Comfort

HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR TV

Comfort

It all starts here

You can have the best TV in the world but if you’re uncomfortable you’re not going to be enjoying anything on it. Yes, uncomfortable seating can turn even the best TV program, game or film into a trial, so getting it right is important. Start by looking at how much space you have. It’s always nice to have room for guests or to stretch out, so -providing your room and budget will allow it - it can be a good idea to go for the three-seat instead of the two. Choosing a modular sofa series will let you create your dream sofa and even include a chaise longue. (Let’s face it, few things beat that feeling of aiming the remote as you stretch out and put your feet up) A combination of a smaller sofa and several armchairs is an alternative that will give you a little more flexibility and is popular with those who like the support of two armrests. And when trying seating at the store, don’t rush. Take your time and have a really good sit. You’re going to be spending a lot of time together.



Viewing distance

In a lot of cases the distance of the TV from the sofa will be determined by the architecture of the room. However, if you have the luxury of being able to choose the distance, your viewing experience will definitely be heightened. The ideal viewing distance for a fat-bodied TV is around 10cm for every inch (approx 2.5 cm ) of diagonal screen size. For a full HD plasma, LCD or LED we’re looking at around 7cm for every inch.
But this is personal so experiment. If you’re seeing pixels or having to turn your head to follow the action – you’re too close. If you’re losing crispness and definition –you’re too far away.





Park your popcorn

You’re going to need somewhere to put those drinks, chips and other goodies that are often a part of the optimal TV viewing experience. A coffee table in front of the sofa or armchairs is a tried and tested solution, but not the only one. Side tables work well too, particularly with armchairs and they take up less space. A sofa bench behind the sofa can also work and will give you more storage. And for those more substantial in-front-of-TV-snacks, why not a laptop support?



Stretch, sit, store

You can never get too comfortable. And even though you may have a great sofa or armchair, a footstool or strategically placed cushion can be that little extra that takes you all the way to couch potato nirvana. Footstools and cushions can even double as extra seating when needed and some of them include storage compartments.



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