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DIY Coastal Beach Inspired Summer Mantle

DIY Coastal Beach Inspired Summer Mantle

Coastal Beach Inspired Summer Mantle 

I can safely say that I am completely settled into our family home. We have spent the last year doing a few home renovations in the home such as 2 bathroom gut jobs. A new bedroom build and other small projects. With that being said, I have totally fallen in love with home decor and diy projects which I will be sharing on the blog in the upcoming months. To start I wanted to share my current summer Mantle decor in my family room. In this space we are blessed with a wood burning Fireplace which we adore.

What I enjoy most is that I can decorate as each season approaches. For instance this summer, with the colour scheme that we have. I went with a Nautical Beach theme. I have always loved the feel of the Beach especially when I cant get there. Being that a Mantle can or cannot have a wide space to work with.Depending on the size of the Mantle and the  I went with items of decor that wouldn’t make the area too busy.


My DIY Coastal Beach Inspired Summer Mantle was a very inexpensive way to decorate the Mantle space. I did most of the shopping at Garage Sales, Value Village Winners and re-purposed a few items I already had. I also made really good use of some out door rocks from my Coy Fish Pond in the Backyard. If you love the beach and appreciate the outdoors. A Beach theme Mantle is really easy to create and the textures and colours are endless depending on your taste.


Beachy Shores

I picked up to vases from Winners when I first moved into this home for a really great deal. They both costed a total of $20 at the time. I chose them because they went perfectly for the vision I had in mind at the time.  On a separate trip to Home depot I picked up a ball of rope and got creative on the vases which my end result I was really happy with.



The seashells I picked up for $3 at Value Village were a full bag of different shapes, textures and colours of shells with a small mix of rocks. In decorating a mantle with a Beach theme in mind it doesn’t have to have any type of form or symmetry to it. Because the main theme is a Beachy washed to shore look, so layering it most definitely recommended.



The Rocks I cleaned and washed which I took from my Coy Fish pond in the backyard. I took 2 of my favourite photos from our first family trip to Cuba. Which was a very sentimental trip so I knew I had to add it to the mantle. I also added a lamp I had purchased at Ikea lastyear and a huge Seashell that the old owners left back. Was a perfect addition to the decor.


Overall I had alot of fun creating look to enjoy in our family space for the summer. Its also the perfect way to discover different ways of using items in the home you currently have. I hope I have inspired you all for next Summer’s decor ideas. Thank for stopping by!


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  • Reply soulsensecoaching

    Lovely to have such a summery collection that was affordable. Shells and stones capture the feel of the beach perfectly. You must be so glad those renovations are done!

    01/09/2016 at 9:37 am
  • Reply Kindly Unspoken

    This is so pretty! I love all the seashells you incorporated!

    01/09/2016 at 9:43 am
    • Reply Ma Belle Vie

      Thank you! It was such a fin project to do.

      01/09/2016 at 10:25 am
  • Reply Emily Gannon

    I love this! It looks so great and summery.

    xx emily

    01/09/2016 at 10:32 am
  • Reply thetravelpockets

    I love all the seashells. I wish I had a white brick mantle. So pretty!

    01/09/2016 at 10:58 am
  • Reply Elizabeth Ann

    I love all the different textures you used! Especially the use of glass and twine. Your mantle looks so bright, fresh, and airy! Thanks for sharing how you put everything together!

    01/09/2016 at 11:35 am
  • Reply DecoPix (@TiinaTibs)

    Oh, I love beach style decor! It makes a place look fresh and relaxed. I have plenty of seashells and white pebbles which I bought from The Bahamas. Could do something nice with them for my home.

    01/09/2016 at 11:48 am
  • Reply Chloé Arnold (@ChloeBArnold)

    Absolutely stunning!! Love the details!

    01/09/2016 at 12:02 pm
  • Reply angie

    very pretty and i love beach themes as well, living near beaches i see them all the time, I love it 🙂

    01/09/2016 at 12:41 pm
  • Reply Ana De Jesus

    I love your beach inspired mantle, especially as I love the sea myself. There is something so soothing about the beach.

    01/09/2016 at 1:30 pm
  • Reply Hannah Stein

    Oh my gosh, I am so in love with this! I love the light and summery feel that a coastal beach inspired decor gives off.

    01/09/2016 at 2:59 pm
  • Reply Daisy Crawford

    What a very cute idea! The beach decorations (especially the collection of shells and beach rocks) are awesome. I’ve got a little collection myself going on… perhaps it’s time to expand. Thanks for the inspiration!

    01/09/2016 at 3:24 pm
  • Reply michenn (@michennblog)

    Ahh, that’s such a beautiful mantle piece!! Love the sea theme, especially how you used the rope. Really really pretty!


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    01/09/2016 at 3:26 pm
  • Reply Sarah from LavenderLife

    Beautiful decoration! I love the seashells, it makes it look so summery!

    01/09/2016 at 3:53 pm
  • Reply Barbara Chapman

    I love your beach decorations. it all looks very nice and is an inspiration. Thank you.

