It is officially SUMMER here, and the kids are out of school! As usual I have changed out my family room’s decor into a summer theme. It is similar to last year’s All American Beach theme. This is my Nautical Mantel.
I already had the old pallet up on my mantel from past designs and decided I’d leave it up to add texture and depth. Then I used silver thumb tacks from the dollar store to attach each of the nine nautical flags to the pallet. I love how the pallet acts like a frame for all of the small flags and makes them feel like one large piece of art.
Since my family room is two-story, I needed a huge mantel to balance the space, the over sized pallet helps fill the space above the fireplace.
A bunch of random nautical, beachy or just cool antiques got layered in front of the pallet.
In a niche on another wall near my entry I tacked up an old fabric american flag. Then I placed my DIY Marquee Star in front. With the outlet connected to a light switch below, turning it on and off is a cinch.
The star gives off great ambient light at night or during the day.
I like to switch up my furniture for summer too. Since more people are home throughout the day I pull my gray chairs forward so we have seating all around the sherpa crate coffee table (especially if you include the hearth). I also switch out all of my red pillows for white, blue, and tan.
And of course, my SURF sign made from burlap and denim (the inspiration for my blog name) hangs above on a second floor wall.
So sit back and relax and enjoy the summer!
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