If you want to have a wall mounted TV, you need TV brackets, but not all TV bracket types are the same. In this guide to wall mounted TVs, we explore which TV bracket types you need to get the best from a wall hung TV in your home.

TV bracket types: Flat brackets

Modern flat TV hung on a wall with flat TV bracket types
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In a modern living room, a TV can look effective when it’s mounted and hung on a wall. Thanks to technology, the thickness of TVs has shrunk immensely over the years, so now TVs blend in effortlessly on the wall.

Plus, if you’re short on space in your living room, a wall hung TV can be the perfect solution, as it doesn’t take up valuable room on a specialist stand or placed on other pieces of furniture.

Whether you choose to mount your TV on a chimney breast or wall in your living room, at eye level directly in front of your sofa, then the best TV mounts to choose are flat brackets. They’ll help your TV look like it could be a picture hanging on the wall and provide an ideal angle for viewing in line with your seating arrangements.

TV bracket types: Tilting brackets

A wall mounted TV can be a luxury in a bedroom. There’s something comforting about being able to settle down to rest and relax on your bed at the end of a busy day and enjoying your favourite film before going to sleep.

If you want to be able to get the best angle for watching TV in bed, then tilting brackets are a great choice. These TV bracket types mean that you won’t have to get a stiff neck watching TV in bed as your mount is positioned at the perfect spot and the bracket at the ideal angle for viewing.

As a bonus, tiling wall brackets can be tilted when needed to help to deflect reflections or sunlight, ensuring that your viewing pleasure isn’t hampered by natural elements.

TV bracket types: Full-motion brackets

Wall mounted TV with full-motion TV bracket types
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If you’re keen to have a wall mounted TV in an open plan living-dining room, or dining-kitchen room, then you may need your mount to be more flexible. The rooms can be bigger and serve several purposes so you could potentially watch your TV whilst either cooking, eating or relaxing.

In such a scenario, a fixed bracket won’t be practical, as you may be unable to see your TV from certain points in the room and even a tilting bracket can be limited. Enter a full-motion bracket.

A full-motion bracket does as its name suggests – it moves and swivels to any position so you can enjoy your TV from a variety of angles. The screen can be turned and tilted, so you can avoid getting sunlight on the screen and still get to watch whilst you’re cooking in your kitchen or eating your meal in your dining room.

Regardless of the type of TV mounts you choose, always remember to ensure that they’re the right size for your TV screen and will properly support its weight. The last thing you want is your expensive TV crashing down, not least as it could injure someone.

Once you’ve chosen the right TV bracket types for your needs, ensure they’re properly and securely fitted to the wall and follow the instructions on the packaging. If you’re not confident at DIY, it’s worth hiring the services of a professional to do it for you.

Once your TV brackets are fitted and your TV has been mounted it’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy watching your favourite TV shows in style.