    01/09/2016 at 4:24 pm
  • Reply aureliebumpblush1

    I love it and it makes me feel so calm and relax, well done x

    01/09/2016 at 4:32 pm
  • Reply Liz Mays

    I think this is one of my favorite kinds of aesthetics for summer. I love what you did with the rope and shells on the glass bottles.

    01/09/2016 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply Ree

    I adore the beach look 😍😍😍 lovely pics Ree Love30

    01/09/2016 at 5:13 pm
  • Reply Maca

    This is adorable!! I need to do this so soon. Loved the idea! 🙂

    01/09/2016 at 6:44 pm
  • Reply whimsyandcompany

    Aww it’s so summery! I love it!

    01/09/2016 at 10:01 pm
  • Reply Marie Goldstein

    Love this nautical look!

    01/09/2016 at 10:13 pm
  • Reply The Ox Mama

    Such a beautiful mantle!

    02/09/2016 at 12:09 am
  • Reply Crystal // Dreams, etc.

    I love this! Beach-inspired decor is some of my faves. I would totally do something like this in my house. 🙂

    02/09/2016 at 2:09 am
  • Reply watchmeblather

    love this it looks so chic, fresh and interesting, great use of colours and textures 🙂

    02/09/2016 at 4:47 am
  • Reply Jessica Ayun

    I love using that kind of rope. Perfect for making the bottles more attractive. 🙂

    02/09/2016 at 5:17 am
  • Reply craftivitydesigns

    Lovely mantle! The rope is a great accent for the beachy feel.

    02/09/2016 at 8:36 am
  • Reply Samantha Reveley

    This looks amazing. You’ve tied the whole look together really well 🙂

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    02/09/2016 at 8:42 am
  • Reply jennifer leigh

    Gorgeous! I can’t wait until we move closer to the ocean so I can decorate like this all over the house!

    02/09/2016 at 9:22 am
  • Reply Anamika Ojha

    Wow! I loved your summer decor ideas! Maybe I’ll be doing something similar to welcome fall in my living room! Thanks for the inspiration!

    02/09/2016 at 5:37 pm
  • Reply Taria Shondell

    I love how you incorporated the seashells! It says perfect summer beach life! It makes me want to go lay on the beach and smell the ocean water!

    02/09/2016 at 8:39 pm
  • Reply nbosken

    I love how inexpensive everything seems to be. Either it was from nature or found somewhere inexpensive. Awesome and it shows that you don’t need a ton of money to decorate well.


    03/09/2016 at 2:04 am
  • Reply Joanna

    I live by the sea but funnily enough, I don’t have anything “beachy” in my house. Maybe I should decorate it with some beach items, there are plenty of shops around that sells this kind of items. I like this style, reminds me of holiday homes.

    03/09/2016 at 7:42 am
  • Reply Dreammerin

    Wow!! So pretty..This is very nice idea and great colors <3<3

    03/09/2016 at 4:07 pm
  • Reply mariesbeauties

    Wow this is a great ideas, very pretty indeed!

    04/09/2016 at 11:05 am
  • Reply Nina

    So in love with this decor idea. We had a similar theme for a birthday party two years ago, I still have the lanterns, sand and shells and looking forward to using them when we buy our first home. Strong believer that the most simple and easy to do ideas are most effective x.

    04/09/2016 at 3:34 pm
    • Reply Ma Belle Vie

      Thank you I love this decor too. Right now I am working on my fall mantle which I can’t wait to share with you all

      12/09/2016 at 7:53 pm
  • Reply Laveena Sengar

    Lovely! I really like the seashells incorporated by you. Perfect use of Colors

    04/09/2016 at 3:38 pm
    • Reply Ma Belle Vie

      Thank you! I loved the seashells myself I felt like I was at the beach

      12/09/2016 at 7:48 pm
  • Reply theCuriousPixie

    oh what a dream to have a beach themed room. Love all the shells.

    04/09/2016 at 3:49 pm
    • Reply Ma Belle Vie

      Thanks it was alot of fun to create I can’t wait to decorate next year and add to it.

      12/09/2016 at 7:47 pm
  • Reply kaleigh

    This is so cute! Living on the East Coast and renting beach cottages every summer, this totally reminds me of their beach decor! it’s so fun and so adorable.

    05/09/2016 at 8:55 am
    • Reply Ma Belle Vie

      Thank you! I really loved how my mantle turned out!

      12/09/2016 at 7:46 pm
  • Reply Rose Sahetapy

    A simple and pretty decoration, yet really brings the feeling of the nautica.

    05/09/2016 at 12:30 pm
  • Reply Míša

    Such a great idea! Thanks for this inspiration cuz I might really make my own mantle :))

    05/09/2016 at 12:55 pm
    • Reply Ma Belle Vie

      Thanks I am currently working on my fall mantle which I plan on sharing on my blog stat tuned

      12/09/2016 at 7:45 pm
  • Reply Keith Haney

    I just love the look your house. It is what we are moving toward

    06/09/2016 at 8:17 am
  • Reply lastchance3

    These are beautiful! I love the beachy look!

    06/09/2016 at 11:58 am
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