It seems to be a common design struggle for many homeowners of where to place the tv and fireplace in a room. Most homes in cooler climates often choose to have a fireplace in a living area. The key to getting a designer look is knowing where to place the fireplace in relation to the tv. Let’s jump ahead to some inspiration photos of tv fireplace ideas to give you guidance for creating your own well-planned space.
Clever TV Fireplace Ideas:
- Cozy Room
- Modern and Sophisticated
- Clever Focal Point
- Awkward Corner Wall
- Narrow Wall With Windows
- Natural Look
- Build-In Cabinetry
- Open Concept Living Room and Kitchen
- Off-Centre Balance
- Dividing Wall
- Simple and Balanced
- High Ceilings
- Outdoor Rustic Look
- Black and White Contrast
- Asymmetrical Balance
- Transitional Room
- Modern Room
- Base Cabinets and Open Shelves
- Pendant Lighting
- Awkward Wall
- Large Stone Fireplace
- Custom Wood Burning Fireplace
- Corner Fireplace and TV
- Simple White Background
- Side By Side Positioning
- Traditional Room
- Dark Marble Tiles
- Wall With Two Small Windows
1. Cozy Room
This simple set-up takes advantage of the small size of the room. The tv is positioned over the fireplace to save space and give the room a cozy feel. The white fireplace surround and walls create a natural flow. In this example, the television size is matched to fit the width of the fireplace.
A modern fireplace with a widescreen television is incorporated in this beautiful living room. The width of the fireplace and the height of the tv placement gives the illusion of expansiveness. Both the tv and the fireplace are recessed into the wall to look clean and streamlined.
3. Modern and Sophisticated
When looking at this room, modern and sophisticated is what comes to mind. The oversized width of the gas fireplace extends the entire length of the wall. The sizing is bold and certainly makes a statement. Again in this example, we see that the tv is placed above the fireplace to make use of space. And although the tv is large in size, it is far smaller in size across the length of the wall. In doing this, the fireplace becomes the center of attention.
4. Clever Focal Point
Creating a focal point in a room is essential. This room is set up to do this nicely. The tv and fireplace combination is positioned directly across from the sofa. This placement allows for both windows in the room to also be enjoyed from the sofa. The two arms chairs flanking the fireplace and tv naturally create a conversation area.
5. Awkward Corner Wall
Do you have an awkward corner wall in your room? The above layout utilizes the space well by placing the tv above the corner fireplace. This area stands out through the floor-to-ceiling stonework that designates this area. The white and black colors create a stark contrast which quickly draws your eye to this area.
6. Narrow Wall With Windows
A narrow wall with windows flanking each side is used to create a tv and fireplace area. This layout works well for narrow rooms in order to get the most use out of the space. In this example, the fireplace surround is dressed in marble facing to give it an air of elegance. The tv is then recessed with sidewall sconces. The overall look is well thought out, balanced, and in proportion.
7. Natural Look
The natural wood against the white brick is what sets the tone for this fireplace and tv area. The warm brown of the wood is picked up in the caramel-colored Barcelona chairs. The painted white brick behind the fireplace is repeated in the white walls throughout the room. This repetition allows for coherence and balance within the room. The feeling of the room is natural and organic.
8. Built-In Cabinetry
A simple way to incorporate a tv and fireplace in a living room is by housing these items within built-in cabinetry. In this photo, both the tv and fireplace are centered along the wall and both have similar scale and proportions. The two tall and open side cabinets with built-in lighting catches your attention which naturally creates a focal area.
9. Open Concept Living Room and Kitchen
In a home where the kitchen and living area are open concepts, it is often preferred to be able to see the tv from the kitchen as well. In this case, the tv is placed above the fireplace so both can be easily viewed from the kitchen as well as the living room.
The sofa naturally divides the two rooms and gives the homeowner the perfect spot to see the tv and fireplace. As well, the kitchen table is positioned directly behind the sofa so that those at the table can also have a perfect view of the tv and fireplace.
10. Off-Centre Balance
The off-center balance of this room gives it interest and makes it look unique. Instead of the typical tv above the fireplace, here the large tv is centered along the length of the wall. To be able to incorporate a smaller-sized fireplace, it is offset to the side. The homeowner has done a fantastic job of creating two separate focal areas that blend and balance together; creating one cohesive focal area.
Behind the tv is a faux wood-paneled wall that designates the center area. Off to the side, is a portion of the wall paneled in marble to correspond where the fireplace is. This gives the room a sleek and contemporary look.
11. Dividing Wall
Again we see the tv and fireplace positioned off-center with each other. In this room, a wall that houses the tv and fireplace separates the kitchen from the neighboring room. This acts as a natural divider between the spaces. The height and width of the wall are fully utilized. On one side of the wall is a large tv that is placed at the top. On the other side of the wall is a large, open fireplace that allows one to see directly between rooms.
