My mantel is beautifully decorated during the holiday season, but this time of year it looks pretty sad. I really wanted to brighten it up, update it and get it spring ready. So today I am sharing my beach inspired mantel update that is simple to do and gives my whole room a beautiful summer feel! Woot woot! This quick mantel update gave our room an uplift and a beautiful coastal vibe without a lot of time or effort.
Beach Inspired Mantel
Like many things, my transformation starting with changing one item in my room. This transformation began with the artwork. We originally had a lovely piece of artwork up that we have owned for over 12 years. It is pretty…but my style preferences have changed. I prefer more rustic and industrial types and less traditional styles. I have been hoping to replace this art for quite some time but I struggled to find a piece of artwork that I loved.
Until I discovered Minted’s Art Marketplace! Did you know that Minted sells art!? Besides Minted’s great selection of stationary and home decor, their Art Marketplace is truly a wonderful source to find beautiful prints!
What I love about Minted is that the art is sourced from independent artists through ongoing design competitions. Many of these pieces are available in only a limited quantity. Minted offers the ability to choose your own print size and your own style of frame from their 10 unique options to create a masterpiece that is truly unique to your space but still affordable! Minted also allows artists to launch their own artwork so that they can focus on what they love best: creation!
After searching through their entire site, I fell in love with this beautiful print called Bench By The Sea. At first glance I assumed it was a photograph of an old barn and thought it was just beautiful! When I realized that it was actually a photo of an old crab shack, the Bostonian in me loved it even more!
I selected the print and the Reclaimed Barn Wood Frame and then couldn’t wait for my order to arrive!
When the art arrived I couldn’t wait to get it up on my mantel! The art is beautiful and large and perfect for my space! And I know that I will love this art work year round! But for the summer, I decided to add a few beachy touches to the mantel and love how they turned out!
I added a fun glass jar and a large wooden star fish on one side of the art.
On the other side I placed two large glass jars. One filled with sand and a smaller wooden star fish and a second with sea glass.
These are just small beachy touches that enhance the art work but also add a beautiful summery feel to my family room.
I have a feeling I will enjoy this beach inspired mantel for several months to come, but also know that when fall hits, I will have no trouble changing up the decorations to fit the season and my art will still look so lovely in the space.
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