We're certainly used to seeing televisions above the mantel, but rarely do we see them actually on the mantel. There's no wrong or right way to display your tv, everyone has different ideas — but we're curious about this one.
Upon first glance, the tv on the mantel actually looks great and it certainly minimizes the need for extra accessories on the mantel. Placing the tv on the mantel makes it a little easier to hide cords. You can run them along corner where the mantel meets the wall.
Second glance — no way no how could that work in this house! Our cats would knock that tv over in about 30 seconds and we'd be heading right back to Best Buy (most likely crying). Then we realized that not everyone has cats or reckless kids to put all of their prized processions at risk.
So this got us thinking — would you put your tv on the mantel? Or what about other less obvious places?