Your fireplace may be the center of attention in your living room. The mantel above the fireplace affords an opportunity to dress up the room. Fireplace mantel are a focal point in any room, and afford vary mantel decor ideas, since they may be quickly and easily changed on a whim. The fireplace mantel shelf is designed to hold smaller mantel 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. In addition to candles, you can be more creative by choosing small boxes, statues, or carvings. Framed family photos, especially wedding photos and family portraits, add hominess to the room.