Having a mantel allows you to put some of your favorite things on display. Family photos, knickknacks or even a cute kitten incense burner can adorn your mantel and add a personalized, warmer touch to your fireplace. They also happen to be perfect for hanging Christmas stockings, just be sure to take them down when it comes time to roast chestnuts!
Concrete mantels are perfect for bringing out a more industrial side to your living space. They are also great for outside use as well as inside use!