Floating shelves dont have traditional brackets that can hinder your efforts to create beautiful wall designs. Instead, they have internal brackets that usually run the entire depth of the shelf. They are installed in such a way that you never see the bracket at all. This is done by sliding the shelving onto the brackets by way of an opening in the back of the shelf. This method creates a cleaner and much sleeker look to the shelves. By using this type of shelving, you have the ability to put your shelves anywhere. Even the smallest places will not look cluttered when you install floating shelves.
Turn the fireplace mantel into a focal point using color. You can hang different-colored stocking or you can display an array of floral ornaments, also featuring a rainbow of colors. You can even borrow a few ornaments from your Christmas tree and display them on the mantel in a creative way. You can use candles to decorate the mantel and make it glow. Use candles of different shapes and sizes and votives and arrange them as you find it fit. You can also use a few other things in between, like pine cones, Christmas tree branches, tree ornaments, etc.