NOT JUST ART AND MIRRORS
Candles, vases with fresh or dried flowers and branches, vertical or horizontal stacks of books and shadow boxes holding a favourite item will all make for an interesting and eye-catching mantel.
‘‘If you have more of a collector’s feel in your home then special travel souvenirs, books, and artworks may work atop your mantelpiece better,’’ says Tuck.
‘‘I would suggest being a bit ruthless here however. Pick souvenirs to display based off the look of them rather than the memories they hold for you. Don’t throw other souvenirs away, but curate the ones that work with the colour scheme of your room.’’