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7 Ways to Rock a TV and Fireplace Combo

A delicate equilibrium is required by putting a television and fireplace. Both of these focal points require a precise plan for them to feel comfortable and welcoming instead of out of equilibrium or out of scale. Take care to think about the size of each when figuring out which layout works best for your property. Whether you choose to have them over and under or side by side, some of those winning fireplace and television mixtures could assist you in finding a really harmonious appearance.

Julie Williams Design

1. Complete cohesion. Place the television right on top of the fireplace and deliver both of these focal pulls together by enclosing them with molding and wood details in precisely the exact same style.

Design suggestion: Consider painting the shades of flanking bookcases exactly the exact same colour as the fireplace for additional design cohesion.

Echelon Custom Homes

2. Separate. Separating the fireplace and television within precisely the exact same space is difficult to get right, but it’s done masterfully here. The timber paneling running up the walls and over the ceiling to surround the fireplace wall makes for a perfect integration — it feels as though they are on precisely the exact same wall.

Layout suggestion: Think carefully on your own furniture plan when you’ve got two focal points in a living area. What will you and your guests prefer to see — the fireplace or the television?

Jae Chang

3. Art form. This living area joins the television and fireplace on one wall. The television is offset by the hearth for equilibrium, while the compact fireplace nearly evaporates under the brightly cavity when it’s not on.

Design suggestion: A surround like this can easily be customized to full-overlay doors for extra living space storage.

Cornerstone Architects

4. Texture twist. You’ll be able to use feel when combining a fireplace and television on precisely the exact same wall. The extra texture really makes the components subtler; the eye skims over the TV and fireplace, instead focusing on the timber, rock and cubbies.

Design suggestion: Even if your fireplace is front and center, you are able to camouflage it by using the exact same neutral colours for the firebox as the surrounding rock.

Ziger/Snead Architects

5. Matched in scale. This fireplace and television, one on top of the other, make for a stunning lesson in scale. The perfectly sized parts almost make them seem like they’re combined.

Design suggestion: When placing your TV above your fireplace, make sure it’s low enough to be comfortable to check at. You don’t want anyone to crane a throat when seeking to relax and watch TV.

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6. Side by side. This design works magical, as both elements stand side by side in perfect harmony. The television and the firebox are alike in size, which helps to balance each other’s weight on the wall. The materials offer contrast while linking into the rest of the property’s design.

Design suggestion: If concrete is not the right finish to your own fireplace surround, try out a gray-colored tile to make the same effect.

Steven Miller Design Studio, Inc..

7. Three’s company. Some might have trouble combining two major design elements, but this homeowner was able to do three. This asymmetrical layout mixes the size of all 3 bits (television, fireplace and art) comfortably into one design by maximizing the height and balancing the width of the wall.

Design suggestion: When incorporating art above the fireplace, do your homework before buying to ensure it could withstand the heat output.

Laura Burton Interiors

Bonus: another look at different. Sometimes the best approach to cope with these two focal points would be to separate them. This design makes great use of an angled wall while still making it easy to enjoy the fireplace and the TV at precisely the exact same moment.

Design suggestion: Connect your fireplace mantel visually to the main shelving. In a design such as the one displayed here, you also could carry over all 3 shelves to make a triple mantel.

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