Creating a stylish fireplace mantel for the spring and summer months can be tough. On one hand, you want to personalize it, but on the other hand, you don’t want it to be cluttered with too many personal touches. We’ve discussed a lot of decorating tips over the past few weeks, but for this spring you only need to know three words: Dazzle, Frame, and Own. Accessorizing your fireplace mantel for the warmer weather has never been so simple — or so much fun.
One of the key features of spring mantels is their simple, uncluttered appearance.
Without going overboard and making it seem too Christmassy, add some shimmer to your fireplace mantel. Shimmer doesn’t have to mean glitter though, and not all that glitters is gold. Metallic accessories are classic touches perfect for spring mantel decorating. Consider a bronze fireplace tool kit that can be used anytime of the year, or add a copper framed accent mirror above the mantel. The sunlight will reflect off both the mirror and the copper, creating a truly brilliant effect.
You’ll find yourself naturally decorating the mantel shelf, but don’t forget the bottom half of your mantel, too. Using a fireplace screen, you can create an elegant and functional design and safety feature for your fireplace. With materials like wrought iron, brass, and nickel available, you’re sure to find one to complement your home décor. If a fireplace screen is too traditional for your living space, consider adding a fireplace rug along the hearth. The rug will serve as a natural border and create the perfect spot for your favorite furry friend to relax at the end of the day.
Style it your way and create an astonishing focal point for your soon-to-be favorite room. Use a single block letter to initialize your fireplace mantel or add candles along the top or inside the hearth for an especially romantic ambiance. Creating an austere mantel for the spring and summer months takes work. Be sure to play around with different accessorizes to create the simple, bold, and trendy design you desire.