Farmhouse Fireplace Decor For A Stunning Fireplace Makeover – Beautiful year round mantel decor and DIY fireplace decorating ideas for a fireplace feature wall in your cozy farmhouse-style living room, den or family room.
Are you ready to give your fireplace a makeover that’ll make even Joanna Gaines jealous? Well, you’re in luck because I’ve got some great ideas for you today! Whether you’re going for a modern farmhouse vibe or a classic Pottery Barn look, I got you covered with some great ideas and tips – and NO, it won’t look tacky!
Updated on February 23, 2024
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Fireplace Makeover Ideas
Adding a simple, yet elegant and impressive, farmhouse style touch to your fireplace hearth, mantle and wall can be done very inexpensively – you can even grab some beautiful themed decorating items from your local bargain store or Home Goods type of store. I’ll also show you how to decorate your hearth and mantle using items from Dollar Tree, give you some creative ideas from Pottery Barn, and show you how to make a fireplace cover that looks like barn doors.
So grab a sweet tea, put your feet up, and get ready to scroll through STUNNING fireplace makeover pictures that are sure to make your heart flutter and bring out the inner Interior Designer goddess that you KNOW you are.
Let’s face it – the fireplace IS the focal point in your living room or den – and NOTHING brings down a beautiful space more than a BORING fireplace.
I walked into MY living room last month and it hit me just how BORING my fireplace was. A big mirror, 2 candles – and some centuries-old golf trophy from my hubby’s younger years.
NOT impressive at ALL – ugh!
Of course I decorate my fireplace mantel and hearth for Christmas, but I wanted some really pretty (and fairly simple) EVERYDAY decorating ideas for my fireplace area.
That sparked me into action to redecorate not only the fireplace mantel and hearth, but the area AROUND the fireplace as well.
And my favorite decor style is: FARMHOUSE, baby! But it’s my living room has evolved (and UPdated) into more of a transitional decor living room – and I LOVE it!
Farmhouse Fireplace Decorating Ideas
When it comes to farmhouse fireplace ideas, there’s a lot of ways you can decorate the hearth and mantle to give your space that modern farmhouse or rustic country cottage feel.
One popular idea is to go for a shabby-chic look by using a mix of vintage pieces and modern decor. You could add a vintage-looking mirror above the mantle and a set of vintage candlesticks on the hearth. Then, add some modern elements like a set of geometric-shaped vases and a few potted succulents.
Another idea is to go for a more rustic look by using reclaimed wood for the mantle and surrounding the fireplace with a mix of rustic and vintage decor. You could add a set of vintage lanterns, an old-fashioned clock, and a few rustic-looking picture frames.
For a more modern farmhouse look, you could keep things simple by using a plain white mantle and surrounding the fireplace with clean lines and minimal decor. You could add a few framed black-and-white photos, a simple vase of flowers, and a large oversized clock.
That fireplace wall in the picture above is GORGEOUS, right?
It’s from my Classic Neutral Home Decorating Ideas page.
I really love the idea of a big round clock over the fireplace – especially when it’s an “interesting” looking clock – something eye-catching.
I love how they added brick to the odd-shaped fireplace wall and added that big beautiful over-sized clock!
Oversized Large Clock Ideas
Here are some gorgeous examples of ways to decorate your fireplace wall with one of many styles of those really big round wall clocks.
Just gorgeous ideas, right?
I scoured the web to find some eye-catching wall clocks that would look great over a farmhouse living room fireplace.
Here are a few of my favorites that I found:
Barn Door Fireplace Covers
I love this ideas for making a fireplace cover that looks like barn doors – in fact, the whole brick fireplace makeover is GORGEOUS!
There are many Do It Yourself options for making a fireplace cover that looks like barn doors. One idea is to use reclaimed barn wood to create a sliding cover for your fireplace. You can purchase reclaimed barn wood or if you’re up for it, you can also salvage the wood yourself.
The basic steps involve measuring your fireplace, cutting the barn wood to size, attaching it to a sliding mechanism, and installing it in front of your fireplace.
You can also add some hardware like handles or knobs to the barn doors, giving them an authentic look.
What To Put ON a Farmhouse Style Fireplace Mantle?
