Since most times a fireplace is the focal point in a room, you know that all eyes are drawn to it, and consequently, to its mantel. Dressing up your mantel gives a fireplace an even bigger presence.
Groupings of items are a great way to give your mantel a polished look. When coordinating a grouping, be sure the pieces have something in common–color, texture, shape, theme, etc. Another thing to remember is that groupings typically work better in odd numbers.
With the right accessories, your fireplace and mantel can become a stunning centerpiece in your home.