Decorating Ideas For How To Create A Beautiful Summer Mantle

Add some dazzle to your fireplace this summer with these fun and creative mantel decoration ideas. From books and statement pieces, to greenery and lanterns, there’s something here for everyone!

Get ready for summer and get inspired with these simple, yet stunning mantel decoration ideas! From books to statement pieces, greenery or lanterns, you can create the perfect display in your fireplace this season.

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Do you ever wonder “How do I decorate my mantle for summer?” or, “What do I put on my mantle to create a lovely farmhouse feel?”

Well, you are in the right spot.

Today, I am sharing Decorating Ideas For How To Create A Beautiful Summer Mantle.

Oh, what fun.

This is the “after” picture.

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I’m sharing some great ideas to add visual interest for the summer months.  

One great way is to add fresh flowers, natural elements and greenery to your mantel or coffee table.  

One lovely thing about French Country Farmhouse style is all of the vintage items, greenery and candles that is used for decor-it makes the house feel like home.  

When I want to change things up a bit around the house, I just walk around the house and “shop” each room and see what strikes my fancy, and that’s what I use as my inspiration and I create my design around it.  

When my granddaughter comes over, she loves doing this too.  After she goes home, I walk around the house and see what she has “redesigned.


On hot summer days, I enjoy staying inside and creating The large mirror above my mantle is the perfect place to add a wreath-it’s the first thing that I do to add personal style for my summer decorating.  It’s almost as fun as a summer vacation.  Oh, who am I kidding?  But, it is a fun way to spend the day.

“I love decorating my mantle and changing it every now and again.  I felt like it really needed an update for late summer.  After shopping my house, this is what I came up with-vintage books, greenery and vintage brass candlesticks. 

The “before” is fine.  It’s simple.  It’s elegant.  But, it is definitely NOT spectacular.  So, a refresh was definitely needed.  With just a few simple ideas and a little bit of rearranging and

 I absolutely love how this turned out.

The “before” pic.

The “before” is fine. It’s simple. It’s elegant. But, it is definitely NOT spectacular. So, a refresh was definitely needed.

A simple way to add a lot of impact it to add huge mirror above a fireplace mantle, it makes a great starting point for great decor  of your mantel design and it really grabs your eye as you walk into the room.  

This mirror would be a great choice, as would this   I also like to hang a gorgeous wreath on the mirror.  I hang my wreaths on my mirror with a command hook.

I used this white one, so that you could see it for this post. I like to change out my wreaths for the seasons. This wreath is so pretty.

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I absolutely love how this turned out.

I used my vintage urns this would be gorgeous with greenery or florals in it.) with some faux ferns in them on both ends of my mantle.  

Then I gathered 11 brass candlesticks of all different styles and sizes.  

I always use an odd number when designing with multiple items.  I love this brass candlestick, and  brass sphere atop of some vintage books tied with some twine.  

Then I poked in some beautiful leaves and faux plum branches amongst the candlesticks.  

The greenery really pulls it all together.  I couldn’t find the plum branches that I used, but these branches would look great as well.

This time of year is the perfect time to learn new ideas for your mantel display.  

Your fireplace is the natural focal point of the room.  

Simple decorations like a  stack of books, a statement piece, a large piece of art, added greenery or a candle lantern are all great mantel decoration ideas to make your beautiful fireplace shine.  

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Barbara Chapman

Wednesday 11th of August 2021

Love your mantel styling, Renae!! I'll be redoing mine this weekend for fall, actually... Love the candlesticks and yes, the kitchen you featured is amazing!!! Love the blue...

Happily featured your post this evening at Share Your Style #313 for you, Hugs, Barb :)

Renae Frey

Thursday 12th of August 2021

I can't wait to see your pics. Hugs to you.

Debra Oliver

Monday 9th of August 2021

This is so gorgeous, I love that magnolia wreath. Thanks so much for coming by the All About Home Link party and sharing all the beauty. I'm featuring this post this evening.

Renae Frey

Friday 13th of August 2021

Thank you so much for the feature. I really appreciate it. Blessings to you.

Mary Anne Russo

Monday 9th of August 2021

The mantle looks beautiful! Love the mirror and the orb! The wreath sure gives a nice touch!

Renae Frey

Monday 23rd of August 2021

Thank you so much, I really appreciate your kind comments. Hugs to you.

Kimberly Snyder

Friday 6th of August 2021

I love both the before and after pictures of your mantel! Not having a mantel in the Florida house is one of the things I am sad about . I am trying to convince my husband we need to build a faux fireplace on the lanai but he isn't thrilled about the idea! Thanks for sharing your beautiful mantel!


Friday 6th of August 2021

Gorgeous work, Renae! I love the copper spheres and the wreath - they go so well together.

Renae Frey

Monday 23rd of August 2021

Thank you so much, Stacey. Hugs and blessings to you.