In our home the area above the mantel was designed to hold your TV. This really limits the decorating possibilities. It was hard for me to like it at first because I was so used to the mantel being the focal point in a room. I do like that I don't have to worry about having a tv stand or big armoire elsewhere in the living room. I hope a few other girls with TV mantels link up so I can see what they are doing with theirs!
|Paint color on our mantel is SW Urban Bronze.|