25+ Stunning Summer Fireplace Mantel Decor Ideas

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One of the easiest ways to update your home every season is by decorating your fireplace mantel.

The mantel is often a central focal point of a home, and it’s a small enough project that it is always the first area I update with the new seasonal decor!

Summer Mantel Decor Ideas

How to Decorate a Fireplace Mantel

Whether you’re decorating for fall, winter, spring, or summer, each season has a charm and elegance that can be tapped into to create a stunning fireplace mantel design you love.

The key to a beautiful mantel design is to incorporate the season through items that you love and reflect your personality. Display a mix of seasonal flowers, signs, photographs, and more to give a seasonal snapshot of your home decor style. 

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25 Stunning Summer Fireplace Mantel Decor Ideas

Check out these 25 gorgeous summer mantel ideas to give you summer mantel decor ideas!

1. Simple Summer Mantel 

When you want to celebrate the season in a simple way, all you need to do to create a simple summer mantel is to display a large mirror flanked by vases of seasonal blooms. How easy (and gorgeous) is that?

2. Summer Mantel with DIY Engineer Prints

Make a huge art impact with some DIY engineer prints of your favorite beach scene this summer!

3. Summer Blues

Take a look at this mantel from Ashley at Modern Glam. These blue and white pieces of pottery remind me of a summer sky with puffy white clouds, and the added greenery is the perfect final touch.

I love how crisp and clean this mantel feels!

4. Flower Market Mantel

Jen from Tater Tots and Jello took inspiration for her mantel decor from the flower market.

Flowers and greenery flank a large summer-themed sign and add eye-catching pops of color. The galvanized pots are another fun and interesting element. 

a wide sign and jars of flowers on a fireplace mantel

5. Beautiful Built-Ins

If you have built-ins next to your mantel, then take a page from the playbook of Erin at Live Pretty on a Penny. Not only did she give her family room a DIY fireplace surround makeover, she added these bookshelves, too!

The blues, whites and wood tones & texture really give a beautiful summer vibe!

fireplace makeover with summer decorated built-ins

6. Show Your Patriotism

Stars and stripes, here we come! This is perfect for all summer long to show off your red, white, and blue like Kim from Starshine Chic does with this summer mantel idea. I love the layered coordinated stars.

red, white, and blue farmhouse stars and stripes mantel decor

7. Bright and Cheery

Samantha from Little Bits of Home pulls out the cheery summer decor with bright yellow (faux) forsythia blooms and blue sea glass. The two together bring a contrast of color that feels happy and very much like summertime. 

fireplace mantel with statement mirror, blue sea glass and yellow forsythia blooms

8. Colorful and Chic

Janet’s summer mantel decor idea from Shabbyfufu centers around the basket while the frames take a backseat behind the peonies in blue mason jars. It’s fun and colorful!

white fireplace with a basket of flowers and jars filled with flowers on the sides

9. Bring The Outside In

Dear Lillie uses potted lavender for a bright splash of purple to contrast her bowl of limes, basket, and other green elements of texture on her mantel. It looks very fun, rustic, and summery.

rustic farmhouse mirror with limes and potted lavender mantel decor

10. Coastal Fireplace Mantel Decor Idea

What would summer be without the beach?

This simple white mantel shines with forsythia branches to add a splash of yellow and pops of sea blue throughout. The white wood boards make a nice backdrop in this beautiful design from The Frugal Homemaker.

blue and yellow coastal summer mantel decor

11. Beach Inspiration

Here’s a very different take on a beachy summer mantel! I took a picture from one of our family beach trips and blew it up as the focal point for this summer-themed mantel decor idea.

The olive buckets are arranged with lamb’s ear, eucalyptus, and lavender, which add just the touch of color the design needed. Jars of shells rounded everything out.

12. Sweet and Pretty

The pink hydrangeas pair well with the blue jars in this summer fireplace mantel decor idea. I think this mantel idea from Yellow Bliss Road is gorgeous.

