Summer is the time of year most of my plants go on holiday to our backyard. However, I always bring a few in to add color to my fireplace mantel. I want my summer mantel to be as colorful, fun and green as the yard outside my window. Decorating with greenery can be easy as pie and totally free when it’s found in your home garden :). Check out my summer mantel below along with even more summertime mantel decorating ideas from my blogging friends!
Summer Mantel with Greenery
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For my summer mantel this year I did something new.
I said goodbye to our fireplace screen and added greenery to our fireplace instead.
Of course, my youngest asked why there was a plant in our fireplace :). I assured him that it would be just fine!
Ferns are my greenery of choice these days. They are easy to grow and can be found in abundance at our home in the summertime.
Ferns also do a fantastic job adding color to the big black box under your fireplace mantel.
If you don’t have ferns in your yard or another type of shady perennial you can always find them inexpensively at your local grocery store or nursery. I actually dug the fern plant out of our garden just so I could put it inside the fireplace.
I added a few more ferns fronds to an old ball jar along with my new myrtle topiary and flower pot from Terrain.
More greenery on our hearth and coffee table add even more color and life to our living room.
To finish off my summer mantel, I added a few more of my favorite things that remind me of what I love about summertime like shells, birds and candles.
This might be my favorite summer mantel to date.
For even more summer mantel ideas don’t miss my blogging friend’s mantel’s below and thanks so much to Amy from My Life from Home for hosting another fun mantel hop!
Don’t Forget to Pin my Simple Summer Mantel using Greenery!
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