5 Ways to Style Your Mantel for the Summer

Are you like me and love to decorate the home for the seasons? Here are 5 ways to style your mantel for the summer.

Looking for a simple way to add a summery touch to your mantel? I got you, sweet friend! You can refresh your space without spending a dime by using items you likely already have around the house (remember my tips about shopping your home?). Here are 5 creative ways to style your mantel for the season.

If you need to buy a few things, jot 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 boring before photo of the mantel. It is fine for the winter and going into spring. However, it needs something more and different for the summer.

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First, clear everything off the mantel and give it a good wipe-down.

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.

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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.

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.

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Layer on texture for a richer look! In this space, I’ve incorporated chippy corbels and antique books I snagged at a local vintage market (thrifting is my jam!). These textural elements add depth and visual interest, making the space more inviting.

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Adding stacking boxes or a ginger jar always looks beautiful on a mantel. I love to use groupings of candle sticks at 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 a vase with yellow flowers to make it pop.

I find that mantels are fun and easy to decorate. And, don’t forget to style the fireplace hearth. I changed the throw in the basket to match my black-and-white color scheme.

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I love how it turned out. Something different this year!

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While this room’s bright light can be tricky to capture on camera, I hope these photos inspire you. You’ll see how to create a refreshing summer feel without relying on the usual summer color palette.

Also, read about the great finds last week on Friday’s Favorite Finds.

Hope you have a wonderful day, sweet friend!

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    1. 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.

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