black and white mantel decor in modern living room. / sfgirlbybay

spring is here and summer’s right around the corner, but it’s not as if you can just hide your fireplace mantel away until you need it again. it most likely still holds a pretty prominent place in your home and sometimes front and center. so its still got to look good while it’s sort of hibernating for the season’s warmer months. i recently shared this pretty mantel filled with flowers which is always a nice option. or line up the candles — it’s always lovely to have a romantic glow going on here, even if your fireplace isn’t lit. and mantels are the optimal spot for displaying your beloved vintage trinkets and pieces of treasured artwork — keep it simple, or layer it up like crazy with all those mementos close to your heart.

curated mantel decor. / sfgirlbybayblack and white mantel artwork in modern living room. / sfgirlbybayart and decor on mantel with exposed brick. / sfgirlbybayspring mantle decor. / sfgirlbybaysimple plants and vases on white mantel above fireplace. / sfgirlbybayspring floral and art mantle decor. / sfgirlbybayart and decor on marble mantle. / sfgirlbybayvintage fireplace with oversized white mirror and decor. / sfgirlbybayspring decor on mantle with rustic wood backsplash. / sfgirlbybayblack and white mantle decor with pop of yellow. / sfgirlbybayvintage portrait painting on white brick two-tier mantle. / sfgirlbybay

• photo credits in order of appearance: style me pretty; design*sponge; rue magazine; domino; atelier doré; a beautiful mess; bread and olives; my domaine; marie claire maison; the socialite family; cote maison; mother mag.