Making and installing a fireplace in your living room and family room soon can create a warm feel that makes the dweller feel at home. The important aspect supporting the designs of the fireplace is the kinds of mantel surrounding the fireplace. You can place any kinds of modern, contemporary fireplace mantel from wood, granite, stone with a natural, modern, contemporary, and traditional designs. Make sure that the choice of the mantel is well matched with the other living room and family room furniture,i.e: the sofa, rugs, wall unit, sofa and other living room elements. You can also put some furniture just right on the fireplace mantel to create a wonderful atmosphere.