Varying Heights: Play with objects of different heights when decorating your mantel. Here, tall, whispy branches draw the eye upward while books set vertically and horizontally emphasize the simple, sleek molding
couch, lights in front of window, rattan blind and curtains and coffee table. Desk could be on the opposite wall. I like the layout more than the color palette. sofa could be a sleeper and it could double as a guest room.