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Open House: What's Your Take on TVs in the Bedroom?

Open House: What's Your Take on TVs in the Bedroom?

When I first moved in with my fiancé, he had a TV in the bedroom. Believe me, it was the first thing to move out when I moved in! I think that televisions have a time and place, and neither of those can be fulfilled in a bedroom. Bedrooms, especially for newlyweds, should be a place for rest, renewal, bonding, and getting romantic. DearSugar's poll a few months ago found that most of you had televisions in your bedroom. I can see the practicality of having one in my bedroom if I still lived alone, and in fact, I often watched movies on my laptop in bed before I moved in with my fiancé. Now, though, I'm convinced that it's a definite no-no. What's your take?

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gaelgirl gaelgirl 7 years
NO. i wouldn't have one if i didn't live in a studio. course, it sorta makes the whole room my bedroom. but really, the only time a tv in the bedroom comes in handy is if you are either lazy or have the flu. even if you are single, it is a bad idea. it's shown to disrupt sleep. the bedroom should be for sleep or some wink wink, nudge nudge. that's all.
ang1885 ang1885 7 years
No. Not now. Not ever.
ang1885 ang1885 7 years
No. Not now. Not ever.
Bksuga Bksuga 8 years
i have a tv in the bedroom and its worked for us so far. I like to watch my science channel and he likes to watch spike. and anyway spongebob only looks good loud and my boo says that plus the door closed.
catesugar catesugar 8 years
I have read that electro-magnetic fields in the bedroom have been linked to insomnia, depression and similar problems. No TV in the bedroom for me, and no power points too near the bed either. The bedroom is a calm place for sleeping and relaxing.
orbiting orbiting 8 years
My ex and I had a lot of trouble on this one. In our apartment we had no TV in the bedroom and it was the best; then we moved into his parents and ended up with one in the bedroom and it sucked. I couldn't sleep cause he would be playing video games and he couldn't sleep cause I'd be watching TV and it lead to animosity. As a single person, I didn't have a TV in my bedroom. And now, I'm moving into my bf's apt and I have request the TV be removed from the bedroom. He agreed. :) I'm not going to have what happened before, happen again.
rabidmoon rabidmoon 8 years
I had one up until I was about 26 or so, along with a computer (I had no choice, due to the apartment layouts I lived in..) ...then, once given the freedom I decided I did not want any electronics in my bedroom, at all. As I have worked from home for about 7 years now, I just prefer my bedroom to be as NONelectronic as possible, so that there is no "bleedthru" between my work spaces and rest spaces. Its the only room in the house with antique "everything" and even my bedside "lamp" is a tall Laura Ashley etched hurricane lamp with a candle. It was for two reasons..physically I am convinced its healthier to have a sleeping area free of electronics (particularly wireless ones) and also psychologial. This way it is always a retreat and sanctuary. My boyfriend and I do only three things in there. The other two are sleep, and get dressed. :P We save the TV and video games for the living room, and the home office. :)
JeanninePC99 JeanninePC99 8 years
I haven't had a TV in the bedroom in years, but I've been tempted a few times get a small flatscreen to hang on the wall. I've resisted so far. When I'm traveling for business, I find myself staying up later and later because there's always a TV in the hotel bedroom.
Michaelrcks Michaelrcks 8 years
I don't like having a TV in the bedroom unless in a hotel.
lily_xx lily_xx 8 years
I'm kind of torn on this one. Part of me thinks that the bedroom should be a place of serenity and a tv doesn't fit into that scheme. But I do enjoy the occasional Saturday mornings snuggling in bed with my hubby and our little one watching cartoons, and the even rarer opportunities of curling up by myself watching a Lifetime movie. So we do have one in our room, but it's hardly ever on.
bizzybee bizzybee 8 years
I have a small tv in my bedroom. It gets used when I want to watch a movie in bed so not too often. I prefer to read. But it can be great. I was very sick in bed for a few days and watched all of Arrested Development. That was an awesome time so I don't look upon the set that's in the bedroom as a bad thing.
valancyjane valancyjane 8 years
We have one in there now, but that's partly because we had two when we moved in and this was the only place it fit. If we'd only had the one, things might be different. Next place we live, if I can make it fit, the bedroom TV will go in the kitchen. My parents had one growing up and I miss it - sometimes radio just isn't enough company when I'm cooking.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
I have one but I rarely watch it and if I didn't have it, I would be ok.
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 8 years
We've got a big tv and surround sound in our bedroom. :oops: It's the only place we can watch movies in peace and comfort.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
I find I go to sleep at a better time if there is a tv in my bedroom. B/c If the tv is in another room of the house I will stay up until the late night tv show is over. If the tv is in my room I usually fall asleep mid tv show and don't have to worry about getting up and going to bed.
tkoblondee tkoblondee 8 years
My kids all have a t.v. in their bedrooms....but I never have!
nancita nancita 8 years
I am not a big fan of TVs in the bedroom. We have one, but we rarely turn it on. Basically, only when we come home after a late night out and want to fall asleep to the television. ;)
Zulkey Zulkey 8 years
we've got one in the b'room but it's so far away from the TV that it's hard to watch practically so we don't use it a ton. more for when I'm folding laundry and such.
cowgirlredd cowgirlredd 8 years
not a good idea to have any electronics in the bedroom. they emit radio waves, on or off, that interrupt sleep cycles and depth. i don't see the need for more than one TV, if any at all, in the house. it's called sharing! and reading, knitting, cooking, talking, gardening or exercising in your free time. also, it's a really bad idea to put a TV, or computer, in a kid's room - adults are supposed to monitor what kids watch and kids need to learn to interact with the family and have other, useful interests instead of cloister themselves away in their room all day.
emo_stacer emo_stacer 8 years
no
emo_stacer emo_stacer 8 years
no
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 8 years
No TV.
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 8 years
No TV.
supercoolnat supercoolnat 8 years
Definitely no TV in the bedroom. Although when we eventually have kids, maybe we'll get a small one for our bedroom.
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