Decorate Your Mantel: Farmhouse Summer Mantel

Use a collection of white pitchers to design a fresh, clean farmhouse mantel for summer. 

Today I'm sharing my summer mantel!  I hope you had a good weekend.  We spent ours out on the soccer field.  The rain held off and that made for a better weekend outdoors.  If you recall, a lot of bloggers hopped in on our new series, Decorate Your Mantel, for our spring edition.  Today we are hoping to inspire you to change-up your mantel once again to reflect the season of summer.  For me, summer is a time to slow down, relax, unwind and enjoy the casualness of the warmer months.  Whereas some people like to brighten up their decor, I like to neutralize mine even more.  Instead, a peek outdoors is all the color I need!  My gardens and landscape are full of the colorful blooms of the time.  By keeping my decor, fresh and white, I feel the light and airiness of nature and it allows me to bring those colorful blooms indoors when I want to brighten my rooms.

How to Create a Summer Farmhouse Mantel

Sticking true to my modern farmhouse look, my neutral mantel and decor, blend seamlessly with the rest of my home. A new chalkboard which I will share this DIY project with you later in the week found a home on my mantel along with my staple item, a painted mirror.  A line of white pitchers and a little greenery and I love the overall look. 

Though I like antique pitchers, only two of this grouping are vintage.  The other ones I purchased at TJ Maxx and HomeGoods.  Mixing old and new is part of what I love about modern farmhouse style! 

In front of the black fireplace screen, I placed an old window and a tobacco basket.  Since we will not be using our fireplace in the summer, it adds a little character to the front.

Make sure to make your way down this post to the link up below.  You will find all different mantel styles that will jumpstart your summer decorating ideas!

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To life feeling like home!

XO,

  1. […] To see more of my farmhouse summer mantel, you can visit this post here. […]

  2. I like your decoration. I think that i should decorate my mantel with white color like yours. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Samantha says:

    I love how fresh your mantel looks! So beautiful! Love your chalkboard! Thanks again for hosting!

  4. I love all of the white! The window and tobacco basket are so perfect for in front of the fireplace! Thanks for hosting 🙂

  5. Emily says:

    Your mantel looks beautiful, Amy! I always tend toward the bright colors, but I love how you’ve gone very neutral and serene with your decor! Thank you so much for hosting this hop 🙂

  6. Kim says:

    Such a beautiful job, Amy! I love seeing how you pull your collections together. Your chalkboard sign is the BEST! Thanks for organizing!

  7. Putting that window in front of the fire box was the best idea! I love that! You’re so right that you won’t be using the fireplace in the summer, so it makes sense to liven it up down there. Great touch.

  8. Love that collection of white pitchers you have and your chalkboard, so pretty! Thanks so much for hosting this mantel hop Amy!

  9. Kati says:

    Love your mantel! Keeping it white so you can bring in blooms is so smart.

  10. morgan says:

    I love all of the different textures & shapes that you chose. so pretty!

  11. I love how your mantel looks! I’d have this displayed all round, to be honest. You’re right, life is better in flip flops! Thanks for hosting!

    • Amy says:

      Thank you, Tee! I just might keep it up. Although I say that and I know I’ll be ready for a change in a few months! LOL

  12. Hey Amy – Your mantel is so bright and fresh – we love the mix of old and new. The chalkboard and quote are perfection! Can’t wait to read your post. Thanks so very much for including us in this fab series!

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