TV Beds and How To Use Them

If you’re looking for a bed with a little extra luxury, then you should consider a TV bed. TV beds are a discreet way to store your TV while not in use. This means you have more space to utilise in your room and decorate how you like!

Below, we’ll explain:

  • What TV beds are and how they work
  • Which size TV bed you need
  • What storage you need
  • Which style suits you room

We’ve also included our top tips on how to comfortably watch TV in bed and avoid neck pain, as well as points on how to incorporate them into your bedtime routine.

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The Novo Contempo TV Bed in a grey bedroom.
Read on to find out if a TV bed is the right choice for you!

What are TV beds and how do they work?

Before we go further, here’s an explanation of what TV beds are and how to set one up so you create the perfect environment for snuggling down and watching your favourite shows.

TV beds are beds that can support a mounted TV. These beds have a tall, padded foot end where the TV is stored.

To watch TV, a button or remote is used to raise the TV up from the foot end so it stands at the end of the bed.

The TV works exactly the same as normal with the wires being stored in the foot of the bed. You can store any TV boxes or game consoles on the media shelf which is located on the side of the bed. This means that everything works just as it would if your TV was mounted on the wall.

Novo Contempo TV Bed
Your TV will be fully protected in the secure, padded foot end with the Novo Contempo TV Bed.

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How to choose the best TV bed

Whether you’re looking for your first TV or if you’re looking for a replacement, there are still some factors that you need to consider before you make your purchase. Here at Mattress Online, we’ve narrowed these down to three easy-to-follow steps so you can be sure you buy the best TV bed for you.

1. What TV bed sizes are available?

To accommodate the size of the screen, most TV beds only come in double, king and superking sizes.

Bed sizeImperialMetric
Double4'6" x 6'3"135cm x 190cm
King Size5' x 6'6"150cm x 200cm
Superking6' x 6'6"180cm x 200cm

TV beds come in these larger sizes because single beds are not wide enough to fit the screen size of the TVs.

The king size TV bed is a popular choice. Many people say it provides enough space for the TV to fit at the end of the bed without feeling cramped. The additional sleeping space also makes the overall bedtime experience feel more luxurious.

If you’re still unsure about which bed size is best for you, check out our ‘Bed & Mattress Size Guide’. Here we’ll help you find the perfect size for you based on your height, how much space you have and whether you share a bed.

2. What special features or technology would you like?

To enhance your bedtime binge-watching experience, some TV beds come with additional bonus features!

Before you start browsing for your new TV bed, consider whether you want the following features:

  • Built-in surround sound
  • USB ports for charging
  • Headphone outlets
  • Media storage shelves

These features are excellent if you enjoy a relaxing evening watching films, playing games or listening to music in bed!

Novo Contempo TV Bed
The perfect tech bed: the Novo Contempo pulls out all the stops!

3. Do you need storage?

Storage is always an important factor to consider when buying a bed - and a TV bed is no different. If you’re looking for a TV bed with storage, we have you covered.

Our TV beds also come with a built-in media shelf to store any TV boxes or wifi routers you may need!

For more information about the different types of storage beds we have to offer, read our helpful storage beds guide.

4. What style do you like?

The final thing you need to decide on is the style of TV bed you’d like.

The majority of TV beds are fabric, for a more comfortable and cosy feel. Fabric beds provide a timeless and classic look to your bedroom.

TV beds usually come in two distinct styles:

  • Classic and simple
  • Luxurious and extravagant 

If maximalism is more your style, take a look at the Novo Contempo TV Bed. It has a large statement headboard complete with tufts and buttons. The Contempo will certainly be an eye-catching centrepiece for your master bedroom!

Novo Contempo TV Bed
For contemporary luxury, choose the Novo Contempo TV Bed.

There you have it - consider these points before you browse and pick the right  TV bed for you. To help you make your decision, we’ve answered some common questions below that many customers ask before making their purchase.

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TV bed FAQs

Now you know what to look for in a TV bed and what’s available, here are some answers to frequently asked questions that will help you make your perfect purchase.

If we have not answered a specific question below, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our customer services team who will be more than happy to help!

