When we moved into our home 15 years ago, I just had one rule: No television in the bedroom. To be fair, we didn’t have options for hiding the television, like the TVLiftCabinets
available today o
r the TV Smart Mirrors
that actually add style and function. Back then we just had gigantic televisions that took up a ton of space. So I wondered: is it possible to get the rest you need and still have the option of a television for those great, old-time, late-night movies?
Several people have posed the question and the answers hit the full spectrum. So, I thought I’d share some pros and cons for adding a television to your bedroom sanctuary.
1) Removing the television from your bedroom results in more, and better, sleep, so you’ll be more productive the next day.
2) What you think about first, makes a difference in how you approach the day. Having a television creates a mood, setting the stage for the rest of your day. What you think about last also matters in how restful your sleep will be.
3) Americans already watch an average of 35 hours of television each week. Turning the TV off gives you an opportunity to have a conversation, read a book or connect more meaningfully with your spouse and children.
1) Snuggling up and enjoying a late-night movie can provide special intimacy with your loved ones.
2) There are many creative ways to design your space. You have more options for beautiful furnishings that allow you to access a television when you want one; and hide it in plain sight when you don’t. How about at the end of the bed?
3) Today’s smart televisions provide an open window to the world, giving you opportunities to connect with loved ones wherever they are, from the comfort of your bed.
At the end of the day, the great television debate in the boudoir is up to you. There are certainly more options to ensure a good night sleep than there were 15 years ago. Perhaps my hubby will finally get his “television in the bedroom” wish.