Hanging a flat screen tv over a gas fireplace. Hi i am looking to purchase a flat screen television the ideal spot in my living room is over the fireplace. Mounting the tv above the fireplace is okay if you follow these handy tips from. If in doubt do a little math.
Hanging a flat screen above a mantel or on a brick fireplaces face results in a dual purpose entertainment center that becomes a rooms visual centerpiece. If the tv is placed too low the mantel will appear cluttered and the fireplace will seem off balance. Before we had a flat screen our tv was banished from the living room.
If you like the idea and look of mounting your tv over your fireplace or if you simply have no other choice here are a few suggestions to make the best of it. We all love a fireplace in our living room but how do we enjoy both the fireplace and the tv at the same time. Though stylish mounting a tv above a fireplace isnt the best idea for the you or for the tv.
My concern is the fireplace is a working fireplace that is fueled by gas. It goes without saying that visible wires hanging down behind the tv are a no no and that could be a problem if the wall is brick or stone. The advent of lightweight streamlined flat screen televisions has seemingly solved the age old tv versus fireplace focal point conundrum.
Depending on the height of your mantel or if you dont have one the top of the fireplace hang the tv four to twelve inches above. Id banish it now if i could but since the room where it used to. Treat it like art.