Do you have a living room with a fireplace? Lucky you! Here are seven ways how to arrange living room furniture with fireplace and TV.
Having a fireplace in the living room is a blessing, but you have to make sure you arrange your furniture correctly if you have a TV too. In a nutshell, your living room decor needs the focal point. When there’s the fireplace, it naturally becomes one. Unfortunately, so does the TV. Then, all your furniture has to be arranged around that focal point.
But how do you arrange the furniture so that the TV and fireplace don’t clash visually? Do it the wrong way, and you may experience discomfort that is hard to pinpoint. Luckily, we have seven ways to arrange living room furniture with fireplace and TV for several different layouts.
TV Over Fireplace Living Room Furniture Layout
Let’s start with the most basic living room arrangement when the TV is over the fireplace. It’s the easiest way to arrange furniture by simply directing seating to the center and toward the TV and fireplace. The coffee table is then located in the center.
The TV and the fireplace share the role of the focal point in this arrangement. In this example, a modern ventless fireplace is combined with a built-in TV console. This gives a clean, modern look in a classic layout.
You can also take a note about the area rug placement in this living room. It’s placed correctly by positioning the furniture halfway on the edge of the rug.
Separating the Living and Dining Area
Next, we can talk about separating the living and dining space. If your living room is big enough, you can easily do that by positioning the sofa in the middle of the room directed at the TV over the fireplace. This way the rest of the room is left for the dining area which is separate from the living area.
This layout has an advantage of decorating smaller visual spaces where you can achieve a greater decor effect.
Doorway Adjacent Fireplace and TV Living Room Furniture Layout
This is an attractive layout in a way that the TV and the fireplace are adjacent to the doorway. In this case, you have to choose which one of them will act as the focal point. The fireplace is the focal point in this living room. The TV, in turn, is blended in with a neutral TV stand and an accent chalkboard wall.
The furniture that can be simply directed to both, the TV and the fireplace at the same time. You can leave more free space around the furniture too, making it a lot more accessible.
TV by the Fireplace Living Room Layout
If you want to turn your fireplace into the sole focal point of the room decor, you can hide the TV altogether. In this example, the TV is set up in a built-in bookshelf next to the fireplace. This way, you can direct your furniture to the fireplace, and you will still see the TV.
If your living room is big enough, place the dining furniture in the center and seating with side tables by the walls. This layout is visually attractive, and it’s very functional.
Living Room with Open Kitchen
A lot is going on in this living room furniture layout. First, of all, it’s a big space with an open kitchen and a kitchen island. Next, we move on to the dining area which is the natural extension to the area. It’s well accommodated with a large dining table with chairs.
Finally, we have the living area which is the standard layout with the TV over the fireplace. The classic fireplace with a molded mantel lends itself for a stylish farmhouse decor.
U-Sectional in a Living Room with a TV and Fireplace
The U-sectional sofa works only in large living rooms. In this case, all you have to do is direct the opening of the sectional to the fireplace. The TV has to be installed above the fireplace in this case.
Living Room Layout with a Chimney Fireplace
The chimney fireplace sets the course for the living room decor and furniture arrangement. You don’t have much other option than to install the TV above the fireplace. In which case, the furniture has to be directed toward the two. You also have enough room across the wall for display bookcases which add more decor interest.