Decorating with a Television In the Living Room

Decorating with a Television In the Living RoomMuskoka Living

If you saw my last Life Lately post, you may have noticed that over Christmas break we had our TV on a console table in front of our living room fireplace. I got a few questions about that, so this post is inspired by those questions. :)

In all of our homes, we tend to leave the TV out of the main living room. We picture the living room as more of a ‘conversation space’ rather than a loud entertainment room, especially since our living space is pretty open to the rest of the house. Whenever we have family gatherings, though, we love watching movies together and playing games on the TV. We usually gather downstairs for that, but this year since we have our basement set up for some work projects we decided to bring the TV upstairs.

Having it up here for Christmas made me rethink the idea of how our living room would feel with a TV above the fireplace. Generally I always feel like that arrangement doesn’t seem ideal because of the height above a fireplace, but since we have more modest height ceilings in this house I think it would work. I gathered up some inspiration for living rooms with a TV and I think I’m warming up to the idea, especially if beautiful built-ins could be involved! What do you think? Do you have a TV in your living room or do you keep it in a separate space?

Decorating with a Television In the Living Room
Lauren Liess

Decorating with a Television In the Living RoomStudio McGee – Windsong Project

Decorating with a Television In the Living RoomSita Montgomery Interiors

Decorating with a Television In the Living Room
Crisp Architects

Decorating with a Television In the Living RoomStudio McGee

Decorating with a Television In the Living RoomMuskoka Living

Decorating with a Television In the Living RoomThe Glitter Guide

Decorating with a Television In the Living RoomColors and Craft

Decorating with a Television In the Living RoomSarah Sherman Samuel

PS. I’ve also shared this great idea for a hidden TV behind a map from Mrs Rollman Blog!

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We are so excited to have two fireplaces in our home, one in the basement and one on the main floor. The lower level fireplace is brick and was already painted white (by the previous owner), you can check it out in the post I did yesterday (shown below).

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The upper level fireplace is stone, you can see it above.

I’m not sure yet what we are going to do with our fireplaces, especially the one on the main level. I don’t mind stone, but it just doesn’t feel right to me in this case so I’m exploring our options. We could paint, white wash, add trim and built-ins or completely redesign the size and shape. The options are endless, well, endless within the boundaries of our budget and ability to change or enhance it :).

I’ve been gathering fireplace inspiration so I thought I would share ideas with you today. Some would work for our home, some wouldn’t, but I thought you might enjoy these ideas anyway!

Painted Brick & Stone Fireplace Inspiration
my last home (see the before and after here!)

Painted Brick & Stone Fireplace Inspiration
Carpenter and MacNeille

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Magnolia Market

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Emily Henderson

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