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30 Modern Living Rooms with a Fireplace and TV

Bring your family room to life by including both of these inviting features with style.

Spacious living room in beige colors in a house with tile floor, wooden panels on the walls, sofa, chairs and ottomans, a balcony with a view of the sea, a small fireplace and a TV above the fireplace

A living room is a space for your friends and family to gather, making options for entertainment essential as you design. Having simply a coffee table with some magazines may look cultured and clean, but in reality, will bore your guests. A fireplace and TV bring fun functionality but can also clutter your room. I have some designer tips and tricks, from TV placement to room layout, that will help you tackle your space.

Family rooms can also be a daunting challenge due to the sheer amount of design elements involved. What furniture to purchase, how to arrange furniture, what type of fireplace will look best – these are just a few considerations to make before you even get to

Luckily, I’ve searched for you and discovered 30 inspiring designs that include both a TV and fireplace without feeling overcrowded. 

Ribbon Fireplace

This spacious example stacks appliances with a modern twist. The long ribbon fireplace adds an element of luxury to the design.

Spacious contemporary living room interior in a luxury apartment with cozy sofa, white walls, fireplace and a TV above the fireplace

Tilting the TV will also help prevent neck strain when watching from a lower set couch. I personally like the spacious and inclusive shape of this tufted sectional.

Focus on the Fire

This design keeps you focused on the ambiance of the fire and the people around you instead of a TV screen. It is perfect for a family that is redecorating with quality time in mind. 

Spacious living room interior in a house with window wall, sofa, chairs, white walls and a stone fireplace

Placing the TV next to the fireplace also adds a modern appeal without needing extra decor.

Elegant Opulence

The distance from the fireplace and TV to furniture allows them to add ambiance instead of becoming the focal point.

Spacious living room interior in beige colors with, sofa and chairs, glass-top coffee table and a wide marble fireplace

The contrast between the warm wood and white make the design elegant and inviting at the same time. Arranging furniture in a circular fashion also keeps the TV visible from any seat.

Cozy Colors

These olive chairs pop without being too eclectic. A white fireplace exterior and neutral walls help balance the design. 

Medium living room in a house with wooden floor, beige sofa and green chairs, small fireplace and a TV above the fireplace

If you arrange your living room furniture like this, it encourages conversation over screen time.

Peekaboo Screen

Another option for a space that keeps the TV secondary to the company gathering around the fireplace.

Spacious living room in a house with grey carpet floor, wall windows, grey sofas, small stone fireplace and a TV behind a panel above the fireplace

Having a cover over the TV prevents it from becoming an unwanted focal point.

Center Split

This design creates two separate gathering spaces – one with the television, one without. Either room layout is functional for a variety of entertaining purposes with the fireplace inviting guests to relax on all sides.

Spacious living room in a house with wooden floor, sofas and chairs, small brick fireplace in the middle of the room and a TV above the fireplace

Having a TV room is perfect for dinner parties including adults and children.

Contemporary Chic

The floating mantel and shelves accent the contemporary furniture without letting it overwhelm this space.

Medium-sized living room with a balcony in an appartment with grey tile floor, white sofa and red-brown chairs, piano, small brick fireplace and a TV above the fireplace

I also like the neutral stone fireplace used here. The viewing angle of the TV is ideal from any seat.

Farmhouse Classic

This more traditional design features a classic stacked fireplace and TV set up.

Medium-sized living room in an appartment with wooden floor, a big expressionist painting on the wall, sofas and chairs, small white fireplace and a TV above the fireplace

The variety of seating in this living room layout will keep your space feeling fresh without forcing anyone to twist their neck to see the TV.

Cozy Corner

Unlike previous designs, this one has the TV as the focal point. I am inspired by the chaise lounge with the cozy corner stacked stone fireplace.

Medium-sized living room in a house with wooden floor, grey sofas, small fireplace in a mosaic stone wall and a TV next to the fireplace on the wooden wall

This layout is more spaced out, providing a space to relax independently or with company.

Multi-Space Fireplace

The mix of modern and natural elements in this design make it an inviting and adaptable space.

Spacious living room in a house with big tile floor, sofa and chairs, a fireplace in a stone wall in the middle of the room and a TV next to the fireplace

Using the fireplace as a feature in the formal dining room makes the transition from dinner to drinks even more natural. The open living room layout maintains a flow between both spaces.

