How to Mount a TV On a Wall Without Studs [6 Ways]

Last updated on November 22, 2021

Yes, you can mount a TV on a wall without studs and you even have six ways to choose from. You’ll find that it’s fairly easy to do too. Read on!

Thanks to technological advancement, TV is no longer limited to a stand only. In present times, you will always see a TV mounted on the wall, and studio apartments also use the corner TV mount for saving space. 

But, what if you have recently shifted to a newly rented apartment, and your landlord is not allowing you to drill on the wall aggressively? 

Well, a TV can be mounted on the wall without the studs as well. However, you need to understand the different ways of mounting a TV on the wall without studs. 

Mounting a TV without studs can be a big deal if you have no idea how to do it. Not to mention, you can damage your TV as well. You need to make sure that you properly understand the method, or else your TV will land on the floor. Let’s check out different options on how to mount a wall without studs. 

What's Inside?

Anchors

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The easiest way of mounting a TV on the wall without studs is using anchors. They will not destroy your wall; hence you do not need to answer anything to your landlord. 

Most importantly, anchors offer a safe and secure mounting. All you need to do is drill a hole, insert the sleeve and place the anchor piece. We would recommend you use a disposable pull tool; so that the anchor is tight enough. 

Tip: To ensure 100% safety, use heavy-duty drywall anchors.

Toggle Anchors

Toggle Anchor or bolts are shaped like butterflies. They hang objects easily on concave surfaces. The toggle anchors have wings, and they open inside the surface. 

They are indeed a great way when it comes to mounting a TV without studs. The toggling anchor gives strength to the sheet of the wall and resists the object from falling. Moreover, it is easy to use toggle anchors

Mounting Plate

A mounting plate is an option, but—it does not look aesthetically pleasing. Relatively, the other options are much more standard. 

However, you can consider a mounting plate and use it with the anchors. The mounting plate can be made of metal or plywood as well. However, use a mounting plate smaller than the size of the TV. And if possible, paint the plate as per the color of your wall. As compared to anchors, the mounting plate carries the weight of the TV with more ease. 

Ceiling Mount

Not a commonly used method as it requires a lot of technical calculation and work. But, it is still a secure option to hang your TV. If you want to hang your TV in the middle of the room, the ceiling mount method can be extremely helpful and save space.

How to Mount a TV on the Wall Using Anchor Method

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Get the anchors:

Before mounting your TV on the wall, make sure that you know the size and weight of the TV. Without the proper knowledge, your TV can land on the floor. Look at the box of your TV manual or search it online. Once you know about the size and weight of your TV, get the correct type of anchors. 

Area of mounting:

The most technical point. Find the hollow spot and use a pencil to mark the area where you would like to hang your TV

Attaching the Brackets:

The TV bracket is easy to understand. There are four areas of holes; attach the bracket following the holes. Screws are given at the time of the purchase. Once you screw the frame, you can move on to the next step. 

Mounting plate:

Make sure that you tighten the screws properly. Now, attach the plate with the bracket and again check the tightness of the screws. 

Time to watch the TV:

Before hanging the TV, carefully check all the fittings. ENJOY!

FAQ

What essentials do I need to mount a TV on drywall?

Before mounting your TV on the wall without studs, ensure that you have the essentials in your hand:  drilling bits, basic drilling machine, mounting kit, measuring tape. 

Can I mount a 50-inch TV on the wall without studs?

Well, yes! As long as you are using good anchors or bolts, you can mount a 50-inch TV on the wall. However, ensure that you know the weight of your TV. 

The Takeaway

Yes, you can mount a TV on the wall without studs. There are different methods—you can use anchors, bolts, mounting plates, or even your ceiling. However, there are some factors that you need to consider before mounting a TV; such as—size and weight of your device. 

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