The fireplace has always symbolized the hearth in every sense of the word. What could be better than watching your favorite movie while the flames of fire flutter? It is impossible to imagine the now popular family photo shoot without a cozy fireplace, which will gather the family again and again.
After a fruitful day, any of us would like to plunge into the atmosphere of tranquility and comfort. There are universal things that everyone loves and helps everyone to relax. For many, TV is the optimal source of home relaxation and an opportunity to escape from the daily hustle and bustle.
A safe addition to the unique home comfort will be a fireplace, which can now be installed not only in houses, but also in city apartments. The combination of a fireplace with a TV will ensure the most relaxed relaxation for you and your loved ones.
It may seem that two objects from different eras and are completely incompatible with each other. But current trends suggest otherwise. The universal position of the TV over the fireplace fits into any interior, adding uniqueness and soulfulness. Correctly selected devices in color, shape, size and design will make the room the most comfortable and beloved in the house.
Please note that the combination of a TV over the fireplace in the interior assumes that the fireplace will be electric, because a separate ventilation unit will have to be built in for a wood or gas fireplace.
It is almost impossible to get permission to install a classic hearth in an apartment. But with an electric fireplace, a bio fireplace and a fireplace dummy, there will be no difficulties! No problems with installation work, soot, smoke and ash.
Types of fireplaces
For large country houses, a classic fireplace with logs is suitable. Such a hearth will fulfill the original function of these devices - to provide heat in the house. Installing a fireplace will take a long time and is only allowed in private homes. This type of fireplace requires a separate smoke outlet. And, of course, the TV must be located at a safe distance from the flame. In this case, it will be necessary to take into account the general concept of the interior and combine the convenience of viewing with the comfort of the fireplace.
Unlike classic fireplaces, gas fireplaces do not require a wood-burning stove. Such a fireplace will bring less concern for compliance with fire safety measures and is much more convenient to use. It will perfectly heat the room and add an unusual style to the interior. Simple installation is possible with the permission of the relevant authorities and in apartments. If you dream of a classic fireplace, but live in an urban high-rise building, then this is the most suitable option for you.
Electric fireplaces are decorated with classic fireplaces and stoves that provide warmth to your home. As a rule, they make the sound of burning logs. The main feature of such a device is the absence of real fire. But thanks to this, the fireplace becomes safer and does not require additional worries.
Bio fireplaces run on the biological fuel ethanol, which is obtained from plants (rice, corn and wheat). With such a fireplace, there is enough air in the room, so additional ventilation systems are not required. They are quite safe and do not require any special care.One bottle of fuel is enough for an average of ten hours of burning (it all depends on the size of your hearth). Real fire will brighten any evening!
This kind of fireplace, like a dummy, will not cause any problems at all and will certainly become a decoration of the living room. Once installed, the only concern is dust removal. When you want extra comfort, place some large candles and enjoy the evening. Fireplace dummies not only provide warmth, they can create comfort in the room and give you an extraordinary glow. With such an interior design, a TV will look great both on the mantelpiece itself and above it. Even if you want to hang the TV device on the opposite wall, the beautiful glare from the faint candle light will not interfere with your viewing in any way.
Location in different rooms
Each room will be filled with comfort under the dim fireplace light. More often, a fireplace and a TV are installed in the hall in order to spend a quiet calm evening, invite guests or arrange an entourage holiday. Not far from the fireplace, you can spread a carpet to spend time with the TV turned off, enjoying the silence and inviting flame. It is better to put furniture around the comfort zone for comfortable viewing of your favorite programs and movies under the warm sounds of a flame.
If you like to relax in privacy and the only place for a good rest is the bedroom, then the fireplace will perfectly fit there. It is better to combine the heat center with the TV opposite the bed or sofa - then it will fit aesthetically into the interior. Falling asleep to the sounds of the fireplace is warm and pleasant.
Fans of gala receptions, gourmet meals and quiet family dinners will definitely appreciate the fireplace in the kitchen. The location of the TV with a fireplace in this room will look good in front of a large dining table on a free wall. You can light the hearth, turn off the kitchen light, put a few exquisite candles on the table and enjoy the taste of your meals. When the sincere conversations have come to an end, you can turn on the TV and continue your relaxation with a cup of aromatic drink or a glass of refined wine.
If you are thinking about how to combine a fireplace with a TV more effectively, then our recommendations are for you. These five important rules will help you create a unique cosiness:
- the TV and the fireplace should be about the same size in order to harmoniously complement each other and not draw attention;
- follow the fire safety rules: do not place
- flammable things near the fireplace, even if you have an electric fireplace;
- do not forget that the main purpose of the fireplace is not only comfort, but also warmth, therefore, it is better to place the hearth of heat on the walls that go inside the apartment;
- do not hang the TV on the opposite wall from the fireplace, so that the glare from the fire does not interfere with viewing;
- all fireplaces, except for dummy and some types of biofireplaces, will warm up and, together with heating, overheat the room, so take care of the possibility to turn off the batteries
Finding the right device according to your needs and capabilities is very easy - there is a huge variety of fireplaces on the market for every taste and color. Installing a hearth in apartments will not take much time. Nowadays, it has become so easy to achieve full-fledged comfort at home!