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.
When designing shelves of this nature, the manufacturers understand that these shelves are hanging with no external support. Therefore, they are specifically designed to be reinforced. This is done by adding attaching screws into the wall and the internal brackets are made from durable materials. They are also extended enough to give excellent support. With this type of design, you are able to put heavy items on these shelves without worry.