Hanging a flat screen tv over a gas fireplace. 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. Mounting the tv above the fireplace is okay if you follow these handy tips from. Before we had a flat screen our tv was banished from the living room.
The advent of lightweight streamlined flat screen televisions has seemingly solved the age old tv versus fireplace focal point conundrum. If the tv is placed too low the mantel will appear cluttered and the fireplace will seem off balance. If in doubt do a little math.
To avoid this problem allow 7 inches of clearance between the top of the mantel and the bottom of the flat panel tv. Though stylish mounting a tv above a fireplace isnt the best idea for the you or for the tv. 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.
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. Placement is a big issue and location and tv height can be significant factors when it comes to. The case against a tv over the fireplace arguing against.
We all love a fireplace in our living room but how do we enjoy both the fireplace and the tv at the same time. 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.