Mounting your TV in a corner can be an excellent choice for homes or offices with limited wall space or angled seating arrangements.
In this blog, we'll outline important details to consider in order to select the right TV mount for your space – either in the corner or outer corner of a wall.
We'll also provide a breakdown of the various types of TV mounts and a step-by-step guide on how to mount your TV in a corner. That way you'll have everything you need to make the right decision for your space!
What to Consider before Selecting a Corner TV Mount
There are a few important technical details to make note of before selecting & mounting your TV in a corner.
WEIGHT AND SIZE
Your TV must weigh less than the mount's weight capacity. To find out how much your TV weighs, check the box, manual, manufacturer's website or Google the model number on the back of your TV.
You'll also want to make sure your TV is larger than the minimum size specified to cover the TV mount's wall plate and arms.
Along with your TV's weight and size, there's one specification you'll want to familiarize yourself with to avoid any compatibility issues. The VESA size (or pattern) will indicate the position of the four mounting holes on the back of your TV.
Once you've figured out your TV's VESA size, you can use it to find a compatible mount for your TV. Since most mounts accommodate multiple VESA sizes, finding one that fits your needs shouldn't be difficult.
Want to learn more about VESA patterns? Check out our blog post outlining the basics on how to read your TV's VESA pattern
Locating your wall studs is a very important part of determining which mount you can purchase. Depending on where your studs are located – either directly in a corner or on the adjacent walls – you'll be able to select a TV mount where its' installation requirements compliment the location of your studs and achieve the same corner appearance. We highly recommend investing in a stud finder as it will be the most reliable and accurate way to figure out where your studs are behind the wall. Alternatively, if you have access to your building's blueprint, it will show you where to find the studs too.
Most homes feature 16" stud spacing, but some studs can be 24" apart. Some mounts are limited to 16" while other mounts feature a wider wall plate to accommodate both 16" and 24" stud spacing. If your studs aren't nicely centered where you want the TV to be located, you can choose a mount with a large enough wall plate to offset the stud placement.
Select a Corner TV Mount
Below you'll find a breakdown of the different types of Kanto TV mounts suitable for corner and outer corner installations.