A coastal inspired spring fireplace mantel

A coastal inspired spring fireplace mantel

Spring is coming! I am saying more to myself, hoping to convince Mother Nature it is true. We have had such a mild winter, with some crazy warm weeks we all got spoiled. Then reality set in and I have a foot of snow on the ground and shiveringly cold temperatures outside. Guys, we are going in the opposite direction! My home is bright and cheery, it is been de-holiday-fied and I am in full on coastal/beach mode. I need the outside to reflect the inside now. Regardless of what it may look like outside, inside my home is all about Spring, and I am sharing A coastal inspired spring fireplace mantel!

10 different styled fireplace mantels, decorated for spring. Including a coastal style inspired fireplace mantel. DIY projects and simple crafts turn this mantel into a beach decor lovers dream!

Not only that, this is part of a Spring Mantel Blog hop! This means I am showing off my fireplace mantel and then at the bottom of this post you will find a ton of other bloggers with their bright and spring themed mantels! So much inspiration, so much pretty, so much light and bright colors! Here is my new and shiny fireplace mantel, in the past I have been inspired by coastal decor but have not gone all the way with it. I always felt weird having a beachy home while living in Wisconsin. However, I cannot fight my love for all things coastal. Even though I live in the Midwest my heart remains in my home town nestled on the coast of Southern California.

Coastal style living on a budget

Here is how my fireplace looked last summer, it has gone through a few changes. I created the large wall decor using a curtain panel. While I adored the over sized aspect of the wall decor it was a little on the plain side. The decor has worked great to layer things in front of or around it.

Navy blue shiplap feature wall on fireplace - Modern twist to the country classic

Last week I did something even bigger, more bold, and included so much Shiplap! I created a wood feature wall to my fireplace, this navy blue feels right at home in my living room.

coastal style fireplace mantel decor

Here is what my fireplace mantel is looking like for Spring. In the past I have added a very Easter inspired look to my fireplace, but this year I am leaning toward the blues and clean lines. Going for a streamlines version of my decor, it feels clean and fresh and I adore it!

surf and beach wall art

The stunning pictures are done by a talented person, Stephie Jones, her paintings are pure perfection! I created the frames for these pictures and will be sharing the tutorial to them tomorrow. So be sure to watch out for that!

wood anchor decorations

navy and turquoise blue decor

I added a few smaller accessories to the fireplace to have a different visual. The wood feature wall, as well as the three wall decor items are so big. I felt like this needed a little grounding with smaller items.

coastal wall art

beautiful surf painting

Ah, I love all of the blues and greens! This is the most green I have had in my home. The combination of turquoise, navy blue and pops of green feels so fresh!


California casual living room

Here is the tiniest of sneak peeks into the rest of my home. I will be sharing a full Spring home tour on March 28th with a huge group of blogging friends. I still have a few tweaks to make to my home. With the way my home is transitioning into a more bold color scheme I am finding myself wanting to change things up to match this new look. The addition of the navy blue into my decorating has upped the boldness. I am also finding myself having less “stuff” and a more streamlined approach to my decor, a slightly temporary feel. You know, with Shiplap….  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

A coastal style home decorate the fireplace mantel with DIY projects and simple crafts. Keeping the decor low cost and full of California casual charm!

A coastal inspired spring fireplace mantel for me was created with a lot of DIY projects, so much blue, and my love of the beach. It feels like Spring to me because there is so much color in spring. Here in Wisconsin once the snow melts everything explodes into color, even on the side of the road you will find stunning flowers just growing wild. Also, spring signifies hope to me, hope that summer is on it’s way. I am in my element with long days, sun shinning, being outside all of the time, windows open… ahhh, guys I need spring to be here! Don’t forget to check back to tomorrow for the tutorial on how I made the frames, and in two weeks for my Spring home tour!

Spring fireplace mantel ideas

Lastly, enjoy all of these beautiful Spring mantels! I adore all of the different styles featured here, even though it is not my style I still admire the pretty so much! 




  1. I am in love with your mantel. I don’t have one in my house, but someday I swear I will end up in a house with a fireplace so I can have one to decorate.

  2. Your mantel is so pretty and colorful! Perfect for welcoming spring!

  3. Rebecca Bryant says:

    Wow so pretty. This would look wonderful in my house as i live in Florida and go to the beach often.

  4. This is a beautiful spring mantel. I love the coastal feel and these paintings are gorgeous! Now if spring weather would just come! Thanks for sharing in this hop!

  5. Changing a few elements in our home every season gives the place a fresh new look. I love how you incorporate DIY items in your decor!

  6. Very pretty Emily, I’m loving that blue shiplap wall too!

  7. Maria Brittis says:

    I love the beautiful water color, the colors are perfect for spring and they look amazing on your mantle. I love your home and what you have done to it. Its Magazine worthy.
    Hugs Maria

  8. What a big difference some small changes make. The fireplace looks very much dressed for Spring. You have inspired me.

