I think staging a mantle with a giant television looming over it is one of the most difficult decorating dilemmas of all time. That being said I love having the TV over the fireplace. Not having to look away from the roaring fire to watch a movie on a rainy winter night is worth the aggravation of trying to decorate around the darn thing.
Here’s what I ended up with for my spring mantle…
I had several false starts and the photo below is just one of them. After glaring at this arrangement for a bit, I thought it too ‘busy’. What do you think?
So I set out to simplify the mantle. I started by putting both lanterns on one side, adding height to one of them.
And do you remember Little-Ivy, my DIY English Ivy Topiary posted HERE? I enlisted her help for the other side of the mantle. She’ll get plenty of light here and I think she’ll be happy for a few months…
Here’s where this left me…When you have the television over the fireplace, and your mantle is large, you gotta have a little something under the TV.
I requested a box or a trough for just this purpose and The Husband whipped one up! In keeping with my plant-crush, I used moss sheets, Spanish moss and faux succulents to fill the little trough…(I’ve got a simple DIY for this box coming up!)
Isn’t my little trough/box just perfect right here?
This rendition of a spring mantle felt better than my other attempts. A simple theme of natural elements.
Some of you still have snow…nevertheless, have you started getting your house ready to welcome spring???
(And for my buds down under…have you had enough of summer yet???)
~Have a day full of sunshine my sweet friends~