the room. They also let you angle the TV to avoid the glare of sunny days.

VideoSecu ML531BE2 TV Wall Mount kit with Free Magnetic Stud Finder and HDMI Cable for Most 26-55 TV and New LED TV up to 60 inch VESA 400x400 Full Motion with 20 inch Articulating Arm WP5
It’s made of heavy-gauge steel and is compatible with a variety of mounting hole patterns, from 4-by-4 to 16-by-16.VideoSecu

An arm that allows a hanging television to extend from the wall is useful when you need to be closer to it to read subtitles or if you want to plug an HDMI or USB cable into the back of the set. You’ll be thankful not to have to worry about accidentally dropping it while trying to connect it to your laptop.

Mounting Dream TV Wall Mounts TV Bracket for 42-70 Inch TVs, Premium TV Mount, Full Motion TV Wall Mount with Articulating Arms, Max VESA 600x400mm and 100 LBS, Fits 16", 18", 24" Studs MD2296-24K
Capable of holding up 100 pounds, this also comes with a two-foot-long wall plate for easier centering as well as cable ties, a six-foot HDMI cable and a bubble level.Mounting Dream

The one downside of hanging your TV on a wall mount is that you won’t be able to hide the wires from your DVD or Blu-Ray player, Roku modem and game console behind a table. You may not be able to achieve a completely cordless look, but you can maintain a streamlined one with tubing or a wall-mounted cord cover to hide wires in plain sight.