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Farmhouse Fireplace Decor Ideas for Summer

Decor | June 1, 2021

Decorating your mantel for Summer can be both easy and budget-friendly.  Join along as I share these three farmhouse fireplace decor ideas to try in your own home, scroll down for more inspiration!

Farmhouse Fireplace Decor Ideas for Summer featured by top AL home blogger, She Gave It A Go | Farmhouse Fireplace Decor Ideas by popular AL life and style blog, She Gave It A Go: image of a blanket later and a woven basket filled with grey check throw pillows next to a white fireplace decorated with a Alabama print in a wooden frame, cement vase filled with faux flowers, wooden candle stick holder with white pillar candles, and a stack of books.

Farmhouse fireplace for summer

(This farmhouse fireplace decor post contains sponsored links. The items featured and linked in this post were all provided by JOANN; all opinions and reviews are my own.)
Farmhouse Fireplace Decor Ideas for Summer featured by top AL home blogger, She Gave It A Go

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Farmhouse Fireplace Decor Ideas for Summer

We have officially entered summer, and I am so excited to refresh our fireplace decor for this light and airy season. I have shared about farmhouse fireplace decor many times here on my blog before; you can find them all linked at the end of this post. Today I am sharing my tried and true, easy fireplace formula that can be used each season.

These farmhouse fireplace decor ideas are easy and budget-friendly. Like I mentioned above, I apply the same steps each time I change out mantel decor. 

Farmhouse Fireplace Decor Ideas for Summer featured by top AL home blogger, She Gave It A Go | Farmhouse Fireplace Decor Ideas by popular AL life and style blog, She Gave It A Go: image of a blanket ladder next to a white fireplace decorated  with a green plaster vase filled with faux flowers, blue ceramic vase holding a fern stem, mini blue plaster vase filled with a mini fern stem, stacked books, Alabama print in a wooden frame and a tall clear glass vase covered in chicken wire.

I knew right where to go for budget-friendly and farmhouse fireplace decor: JOANN! They had the best selection of that light, and airy feel I was going for. I love their stems, faux plants, glassware, baskets, and farmhouse signs especially. It didn’t take long for me to decide that their items with splashes of navy or other blue varieties would tie in with the rest of my living room decor that I shared all about in this post here.

Exact products I used to decorate my Summer fireplace from JOANN:

  1. Waffle Knit Pillow (24 x 24) HERE.
  2. Summer Monstera Arrangement HERE.

  3. Summer Urchin Planter HERE.

  4. Summer 31”x17.5” Wall Decor Family HERE.

  5. Summer 24in Candyleaf Spray HERE.

  6. Blue Frosted Bud Vase here.

  7. Summer Weave Basket with Handles – Ombre HERE.

Now it was time to head home and put my three farmhouse fireplace decor ideas into action for summer. (Remember, you can apply this formula to any season!)

Step One: Choose an anchor piece and place it atop your mantel

Farmhouse Fireplace Decor Ideas for Summer featured by top AL home blogger, She Gave It A Go | Farmhouse Fireplace Decor Ideas by popular AL life and style blog, She Gave It A Go: image of a blanket later and a woven basket filled with grey check throw pillows next to a white fireplace decorated with a Alabama print in a wooden frame, cement vase filled with faux flowers, wooden candle stick holder with white pillar candles, and a stack of books.

Full view of the mantel

Make sure you are starting with an empty mantel.  Your anchor piece (also called an inspiration piece) is what will go in the middle of your mantel.  I already had a large sign on hand that I knew would coordinate with all of my JOANN items, so I leaned it against the wall.

Step 2: Choose pieces to fill in around the fireplace anchor piece

Farmhouse Fireplace Decor Ideas for Summer featured by top AL home blogger, She Gave It A Go | Farmhouse Fireplace Decor Ideas by popular AL life and style blog, She Gave It A Go: image of a blanket ladder next to a white fireplace decorated  with a green plaster vase filled with faux flowers, blue ceramic vase holding a fern stem, mini blue plaster vase filled with a mini fern stem, stacked books, Alabama print in a wooden frame and a tall clear glass vase covered in chicken wire.

Summer glassware on the mantel 

Think of the top of your anchor piece as the top point of a triangle, then imagine with your eyes drawing down the lines to complete the triangle. The other two points (one on each side) are where you want to fill in to “complete the triangle.” The key is to choose pieces that add interest and are in line with your theme or style.

