Whether choosing to read a book or just relax and watch television, the living room is one of the main areas of the home. As a place for friends and family to gather, a typical living room is adorned with wood or carpet flooring and a gas fireplace flanked by stone or tile with a mantle. Many homeowners are beginning to install floor to ceiling stone fireplaces with floating mantles to give their home a more rustic feel. In addition, built-in bookshelves surrounding the fireplace are becoming more popular. The living room can be outfitted to the homeowner’s tastes from the ceiling height style, whether flat, vaulted or box-beamed, to the types of windows and trim.