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10 Inexpensive Fireplace Mantel Decor Ideas

Looking for some inexpensive ideas to update your fireplace mantel? If you are, this is the right place to gather amazing ideas to spruce up your mantel.

The fireplace mantel provides the best opportunity to showcase your creativity to re-do your living space. Mantel decors do not need to be that hard and expensive to decorate. From picture frames, candle holders, to framed arts, these decorative mantel pieces definitely provide more appeal and coziness of any living room. So, read on and find some inspiration for your own fireplace mantel here.

Decorate Your Fireplace Mantel Year Round

People renovate and redecorate for a variety of reasons, but the simplest one is just to update the mood and ambiance of a room. One of my favorite mantel decorating ideas is to use different sizes of apothecary jars and candles on the mantle. My family is always excited whenever we change the theme of our mantel depending on the season. Redecorating a small section or area of your space can work wonders, so check out this list of inexpensive fireplace mantel decor ideas to get some ideas on  how to brighten up yours.


1. Artwork 

Swapping in some fun artwork is an easy way to celebrate the changing of the seasons. It’s definitely one of the most effective ways to change the entire feel of the room and it does not cost that much money.


2. Family Photo

A mantel is a great place to show off your family photo. If one large photo does not meet your expectations, consider making a gallery wall.



3. Paint the Accent Wall

If your mantel is in between windows or bookcases, it would be a great idea to paint it with an accent color. Choose the perfect color of paint that will accentuate the color palette of your living and help your mantel really pop.


4. Add a Statement Mirror

A statement mirror over the fireplace is the easiest decor choice. It will make the room look larger and it adds interest without overpowering the space.


5. Hang Empty Frames

A display of versatility that can be easily changed with each season. Hanging empty frames along the mantel fills the space without making it overly busy.



6. Go Rustic

A chic and rustic mantel with dried fruit and flowers will bring a touch of the outdoors to any room. The natural greenery ties in the natural theme of this woodsy space.


7. Decorate with Apothecary Jars and Candles

Different-sized candles look beautiful on the fireplace mantel with apothecary jars on both sides. These clear apothecary jars add visual interest above your mantel. You can swap out the filling of the jar with anything to represent the season.



8. Build a Gallery Wall

Above the fireplace is a great place to build a gallery wall. Layering frames on the mantel lend a more casual aesthetic to the room.


9. Pots and Flowers

A lovely way to freshen up any room! Vibrant pots and flowers make an excellent focal point that will remind your guests of spring.


10.  Whimsical Touch

Whimsical ideas create a homey appeal to this rustic mantel decor. I’d say, a little bit of whimsy is always a fabulous touch.


Interested in more tips for decorating your fireplace? Check out this video from HauteonDesign:

There you have it, 10 inexpensive fireplace mantel decor ideas! However you decide to decorate your mantel, as long as you stay true to your sense of style, you can’t go wrong.

Still want more decorating ideas? Click here and learn how to design your home with macrame wall hanging! 

Which of these inexpensive fireplace mantel decor ideas will work for your space and budget? Let me know in the comments below.


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