Can you put an electric fireplace and TV on same wall? [An expert’s guide for 2022]

Can you put an electric fireplace and TV on same wall

You’ve probably wondered if it is possible to have an electric fireplace and a TV mounted on one wall.

The answer to this question is yes!

Can you put an electric fireplace and TV on same wall?

Electric fireplaces and TVs are mounted onto walls.

The best place to put your electric fireplace and TV is based on the size of the room the fireplace and TV are in.

If your living room or bedroom is small, you should put the electric fireplace in the center of the room and the TV on a wall to match the fireplace.

If your living room or bedroom is medium to large, you should put the electric fireplace in the center of the room and the TV on the right or left side of the wall, whichever side the fireplace is on.

Or again, place the TV in the center of the electric fireplace.

How much space do you need between TV and electric fireplace?

Most electric fireplaces these days blow the hot air from the bottom of the fireplace directly into the room to prevent damage to any objects above or below it. 

However, to be extra cautious it is wise to keep a distance of anywhere from 8 to 12 inches between the top of your fire and the bottom of your TV.

Should electric fireplace be wider than TV?

Can you put an electric fireplace and TV on same wall

 In general, the fireplace should be wider than the TV (6-8″ wider). This allows the fireplace to create sleek lines and frame the TV. 

Of course, you don’t HAVE to have an electric fireplace that is wider than your TV, but for aesthetic purposes, it is recommended.

What if my TV is wider than my fireplace?

  • Get a wider electric fireplace
  • Get a black “frame” for your fireplace, to frame your TV and make your fireplace appear wider
  • Frame the fireplace itself with bookcases on either side, or any sort of decoration on either side of the fireplace to make it appear bigger
  • Don’t worry about it! If you think it looks okay as it is, it doesn’t matter!

Where do you put your electronics when TV is above fireplace?

This can either be a tricky solution or an extremely easy one.

If you plan to have a mantle package electric fireplace or some kind of fireplace with a surround, they often have places to store your media and electronics such as cable boxes etc.

Electric fireplace media consoles such as the Ameriwood Home Fireplace TV Stand (Amazon) are the easiest option and while they are designed to have the TV sit atop the unit, you can still wall mount your tv.

However, if you plan to go for a minimalist look and want a recessed fireplace with a TV above, the tidiest solution is to have the cables run to another place in your room where you can then store your electronics.

How do I hide the wires from my TV above my fireplace?

Similar to the answer above.

There are easy and more advanced options, depending on how much work you are willing to undertake.

The neatest option is to hide the wires in the wall behind your TV and any media console wires should be rerouted to somewhere that you can easily access them but be hidden in a cupboard etc.

Final thoughts

You can absolutely mount your TV on the same wall and above your electric fireplace. The main difficulty will be in hiding wires for your media consoles such as Firesticks and cable boxes etc.

Depending upon how much work you are willing to put in will depend on how neat and aesthetically pleasing it will look.


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