Is it worth getting a TV bed?

If you find yourself spending the majority of your evenings relaxing in bed watching TV or gaming, then a TV bed could be a worthwhile investment. This will allow you to keep your bedroom completely free of wires so you can enjoy your leisure time in a luxurious and relaxing space.

However, you should remember that only TVs up to a certain size will fit into the mount at the bottom of a TV bed. Before purchasing your TV bed you should see what size TV you require. We explain more about this in the following FAQs.

Do TV beds come with a TV?

No, our TV beds do not come with a TV.

Our Novo TV bed collection accommodates TVs with screens up to 43 inches. So, if your current TV is 43 inches or below, you can slot it straight to your TV bed!

Will any TV fit a TV bed?

No, not every TV will fit a TV bed. 

This is because the TV panels in the foot end of the beds can only take TVs up to a certain size and depth. 
Our Novo TV beds can accommodate TV screens up to 43 inches.

Do TV beds come with a mattress?

It’s up to you! 

Although our TV beds do not come with a dedicated mattress, if you buy a mattress with us, you can have it delivered on the same day as your TV bed.

Where do I plug my TV bed into?

You can plug your TV bed into any electrical sockets or extension cables in your bedroom.

You should keep any exposed wires tucked away to avoid becoming a safety hazard.

Can I connect Sky to a TV bed?

Yes, you can! We don't sell TVs with our TV beds, so the TV that you choose to use will work exactly the same as usual. So if your TV is currently connected to Sky or has any other features, they will all still work the same way when you put the TV in your new bed.

Can I use a games console with my TV bed?

Yes! You can connect the cables under the bed for the consoles you need.

Can I fit a games console into the TV bed?

The majority of game consoles will fit on the built-in media shelf, which you can find on the side of your TV bed. However, you should check the dimensions of your console to make sure before you purchase.

Are TV beds safe?

When looking into buying a TV bed, you may have some questions about the safety of your bed as wires and electrical items are being stored inside of your bed.

We can put your mind at ease as we supply all of our TV beds from Kaydian where they thoroughly test all of their bed frames in accordance with British fire regulations (British Standards BS 5852).

When assembling your TV bed you should make sure that the TV is fastened securely to the mount to ensure it won’t wobble or fall off of its stand.

As long as all wires, consoles and electrical items are stored within the bed you also won’t have to worry about trip hazards, either.

You can rest easy knowing that your TV bed has been made to the highest standards with your safety in mind.

If you have any further questions about our TV beds, please just give us a call!

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Tips on staying comfortable while watching TV in bed

Have you ever woken up with neck or shoulder pain after an evening of watching TV in bed? If so, we’re here to help! Since you’re investing in a TV bed, it’s important to be aware of your posture when watching TV in bed to avoid this in the future. 

Here’s our list of top tips to make watching TV in bed as comfortable as possible:

1. Make sure the TV is at the correct height

By investing in a TV bed, you are already on your way to solving this problem! When watching TV, you should ensure that the TV is directly in front of you so that you don’t have to tilt or twist your neck to see the screen clearly.

To fully unwind before bed, it is best if your neck muscles are as relaxed as possible.

2. Be mindful of your posture

Once your TV is in the correct position, you should sit at a 90° angle to avoid back ache. Sit with your back straight against the headboard and your legs out straight. This should remove any unnecessary pressure from your spine and hips.

If you find this position too uncomfortable, try using a pillow to support your lower back.

Couple watching TV in bed.
Try to sit with your back and legs straight when watching TV in bed.

3. Don’t stay in the same position for too long

Sitting in the same position for long periods of time can make your joints feel stiff, so try to move around periodically. 

If you’re watching TV as part of your bedtime routine, try to include natural breaks such as putting on your pyjamas or cleaning your teeth. This will make sure that you keep moving.

With these tips, you’ll be able to comfortably watch TV or game without straining your neck! If you’d like to know how you can incorporate these activities into your bedtime routine without affecting your sleep, check out the section below!

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And that’s all the information you need to know about buying a TV bed and how to use them! TV beds can really transform your bedroom and how you relax. We hope that we’ve been able to help you find the perfect one for you.