How to Wall-Mount Your TV

Mounting a TV can seem like a monumental task, but a little knowledge and prep work beforehand can help to make it a whole lot less stressful.

TOOLS YOU’LL NEED

tape measure

TAPE MEASURE

PENCIL

PENCIL

DRILL

DRILL

SCREWDRIVER

SCREWDRIVER

STUD FINDER

STUDFINDER

SOCKET WRENCH

SOCKET WRENCH

LEVEL

LEVEL

TOOL TIP

IF YOU DON’T HAVE A LEVEL, YOU CAN DOWNLOAD A LEVEL APP ON YOUR SMARTPHONE.

TYPES OF MOUNTS

Wall mounts have two main brackets, one you attach to the back of your television and the other you attach to your wall – then you mount them together.

flat mount tv

FLAT MOUNT
Not ideal if cable connections are
on the back of your TV.

tilting mount TV

TILTING
Reduces glare.

articulating TV mount

ARTICULATING
Great for corners.

CHOOSING YOUR SPOT

Sit in your favorite chair, look straight ahead at eye level. Ideally, this is where the middle of your TV should be.

sit in your favorite chair

FINDING STUDS

find a stud

TOOL TIP

IF YOU ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY FINDING A STUD, WALL OUTLETS ARE ALWAYS ATTACHED TO THEM.

MOUNTING YOUR TV

Verify that the mounting holes in the wall bracket line up with the center of the studs. Then follow the mounting directions in the owner’s manual. Ask a friend to help you lift the TV and secure it to the mounted wall bracket.

mount your tv

FINISHING THE JOB

Now connect the A/V and power cables to your TV.

A recessed outlet behind your TV allows electricity to be fed behind the wall and to be a power inlet that connects to an inconspicuous outlet.

tv before a recessed outlet

BEFORE A RECESSED OUTLET

recessed outlet detail

RECESSED OUTLET DETAIL

after recessed outlet

AFTER