A fireplace can be one of the most incredible living room features that offers both comfort and style. However, you may be wondering just how to arrange your living room to accommodate both your fireplace and TV. When arranging your living room, you must focus on positioning furniture and decor in a way that creates a focal point. Typically both the fireplace and TV are thought to be the center of the living room. Here’s how to arrange your living room so your fireplace and TV complement each other rather than clash. 

TV Above the Fireplace

One of the simplest, most obvious ways to arrange a TV and fireplace is to place the TV above the fireplace. This design works well for living rooms of all sizes and shapes and makes the TV/fireplace combination the focal point. Install a built-in TV console above a ventless fireplace or mount the TV into the wall above the fireplace. Furniture is arranged around the TV and fireplace with a coffee table or ottoman. In the center of the room. This arrangement makes it easy to enjoy both the fireplace and TV at the same time and is cohesive for many styles. 

TV and Fireplace Adjacent to Doorway

Place the TV and fireplace on different walls adjacent to the doorways. You must choose one to be the focal point in this setup. Should you choose the fireplace, you then must blend the TV in a bit using a neutral stand. This is ideal for rooms with a set doorway, rather than more open rooms. 

TV and Fireplace on Opposite Walls

If you have a very large room, you can split it up a bit by placing the TV and fireplace on opposite walls. Only one can act as the focal point at a time. This set up is ideal for a multi-functional room.

Hiding the TV

Another option is to disguise your TV altogether and have the fireplace as the centerpiece of your room. If you prefer to highlight your fireplace or do not use the TV that often, you may want to hide your TV altogether. Direct your furniture to the fireplace and hide the TV in a bookshelf or other cabinet next to the fireplace. This is a functional, yet attractive layout that puts the fireplace as the focal point. 

Get a Fireplace Worth Showcasing

How much you want to direct attention to your fireplace will depend largely on its appearance and functionality. There’s no use in centering your entire living room around a fireplace that doesn’t work or does not fit your style. The Brick + Ember Outfitters of Indianapolis are here to help you with all of your fireplace needs. From inspection to maintenance, from repairs to design, our experienced team can do it all to make sure your fireplace is worth showing off. For any fireplace services or to get the custom fireplace of your dreams, contact Brick + Ember Outfitters today at 317-500-1250 or OFFICE@BRICKANDEMBER.COM