The style of fireplace mantel in a room can combine form and function, turning the fireplace into an interesting focal point. Mantels can add height and width to a room, or add an element of texture by using a material such as stone or glass. When choosing a style, keep in mind the overall architectural design of the house and the style of furnishings that will surround the fireplace. Many people display art and photographs on mantels, while others prefer a seamless edge. Fireplace mantels come in a wide range of styles suitable for any room’s decor.