Monday, June 1, 2015

TV over the Fireplace

I usually don't like flat screen tv screens above a fireplace but I really like this arrangement. The whole room is fabulous, isn't it? via
I recently entered the 21st century because I finally have a small (21") flat screen in my living room and I love it. Now I wonder why I didn't get one earlier. I have it on a small antique piece beside my fireplace in the same place I had my ancient fat 13" set from the dark ages. When I am sitting on my sofa it lines up with my eyes and my sight of vision perfectly. If I had it on my mantle I would have to put my chin up and head back and look up and that would be awkward. I think there is a formula you are supposed to use based on the distance between where you sit and the screen. Mine is the perfect size and it's perfectly located as well as being very unobtrusive whether it's on or off. I'm thrilled because as you all know, I'm a big TV person. xo


Mama Pea said...

I like this flat screen and its location because it seems to blend into the room and doesn't jump out at you as so many do. I've always wondered about the heat factor in mounting a TV screen above a fireplace. Maybe the fireplace isn't used that much? Or maybe the heat generated isn't a factor?

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

I think that tv looks great in that room. It blends in perfectly. Have a wonderful week!! : )

~ Wendy

The Queen Vee said...

I think we might have to put the TV above the fireplace in our next home. I know it's the latest thing to do but I probably wouldn't do it except my guy loves his TV time and we are going to have limited options. Sometimes you just have to make decorating compromises and when viewing the bigger picture, pun intended, it just isn't a big deal. Years ago it would have been, I guess age brings wisdom or a least the ability to realize what is really important. This is a lovely room and I would imagine that you can also view this same TV from the kitchen area.