When it comes to decorating a farmhouse mantle, there are many different ways you can style it to reflect your personal taste and the overall feel of your home. Some popular options include:
Candles: Add a few candlesticks or a mix of different sized candles to the mantle. You can also use battery-operated candles for a more convenient option.
Greenery: Add a touch of nature to your mantle by placing a few potted plants or a simple vase of flowers.
Books: Stack a few hardcover books on the mantle for a cozy and inviting feel.
Picture frames: Display a mix of family photos, prints, or artwork on the mantle to add personal touches to your home.
Decorative objects: Add a few decorative objects like vases, bowls, or sculptures to the mantle for a touch of elegance.
Clock: An old-fashioned clock adds a touch of vintage charm to a farmhouse mantle.
Seasonal decor: Switch up the decor on your mantle with the seasons, like adding a garland or wreath for Christmas or pumpkins for Halloween.
Summon Your Inner Joanna Gaines
Joanna Gaines, known for her role on the hit TV show Fixer Upper, is known for her love of farmhouse-style decor, and her fireplace mantels often reflect this style. Here are a few tips for decorating a fireplace mantel in the Joanna Gaines style:
Mix vintage with modern: Joanna often combines vintage and modern elements to create a layered, collected look. You can mix vintage candlesticks, frames, and other decor items with modern vases and sculptures.
Add greenery: Incorporating natural elements like greenery into your decor is a signature Joanna Gaines move. You can place a few potted plants or a simple vase of flowers on the mantel to add a touch of nature.
Use texture: Joanna often uses a variety of textures in her decorating, such as burlap, woven baskets, and wood. You can add a woven basket or a piece of burlap-wrapped decor to the mantel for a touch of texture.
Use symmetry: Joanna often uses symmetry in her mantel decorating. You can place a pair of candlesticks or a pair of framed photos on either side of the mantel to create a balanced, symmetrical look.
Use natural materials: Joanna often incorporates natural materials like wood, stone and metal to give her spaces a rustic, farmhouse feel. Use a wooden mantel, or add a few metal or stone decor elements to your mantel for a farmhouse touch.
Add personal touches: Joanna often includes sentimental items in her decorating, like family heirlooms or personal photographs. Incorporate some personal touches to make your mantel feel like home.
Remember that Joanna Gaines style is all about creating a warm and inviting space that feels like home, so don’t be afraid to mix and match decor elements to create a look that reflects your personal style.
What About The Fireplace Wall?
There are many really gorgeous ideas for modern farmhouse fireplace wall ideas that can add a unique touch to your home. Here are a just a FEW ideas to think about for your home:
Shiplap: Adding shiplap to the fireplace wall is a classic farmhouse touch that can add a lot of character to your space. You can paint it white for a clean look or a natural wood color for a rustic feel.
Exposed brick: If your fireplace wall has exposed brick, you can leave it as is for a rustic, industrial feel or paint it white for a more modern look.
Stone surround: For a more natural look, you can add a stone surround to your fireplace wall. It could be a natural stone or a faux stone, this will give the wall an interesting texture.
Gallery wall: Create a gallery wall with family photos above the fireplace by mixing and matching different frames and art pieces. This will add a personal touch to your space and make it feel like home.
Tiles: Use patterned tiles to create a unique, modern look on your fireplace wall. You can use a mix of different colored or patterned tiles for a bold, graphic look or opt for a more subtle pattern for a more understated feel.
Wallpaper: Use a bold graphic or floral patterned wallpaper to create a statement wall above the fireplace. This can be a great way to add some color and personality to your space.
Wood accent: Adding a wood accent wall behind the fireplace can add a warm and rustic touch to your space. You can use reclaimed wood or new wood and stain or paint it in a color that goes well with your decor.
What If I’m On a Budget?
If you’re doing a fireplace makeover and you’re on a tight budget, you know where I go…. Yep – Dollar Tree to the rescue!
Yes, it is possible to do a farmhouse fireplace makeover on a budget by using items from the Dollar Tree store. Here are a few items and decor pieces you can find for cheap at your local dollar store –
Candles: Dollar Tree store has a wide selection of candles and candle holders that can be used to add a cozy, warm feel to your fireplace. You can mix and match different sizes and shapes of candles to create an interesting display.
