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My Summer Garden Mantel

Bring the garden indoors to create a garden inspired mantel for summer! With pops of green, plants and simple decor, it’s easy to create a summer mantel.

Hello friends! Today I’m participating in the Seasonal Simplicity Summer blog hop series hosted by my friend Krista of Happy Housie, and today we’re sharing our summer mantels.  There are so many ideas to inspire your own summer mantel decorating, so be sure to visit all the links at the bottom of this post!  xo

Once summer truly arrives here where I live, I’m SO ready for it.  I crave colour and fresh patterns, plants and a new energy, both outside in my garden, and inside my home. I always look forward to seasonal refreshes.  So today as part of this Summer Mantel tour, I’m sharing my garden inspired mantel which ties in perfectly with the summer gardening season!

A Garden Inspired Mantel

This time of year I’m so busy in the garden and I love it. So I thought why not bring the garden indoors too?  Add some live green plants and snips of stems from the yard…it’s nice to see life in the house.

a front view of a light stone fireplace decorated with plants, candles and art. on either side are white built in shelves filled with white framed pictures, baskets and pops of green. in the forefront is a wooden coffee table with a green vase and plant

With Pops of green!

I decided to keep the colour scheme in my living room and on my mantel pretty neutral. By keeping the back drop simple, it’s easy to add in pops of colour. So keeping things looking fresh, I decided to use bright green as my accent colour for summer.

a front view of a light stone fireplace decorated with plants, candles and art.

Less is more is how I like it!

I just love how it looks!  Just simple and so pretty.  Sometimes I overthink decorating my mantel, wondering if I’ve decorated it too simply, and if it’s even worth sharing. But it is. I always, always try to remind myself that it doesn’t have to be cluttered or overcomplicated to look lovely.

a front view of a light stone fireplace mantel decorated with plants, candles and art.

Keep it consistent!

When I’m decorating my mantel I like to carry the decor over onto the white built-in shelves on either side of the fireplace…I added some fresh garden clippings and some green candles just to tie it all together and keep the theme consistent.  It doesn’t take much.

a front half view of a light stone fireplace decorated with plants, candles and art. next to it are white built in shelves filled with white framed pictures, baskets and pops of green. in the foreground is a cream coloured couch with pillows

a side view of a light stone fireplace decorated with plants, candles and art.

Puppy decor is optional 😉

Is it really one of my home decor posts without a puppy shot?!  My boy Blu is such a good sport…honestly though, he would not leave me alone while I was trying to take these photos and kept barking at the camera…until I made him sit in the picture. I guess he loves getting his picture taken hahaha! He’s so happy.

a front half view of a light stone fireplace decorated with plants, candles and art. next to it are white built in shelves filled with white framed pictures, baskets and pops of green. in the foreground is a cream coloured couch with pillows. and THE CUTEST black and white puppy

a side view of a light stone fireplace decorated with plants, candles and art. there are shelves filled with white framed pictures, baskets and pops of green.

I was influenced!

On a completely mantel unrelated side note, see that rug?  I was influenced…by Cassie of Cassie Bustamante.com. Her home style is perfection, I love everything, I mean everything about her home.  And that is where I first saw this rug…it’s so gorgeous in her space and I kept getting drawn back to it, and decided I really wanted to have it in my own living room.  So that’s where we are right now.  I love it.  And if you haven’t had a chance to see Cassie’s home, make sure you head over to see!

Thank you!

Thank you for visiting my blog and taking a peek at my summer mantel! I hope you found some inspiration to add summer to your own mantel!

More Summer Decorating Ideas:

Gardening Inspiration!

More Summer Mantels to Inspire!

Make sure to check out all of these pretty summer mantels that I hope will inspire you to decorate your own!  Just click on the links below the images to see them.

The Happy Housie // A Pretty Life // Modern Glam // Cassie Bustamante

Rambling Renovators // In My Own Style // Finding Silver Pennies // Dans le Lakehouse

Craftberry Bush // Maison de Pax // She Gave it a Go // Hallstrom Home

Deeply Southern Home // My Sweet Savannah // Willow Street Interiors

Have an inspired day!

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Cassie Bustamante
    June 1, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    So pretty! I LOVE the artwork so much and those wooden candlesticks! And I think we have the same rug in our rooms today!

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      Jo-Anna Rooney
      June 1, 2021 at 9:28 AM

      We do! I was totally influenced by you and dedicated a paragraph to my love of your decorating! haha! Seriously though, I love love your home.

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    Tanya from Dans le Lakehouse
    June 1, 2021 at 12:05 PM

    That looks so gorgeous!!!

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    Laura
    June 1, 2021 at 12:29 PM

    This is so gorgeous, Joanna! I’m in love with all of the textures!

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    Danielle
    June 1, 2021 at 5:50 PM

    LOVE your garden mantel! I LOVE all that lush green. So beautiful and your sweet puppy is so cute, too!

  • Reply
    Cassie Bustamante
    June 4, 2021 at 1:14 PM

    I am a moron. The end. 😉

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