When purchasing separately you have the ability to create very beautiful designs that dont look like they came from a box. Brackets for decorative wall shelves come in many beautiful styles and materials. These can also be found in home centers and hardware shops but you may have better luck shopping online. These days you can find nearly everything imaginable online. Having a global market at your fingertips lets you locate dealers who are not available in your town.
Turn the fireplace mantel into a focal point using color. You can hang different-colored stocking or you can display an array of floral ornaments, also featuring a rainbow of colors. You can even borrow a few ornaments from your Christmas tree and display them on the mantel in a creative way. You can use candles to decorate the mantel and make it glow. Use candles of different shapes and sizes and votives and arrange them as you find it fit. You can also use a few other things in between, like pine cones, Christmas tree branches, tree ornaments, etc.