If you love decorating your home for each season, you may be looking forward to decorating your mantle for the summer. If you’re in need of a bit of inspiration, to get started, simply continue reading to discover a few simple yet eye catching DIY ways to decorate your mantle for summer.
Simple Summer Mantle Ideas:
Display bright flowers in decorative vases:
For example, if you’re lucky enough to have a garden you may want to cut seasonal flowers from your garden to display in a decorative vase on your summer mantle. Some flowers which evoke summer include sunflowers, begonias and petunias. If you love symmetry when it comes to interior design you may want to place two vases of flowers on your mantle.
Another way to bring a sense of summer to your home is to decorate your mantle with nautical decorations. Such as sail boats, lighthouses, seashells, starfish or anchors. As guests who see your mantle will instantly remember their favorite summers at the seaside.
As fragrance can instantly remind you of long, hot summers, it’s a great idea to include at least one scented candle on your summer mantle. Just be sure to select a fragrance which reminds you of summer. Some examples of which include lemon scented candles and candles which smell like a tropical beach. If in doubt you can’t go wrong opting for a fragrant pineapple scented candle. If you’re looking for a unique way to display your candle you may want to place your chosen candle in a simple, white lantern.
It’s a great idea to frame family photos of some of your favorite summer memories. For example, you may want to frame a photo of your family vacationing at a picturesque beach or of a road trip which you shared with friends. You can even opt to frame your chosen photos in nautical themed photo frames which feature pretty shells, to further evoke a sense of summer.
Yellow and blue accents:
When picking a color scheme you can’t go wrong opting for yellow and blue accents. As both colors are associated with long summer days, blue skies and sunshine. As well as the beach and golden sand. Some ways to incorporate yellow and blue accents into your mantle include picking blue or yellow candles, flowers or photo frames.
Place a tropical pot plant at the base of your summer mantle:
If you’re looking to create a stylish tropical atmosphere, simply purchase a tropical pot plant which you can place at the base of your summer mantle.
Place a few books which are set during summer on your summer mantle:
For a novel idea, collect a few books which are set during the summer on your mantle. Which your friends and family members will be able to borrow and read during a long summer’s day.
Redesign your entire mantle:
If your whole mantle needs a refreshed look, you could paint it or totally replace the entire thing. Paint is a cheaper option, but if you want a brand new mantle, you could always sell your current mantle or put it in self storage in Croydon to keep it for later use or another family member.
So if you love decorating your home for each season, it’s well worth going ahead and using some of the inspiring summer mantle decor tips listed above, to create your best summer mantle yet!