Positioning your TV and gas fireplace together might sound pretty straightforward, but there are actually a few options to consider. Depending on your space, the look and style you want along with existing floor plans and furniture layout, the options available to you will vary.
To help you decide, here are a few questions you might want to ask yourself first:
- Have you got an existing fireplace, surround or mantel? Or are you building or installing a fireplace brand new?
- Do you have to work around furniture, artwork or any built-in cabinets?
- How big is the room? How much wall space is available?
- How close can the TV get to the fire?
- Do you want the TV visible or be able to hide it? What do you want the focus to be on?
- What material or finishings are you surrounding the fireplace in? Is the material suitable for a TV?
If you’re building a brand new home or undergoing a major renovation, you’ll have the luxury of designing the layout from scratch. Apart from the size of the room (or budget!) there’s little holding you back.
If you’re working within the confines of an existing living space or chimney, your options might be a little more restricted.
As a starting point, not all gas fireplaces can have a TV positioned near them, so you’ll need to check this first. All Escea gas fires are Zero Clearance rated which means they can be surrounded in almost anything and have a TV positioned as little as 200mm above*. Escea makes them work together, not against each other.
To give you some ideas, we explain the 4 main ways to position your TV with your Escea fireplace.
1. To the Side
If wall space allows, positioning your TV to the side of your fireplace will visually lengthen the size of the room. It will also give the fireplace some breathing room and create negative space (which is great for reducing the distraction of TV and will enhance the fires ambience and impact). The TV and fire don’t compete, but rather complement each other.
And because the surround design isn’t reliant upon a TV, the fireplace can still be a feature in its own right – the world’s your oyster when it comes to choosing materials and finishings!