A fireplace is often a focal point and can be difficult to show off. People sometimes think that whatever is on the mantel has to be symmetrical, but really it just needs to be balanced. When selecting a piece to go on top of the mantel, don’t feel you have to match the length, try going vertical. Add a couple of items such as flowers, a vase, picture frame or candles, then step away and evaluate how it looks. Think about it like a collage, add one piece, step back, and add another piece, until it looked balanced. Change up your mantel a couple a couple times a year by just changing one or two pieces to add a fresh new look.