Find some fresh ideas to help you decorate your fireplace for spring and summer. Greenery, white accents, and black pillar candlesticks easily take your space from spring through summer in style.
I love decorating my home for spring and summer! One of the best parts of living in the Carolinas is that spring weather arrives in February. As soon as we finished our fireplace mantel upgrade I transitioned our family room into spring decor. Let’s take a closer look at the elements I used.
Over the Fireplace
I like using a large mirror over our fireplace to bounce light around the room. I’ve had this mirror for ages! It’s hung in all three houses we’ve lived in. I like the contrast the black frame provides and the gold details dress it up just a touch. It gives my space that Ballard Designs look that I love.
AnnMarie and I found this gorgeous wreath at HomeGoods. AnnMarie took it home but it didn’t work in her house, so I was more than happy to take it off her hands! I knew it would look great hanging on top of this mirror. I love the mix of greenery and its relaxed and airy look.
On the Mantel
I tend to prefer a somewhat simple and traditional style on my fireplace mantel. Two groupings on either side of the mirror with some varied height are all it takes.
On the right-hand side, I started with the tall, white, pressed-tin vase. I found this in Hobby Lobby. I topped it with a faux boxwood ball. This is actually a Christmas decoration that used to hang in my parent’s house! But I love how it looks year-round. You can find a similar large boxwood ball at IKEA.
I like to use varying heights, so next, I added this black pedestal clock. I’ve had this for a while, but originally found it in Kirkland’s.
There’s a design principle that recommends using odd numbers of elements in your groupings, so I added a third item to this side of the mantel. I wanted it to be lower than the other two pieces. This green, moss-covered orb was the perfect accent.
On the other side of the mantel, I added two black, wooden pillar candle holders. I have a weakness for them. I love finding ones with different shapes and textures and mixing them! They’re topped with some plain white flameless candles. And for a third item to vary the height and to bring some green onto this side of the mantle, I used my Green Tuscan Vase. I got this from Southern Living At Home. Do you remember that company? It was my favorite for home catalog parties! They’re out of business now, but you can still find those urns on eBay.
Around the Hearth
We don’t have a raised hearth, but I’m so in love with how it looks since painting the marble surround! I swear that may be my favorite DIY project to date. 😍 I found these tall candle holders at Hobby Lobby in January. They were marked as Holiday items? I’m not sure why, but I was happy to take that 70% discount! All three of them were $30! TOTAL. Score!
The fireplace screen is another Southern Living at Home item. I actually signed up to be a consultant for them so that I could get this screen at 50% off. 😉 I still absolutely love it. If you’re interested in having one too, you can find several still here on eBay.
This awesome basket is made from leather straps. My parents got it for us as a Christmas gift one year from a store near them called Terrain. They’re still available online if you want one for yourself. I’ve filled it with a variety of throws. After all, it doesn’t matter what time of year it is: sometimes it’s nice to get cozy with a throw.
And here’s a view of the entire fireplace, in all it’s springy and summery glory! I’ll probably end up changing a few things for summertime because I tend to get bored. But these colors would work for both seasons, don’t you think?
I’ve had several people on Instagram ask where I got my curtains. I found them about four years ago at Target and they don’t sell that pattern there anymore. You can find similar curtain panels from Wayfair here, here, here, and here. If you’re not following us on Instagram, make sure you go check us out! We post there at least once every day and you’ll get to see projects before they make it here to the blog.
Have you decorated your home for spring yet? Tell me what your favorite ways to decorate for spring and summer are in the comments!
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