If you follow me on Instagram, you know that it took me a few tries to get my TV correctly mounted in my apartment. I seem to have a knack for learning design rules and proportions the hard way—as evidenced by the great rug debate, the time I bought a palm plant from Wayfair and swapped it out for a faux fiddle leaf fig, and the time I bought nightstands that were far too short—and, now, mounting a TV. Since it took me a while to get the TV up, I figured I’d share a few lessons learned in case you ever find yourself wanting to mount a TV, too.
To back things up a bit, in July, I found the apartment unit I live in now come available online and popped over one day after work to tour the building. I was given a floor plan and able to see the exact unit, but did not have the exact dimensions of the space. Because I had been able to walk through the space, I knew that most of my furniture would fit (sans dining room table), but wasn’t sure what the exact layout would end up being. I was able to pick up my keys the day before I moved in, and luckily, had the foresight to bring a tape measure with me so that I could determine the layout of my new space and confirm whether or not everything would fit before making the movers haul it over. I realized pretty quickly that both my TV stand and my coffee table wouldn’t both fit.
With this new knowledge, I decided pretty quickly that I would rather take my coffee table with me. For one, I love displaying some of my favorite coffee table books on it and it serves as a great drink holder while I’m watching TV. For another, I knew I could easily mount my TV and save that space.
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