Texas mantel decor says, “howdy y’all!”
Our Texas mantel decor is one of my favorite parts of the new house. We have soaring ceilings in the living area of our home and the fireplace stone goes all the way to the top. The stone used to create the fireplace is the exact stone that is used as an accent on our home’s exterior; Grandbury Chateau. I absolutely adore this stone. It’s a white stone with nice rounded features and a true Hill Country look. It works perfectly with our dark wood floors. Our mantel decor reflects the Texas Hill Country themes we have throughout our home.
We started with a tall blank slate. (I honestly had no idea it had the evidence of all of the fires we enjoyed through the winter. I’m sure there’s a fantastic way to clean this- but I didn’t do it. Maybe I’ll figure that out and share it at a later time).
Decorating a mantel is really just adding layers. It goes in the order you’d expect. Start with the tallest flatter elements in the back. Think of a large triangle… the peak at the center top and gradually tapering down on each side. We started with… what else… Texas Stars.
The next layer sort of framed the stars and are shorter. We used a lantern and a tall open wire vase filled with twig balls.
We added a succulent planter and boot vases on the outside of the lantern and tall open wire vase.
Lastly comes the filler. I have flameless candles, a mason jar, tiny cowboy boots, a sign with a sweet sentiment, and… it’s Texas, y’all… an armadillo.
Of course we’re not finished here. We also have a hearth to add some things to. I started with a beautiful Star themed fireplace screen.
I think this honestly looks beautiful- but under my Texas sky, I always want more. I added some other elements, including a “Count Your Blessings” wooden sign. It’s a great reminder! I also added a nifty antler lamp, a ceramic horse head, my favorite framed pic The Mean Man took on our vacation to the Smokey Mountains, and the little box you see holds the ashes of my sweet little Yorkie, Bailey who is forever in my heart (and on my hearth).
Your mantel, much like a gallery wall, can tell your story. It should incorporate different layers and levels, but mostly contain things that you love.
July 14, 2016 @ 7:56 pm
Awesome! You’re choice of color really makes the space come together!
Thanks for sharing on Peace, Love, Linkup! Hope to see you tomorrow at 6 for the next round of sharing fun!
July 16, 2016 @ 8:25 am
Ashleigh- Thanks so much! I am loving linking up with y’all! Blessings! -Kelly
Mary-the boondocks blog
July 14, 2016 @ 2:18 pm
Kelly I am happy to let you know that you are my featured post tomorrow on Sweet Inspiration. I love this mantel that is so reflective of who you are. Come by tomorrow and get your feature button.
July 14, 2016 @ 6:06 pm
Mary- That’s so nice! Thank you for your kind words and for featuring my mantel decor in the Sweet Inspiration link party! Thanks so much for having a place to share my work with others. Blessings! -Kelly
Mary-the boondocks blog
July 13, 2016 @ 12:25 pm
Hi Kell y, I am so in love with this mantel of yours. The cowboy boots are the cutest things I have ever seen! Your mantel is full of history and it reflects the family that lives in this home. A perfect way to decorate a mantel in my opinion. I am pinning and sharing your beautiful mantel which gives us all Sweet Inspiration.
July 13, 2016 @ 12:54 pm
Mary- Thanks so much for taking time to leave such a lovely compliment. I love all of the things on the mantel- even the armadillo that my husband insisted on getting! It’s kind of silly- but we are too, and that’s what helps make it “us.” Thank you also for sharing – I’m truly grateful for the opportunity to get things out to people who might not ordinarily see it. Blessings to you!! -Kelly