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.
Not only are floating shelves functional, but they are also beautiful. You can find them in wood finishes of all colors for a traditional, rich look. If your home is more modern or art deco, there are some manufacturers who make floating shelves in a strong long lasting resin material. You can find these in all colors on the spectrum. This is a huge plus if you have a color theme in your room. There are many different designs for these shelves; there are thin sleek shelves as well as those with very intricate designs along the edges. No matter what your style, I am sure you will find a set of floating shelves that fit into the decor of your home.