The concept of a media wall with a fireplace is a modern marvel that combines entertainment and comfort in one seamless design. This guide aims to walk you through the process of creating your ultimate media wall, from planning and design to the final aesthetic touches.

Media Wall With Fireplace


A media wall with a fireplace serves as a dual focal point in your living space, offering both visual appeal and functional benefits. It provides a centralised location for your entertainment system while also offering the warmth and ambiance of a fireplace.

Part 1

Planning & Design

Space Assessment

Before you dive into creating your media wall, it's crucial to assess the available space in your room. Accurate measurements will ensure that both your media components and fireplace fit perfectly, avoiding any design or safety issues. Consider the dimensions of the room, the height of the ceiling, and the location of windows and doors. This will help you determine the size of the fireplace and media components that can be accommodated.

Design Styles

The style of your media wall can vary depending on your personal preferences and the existing décor of your home. Here are some popular design styles:

Modern: Sleek lines, minimalistic design, and neutral colours.

Traditional: Classic designs with intricate details and warm colours.

Rustic: Natural elements like wood and stone, with a cozy, cabin-like feel.

Each style will influence the overall look and feel of your media wall, so choose one that aligns with your vision.


Part 2

Fireplace Selection

When it comes to integrating a fireplace into your media wall, you have several options to consider:

Electric Fireplaces: These are easy to install and maintain, offering a modern look.

Gas Fireplaces: Known for their efficiency and realistic flames, gas fireplaces are a popular choice.

Bioethanol Fireplaces: These offer a clean-burning option and are ideal for modern homes.

Each type has its pros and cons, so it's essential to choose one that suits your needs and lifestyle. For more information, you can explore our range of gas fires.

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Safety Considerations

Safety should be your top priority, especially when combining a fireplace with electronic devices like a TV or sound system. Make sure to follow all safety guidelines and consider features like a protective screen or automatic shut-off. For more on safety, check out our balanced flue gas fires.

Part 3

TV Above Fireplace

The placement of your TV is a critical aspect of your media wall. It should be at a comfortable eye level when seated and should not cause any glare or reflection issues. The distance between the TV and the seating area should also be considered for optimal viewing. If your TV is too close to the fireplace, it may suffer from heat damage over time. Therefore, it's advisable to maintain a minimum distance of at least 12 inches between the TV and the fireplace. For more on this, you can explore our range of balanced flue gas fires that come with heat management solutions.

Read more about how to install a TV above a fireplace.

Audio Systems

Integrating an audio system into your media wall can elevate your entertainment experience. Whether you opt for built-in speakers or a sleek soundbar, the audio system should complement the design without overwhelming the space. If you're concerned about the heat affecting your audio equipment, consider installing heat shields or deflectors. Our double-sided fireplaces offer a unique solution, allowing you to place the audio system on the opposite side of the fireplace.

Part 4

Material Choices

Wall Material

The material you choose for your media wall will significantly impact both its aesthetics and functionality. Here are some popular options:

Non-combustible board (Monolux or Supalux): A cost-effective and versatile heat resistant option

Brick/Stone: Offers a luxurious look and excellent heat resistance, making it ideal for fireplace surrounds.

Each material has its pros and cons, so choose wisely based on your design style and functional needs. For a luxurious and heat-resistant option, you might want to explore our range of gas fires that can be integrated into various wall materials.

It's advisable to maintain a minimum distance of at least 400mm between the TV and the fireplace and ensure the TV is recessed back into the wall.

Fireplace Surround

The material you choose for your fireplace surround should complement your media wall and enhance the overall design. Options range from traditional brick to modern metal and even custom-designed tiles. The surround not only adds aesthetic value but also serves as an additional safety feature.

At CVO we’ve developed a fantastic range of hole in the wall fires, as well as Fire Ribbon Gas Burners, so you can fully customise the surround to suit your aesthetic.



Part 5

Wiring and Installation

Electrical Planning

When it comes to creating a media wall with a fireplace, electrical planning is a critical aspect that often gets overlooked. Make sure you have enough electrical outlets for all your devices, including the TV, speakers, and other media components. For those who are concerned about safety and efficiency, our balanced flue gas fires come with advanced electrical systems that are both safe and energy-efficient.

Professional Help

While DIY projects can be fulfilling, when it comes to electrical work and fireplace installation, it's often best to seek professional help. Incorrect installation can lead to safety hazards and may also void your warranty.

Part 6

Aesthetic Touches

The right lighting can make or break your media wall. Consider adding ambient lighting to enhance the mood or accent lighting to highlight specific features. LED strips behind the TV or sconces on either side of the fireplace can add a dramatic effect.

If you're looking for a fireplace that comes with built-in lighting options, be sure to check out our double-sided fireplaces, which offer a unique and mesmerising visual experience.


Last but not least, adding personal touches to your media wall can make it truly your own. Whether it's a piece of art above the fireplace or decorative objects on the shelves, these elements can add personality and flair to your space. For those who prefer a minimalist look, our range of gas fires offers sleek and modern designs that can serve as a standalone piece of art.


Create Your Ultimate Media Wall

Creating the ultimate media wall with a fireplace is a multi-step process that requires careful planning, selection, and execution. From assessing your space and choosing the right design style to selecting the ideal fireplace and media components, each step is crucial for a successful project. Electrical planning and professional installation ensure safety and functionality, while the final aesthetic touches add personality and flair to your space. With the right approach, your media wall will not only serve as a stunning focal point but also a cozy and inviting space for entertainment and relaxation.

Ready to transform your living space with a luxurious media wall and fireplace?

Don't settle for anything less than the best. Explore our extensive range of gas fires to find the perfect match for your home. For personalised advice or to download a brochure for more information, feel free to reach out to us. Your dream media wall is just a click away!

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