Mantels Around the Year

My mantel is one of my favorite things in my home to decorate.  Our fireplace is centrally located in the family room and visible from the kitchen so it is a focal point in our home.  I like to change it out seasonally and make small updates for the holidays. As I am prepping to change it out for spring soon, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at our mantel decor over the last couple of years.  Not only have my mantels changed, but my photography has as well, so please give me some grace on the dark and grainy photographs. 🙂

I'm always interested to see if other people change out their mantels each season or if they keep them the same.  What about you?  If you don't, why not?  There are tons of inspiring ideas over on Pinterest.  You no longer have an excuse!  

Here are my mantel decor from the last few seasons.  You'll see that I keep a lot of the same elements each season as the base, but change out wreaths and other small decor items to freshen it up.

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Winter 2016

I used simple pinecones, a white wreath, and touches of mercury glass to create last year's winter mantel.

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Winter 2017

This mantel was all about simplicity and neutral decor.  Using greenery and rustic elements to give it a serene, calm look and feeling.

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Spring/ Summer mantel 2015

I like how this one is not balanced.  It gives it a unique look and feel by using a large basket of flowers on one side and the small lanterns on the other.  This is a tip for you.  It doesn't have to be perfectly balanced to create a look you'll enjoy.

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Easter Mantel 2016

I updated last year's mantel with a new bird's nest wreath that I made.  You can get the full tutorial HERE.

 Fall Mantel 2016

I went with a book theme for the fall mantel and added stacks of books and rolled book pages.

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Halloween Mantel 2015

Crows, and pumpkins added a Halloween touch to my fall mantel.  I love how the crow is perched on the top of the mirror.

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Halloween Mantel 2016

This year, I went all out and used a spider webbing with spiders and crows to give it a spooky effect.

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Thanksgiving 2015

For Thanksgiving, I added a BE Thankful banner made from burlap triangles.  You can see how I made this banner HERE.

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Thanksgiving 2016

I used the same burlap banner it but changed added velvet pumpkins, a tobacco basket, and a glass jar of pinecones.

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Christmas Mantel 2015

My Christmas mantel featured a velvet ribbon holding a berry wreath, a lighted garland and fun nutcrackers.

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 Christmas Mantel 2016

Not a huge change from the year before, I just removed the lanterns and added a reindeer and a glass jar of pinecones. 

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Which one is your favorite?

To life feeling like home!


  1. ness says:

    I love your idea it looks gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Your mantle is lovely. Anytime of year. What a lovely post. I enjoyed this. II’d love for you to come over and
    link at the Fabulous Spring/East Party. This weeks linky is over here:
    Come over every week and join the party.
    Happy Spring

  3. Heidi says:

    Fun to see how your mantle transformed throughout the year! Love that winter mantle. 🙂 Thanks for linking up with Funtastic Friday!

  4. Love the iterations of your mantel throughout the year. I have finally figured out how to style my mantel, after two years in my house! For whatever reason, it’s a challenging spot to get just right! Visiting from Pretty Pintastic Party.

  5. Liz says:

    I love the layered mirrors! And I especially love the Halloween mantels. Very cute!

  6. Linda says:

    Hi amy, fabulous ideas for decorating one’s mantel. Love your inspiration and we so appreciate you sharing it at DI&DI.

  7. sue says:

    I wish I had a mantle Amy as these are so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing with us at #OvertheMoon Link party. I’ve pinned and shared on social media.

  8. Melissa says:

    I love to decorate my mantles too! It’s fun to see all the pictures and how they change through the seasons. Thanks for sharing at the Family Joy Blog Link Party this week!

  9. Love your mirrors and such pretty mantles.Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Have a great week!

  10. Jelica says:

    Thanks for sharing your mantel decor through the seasons. I always love these kinds of posts as they give me a lot of inspiration as I change up my decor from season to season. My favourite is the 2016 thanksgiving mantel – so pretty. (I am also in love with those mirrors!)

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  14. Ariel says:

    You’ve had some lovely mantels. I love how those mirrors reflect different things each time.

  15. Roxanne says:

    I love switching up my mantel for the seasons, yours are all beautiful!

  16. Emily says:

    I love to change up our mantel for each season or for special occasions throughout the year, and I love seeing how other people change up theirs, too! Such a great idea to capture it all in one post. I really like your mantel from last spring – the wreath and framed bird art are some of my favorite elements!

  17. Morgan says:

    Love these! You are inspiring me to mix up my mantle!

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