The fireplace mantel shelf is designed to hold smaller decor items. Candles in colors that complement the design scheme are an excellent choice. When choosing candlesticks, look for styles that also complement the room. Ornate gold candlesticks will look out of place in a modern glass and steel living room, but could be an attractive accent if set off with a few other small gold items in the room.
If you’re particularly creative, you could update the room and fireplace mantel decor with each season. Just a few items carefully placed can really freshen a room any time of the year. Whichever items you choose, select colors that are in the same family as the couch and chairs. Accents should echo the theme of the room, for example firewood caddy, a small Buddha statue in an Asian-inspired room or a silver box in a contemporary room. If you’re particularly creative, you could update the room and fireplace mantel decor with each season.