Off-Center Modern

I love the offset geometric design of this fireplace, mantel, and TV. An advantage of this design is that it makes the room pop without breaking from the neutral palette.

Spacious living room in beige colors in a house with tile floor, wooden panels on the walls, sofa, chairs and ottomans, a balcony with a view of the sea, a small fireplace and a TV above the fireplace Making your living room more modern can be this easy!

Mid-Century Modern 

A classic take on mid-century modern, this open concept design features a fireplace and TV without disrupting the natural flow of the room.

Spacious living room in a house with wooden ceiling and cabinets, grey sofa and chairs, a white brick fireplace and a TV above the fireplace

I like using green plants to complement the warmth of the wood coffee table and mantel.

Separate Spaces

Your fireplace and TV aren’t tied together – if you have the space, use it!

Middle-sized living room in a house with wooden floor and cabinets, ceiling fan, brown sofa and grey chairs, a marble fireplace, expressionist apinting above the fireplace and a TV next to the fireplace

Putting the TV next to the fireplace gives you more opportunities to enjoy your room in a variety of contexts.

Size Conscious Designs

This smaller design is an excellent example of why it is important to mount your TV. 

Small living room next to the kitchen in a house with white walls, brown sofa and grey chair, grey fireplace, big poster next to the fireplace and a TV above the fireplace

Considering a sectional as your living room furniture can also provide a modern layout to set the space apart if it backs up into your dining area.

Bold but Warm

Orange is a challenging color to incorporate – and this design nails it! The modern minimalist elements keep the space from feeling like it belongs in the 1970s. 

Spacious living room in a house with window wall, wooden ceiling, brown sofa and black armchair, brown brick fireplace and a TV above the fireplace on an orange wall

I like that neither the TV nor fireplace are in the center, giving more freedom for when you arrange furniture.

Focal Fireplace

Featuring your fireplace as a major design element is a simple way to update without having to change the entire living room layout.

Small beach style living room next to the kitchen in a house with white walls, sofa and a rocking chair, brown granite fireplace, TV and a log of wood above the fireplace

I like the modern nature look of the polished geode fireplace next to the distressed wood mantel.

Traditional Family Space

Spice up a traditional rustic design with a floor to ceiling stone fireplace. The cool, jagged stone brings in a modern touch to avoid feeling like a home on the frontier. 

Rustic living room with brown leather sofa, chairs, cupboards, stone fireplace with a chimney and a TV in a wooden frame above the fireplace

Using a frame to mount the TV makes it part of the decor rather just than a hunk of black technology on the wall.

Inset Appliances

Take your modern design to the next level with an inset fireplace and mounted TV. This allows features such as the industrial hanging lamps to shine while maintaining your minimalist style.

Medium-sized living room in a house with wooden floor, window wall, grey walls and sofas, black chairs, small fireplace in a niche and a TV above the fireplace

This living room layout is excellent for a family that wants to spend time together, but not necessarily doing the same activity.

Bottom Mantel

Step away from the traditional with a mantel below your fireplace rather than above it. This design creates additional seating when you host events without making you change the layout of your furniture.

Medium-sized living room in a house with a view of the sea, green walls, brown and grey sofas, small fireplace in a stone tile wall and a TV above the fireplace

The ribbon fireplace and mounted TV flow well in a modern space, which is why the classic mantel can easily be moved or removed.

Contemporary Cool

The fireplace and stone wall shelves create an exceptional layered effect in this design. The multicolored stones make the appearance of the TV wall even more geometric.

Spacious living room in a house with window wall, ceiling fan, dark grey tile floor, white sofas and grey chairs, wide fireplace in a black tile collumn and a TV above the fireplace

I like that the smooth black stone of the fireplace creates a focal point that won’t be distracting when the TV is on.

Shelf Space

Surrounding your TV and fireplace with floating shelves gives you furniture to display your decorations on without feeling cluttered.

Spacious contemporary living room with white walls, blue sofas and colurful armchairs, white stone tile wall with vases on shelves, wide black fireplace and a TV above the fireplace

The spacing of these shelves adds to the modern appeal while calling attention to your collection of decor.