My favorite part: the shells at the bottom of the jars!

bright pink blooms and blue jars in front of a mirror on a mantel

13. Neutral Farmhouse

Here is a nice neutral fireplace mantel example from Stone Gable. First step: hang a mirror. Then, using all wood and white with the exception of three orchid plants (just the greenery). Very chic!

neutral farmhouse mantel decor with white start and orchid greenery

14. Birdhouse Decor

This summer fireplace mantel decor inspiration from Love of Family and Home showcases both green and blue beautifully and adds bits of texture with greenery. The birdhouses and sign add additional layering and interest.

blue and green mantel decor with greenery and birdhouses

15. Simple Beach Theme

This super simple beach-inspired mantel from Gina over at The Shabby Creek Cottage makes use of the summery beach vibe without going too far. A summer mantel decor design similar to this would be quick and easy for anyone short on time.

three framed beach image hanging over a mantel with three small potted plants

16. Lemonade and Sunshine Mantel Decor

Brie from Darling Doodles Design shows off yellow in a big way with this lemonade and sunshine themed fireplace mantel decor idea. If you love bright and cheerful, this design is for you!

bright yellow and green lemons and sunshine mantel decor

17. Coastal Summer Mantel Decor Idea

When I made this summer mantel design, I reused my beach picture added more of a nautical motif to the overall mantel decor. Starfish, boats, and lots of blues work with the picture to create a light, coastal feel. The bay leaf topiaries add a fun element of texture.

A coastal summer mantel decor ideas. Add a little nautical charm to your living space with these simple coastal summer mantel decor ideas. Featuring DIY beach canvas art, blue & white starfish, textured sailor's knot and cheerfully striped sail boats, this mantel looks great for the seasonally inspired.

18. Bright and Fresh

If you’re in the market for quick and easy ideas, consider a fireplace mantel design like this one from Landee at Landeelu. A sign (with a fun-colored frame), a mirror, a few bright blooms, and a large letter are all you need.

mirror, framed quote, flowers on a fireplace mantel

19. Summer Florals

When you want a big pop of color, summer fresh flowers are the way to go as shown here by Feathers In Our Nest. Use books to create height and other fun elements for additional eye-catching interest!

bright pops of color through flowers in mantel decor

20. Simple and Chic

When you just want to add a nice focal point to a room but don’t want to spend a lot of time on it, go with a design like this one from Thrifty and Chic. Alicia uses lanterns to add depth to the tall bottles with forsythia stems. 

simple mantel decor consisting of three lanterns and two tall bottles with blooming branches

21. Beachy Theme

This mantel from Organize & Decorate Everything has elements that you don’t see every day. The framed sand dollars and driftwood just make me want to go dip my toes in the sand!

neutral beachy mantel decor with driftwood and framed sand dollars

22. Adventure Is Out There

While this fireplace mantel decor theme is mostly beach-related, there is an element of travel/adventure too (check out the books and suitcase below). All you need is a piece of art and some shells to make yours similar to this one from The Lettered Cottage.

beach inspired fireplace mantel decor with shells and boats

23. Farmhouse Summer

This farmhouse red, white, and blue decor from Hoosier Homemade is gorgeous!

I love that big wooden flag (you can grab the tutorial to make one of your own) as a colorful background. The showy hydrangea blooms add a nice piece of texture.

red, white, and blue stars and stripes mantel decor with white hydrangea blooms

24. Under TV Decor

The picture here may not show a fireplace, but this decor design from Cherished Bliss is perfect for a mantel with a TV hanging above or even a hanging picture. Potted greenery, candles, and a lamp create a simple yet elegant design.

summer fireplace decor of greenery, candles, and a lamp that fit under a TV

25. Wreath and Mirror

Hang a wreath in front of a mirror, like this forsythia wreath. Lots of green, yellow, and turquoise (which I love!) in this mantel design from Chic on a Shoestring makes it feel very summery.

mantel decor with a wreath in front of a mirror, topiaries, and splashes of turquoise

26. Add a Statement Piece

Nothing anchors a fireplace mantel decor design like an unusual piece. The Frugal Homemaker centers this sunburst mirror in a symmetrical design. It’s is flanked by branches, blue jars, and coastal elements. 

27. Wanderlust Decor

If you love to travel, calm those itchy feet in between trips with travel-inspired decor from your trips – or items that inspire an upcoming trip!

In this mantel example from Emily at Two Purple Couches, she uses souvenirs, trinkets, and even a postcard from past trips to display some summer flair on her mantel.

summer fireplace decor with map and travel souvenirs

That’s it! I hope these summer fireplace mantel decor examples inspire you as you swap out your seasonal decor.

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