Minimal is master in these looks for summer. Save the over-the-top decorating for the holiday season and dress down your fireplace – you’ll likely be spending more time in your outdoor spaces, anyway.
This never has to be minimal, but on a mantel it can be key to achieving the charming look you want.
A simple print and plaque, or even just USA made rustic decor can create that traditional appeal.
For a more coastal cottage look, a cluster of shells and pretty rocks make the perfect mantel accent. Make it more personal by collecting the rocks on your next beach trip and displaying them with family photos.
Clean and Simple
Non-hanging wall art like the prints shown below add decorative appeal without going overboard. Think pictures of water, trees or even just blue and green abstract art. Lean them against the wall or
chimney for an even more relaxed feel.
If you don’t have a certain style in mind, you can never go wrong with the three classic decoratives:
candles, flowers and something on the wall (a print or mirror). Use summer flowers and a
summertime image to reflect the season.