I love to decorate for the fall, which is by far my favorite season. I thought that having a fireplace with a mantel would be a bonus to my decorating ideas. Um, not so.
I first started by hanging a mirror over the mantel, and accessorizing from there according to the holidays and season. I loved how it made that space a little more open. I read somewhere though, that having a mirror over the mantel is a big no no. Why, well, because no one can see themselves. True, but I still like a mirror over it. I may go back to that eventually. For now though, I have moved the mirror to a console in the family room, and I am loving where it is now.