Pro tip: As you can see, the left side items are different from the ones on the right.  This is okay to do, as long as the balance is there.

On the left side of the fireplace mantel, I choose to use beautiful glassware pieces from JOANN.  These bud vase pieces added splashes of blue, which reminds me of the ocean. To complete the look, I added some of this faux greenery (plus a few more stems I already had on hand) and a stack of books for a height variance.  

On the right, I used wooden candlesticks I already had on hand.  Grouping items in odd sets can be more pleasing to the eye than even groupings.

Step 3: Decorate around the fireplace hearth

Farmhouse Fireplace Decor Ideas for Summer featured by top AL home blogger, She Gave It A Go | Farmhouse Fireplace Decor Ideas by popular AL life and style blog, She Gave It A Go: image of a blanket later and a woven basket filled with grey check throw pillows next to a white fireplace decorated with a Alabama print in a wooden frame, cement vase filled with faux flowers, wooden candle stick holder with white pillar candles, and a stack of books.

Side view of summer fireplace

 

To complete your fireplace decor, place items around the fireplace hearth. You can do this in many ways, but I chose a basket with these two pillows from JOANN.  It was love at first sight, haha! And on the other side, I found this adorable white planter and set this faux plant inside of it.  Easy peasy, right!?

Pro tip: In general, your fireplace is not used during these months, so feel free to place pieces in front of it, such as a bench, trunk, or two matching ottomans.

As you can see, applying these three easy steps is an applicable and easy way to approach the way you decorate your fireplace for summer. Don’t miss this last bonus idea, though!

 

Bonus Idea: Carry the summer decor around the adjoining spaces!

Farmhouse Fireplace Decor Ideas for Summer featured by top AL home blogger, She Gave It A Go | Farmhouse Fireplace Decor Ideas by popular AL life and style blog, She Gave It A Go: image of a white distressed table resting under a round mirror and black family sign and decorated with two white base lamps and a snake tongue plant in a woven seagrass basket.

Adjoining space decorated for summer

This space adjoins our mantel and fireplace area, so I couldn’t help but add touches of summer farmhouse decor here too.  How cute is this “Family” sign from JOANN + it’s navy (perfect for our color scheme!).  And, this navy and seagrass basket is icing on the cake. 

What do you think? I hope you enjoyed checking out these farmhouse fireplace decor ideas for summer.  Below are the other posts I’ve also written that apply these concepts with different decor ideas and various seasons. Discover even more fireplace inspiration by checking them out below.

This week I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Summer Seasonal Simplicity Series! Today we are all sharing our summer mantel decor ideas with you. Be sure to check them all out by visiting the links under the images below.

Farmhouse Fireplace Decor Ideas for Summer featured by top AL home blogger, She Gave It A Go

The Happy Housie // A Pretty Life // Modern Glam // Cassie Bustamante

Rambling Renovators // In My Own Style // Finding Silver Pennies // Dans le Lakehouse

Craftberry Bush // Maison de Pax // She Gave it a Go // Hallstrom Home

Deeply Southern Home // My Sweet Savannah // Willow Street Interiors

 

Farmhouse Fireplace Decor Ideas for Summer featured by top AL home blogger, She Gave It A Go

Which of these farmhouse fireplace decor ideas do you like the most?  Let me know in a comment below!

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  4. it looks lovely- your love the collection of vases in sea colors!

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Thank you so much, Cassie! I loved being on this blog hop with you.
      Happy Summer!
      xoxo,
      Brendt

  5. Your mantel looks so pretty! So summery!

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Thank you so much, Tanya!
      I love joining along with you on this summer mantel tour.

      Happy Summer!
      xoxo,
      Brendt

  6. Laura says:

    Love all of your farmhouse touches, Brendt! So pretty!

  7. […] Bush // Maison de Pax // She Gave it a Go // Hallstrom […]

  8. […] Bush // Maison de Pax // She Gave it a Go // Hallstrom […]

  9. Danielle says:

    It looks so cozy xx

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  11. Brendt you always do the best job of decorating your mantel! I love all of you JoAnn finds…especially those pillows and baskets! Thanks for the lovely tips. Enjoy your weekend!

  12. Kristin says:

    Beautiful styling! Perfect for Summer!

  13. Your summer mantel looks so good. My favorite part is your sign in the middle.

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