With strong arguments and adamant opinions on both sides, it is ultimately up to your design preferences, your comfort and what both your space and fireplace can facilitate. Create the ultimate comfort zone for nights where you want to relax with your favourite show or a sports match TV has to be at least the specified clearance higher than your fireplace, perhaps too high, neck strain and less quality display when viewed from angle
Not aesthetically pleasing, plastic TV can clash with design elements of mantel and hearth
A gas fireplace can produce wall temperatures between 180°F and 380°F, which clearly doesn’t agree with the presence of a television. Electric fireplaces, which are increasing in popularity, do not produce a lot of heat and are mostly installed for visuals and ambience.
As long as the electric fireplace doesn’t produce more heat than the TV can stand, you are good to go in placing the two on the same wall. A mantel can do a good job at blocking heat to the wall and in conjunction with the right technology, having your TV above the fireplace is entirely possible.
An Amantii electric fireplace and the TV above are the focal point in this outdoor space
Whilst the original purpose of a fireplace was practical, in modern times, there are plenty of alternative ways to provide heat to a space. Many designers and homeowners alike, are vehemently against the TV being above the fireplace because they frankly can’t stand the look. In the eyes of some, the presence of a TV simply doesn’t belong, detracting from the beauty of the fireplace.
On the other hand, the fireplace may be a distraction whilst trying to watch TV, creating a sensory overload. Others who are partial to the ultra-modern look, highly rate the appearance of a TV above the fireplace. For smaller homes, or laneway and basement suites, creating multi-functional spaces is essential. In this more traditionally styled living room, this Valor fireplace is the sole focal point
You can also consider a tilting tv mount to angle it down, and if you have reclining chairs, that will decrease the need to strain upwards. Choose a gas fireplace with efficient heat management to keep the wall cool
Reach out today to create your dream space with a fireplace that steals the show.