Create a whole new look above your fireplace with a
freshly updated mantel. A main focal point in most living rooms, a mantel is the perfect stage to visually express your dazzling personality and style. Get started by picking a specific theme, such as a color palette or your favorite collection, like this array of old-world style clocks (see left). Use this as an opportunity to carry in bits and pieces of your room's existing decor, whether it's a specific hue from a color palette or a whimsical motif spotted in an accent pillow. Read on to learn more simple solutions to spruce up your mantel.