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What Size TV Should I Get for My Bedroom?

Nov 08, 2021

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TVs have come a long way since the days of bulky and boxy. Today's flat-panel TVs are slim and lightweight enough to mount on your bedroom wall without any difficulty. But with all the size options available, how do you know which is right for you and your space? There are many factors to consider when selecting a TV size and we’ve got you covered with figuring out what TV size is best for your bedroom.

Things to Take Into Account When Shopping for a TV for Your Bedroom

When you're shopping for a TV for your bedroom, you'll want to make sure that you are making an informed decision about which TV will be the best fit for you. Understanding what size will be best, what features to think about, and how your TV will contribute to your bedroom’s overall look and feel are important decisions to weigh before you start the shopping process.

Screen size

Screen size is one of the first things you’ll want to think about before you start shopping for TVs. That’s because it’s important to make sure you aren’t getting a TV that is too big or too small for your room’s space. For instance, if your home comes with an alcove or built-in TV space, you’ll want to measure the space to ensure you’re looking at TVs that will fit. As a general rule of thumb, for optimal viewing, your TV should be within a 30- to 40-degree angle from where you’ll be viewing. To determine that angle, multiply the viewing distance from the TV by the TV’s resolution.

Bottom line: Picking the right screen size comes down to more than simply the bigger, the better. You want to make sure it’s proportionate to the size and space of your room, prevents eye strain and allows you to see the screen’s full picture. Ask the salesperson for advice as well — they’re there to help make sure you’re choosing the right TV.


When it comes to TVs, resolution equates to picture quality, and refers to the number of pixels that compose your TV’s picture. The higher the resolution, the crisper and sharper the images on your TV will look. The resolution can be important if you value high-quality graphics when watching TV in your bedroom.

Viewing distance

Determining how far you will be from your TV when viewing can help you find the best size for your bedroom. For instance, knowing whether you will be watching shows from 4 feet away versus 10 or more feet away will impact how big your screen size and resolution should be. As you’re probably learning, all of these factors tend to work together in determining the right TV for your bedroom.

TV Location

Where your TV will go within your bedroom can also play a factor in determining what TV size to choose.

If you plan on putting your bedroom entertainment system near a wall, this can limit what size to shop for. Also, not all TVs are meant for placing against walls so be sure to understand what type of mounting option you will need, which could ultimately play a role in what TV you can get.

Tips When Shopping for a TV for Your Bedroom

When shopping for a bedroom TV, it's important that you don't get too caught up in what's trending or the newest technology. This can be a very easy mistake to make, especially when you're deciding what size TV will fit best into your room.

You should also make sure that you do your research beforehand so you know your options. This way you'll be able to make an informed decision regarding what size TV will work best within your space and with your budget.

But the most important thing to remember when shopping for a TV is that Acima is here to help. Look for a retailer that partners with Acima and find a lease-purchase agreement* that works for you. Our no credit option* makes getting a new TV for your bedroom easy and affordable. The best part? We partner with name-brand electronic retailers so you have access to hundreds of today’s latest-and-greatest models.


Do I need a TV in my bedroom?

There are many differing opinions on whether or not you need a TV in your bedroom. Some people don't want to have the distraction of television in their bedroom, while others might want to watch their favorite shows as they fall asleep. The decision is yours, and determining this will depend on what your individual needs are and how often you want to watch TV in bed.

What other accessories do I need with a TV in my bedroom?

When people think of TVs, they typically just focus on the television itself. That's only part of the equation, however; you also need to consider what other accessories will be necessary and compatible as well. Some accessories you might want include speakers, smart devices (like an Apple TV® or Roku), and a universal remote.

What is the best month to shop for a TV?

Typically the best TV sales take place around Black Friday. This is a time when companies will advertise low prices for their TVs to entice people to come in. If you are considering a TV during this time, it's important to read the fine print. The television you want might be on sale, but what about accessories? It is highly likely that these items will not go on sale at all during this time of year so make sure they are within your budget.

How are TVs measured?

TVs are measured by diagonal screen size from corner to corner — or how far apart opposite corners are on a rectangular screen. If you can't find what your TV’s measurements are, there should be an information label that will tell you this number, or you can also get a measuring tape and measure the visible corners of the screen yourself.