If you are like me, you have a love of decorating the home for each season. Here are 5 ways to style your mantel for the summer.
Sometimes it is just a matter of simple touches to brighten up the mantel. All of the items used I had already. Remember how I have indicated before about shopping your house? You can do a refresh with no added cost. Here I have 5 ways to style your mantel for the summer.
If you need to buy a few things, dot down these five recommendations to help you while shopping. You know I like to keep things simple and keep my list short.
These 5 ways to style your mantel for the summer will have a big impact and look amazing!
Here is the before photo of the mantel. It is fine for the winter and going into spring. However, it needs something different for the summer.
The first thing is to clear everything off the mantel and give it a good wipe down.
1. Add LighTING
Lighting always adds such a touch. Whether you add some sconces hardwired or with candles to the wall around artwork can warm up the space. Here I added to slender lamp that I found at Target. It is just the perfect height and size for this space. It give off just enough light to create a nice warm glow.
I added a Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance LED Smart Bulb. It allows me to control the lamp and dimming with a touch from my smart phone. These bulbs are bluetooth compatible and works with either a hub, Alexa or Google Assistant. I use the Philips Hub with my LED Smart Bulbs.
2. Statement Artwork
The biggest impact over your fireplace mantel is to add artwork. A statement artwork can make the area over the fireplace pop and standout.
Here I am using two pieces of artwork and slightly layering. It is fun to layer artwork. I purchased the signs through 2daughtersheirlooms on Etsy. They are currently on a break but will be restocking in Mid-July. They have beautiful signs.
Plants and greenery whether real or faux give warmth to a space. Many of the pieces that I am using on the mantel refresh is a combination of blacks, whites and grays. The green adds that punch of color and makes everything so much more brighter yet warm.
These greens are called Hops and are available at the Purple Rose Home. I love them draping from the mantel. Here I am using four Hops, two on each side.
4. include texture
Add some elements that include texture for visual interest. Here I added chippy Corbels and antique books. I love to pick up antique books when at local vintage or craft markets. Corbels and books are great accent pieces.
5. FILL IN WITH PRETTY DECOR ITEMS
Adding stacking boxes or a ginger jar always looks beautiful on a mantel. I love to use groupings of candle sticks in various heights as well. It’s fun to play around and change out your decor items. I could easily remove the stacking boxes and add of vase with yellow flowers to make it really pop.
I find that mantel are fun and easy to decorate. And, don’t forget to style the fireplace hearth. I changed out the throw in the basket to match my black and white color scheme.
The finish look
I love how it turned out.
This room get so much sunlight and not the easiest of room to photograph.
I hope this gives you some ideas. You can style it with no traditional summer colors and still make it look refresh.
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Hope you have a wonderful day, sweet friend!
Absolutely fabulous! I just love putting a lamp up there … so smart. It’s looks really pretty and ready for summer! xo
Thank you so much, Juliet. That little lamp fits perfectly up there. So glad that I moved it to the mantel. Have a fabulous week friend.
Kim | Shiplap and Shells says
It looks fabulous! I am such a fan of warm lighting and put lamps everywhere, including my island. I can’t stand turning on the overhead lights. It’s all about mood lighting. Loved the tips, Tammy!
Thanks, Kim. Me too! I love subtle lighting verses the bright overhead lights. Thank you for stopping by my blog.