Welcome to Fall into Autumn! I’m here today with Fall Mantel ideas and inspiration for decorating around a very large TV. I don’t always decorate my family room for the seasons…except Christmas. It’s really my husband’s room and honestly, it’s ALL about the TV.
Several years ago we installed this gigantic television over our mantel. For us, it was the right choice. We were able to combine two focal points, the fireplace and TV, into one. This resulted into a better seating arrangement, which in turn opened up the room. Hanging the TV over the mantel was definitely a process but one that was totally worth it.
I started with fresh sunflowers in urns and paired them with leaf plates that I use every year. These little plates move around my house and land in a different place every Fall. This is the first time I have used them in the family room and I think they work with the urns and the white brick.
The brick wasn’t always white. You can read about our fireplace makeover if you are thinking of painting your fireplace. If you love your natural brick fireplace, by all means leave it alone. Ours was tired, in bad shape and sorely needed a face-lift. Of all the improvements we have made in our home since moving in, the fireplace and refinished staircase rank right up there as the top two.
I am usually a stickler for decorating with fresh or preserved natural elements. The sunflowers are fresh but I confess that all the pumpkins are fake, faux, not real. I knew if I bought real pumpkins this early they would turn to mold before October even arrived…so I did the practical thing and used what I had.
The gourds are real and the pine balls are preserved. Combining natural elements with artificial ones is a trick I use for a long-lasting arrangement. When my bittersweet is ready to cut, which should be very soon, I’ll add that to the basket.
Over the next few weeks, as I decorate my home for Fall, I’m going to try and repurpose things I already have. I also hope to show you how to take your fall decor and make it work for Christmas. Small color changes, reversible items and natural elements from my yard will make the transition from Autumn to Christmas easy and inexpensive.
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Thank you for stopping by. I hope this finds you busy, but not too busy. Make sure and take the time to watch the leaves turn.
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