How to Decorate A Mantel with a TV

Decorating the space under your TV can become a little challenging depending on how much space you have to work with.  Plus those cords….ugggh the cords!  How do you make them disappear?? This week, I made some updates to my home decor bringing in more fall feels, and I wanted to share some tips to decorate a mantel with a TV. 

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How to Hide TV Cords

I have this little hack I use to hide all those cords behind my decor. 

Measure the space between your TV and mantel.  I also factored in the size of my DVR box so everything I choose would fit nicely under my TV. 

I grabbed this cute little wooden box from TJ Maxx.  On its side, it was the perfect height to hide all those cords and support my DVR box.  I will create a little vignette inside the crate as I am decorating.

Work from the outside-in

Depending on how much space you have on the ends, this is where you will start.  I start with the larger items and work my way to the middle with the smaller items.

The 12×12 Attachment Board on the right.  You can grab one of these from my shop or check out my blog to make one yourself.   I love this shelf sitter because it’s SO easy to change out each holiday or season.

I made this cute stacked pumpkin next to it a few years ago from some 2×4’s, paint, and wood glue!  Super easy and super fun.  I have a larger one to put down below on the fireplace ledge.

On the left, I started with the Pumpkin Block Trio.  A project we made last Fall.  I’ve got step by step instructions for this project HERE.

Next to the pumpkin block trio is the 8×10 print from the October Monogram Box.  I popped it into an orange wooden frame.  You can find those in my Amazon shop!

Fill in with and Accessorize

After the outside is set, I start working towards the middle.  I got these cute “faux books” at Hobby Lobby.  They have an empty middle and can act as a tray.  I love them on a side table because you can throw your remotes inside and leave the table clutter-free.

The black and white fabric pumpkins were in the Monogram Box last Fall.   You can literally add them in anywhere around the house to create a cute little display.


I have a few fabric pumpkins from this season left HERE! 

A friend of mine found these fun Rae Dunn black candles at Home Goods and of course, called me immediately to check and see if I needed some, ummm yes please!!

Last, I created a little vignette inside the crate.  I grabbed one of the newest Fall signs in my shop, paired it with a handmade ceramic bowl I had, and grabbed a bag of these fall straw balls from Hobby Lobby to add a few touches here and there!

Whether you have a little space on your mantel or a lot, mix and match items that are of different heights.   Spread out colors evenly, for example, make sure you don’t have too much of one color on one side and not the other.

If you find you have little room under your TV, focus on the bottom portion of your fireplace.  Stack pumpkins, hang a cute bunting across, and draw the attention down to the ledge instead of up on the mantel.

Check out the beautiful garland I have for Christmas.  I used the same technique to decorate a mantel with a TV, by adding a little crate to prop-up that DVR box and layered the garland in front of it.

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Have fun decorating, I can’t wait to see your mantel!

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