Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas

For Your Home, Porch and Three Season Rooms

We hope these fireplace mantel decorating ideas will inspire you to create a most charming focal point in your home, screened porch, three season porch, or even you front porch.

Fireplace mantel shelves can and often should be the focus of custom interior design. Traditionally, mantels provide an opportunity for you to create a personal design that is unique to a specific room.

Usually, the fireplace mantel and shelf define the specific style of your interior, no matter whether it is Classic, Victorian, Gothic, Renaissance, Italian, French or even country.

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A screen porch fireplace mantel shelf decorated for fall
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Like many other areas of your home to include the screened porch, your mantel and mantel shelf offer a wide variety of decorating options. You can easily change your fireplace mantel to celebrate the seasons, holidays, religious observances, and many other special events.

As fireplaces are the focal point of room, adding the right decor can add immense aesthetic pleasure to the room. And it is easy to do, too. Here are some great ideas you can use that won't break the budget either.



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Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas

Celebrate with Fireplace Mantel Banners

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Want fireplace mantel decorating ideas for spring? Look at this rustic burlap banner, spring photo and flowers. Banners make it simple to add color, festivity and a convenient way to change your decor.

Spring Banner Draped Across Fireplace Mantel (Amazon affiliate link)
Religious banners are also available and can enhance observances you hold dear.

Religious Observance Banners (Amazon affiliate link)

Light Up Your Room

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Mantel Candles Add Much Ambiance to Any Room - photo courtesy of
Another easy mantel decorating idea is to use candle and candle holders. Selecting a taller lantern-type candle holder like the one below can provide an "anchor" for your other mantel decor.

Black Decorative LED Lantern (Amazon affiliate link)

Mantel Christmas decorating ideas

A candelabra can soften the look of your fireplace mantel shelf for a welcoming appeal. It's a perfect feature to adorn any shelf or mantel.

The one below has a sturdy base to support nine platforms adding lots of warmth and a gentle glow.

A Glamorous Metal Candelabra for a Sophisticated Look (Amazon affiliate link)
Don't forget your hearth. There are wonderful candle accessories to adorn almost any hearth giving you another option for decorating.

Large Birch Log Fireplace Candle Holder (Amazon affiliate link)

Fireplace Mantel Scarves For Every Occasion

Like banners, fireplace mantel scarves are available for almost any season, holiday, or for adding a unique decor to your room.

Use mantel scarves to celebrate holidays and special events. This Halloween mantel scarf is perfect for setting just the right mood during this "spooky" holiday.

Halloween Mantel Scarf (Amazon affiliate link)
This red scarf is perfect for Christmas.

Embroidered Poinsettia Candle Bell Mantel Scarf (Amazon affiliate link)

For a more sophisticated appeal, choose a mantel scarf with lace or embossed materials like the one below.

Fireplace Mantel Scarf with Gold Beige Lace on White (Amazon affiliate link)

Fireplace Mantel Garlands Galore

Too often we only think of fireplace mantel garland during Christmas. But it is a most useful decor to be used year round. Like scarves, you can find garland in many different styles, colors, and materials. See these examples:

Try something like this for spring! At 72 inches it will fit almost any mantel and looks fantastic indoors or out.

National Tree 72" Spring Flowers Garland (Amazon affiliate link)
Display this anytime of year but I think it would be ideal for the winter months.

Brown Twig Branches with White Berries (Amazon affiliate link)
Need some fireplace mantel decorating ideas for fall? We found this berry garland with lights to warm any room.

LampLust Berry Branch Pre-Lit Garland (Amazon affiliate link)

More Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas

Here are a few items Mary and I found that we believe would look great on almost any mantel. Don't forget to include your "priceless" items that you hold dear and value greatly; your mantel is a perfect place to display them.

Here's a neat clock we discovered.

Vintage Metal Round Clock with Handle (Amazon affiliate link)
Need a little color? Try this classic blue and white vine and flower design that works with both modern and traditional decor.

Oriental Floral Blue & White Porcelain Vase Jar (Amazon affiliate link)

We find these lantern lights to be quite attractive and a focal point for your room. Use indoors or out making them perfect for your screened room or 3-season room.

Itikki Decorative Candle Lanterns With Soft Flickering LED Lights (Amazon affiliate link)
We hope you find these fireplace mantel ideas useful and inspire you to decorate your fireplace mantel.

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Heirloom Pieces Displayed on Our Fireplace Mantel
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Be sure to see our fireplace wood mantel ideas section too for even more ideas.


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