3 Ways to Style Your Fireplace Mantel

Decorating your fireplace mantel can be tricky, and if you’re like me and want a new look for each season/holiday it can get expensive. I have come up with three ways you can style your mantel using the same core anchor pieces, making it easier to switch out the smaller decor from season to season!

Everyday Look

farmhouse styled fireplace, arched mirror, wood sign, glass vases

First let’s establish our anchor pieces that will be used throughout all the different looks. My biggest focal point is the larger mirror. I chose this one because it is a perfect piece to use in layering without being distracting. The wood frame and simple design draws your eye in but doesn’t distract from the sign that’s in front of it. The other anchor pieces I have are the vases with tall flowers on each side. This works great to get everything symmetrical, making it ok to keep the mirror and large sign off-center because the vases bring balance to the whole display. Finally, for this everyday look, I added the “home” sign and wood beads as decor. They look great and are easy to switch out!

Spring Look

Spring farmhouse styled fireplace, arched mirror, large sign that says "Alright Spring do your thing" white tulips, glass vases

For my spring look I swapped out my “home” sign for this larger spring sign, and added some wood beads on the vases. I also found these cute glass bottles at the Target dollar spot and put some real touch tulips in each one to give it a spring touch. By keeping the anchor pieces I didn’t have to change a lot but got a whole new look for spring!!

Summer Look

Summer farmhouse styled fireplace, arched mirror, wood candle sticks, glass vases with faux greenery, boxwood wreath

For my summer look I did something a little different than before. I love lots of greenery in the summer so I wanted to show that. I changed the cotton stems I had in the glass vases to some faux seeded eucalyptus, added some faux succulents inside 2 different color mason jars, added a faux boxwood wreath over my mirror, and added some fun vintage candle sticks and candles. Just like before, I kept my anchor pieces the same and incorporated smaller/different decor for a new season and fresh look!!

-Grey Birch Designs-

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  1. The Crowned Goat says:

    This mantel is fabulous you guys! I love how you kept the anchor piece but added different layers of texture and greenery throughout the year. It's all so pretty. Happy Spring, CoCo

  2. Cindy@CountyRoad407 says:

    All three are fantastic! I love how each one has a large piece which makes a grand and beautiful statement! I especially love your mix of woods throughout the mantel and your gorgeous room. Happy Spring!

  3. Kristin White Arrows Home says:

    So fun to see your mantel in the different seasons! ~ Kristin http://www.whitearrowshome.com

  4. Michelle @ The Painted Hinge says:

    I love seeing your mantel throughout the seasons! You style it so well and every shot looks like it could have came right out of a decor magazine. So happy to be hopping with you this week!

    • Grey Birch Designs says:

      Thank you that's so kind of you!! Your sweet words just made my day, glad to be hopping with you this week as well. Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. lifeonkayderosscreek.com says:

    All three are just gorgeous! I love the mirror and the candlestick holders in the Summer version especially. I adore your style and am so happy to be hopping with you this week! Happy Spring!

  6. citygirlmeetsfarmboy says:

    How I love learning from you! Thank you for sharing all your creative juices with us – you are amazing!

  7. Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen says:

    Gotta love the target dollar section!!

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