The fireplace is the natural focal point of any room. In just the way the perfect evening dress makes the woman ever more enchanting, the perfect MANTEL assures that every eye in the room is drawn to the fireplace... until you enter the room, that is.
The fireplace mantel is the honored place in the room. It holds family photos, stockings at Christmastime, perhaps that crystal vase you carried onto the ship yourself to bring home from your trip to Italy. And of course the wall above the mantel is the ideal place to hang the mirror you imported from France, which so perfectly reflects your image and your great taste in home decor.
Mantel shelves can be used in other locations throughout your home, too! Here are some inspired ideas (click any photo to enlarge)