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 greens as much as I do…
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!
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.
Vintage finds. check
Homemade accents. check
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 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!
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 watercolour pillow through Chapters Indigo last summer season.
Well, simple, right?
Summery; beachy; relaxed; and fun?!?!
I think so… I can’t wait to share the rest of this 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!!