Home Library

This design is a book lover’s dream come true. I like the solid back for the TV and chimney with the furniture choices to keep the room modern.

Medium sized living room with dark brown floor and wall, white ceiling with a big brown chandelier, yellow comfy chairs, big bookcases, small fireplace and a TV above the fireplace

If you plan to line your TV wall with bookcases, it is important to ensure that you have enough natural light to prevent the room from feeling small.

Texture Wall

The textures of the fireplace and light fixture in this room turn the otherwise simplistic design into art.

Small contemporary living room with beige walls, big glass chandelier, brown textured wall, beige armchairs, wide granite fireplace and a TV above the fireplace

I like the combination of hard lines and curves to add grace to this effect around the simple inset TV and ribbon fireplace. The furniture layout in this design is unique since it does not include a sofa.

Minimalist Comfort

Including both a TV and fireplace doesn’t mean your room has to feel focused on those elements.

Spacious contemporary living room with white walls, dark brown sofas and armchairs, wide fireplace under a dark brown stone tile chimney and a TV next to the fireplace

Modern furniture such as these streamlined shelves prevents the appliances from taking over. The TV is a focal point without truly being the center of attention.

Frosty but Toasty

This all white design brings the chilly exterior inside – with some warming creature comforts, of course. I like that the wood coffee table maintains a natural look in the otherwise frigid space. 

Spacious contemporary living room with a balcony and window walls, wooden floor, white walls and sofa, small fireplace and a TV above the fireplace

The fireplace and TV are simply featured over a white wall, a great choice for an open concept TV and dining area.

Focal Corner 

Looking for something new within your well-known space? Shift the focal point to make it feel like an entirely new space.

Small modern living room with grey walls, sofas and armchairs, small corner fireplace and a TV above the fireplace

Having a corner fireplace and TV set up can create a unique design if you offset your furniture to face at angles. This can also help split a connected TV and dining room.

Grate Design

Fire grates are an important safety feature that also works as a beautiful design element.

Spacious living room with wooden floor, white walls and armchairs, grey sofa, small zebrano marble fireplace and a TV above the fireplace

They provide an opportunity for a bold accent that doesn’t require a full room redesign. A clear coffee table like this one also let the featured piece shine.

Cabin Contemporary

This wood cabin brings in the best of rustic and modern design. I like the old fashioned chimney for the fireplace as a fun accent.

Small rustic living room with wooden floor, walls and ceiling, window wall, green sofa, black armchairs, small stone tile fireplace with a chimney and a TV above the fireplace

The modern leather chairs and angled layout keep the room feeling up to date. 

Side By Side

This unique living room layout uses a lower set couch to accommodate the side-by-side TV and fireplace.

Spacious living room grey tile floor, window wall, purple sofa, grey textured wall with a wide fireplace and a TV next to the fireplace Placing both appliances next to each other turns the focus to the modern gray background and minimalist accents. I love that this space opens completely to transform into an outdoor entertaining and dining area.

Firewood Storage

This traditional wood fireplace provides an important space saving option – firewood storage.

Small living room with wooden floor, brown patterned rug, white walls and a sofa, grey stone fireplace-hearth and a TV next to the fireplace

The unique layout of the TV and fireplace create a more spacious feeling in this small living room.

Tips and Tricks

Size Matters

I always suggest mounting your TV to save space. If you are limited on wall space, the best location for your TV is above your fireplace. If you want try a more modern layout, try offsetting your TV from your fireplace to create a geometric aspect to your design.

Furniture Arrangement

Consider your furniture layout and the importance of your TV and fireplace as focal points. If the TV is always playing a big game, bringing company to gather around it, then it should be visible from any seat. If you want to experience the ambiance and company above all, try a more circular arrangement.

Fireplace Options

There is more than wood or gas when it comes to choosing your fireplace. Picking a design that flows with your room is essential for it to feel natural and comfortable. I like to use ribbon fireplaces when designing more modern areas. Traditional wood fireplaces are excellent in living rooms that bring in some farmhouse or rustic elements. 

Designing your family room is difficult, especially when you want to include multiple features such as a TV and fireplace. Considering your personal design style and space needs to be your first step when planning. Next, you can work on the layout and spacing of your furniture and decorations. You’ll know your family room has finally come together when your friends and family can’t stop coming together in your new space. 

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