If you don't have a fireplace, but still want to hang stockings and decorate a mantel, you can craft one out of cardboard! Using cardboard display boards (ones students use for science projects), you can build a realistic (and lightweight) fireplace. This simple DIY can change your entire living space and really set the mood for a magical Christmas holiday! DIY instructions here: www.ehow.com/...
Master Bedroom Project: I need to find an antique fireplace mantel for the wall opposite the bed. Depending on the condition, I may do a distressed paint finish. Add a mirror above with candles and romantic accents. Other ideas include adding book shelf inside it for more display space or using the area for a blanket rack.