Modern styled all-season decorated mantel {1 mantel decorated 5 ways series}

Back with day 2 of the mini series – “1 mantel decorated 5 ways in 5 days”

Modern styled all season decorated mantel

Today I am sharing more of a modern/contemporary/clean version of an all season decorated mantel.  At least as modern as this non-modern girl can get!

Modern styled all season decorated mantel

Simple, more sleek accessories.   I left the hearth very simple with some baskets for magazine storage and a more modern looking garden stool.

Modern styled all season decorated mantel


Then a sunburst mirror (tutorial for that here) as the focal point with a few accessories on the side.  A plant in a hammered metal container and a collection of white vases for some sculptural interest.  Modern styled all season decorated mantel

Then another urn for some sculptural, a mercury glass piece to balance the metallic on the other side and  another sculptural art piece in the J. 

Again, my style is not very modern or contemporary and I am just pulling from things I have in my house.  There are much more modern/contemporary pieces out there that would make this mantel look even more modern.

Modern styled all season decorated mantel

See that hammered metal container?  It is actually a Kleenex box cover turned upside down!  Sometimes you have to think outside the box (or upside down in this case Winking smile) with yard sale items.   

Modern styled all season decorated mantel

I can also see this mantel styled with some big floor pillows on the floor too sort of like this. 

Modern styled all season decorated mantel

Ok here’s the source list if you are interested:

  • Garden stool – Kirkland’s clearance
  • pillows – yard sales/thrift stores
  • baskets – Michael’s
  • Hammered metal Kleenex box cover – $1 yard sale
  • Milkglass vases – yard sales
  • Sunburst mirror – $4 DIY project – tutorial here
  • J – yard sale
  • mercury glass owl – Kohl’s clearance
  • white urn – yard sale

Do you have modern/contemporary style?  How do you decorate your mantel? 

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for mantel #3!


  1. Love it! Nice touch with the Ikea catalog in the basket.

  2. Ooohhh…I’m pretty sure our garden stools are related – in color at least. 🙂
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  3. Looks great Christina! Love that hammered metal kleenex box and love that you used for something other than what it was intended for!
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  4. Hey, I’ve seen something like that white urn before. I think it is a ginger jar. The holes are to let the ginger breathe.

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