We’re excited to share our simple summer fireplace mantel ideas to decorate your space for the season.  Since summer began last month I figured I was overdue to change-up our chalkboard that sits on our mantel.  It may have had a quote about spring and a few Easter eggs drawn on it…oops!  Let’s just get to the pictures shall we because that’s really what we all want to see.

Here is our simple summer fireplace mantel…

simple summer fireplace mantle full shot of stone fireplace decorated for summer

Fireplace Hearth

The accessories on the fireplace hearth are all from…yup…you guessed it, my fave, HomeGoods!  If you’ve read my previous home decor posts you know that I love to find great deals at HomeGoods.  This black metal lantern was purchased several years ago and has been moved all around our home.  But last year it found its perfect spot on the hearth.  If you can’t find one locally…no worries…I found a similar one for you (link is at end of the post).

 close up of black lantern on hearth with basket of blankets

A simple wood box holds a few throw pillows including my favorite #5.  Both the lantern and box of pillows stay on our hearth year round.

 close up of wood box filled with pillows

Fireplace Mantel

However, most of the fireplace mantel accessories change from season to season.  Sometimes I use a mirror and other times I use this chalkboard.  But I always include candles even on my summer fireplace mantel. 

simple summer fireplace mantle wood mantle with summer decor including chalkboard art

The blue framed chalkboard is a fun place to add some personalization to our room.   Follow our Pinterest board for some really cute chalkboard art ideas.  I like to create a new chalk design for each season, holiday or celebration.  This fun idea was found here.  I just included all the activities my family is doing this summer.

close up of blue chalkboard art on mantle

Our hydrangea plants are finally growing and are actually huge this year!  We had been cutting them back as we do our other perennials.  But found out that wasn’t the way to care for hydrangea.  Well…lesson learned because this year we have beautiful plants producing lots of flowers.  The bright blue is beautiful when the plant is in full bloom but I really LOVE this shade when they are starting to fade.  And the colors in the blooms look simply perfect with the blue frame around the chalkboard. Just clip a few blooms and fill a simple mason jar vase with them to add to our summer fireplace mantel.

close up of mason jar vase filled with fresh hydrangea

I also filled this metal white jug with several more of these beautiful hydrangeas.  I found the farmhouse style jug at Hobby Lobby.   But I’ve linked one for you below on Amazon…easy shopping right from home!

close up of white jug with hydrangea on fireplace mantle

Two black candlesticks have sat on our fireplace mantel for the last 10 years.  I had been looking for new ones to blend with the modern farmhouse look I’ve been slowly implementing into our decor.  These were in the seasonal fall section at Hobby Lobby and they were exactly what I was looking for…and at 40% off too…score!

simple summer fireplace mantle close up of candle stick holder with mason jar filled with hydrangea

One final look…

simple summer fireplace mantle full shot of stone fireplace decorated for summer

Resources to Decorate your own Simple Summer Fireplace Mantel

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Do you update any of your spaces seasonally?  It really was so simple to update our fireplace mantel with a fresh new look for summertime.

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