One of the things that I wanted when I bought my house was a fireplace. So I was very happy when I got one, even if I did have to build a mantel (you can see that project HERE)
I didn’t even mind the fact that it came with a designated space over the fire place where the TV was supposed to go. Although I love the idea of having a beautiful mirror or picture over the fireplace, having the television there instead works very well in my house (it’s open concept so there aren’t a lot of walls to put a TV on)…and having the television out in the open doesn’t really bother me (if you are someone who would prefer not to see it, you can find some ideas for hiding the TV HERE).
The only time of year when I really don’t like this set up, is Christmas. I love to decorate the mantel for Christmas, and having to work around the TV is a little (ok..more than a little) awkward. So I am always on the look out for good ideas on how to handle this and (since I’m sure I’m not the only person with this dilemma) I thought I would share what I’ve found.
So keep reading to find some ways to decorate a Christmas mantel with a TV above the fireplace.