You should not keep one décor all the year. Change it from time to time. Your contemporary mantel décor can be from season to season and display the holidays or seasons of the year. Thus, many families make the Halloween decorations on their fireplaces. They use a jack-o-lantern, colorful leaves, candies, ugly dolls, and skeletons. At Christmas, you may put lights, candles on the mantelpiece. And the traditional habit – to hang the stocking.