This living room update post is sponsored by SANUS; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
I have been pretty happy with our living room since the first month we moved in. We got a new couch, hung the mirror from Adelaide’s nursery, and layered the rugs we bargained on the edge of the Sahara in Morocco last spring.
The main pieces came together so easily but it hasn’t ever felt finished.
The next step was mounting the T.V.
I knew I wanted to. I knew it would free up room on the entertainment center (preivously Adelaide’s changing table) to do a little more decorating or allow us to switch out the entertainment center for a second couch (we’d love more seating in this small space!). I knew it, but I kept putting it off.
I’d spend a few minutes searching amazon for a wall mount — I think I even added one to the cart a few times — but I’d mean to do some more research and double check it would work with our walls and for our TV or that we had the right tools, and then I’d never get around to it.
So, when the chance came up to partner on today’s sponsored living room update post with SANUS, I jumped at the opportunity.
The first thing they make so easy is picking the best wall mount for your tv. The SANUS Mountfinder tool helps you find the right mount that works with your TV in your space in under a minute. I just put in my tv model and answered a few questions about the type of mount I wanted and they had one recommended that they guaranteed would work with my tv.
The next thing they make easy is where to mount your tv. There’s no more guesswork about how high to hang it, using the SANUS Heightfinder, just input your tv model and the mount you’re purchasing and they’ll give you a height recommendation. (Disclaimer, we hung ours higher than this because we got a #OLF18 full-motion TV mount and I wanted it a bit more up and out of the way so I could still style the credenza. When we’re watching I can just tilt it downwards super easily).
Our mount arrived this weekend and Ben graciously installed it (the first time we’ve ever mounted a tv) in less than half an hour. He loved that it came with all the hardware and a guide for the mount which showed him exactly where to drill holes.
I was a bit nervous moving the TV around the first day until I read that the mounts are tested by third parties to hold 4xs the weight they’re rated to hold (although I still won’t let Lincoln and Adelaide climb on the tv, promise).
We’ve only had the TV mounted for two days now and it already makes a huge difference in the room! Having the TV up and off the entertainment center let’s me add other decorative pieces to the room. I’m still playing with the exact decor but it feels like the TV is no longer the sole focal point of the wall, which was important to me. Someday we’ll have a living room without a tv and a family room or media room with a tv. But, for now, in our 750 square feet of space, I now at least don’t have to choose between my cute little aloe plant + family pictures and a large black tv.
Whether you’re mounting the TV to reclaim some decorative space, add floor space by eliminating your entertainment, or improve your viewing experience, check out SANUS for high-quality TV mounting accessories to make everything from deciding to installing straightforward + simple.
Tell me, have you mounted a TV? Or put it off like me?
A few more pictures!
^our favorite family photo album (I shared tips for designing and printing them here)
^I’m still playing around with decor on top of this entertainment center – or possibly just switching it out for another couch – either way, I’m so glad this TV is now up on the wall!
^I’m so proud I’ve kept this aloe plant alive since we moved in (it only needs to be watered every couple of weeks …but it still feels like an accomplishment :P)