Looking to give your home a unique look with a mantle? With the right design, your mantle can be the focal point of any room and help tie together the overall style and feel. Mantles give your home that floating shelf illusion particulary above fire places and counters along the walls. You can add details with crown molding and other accents to make it more interesting. Go for a simple, elegant design or make use of colors and textures to create a more modern look.