(Closed) TV in Bedroom?

posted 8 years ago in Home
  • poll: Do you have a tv in your bedroom?
    Yes and loving it : (43 votes)
    45 %
    Nope and wont change my mind : (40 votes)
    42 %
    Not at the moment but open to it! : (9 votes)
    9 %
    yes but its on its way out soon : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    1982 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Yes, but here’s the deal–it goes off by 12. We still haven’t decided if we’re sticking with this though, honestly we might try it without the tv when we officially move in together

    Post # 4
    3576 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    NO WAY!  I am a very light sleep and at times during the year suffer from insomnia and my doctor told me to not have a tv in the bedroom.  Not to mention to me, it also kind of zaps the energy out of the room even when it’s not on.  Fiance wasn’t fond of this but I seriously put my foot down.  Anywhere else in the house is fine, but not the bedroom.

    Post # 5
    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We don’t have a tv in our bedroom, and Fiance is really against ever having one. Our reasoning was originally just that we had his TV from his old place, and it’s a really nice big flat screen. We didn’t  have another tv, and so didn’t think about it. After not having one in the bedroom for going on two years now, I think we’ll keep it that way for the forseeable future. It really makes the bedroom just for “us” time, for reading/talking/etc. It does mean that we spend more time in the living room than in the bedroom, but it also means that we don’t split up to watch tv in two separate rooms–we always watch together. It CAN get annoying, esp when Fiance wants to watch  his daily two hours of sports, but we make do.

    Post # 6
    2562 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We do not have a TV in the bedroom, I would have to find the study, but there was research done that found that married coupled with TV’s in their bedrooms had less frequent sex and reported lower levels of satisfaction in their relationship. The study also found that couples with TV’s in the bedroom reported less time spent communicating with their spouse.

    I can think of one or two things that are more important/fun to do in the bedroom than watch TV ;o)


    Post # 7
    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We just have an old tv in the bedroom.  Sometimes we watch movies in bed, but most of the time, we only use it in the morning to watch the news.  I think this is a personal preference thing.

    Post # 8
    536 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    It’s funny that you posted this, because I was just thinking of doing the same.  My Fiance wants a TV in our bedroom and I don’t.  We don’t currently have a TV in it (point for me!) but he keeps bringing it up.  There are several reasons I have for not wanting the TV in the bedroom. They are as follows:

    • We already have three televisions in our house, and to have one in every single room seems completely ridiculous.  We generally watch tv together anyway.  It’s just absolutely not necessary to have so many!  
    • Fiance would want to watch his late night television in bed.  If he did this, I would not be able to sleep.  I am one of those who needs absolute silence and darkness.
    • I don’t really want any other distractions in our bedroom!  I think when we spend time in there it should be about us, where we can cuddle and spend time with each other without any distractions.  I think a TV in the bedroom might kill the intimacy.  

    there you have it!

    Post # 9
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    we have one but it’s rarely on. my husband takes FOREVER to get ready for bed, so occasionally i’ll watch when i’m waiting for him, but we just turn it off right when he lays down.

    Post # 10
    4480 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    We don’t. We’re too plugged in during the day as it is, so we wanted to keep our bedroom for bedtime activities. Like sleeping. 😉

    Post # 11
    1526 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We have one and honestly I hate it! I dnt believe there should be a TV in every room of the house, just not how I was raised. I am letting it be for now but once we move in 2 weeks it will not make its way back into the bedroom. It doesnt effect our intimacy or anything like that but I have strong family values and the Fiance wasnt really raised with sitting at the table for dinner and stuff like that and believe that there should be some family time not everyone in a separate room watching tv, just my opinion.

    Post # 12
    1120 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    We have a tv in the bedroom, but we don’t really watch it that much. I don’t think it impacts our sex life or anything. Maybe if it was on all the time it would, but most of the time we don’t even notice it there.

    Post # 13
    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I’ve always been in the Definitely Not camp but I think that might change.  We have the space in our new house to put the ellipical in the bedroom and I’m much more likely to go for longer if I have something to distract me.  We also frequently fall asleep watching Netflix on the laptop.  It would be REALLY nice to not have to worry about falling asleep with it on the bed and knocking it off in the middle of the night!

    IF we do get one for the bedroom it will be a small flat screen that I will try and disguise in some way.  I saw a picture once where the tv was wall mounted in the center of a cluster of photos.  It took me awhile to even realize it was there!  And I fantasize about having a tv that is a mirror when it’s not in use.  But I don’t think technology is quite there yet.

    Post # 15
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We do, and always have had, a TV in our room.  We work opposite shifts, and I fall asleep with it on when I am alone.  He turns it on while getting ready for work.  We lay in bed and watch movies, etc.

    I think the study is silly – we aren’t lacking in the sex department, and are happy as can be 🙂 To each their own I guess!

    Post # 16
    173 posts
    Blushing bee

    OK I’m not a fan of it either, but I think my gripe is more about aesthetics.  I told him I’d agree to a TV in the bedroom as long as it can be hidden in an armoire while not in use.  He has one now and it hasn’t negatively affected us and I have to admit, it is pretty comfy to watch movies and relax in bed. 

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