  9. Nice how your decorated your fireplace for Spring with a beach theme. I think it is very pretty. Not my style of what I would put on the mantel but that is what makes life so great.

  10. The fireplace mantel looks really great.. It brings in an easy on the eyes laidback look.

  11. I love the coastal theme so I truly agree that it doesn’t matter where you live, you can always incorporate it :). The blue shiplap wall looks so pretty. Looks great with your new prints. Thanks for sharing, Emily 🙂

  12. Oh I wish I had seen this earlier!! I I need to do my mantel this spring. I love your colours and theme here. So pretty and cheery too. I don’t think those colours work for me in the room I have with moss colour painted walls, but now you have got me thinking.

  13. I love all things coastal. This is such a beautiful mantle. It’s so peaceful and soothing!

  14. Loving the large-scale decor! And that’s the prettiest blue you chose for the planks.

  15. I love your use of accents & color! It is so fun without being cluttered.

  16. Those paintings are just gorgeous!! I love your blue shiplap too!

  17. Change always makes things just that much better and I love the art that you add to enhance the look of your fireplace. Very nice touch to your room.

  18. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    I love the coastal inspired mantel! I don’t have a mantel to decorate so I love to look at what other people have done with theirs.

  19. Oh, I just adore the blue! It really is a beautiful statement without being too overbearing.

  20. So beautiful! I love anything beachy, and your whole mantel is so coastal and soothing. The blue is fantastic!

  21. This is really beautiful. I love the deep blue color in the back. It really makes everything pop. Adds a nice feel to the room.

  22. love love love the wood feature wall!! And the color, oh my gosh it’s gorgeous!! All the blues and greens are perfect for Spring.

  23. I love the new addition to the fireplace! It’s a gorgeous backdrop for all of your coastal decorations.

  24. I like how you embellished the blue you showed off the other day. The pictures are a nice touch.

  25. OMG. That is so beautiful! I love that color blue. Nice beachy color 🙂

  26. Living at the shore we see a lot of beach themed items. The paintings look great, I love the colors she used.

  27. Love the blue! It is so coastal and lovely! Love it all!

  28. I absolutely love this! It’s beautiful. The colors go together perfectly. I cannot wait to own a home.

  29. I love all the awesome ideas on how to decorate a fireplace mantel. I wish I had the skill and creative talent to come up with something as pretty as these! I love your coastal theme too.

  30. It makes me laugh that you worry about having a coastal themed home in Wisconsin! My husband and I just went the rounds about house building with him opting for a cabin style, and me saying, “You’ve got to have a farm house in the midst of all these farm fields!”
    Regardless of your distance to the beach, I love how cute your house is!

  31. My Teen Guide says:

    Woah! Your fire place is so vibrant and those decors are unique and perfect

  32. Victoria Heckstall says:

    I totally love tje idea of decor and the paintings. This is a great idea for spring.

  33. Your fire place looks so cute!! I love the blue shade 🙂

  34. This is an amazing fireplace and I would love to have this in my house..

  35. Oh Emily, I love the blue shiplap! It turned out so great!

  36. It’s beautiful, Emily! “De-holiday-fied”, love it! That shiplap wall is stunning. All of those blues are so pretty together and are perfect for the coastal theme!

  37. I absolutely love this! I’m terrible about changing up our decorations for different seasons, actually I’m not great at decorating period, but I’ve been thinking of doing a nautical room and this gave me some ideas!

  38. Can you please come help me finish my living room?!?! This is just beautiful. I love the light coming in and the colors.

  39. Love that blue shiplap wall above your fireplace Emily! Just beautiful.

  40. I love decorating our fireplace mantel. Yours came out so beautiful. I love a great nautical theme. It’s my favorite!

  41. That is gorgeous! Love the blue so much! It really makes the wall pop.

  42. Your fireplace mantle looks so beautiful. My daughter used to live in California and now she lives in the Midwest. She really misses the warmer weather but loves Chicago.

  43. So pretty! I love your navy planking and the colorful artwork!

  44. Its just beautiful Emily! I love, love the shiplap wall and the gorgeous blue color! The artwork just pops against the blue. Such a gorgeous Spring Mantel!

  45. LOVING the blue feature wall! It looks awesome in the room!

  46. That blue shiplap wall is FABulous! I love your Spring Mantel. Thanks so much for the DIY inspiration!

    {BIG hugs}
    ~ Ashley

  47. I love your navy shiplap wall! It’s such a great pop of color and texture, and the artwork and other decor you brought in work so well together! Here’s hoping the weather starts to turn around soon!

  48. I love the blue shiplap! It makes such a big difference, what a great idea! Hope spring gets here soon!

  49. Could you share this name of the blue paint and brand? It’s perfect for my kitchen island. It looks beautiful in your space.

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