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5 Modern Farmhouse Summer Mantel Decorating Ideas

Decor | June 8, 2022

These five summer mantel decorating ideas are perfectly in line with the modern farmhouse style. I am excited about how pretty this came together and cannot wait for you to check it out. Scroll down to see these ideas!



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5 Modern Farmhouse Summer Mantel Decorating Ideas

Happy Summertime, friend! Do you enjoy these bright, long days as much as I do?

Decorating your home for summer can bring some of that sunshine inside; creating a casual, inviting feel during these warm months.


Modern farmhouse style mantel


I love the modern farmhouse style, so if you do too, these summer decorating ideas are for you! Specifically, how to decorate your mantel.

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Floral artwork for frame TV

I’ve shared several decorating tips and tricks for your mantel,  that you can read more on here and here

We added this frame TV above our fireplace not too long ago, and while it is a change from the days when I had wood signs as part of our mantel decor, we have loved it.  Not only is it functional, but it looks like a framed piece of art when it’s off!


Modern farmhouse mantel decor


With this in mind, if you have a TV, I show you how to decorate with that. If you have a piece of art or mirror (or something else), that is your main, inspiration piece for today!

Let’s get started…

Footed bowl with beads

Mantel decor: Footed Bowl

I love this footed bowl on our mantel, it is the perfect height to sit right below our TV (not blocking the screen). Make sure to measure the depth of your mantel shelf before purchasing your footed bowl!


Mango wood beads

Mantel decor: Wood Beads

Draping wood beads was really fun to do for this summer mantel. I used three different strands of beads, which added interest with various colors and sizes.  The large mango beads are here, brown wood beads here, and chunky white beads here.

I teach you how to make a wood bead garland in this DIY tutorial here if you prefer to make your own!

Ceramic vases on mantel

Mantel decor: Ceramic Vases

I used two different kinds of ceramic vases to add height and interest to the mantel. You can find the tall white one here, and the smaller beige one here. If you want to add greenery to yours, you can!


Glass vase for mantel decor

Mantel decor: Glass Vessels

Glass is a lovely look for summer! It reminds me of sea glass at the beach!  I used a smaller glass vase to hold greenery on one side of the mantel, and a rattan-wrapped glass hurricane on the other side of the mantel.



Greenery for summer mantel decorating.


Tall stems in the glass vase work perfectly to “anchor” the end pieces of our mantel. I simply draped a garland to add greenery to the other side of the mantel.  It is on clearance here!

Protip: Don’t forget to decorate around the fireplace area too! If you are like me, we do not use the fireplace during the summer months in Alabama, so you can get creative and even shift items in front of the fireplace.


Don’t forget to decorate around the fireplace!


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What do you think? I hope you will give these ideas a go in your own home this summer!

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  1. Oh Brendt! Your summer mantel is just beautiful my friend. I love how you have made your frame tv work with your style. You have a gift and I’m so thankful you share it with us. So lovely and happy summer!!!

  2. Jen says:

    Love your modern farmhouse mantel Brendt! Those oversized beads are so eye catching!

  3. Such great ideas for summer!

  4. Krista says:

    So pretty, Brendt! That art piece is gorgeous on the TV!

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  6. I love this, Brendt! Such beautiful ideas!

  7. Gorgeous, Brendt! I love the textures you’ve brought in and the art is so summery and beautiful!!


  8. Jen says:

    Your summer mantle looks beautiful, Brendt. I love the frame TV. A mantle makeover is on my wishlist for our home, including one of these TV’s so the big black box isn’t such an obvious eye sore.😉 Happy summer!

  9. JOANNA says:

    I looove your style, it’s sooo cozy!

  10. Brendt,
    Love all your beautiful styling.

  11. All these ideas are so beautiful!

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