When it regards shells adorning the fireplace, more is more, or so the mantel might want to hold somewhat less. My favored place to begin is my mantel! Have a look at my friends mantels below!
The original intention of a mantel was supposed to prevent smoke from rising to the ceiling. If you order the incorrect type, you can exchange it for the right type. The playful temperament of the fireplace enables you to keep things simple on the mantel with merely a statement piece and perhaps a plant as an accent.