Well, why don't use a mantel shelf as a beautiful focal point you can redecorate every now and then? there's no reason not to...because you don't have to have a fireplace. I found you a close up of Erin's gorgeous foyer update.
Isn't it great? I love all extra decorating spaces...perfect for ie seasonal decorations, so you always have a fresh feel in your home on the cheap.
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