12. Simple and Balanced
This room is simple and balanced. It uses the same brick from the fireplace to create columns of brick on either side of the tv and fireplace. The simple layout and design of this tv and fireplace area is what makes this space work.
13. High Ceilings
When the room you have has extra high ceilings, take advantage of this height to get a designer look. In this living room, you can see the expansive height of the room just by looking at the windows.
The homeowner has taken full advantage of the height of the room by incorporating an oversized fireplace. You get a sense of the large scale through the use of the sizable stones fronting the fireplace. To keep a coherent look, a large tv is then placed overhead.
14. Outdoor Rustic Look
Living areas can also be extended to covered outdoor patios. To keep this space functional and well used, incorporating a tv and fireplace is a clever idea. Here, this focal area is front and center given the bricked fireplace also incorporates the tv above. The natural brick gives this space a rustic but inviting feel.
15. Black and White Contrast
The tv and fireplace in this room are built out to incorporate both. The white and black contrast is stylishly included. For the fireplace, the black wall against it makes the fireplace recede. However, the black tv against the white shiplap wall allows the tv to stand out.
16. Asymmetrical Balance
The asymmetrical balance in this room is very well done. The tv and fireplace wall is still front and center stage although each is placed on separated areas of one wall. We see similarities between the tv and fireplace through color and shape. However, the size and positioning of both are different.
The tv is placed to the left and a bit higher than the fireplace. Whereas the fireplace is positioned to the right and slightly lower than the tv. To create an overall coherent wall, shelving, and cabinetry on both sides of the wall are included in the same wood tone. To further add balance, a brick column is placed in the center of the wall from floor to ceiling which acts as a natural divider between both the tv and fireplace.
17. Transitional Room
This transitional room keeps things simple. The fireplace and tv wall are created amongst built-in cabinets. This positioning makes great use of the space given that there is a window awkwardly placed in the corner of the room. The position of the fireplace and tv allows the homeowner to easily enjoy the view outdoors as well.
18. Modern Room
Modern and simple is the look in this room. Both the fireplace and the tv extend the length of the wall that juts out with windows on either side. The look is very linear and streamlined. To further create a focal area, an Eames chair is positioned to the side.
19. Base Cabinets and Open Shelves
In this room, there is only one wall where the tv and fireplace can be placed. This room takes advantage of the length of this wall and places both centered along the wall. To create balance, built-in base cabinets flank each. Above, open shelves also add to this area without creating any heaviness.
20. Pendant Lighting
To create a distinctive look, try incorporating pendant lighting to both sides of a fireplace and tv. Here we see a simple layout between the fireplace and tv. It is the flanking pendant lights that create a striking feature area.
21. Awkward Wall
This room makes good use of a large awkward wall between two large windows. Instead of a boring flat wall, different materials with different textures are used to create a fireplace and tv area. The smooth faux wood paneling is juxtaposed with the textured slate gray stone. The fireplace and tv area is further identified by incorporating the corresponding material behind each.
22. Large Stone Fireplace
Want a large stone fireplace but don’t want the tv to detract from it? In this example, the stone fireplace is significant in width and height to keep this feature prominent. The tv is then placed diagonally up high to ensure viewing is still comfortable.
23. Custom Wood Burning Fireplace
This is outdoor living at its best! If you have the height and space, how about including a custom wood-burning stone fireplace inclusive of a full-screen television. Here, the tv is placed at an appropriate distance above the fireplace to ensure there is no heat damage.
24. Corner Fireplace and TV
This is another example of beautiful outdoor living space. In this room, the focal area is placed in the corner so as to not detract from the expansive views. The fireplace and tv area is delineated by stone facing and wood-paneled sides.
25. Simple White Background
The vaulted ceiling in this room corresponds nicely with the shiplap feature wall where the fireplace and tv are positioned. The transition of the white shiplap from ceiling to wall allows the black of the fireplace and tv to shine. The simple white background and unembellished fireplace further create an unpretentious background.
26. Side By Siding Positioning
When your tv and fireplace are roughly the same size and shape, try positioning them next to each other along the width of a wall. In this example, a band of black extends from one side of the room to another. This contrasts well with the warm tiled wall above and below.
27. Traditional Room
In this traditional, luxury room, beautiful stonework is what creates the fireplace and tv area. This stonework is carried from the floor to ceiling corresponding to the height of the wall of windows. The stonework is further carried through to the opposite side of the room.
28. Dark Marble Tiles
This fireplace and tv feature wall is established through the use of large, dark marble tiles. The modern fireplace works well with the modern, luxurious look of the marble tile.
29. Wall With Two Small Windows
If the wall you are working with has two small windows, let this layout work with you. In this room, the wall is separated at the midline. Below the center is the fireplace centered along the wall. On either side are banks of cabinetry to give balance and flow. Above the midline of the wall, is the tv. Next to the tv on both sides are the two small windows which further create balance along this wall.