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Simple Beachy Summer Mantel Decor

Come see my super beachy summer ready mantel decor!

Summer decorating!

It should be simple. Relaxed. And fun.

Summertime, especially in colder and wetter climates, is the time to soak up as much of the outdoors as possible.

But when you do finally venture back indoors, you want your decor to reflect that relaxed summery feel that is so short lived.

So today I’m sharing our super simple & beachy summer mantel decor; and I hope you love the sea of blues and  fresh greens as much as I do…

A white fireplace mantel with beachy decor on it.

I’m sharing my summer mantel as part of a fun one-day blog hop organized by my talented friend Taryn from Design, Dining, and Diapers. If you are popping by from Blooming Homestead, then welcome! You can learn more about me and this blog here; take our summer kitchen tour here; or check out our newly renovated lake front summer deck here!

Beachy Mantel Decor

I have not yet shared our summer living room tour; a few little changes are in the works… but I’m thrilled to share this simple beachy summer mantel decor with you because I just love how it reflects the whole feel of our summer decor this year.

Blue. check

Vintage finds. check

Homemade accents. check

Greenery. check

Simple. check….

There is a driftwood star painted white over the mantel on the wall.

Since the main backdrop of our mantel is our TV, I love the way throwing a beachy image on the TV changes the whole feel compared to the ‘big black box’.

Our driftwood star that is painted white stays up all year round; and the oar and spindles were both vintage finds. The two wooden fishing floats are probably my new favourite pieces; I picked both up on a recent trip to HomeSense; the tall green glass vases are from HomeSense as well. I filled them with some tropical feeling faux palm leaves from Michaels.

The felt ball garland is a simple DIY and I’ll be sharing the tutorial for it very soon!

A blue small rowing paddle is beside blue green glass.

Nautical inspired items is on the mantel.

Rustic beachy details on the fireplace mantel.

Clear glass with a tinge of green on the mantel.

There is a TV picture monitor on the mantel.

A pom pom garland is strung up on the mantel.

I added this little bench here recently when I played musical chairs & benches around our house… it used to live in our bedroom but I think it’s found a home in front of the fireplace for the summer. The fabric on it is one of my favourites; I ordered it from Tonic Living and used it to upholster this little DIY wooden bench. I will share that tutorial soon as well. I found the blue and white watercolour pillow through Chapters Indigo last summer season.

There is a small step stool with fabric on it in front of the fireplace.

Well, simple, right?

Summery; beachy; relaxed; and fun?!?!

I think so… I can’t wait to share the rest of this pretty beach inspired summer living room with you next week! Until then, there is a ton more inspiration in store through today’s blog hop. Next on the tour is Stacy’s beautiful summer mantel decor over at  Not Just a Housewife. Enjoy!!

A beautiful fireplace mantel.


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    1. Hi Judee! I love to bring in a beachy feel, especially in the summer. I think it suits the location of our house, on a lake. I like a beachy feel over cabin-y!

    1. Thanks Stacy! And it was so easy to make that felt ball garland…I see some more of them in my future!

    1. Thank you Amanda! Those buoys were such a great find! Just after I bought them (at HomeSense – the US version is HomeGoods), a real old wooden buoy washed up on our lake beach! All chippy and falling apart, but a pretty cool find, nonetheless!

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