Where to Put Your Projector? Bedroom vs. Living Room

Getting a projector for your home is an excellent idea. Once you've made the decision to get one, the next thing to consider is where to position it. Should you place the projector in your bedroom or your living room?

This is a personal consideration, depending on which pros and cons are important to you. Consider the following points as you decide which area works best for you and for those sharing these viewing experiences with you.



  • Projector in Bedroom: Why is it a good choice?
  • Projector in Living Room: Why is it a good choice?
  • Factors to Consider When Choosing a Location for Your Projector
  • WEMAX Nova: Best Projector for Bright Rooms
  • Wrapping It Up


Projector in Your Bedroom: Why Is It a Good Choice?

Projector in Your Bedroom: Why Is It a Good Choice?

Limited Distractions

One of the most significant benefits of putting your projector in your bedroom is there generally being fewer distractions there compared to your living room. You can relax and immerse yourself in the story, sports event or concert that is being displayed on your wall.

This is partially because there are likely to be fewer people walking in and out of your bedroom like in your living room and partially due to most bedrooms being quieter than living rooms.

Ideal for Movie Enthusiasts

Placing your projector in your bedroom is especially advantageous for movie enthusiasts. Not only are there fewer distractions here, but you can, in many cases, turn the volume louder without bothering others at home or your neighbors, allowing you to get even more fully immersed in the experience.

Plus, there are fewer places that are more relaxing to watch a movie than your own bed, and the more relaxed you are, the more engrossed you will be.


Projector in Your Living Room: Why Is It a Good Choice?

Projector in Your Living Room: Why Is It a Good Choice?

Multipurpose Usage

In most cases, placing your projector in your living room allows you to enjoy many more uses for it. For example, if you work from home, it would be inappropriate to invite your business partners to your bedroom for a business presentation, right? Your living room is a more decent choice.

Besides, depending on your home's layout, you may have more wall space in your living room, providing you with an even larger screen being displayed, as well as being able to more easily place it at the eye level that is most comfortable for you and those watching with you. You may also have more options for where to place the projector as compared to where might be available in your bedroom. 

Larger Audience Capacity

One of the most significant benefits for most is that their living room will have a much larger capacity than their bedroom. A projector in living room opens up opportunities for hosting multiple parties and gatherings with friends and family. Whether it's a cozy movie night, a thrilling sports event, or a gaming session, the living room becomes a hub of entertainment and social interaction. With the projector as the centerpiece, everyone can gather around, share laughs, cheers, and create lasting memories together. 

With a projector in living room, you can also give a presentation to a small group or attend an online conference.


Factors To Consider When Choosing a Location

Factors To Consider When Put a Projector in Your Room

Room Size and Layout

A couple of important things to consider when choosing a location for your projector are the relevant room sizes and layouts. 

First, do you want to have a cozier environment for watching things, which your bedroom would probably fit, or would you like to do so in a more expansive area, such as your living room? The layout of the room is also important as it relates to the cables that are being utilized for this purpose. If possible, you want to avoid them running up and down your walls or along your floor.

Ambient Light

You should also consider the impact of ambient light in those two rooms. The main reason for this consideration is that if you place your projector in an area that tends to have more ambient light, you will need to ensure that you are using a projector with a higher lumen count.

For example, at least 1,600 are recommended for a place with a considerable amount of ambient light. And a living room usually requires higher lumens than a bedroom.

READ MORE: Projector Lumens Guide: What Is Good ANSI Lumens For Your Projector?

Purpose of Use

What are you planning to use your projector for? Whether it tends to be used for movies, sports, gaming, presentations or otherwise plays a role in where it should be placed.

Presentations, sports events or similar displays that result in larger gatherings should probably be in your living room. Meanwhile, if you want a more intimate setting for watching a movie or playing a game, your bedroom may be best.

This is more of a feel thing. Where would you feel more comfortable doing these activities?


WEMAX Nova: Best Projector for Bright Rooms

WEMAX Nova: Best Projector for Bright Rooms

If you are looking to place your projector in a bright room, the WEMAX Nova should be your focus as it offers 2,100 ANSI (American National Standards Institute) lumens. It also features durability as this projector provides 25,000 hours of entertainment, more than eight times what is offered by traditional projectors.

Another benefit of the WEMAX Nova is that it offers an ultra-short throw ratio of 0.233:1. That means that you can enjoy 150 inches of entertainment on your wall from a projector that is less than 3 feet away. 

It is also highly flexible as its multiple inputs allow you to seamlessly transition from presentations to gaming to movies.

Of course, the audio element of an audio-visual experience is so important as well. The WEMAX Nova also comes through here, featuring powerful sound from its 30W Dolby Audio DTS-HD speakers.


How To Make Your Projector Brighter

If you need to make your projector brighter, you can take advantage of a few suggestions.

An indirect way would be to make your room darker however you can. For example, close the blinds or drapes. Also make sure that you are projecting onto a wall that is not usually bathed in sunlight.

One of the ways to directly improve the brightness of your projector is to use a projection screen in lieu of your wall. The main benefit of a projector screen is that it has been designed to increase a projector's reflectability.


Wrapping It Up

Deciding where to place your projector is an important decision, and most are considering placing it in their bedroom or in their living room.

This is a very individual decision as it depends on the layout of your home as well as your personal preferences as they relate to where you would be more comfortable and how many people you expect to enjoy these viewing experiences with you.

Also, make sure to consider the brightness of your projector - how many lumens it features - and how much ambient light there tends to be in those two areas of your home.


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