I begged and pleaded for my husband to build me a faux mantle - he finally told me to just go buy one already! I found this one in our classifieds - my hubby painted it white and hung it for me. We are going to add molding to the bookshelves too.
I found the mirror at a thrift store -it was gold so I painted that white too. I can't wait to decorate - and I kinda want to skip straight to halloween but will restrain myself, ha ha. I want to add small amounts of navy blue and terracota orange to this room. I will be recovering that pillow you see on my couch and hope to use the same fabric (when I find some) to put in the back of my bookshelves like this: