I wish this house had a fireplace and a mantel, unfortunately it doesn't! But I have been considering, for the last year making a faux mantel, and I have worked it into the layout of our room, yea! So, even if we don't get to watch the fire and cuddle, I can at least have a child safe place to decorate for the seasons.
I have been looking for inspiration, and here are some of my favorites. ( I have been collecting images since before Pinterest so i don't have sources for all of them sorry!)