Vases: Dollar Tree store has a variety of vases that can be used to hold flowers or other decor items. You can fill them with flowers or branches for a natural touch.
Picture frames: Dollar Tree store has a wide selection of picture frames that can be used to create a gallery wall above the fireplace. You can mix and match different sizes and styles to create an interesting display.
Wreaths: Dollar Tree store has a wide selection of wreaths that can be used to add a touch of seasonal decor to your fireplace. You can switch out the wreaths depending on the time of the year.
Wall Decor: Dollar Tree store has a wide selection of wall decor like signs, plaques, or frames that can be used to add a personal touch to your fireplace.
Greenery: Dollar Tree store has a variety of artificial flowers and plants that can be used to add a touch of nature to your fireplace. You can use them to fill vases or place them on the mantel.
Baskets: Dollar Tree store has a variety of baskets that can be used to hold decor items or firewood.
Remember that with a bit of creativity and some DIY skills, you can transform your fireplace on a budget using Dollar Tree, Home Goods, discount store and Amazon items.
Make It POP With Pottery Barn Items
Pottery Barn is known for its classic, timeless style, and there are many creative ideas you can use to give your fireplace a Pottery Barn-inspired makeover. Here are a few ideas to consider:
Mantel decor: Pottery Barn has a wide variety of mantel decor items like candlesticks, vases, and picture frames that can be used to create a polished, sophisticated look. You can mix and match different items to create a cohesive look.
Fireplace tools: Pottery Barn has a wide variety of fireplace tools like shovels, tongs, and pokers that can be used to add a touch of elegance to your fireplace.
Fireplace screens: Pottery Barn has a wide variety of fireplace screens that can be used to add a touch of style to your fireplace. You can choose from a variety of styles and designs to match your decor.
Firewood holders: Pottery Barn has a wide variety of firewood holders that can be used to add a touch of elegance to your fireplace. You can choose from a variety of styles and designs to match your decor.
Wall decor: Pottery Barn has a wide variety of wall decor like mirrors, art pieces, or sconces that can be used to add a touch of elegance to your fireplace.
Pillows and blankets: Pottery Barn has a wide variety of pillows and blankets that can be used to add a touch of coziness to your fireplace. You can mix and match different colors and textures to create a warm and inviting look.
Rugs: Pottery Barn has a wide variety of rugs that can be used to add a touch of warmth and color to your fireplace.
High Ceiling Fireplace Ideas
If your living room is like mine, your fireplace is on a high ceiling wall or just an awkward wall.
Below are some really beautiful ideas for decorating your mantle and wall with a high ceiling tall wall to work with.
In the picture above:
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…and MORE beautiful fireplace decor and styling ideas:
In the image above:
Top: Pottery Barn Pumpkins Fireplace Mantel found here.
Left: Fall Fireplace Mantel With Wreath found here.
Top Right: Hello Spring Fireplace Decor found here.
Bottom Right: Double-Sided Brick Fireplace Decor found here.
Flat Screen TV Alternatives
If I asked my hubby what HE thought should go over the fireplace, I can tell you EXACTLY what he would say.
He would say, “A big a$$ flat screen TV!”
After I roll my eyes, his second answer would be “My deer heads!”
Oh heck no! Glad you hunt, honey, but I don’t want THAT to be the focal point of my living room… I mean, OUR living room (of course lol!)
So, if you are like me, and don’t want a TV or some animal head OVER your fireplace, here are some other ideas for that wall space:
As you can see, there are lots of OTHER ideas for over your fireplace that are not with a TV involved. A large clock, a beautiful mirror, a farmhouse style wreath, an old window, etc.
Speaking of old windows…
Here are LOTS of DIY ideas for old windows.
There ya have it – TONS of ideas for redecorating your fireplace, hearth and mantel, and the fireplace wall in farmhouse style.
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- Fireplace Makeover Ideas
- Farmhouse Fireplace Decorating Ideas
- Oversized Large Clock Ideas
- Barn Door Fireplace Covers
- What To Put ON a Farmhouse Style Fireplace Mantle?
- Summon Your Inner Joanna Gaines
- What About The Fireplace Wall?
- What If I’m On a Budget?
- Make It POP With Pottery Barn Items
- High Ceiling Fireplace Ideas
- Flat Screen TV Alternatives
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