Many fireplaces have a mantel which makes hanging Christmas stockings fairly simple. What happens though if you do not have a mantel and to complicate things, you have a stone fireplace surround that doesn’t allow you to tap in a nail or stocking holder? It makes things a little difficult right? Today I am sharing my friend’s beautiful living room in her new home and how to hang Christmas Stockings around a TV.
She and her family just moved in this past summer and she lives next door to my other friend (I shared her Christmas Outdoor Curb Appeal project last week). The issue with hanging stockings in her living room was, the stone surround made it difficult to hang the stockings.
She used 3M adhesive hooks (purchase at your local hardware store) to fasten to the back of the TV which worked perfectly! The cute stockings from HomeGoods now had a hook to hang on. It’s not ideal but it’s better than drilling holes in your stone. With the addition of faux garland from HomeGoods, you can hardly see the hooks.
She used decorative figurines and Christmas trees in varying heights to create visual appeal and architectural interest on the stone hearth. To add a touch of outdoors, you can always add fresh or faux greens around the figurines and faux trees. Similar to how I did below at my friends house when decorating her front entrance.
The greens above help soften the stone and create a pretty holiday scene. Click the image above if you want to see the full curb appeal post I share a couple days ago.
If you are struggling with how to counter balance the opposite side of your tree, in this case the other side of the fireplace, a large basket filled with pillows and stacked decorative boxes will help fill the space.
When the idea of hanging a large TV above your fireplace first became popular, I was against it. I have always loved decorating a fireplace and mantel with a mirror, a picture or some kind of hanging decorative object. However, the idea of hanging the TV above the fireplace is functional and has grown on me over the years. The alternative is to have the TV off to the side of the beautiful stone fireplace and honestly, it looks the best centered in the room, above the fireplace.
I went to two different HomeGoods stores last week (my first time in over a month) and they have so many stockings! This past month has been crazy with my gram passing away and selling our house. It’s been a roller coaster of emotions so it felt good yesterday to shop all day at one of my favorite stores. I hope you found these tips on How to Hang Christmas Stockings Around a TV helpful and you got some ideas for your own home. If you want to see the Christmas Stocking post I shared over on the HomeGoods blog, check it out here. Some pretty amazing stocking stuffer finds!