See my Mantel Decor Ideas including a watery blue, sandy taupe and shell white color palette mixed with driftwood decor to reflect my love of the beach!
If you’ve been following along with me here at Setting for Four then you know I have an
obsession passion for decorating my fireplace mantel! Give me any excuse….like a change in seasons…or a holiday… and I’m switching things around and adding different pops of pattern and color to it!
While working on my living room makeover last week I also decorated my mantel with the coastal look and style I so love for summer!
As I mentioned before, I grew up on the sandy beaches of a northern freshwater lake and as a young girl I spent each sunny day collecting shells and driftwood, catching minnows and building huge sand castles!
(Here’s a black and white picture of my boys when they were little playing on the exact beach I grew up on!)
Our family also lived in Virginia for 3 years and we spent every minute we could by the ocean, at Virginia Beach, collecting shells and driftwood, catching minnows and building huge sand castles with our boys. Basically reliving my beach baby years as a child!
So when it comes to summer mantel decor I just naturally gravitate to watery blues, driftwood decor to add beach-side flair.
When it comes to my mantel the star of the show is this beautiful faceted mirror that I scored at HomeSense (same as HomeGoods in the USA!) and is very close to the Portico Mirror at Z Gallerie (I love this store too!).
This mirror is big and sparkly and simple but chic…and I love how much light it bounces around my living room!
Candles and glass votives in watery blues add a pop of coastal color while the big driftwood spheres remind me of my love for collecting driftwood by the beach!
Starfish add a pretty pop of creamy white and another hint of coastal decor. Mercury glass votives and candlesticks add more sparkle.
Adding a large cutwork basket filled with throws is a great way to add some easy storage to my living room and adds another pretty layer to my fireplace.
Decorating tip: Adding a lantern or basket to the hearth of your fireplace will give your fireplace a cohesive look! Did you know that your eyes naturally skim a room in an F Pattern? Adding decor with visual weight ( like a lantern or basket) to the hearth will help ‘connect’ the fireplace bottom with the upper mantel…. as your eye naturally skims from top to bottom in the F Pattern!!
I love how fab our fireplace mantel looks since we painted it from boring brown to elegant white (check out the paint makeover). It looks so fresh and bright against our wall color (Sherwin Williams Mindful Grey) and with my new white drapes!
Lighting the candles at night adds a pretty glow when we are relaxing in our living room after a long day! Ah – I can hear the waves lapping the shore right now!
How do you add summer decor to your home?
Want to see my new Quick and Easy Living Room Makeover and the Design Plan & Mood Board I created? Come take a look!:
If you have an
obsession passion for mantel decor like me, you can check out last year’s summer mantel if you’d like!
I’m so thrilled to join 11 of my bloggy friends today for a ‘Fun in the Sun’ Summer blog hop! Check out 11 Amazing Summer Decor, Recipes and Craft Ideas at:
….and be sure to come back tomorrow Wednesday June 18th for the Summer Linky Party and $250 Cash Giveaway – to add more fun to your summer holiday!!!
See you tomorrow for more Summer Fun!