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Easy Spring Mantel Decorating Ideas

by - Tuesday, March 08, 2022

Are you eager to welcome spring? I'm ready to throw open the windows and freshen up the indoors (even though we've still got snow on the ground)! Though it still feels like we're in between seasons, adding in spring decor and creating a simple spring mantel can help you quickly forget about any lingering signs of winter. 

Today I'm joining Krista at the Happy Housie for the Seasonal Simplicity tour where my blogger friends and I are sharing ideas for decorating beautiful spring mantels.

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Spring Mantel Decorating Ideas


The fireplace mantel in our living room is one area I have so much fun decorating. It's the natural focal point in the room and is the first thing you see as soon as you enter our home. For this pretty mantel, I've decorated with a warm color palette and vintage accessories for a layered look. 

No matter how I decorate though, there are a few common elements you'll see in my fresh spring mantel designs over the years. Have a look at my mantels from 2018 and 2019 below and see if you can spot what those common mantel decor ideas are:

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Pink Spring Mantel Decor

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Easter Spring Mantel Decor

Did you notice some spring ideas that appear year after year? These are my tried and true decorating elements that always work. Here's a closer look at 5 easy spring mantel decorating ideas to help inspire your seasonal home decor.

1. Fresh Flowers

If you decorate with only one thing for spring, fresh flowers is the perfect place to start. Even a few spring buds displayed in glass vases can liven up an entire mantel. For this mantel, I've used branches of inexpensive baby's breath placed in my shapely new vase. The small white flowers are delicate yet architectural and bring dimension and texture to this vignette.

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The wonderful thing about flowers is that they come in many varieties allowing you to decorate in different styles. For a rustic spring mantel, try lavender or dried wildflowers. For a vintage farmhouse spring mantel, hydrangeas or boxwood might be more appealing. Do you prefer an easter mantel? Pastel hued spring tulips would be the perfect choice. Pick a flower to suit your personal style.

2. Large Art or Mirror

To really create an eye-catching mantel, start with a large anchor piece. This can be anything from framed art, to vintage mirrors, painted signage, a large wreath, or an old window frame. Ideally, you'll have this large piece at the centre of your mantel vignette and place all of your smaller pieces on either side of it. The anchor piece will help draw your eye to the mantel. It also helps balance the heaviness and size of the firebox below.

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3. Objects of Different Heights

Your decor will seem much more interesting when you incorporate objects of varying heights. Using items like tapers in candle holders or branches of cherry blossoms in a tall vase can draw your eye upwards and fill up the wall space. Conversely, a small vintage picture frame, tiny ceramic bunnies or a collection of glass jars, can help fill out your display and ensure there are no gaps.

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Using a mix of high and low objects is a great way to keep the eye moving but it can be a little bit challenging to get the balance just right. For variety, place small items on a stack of books to add height. You can also layer items like artwork, one in front of the other, to fill out your whole look.

4. Natural Elements

Similar to fresh flowers, natural elements are a perfect way to incorporate the new season into your decor. Think about what you see in nature at this time of year and bring those elements and natural colors to your mantel. Decorate with a faux nest and easter eggs for farmhouse spring mantels. Use faux boxwood wreaths, moss in pots, or faux branches for a more traditional or rustic displays. 

The good news is you can step outside and gather decor from your front yard like rocks or branches, or head to the nearest Hobby Lobby or Michaels for your choice of faux greenery and natural accents.

5. Bright Colors

Even if you prefer a neutral color scheme, spring almost demands that you incorporate bright colors into your seasonal decor. No season is more hopeful and optimistic than spring and with bright colors you can convey new energy and rebirth.

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You can bring in color with flowers, seasonal easter decorations like Easter eggs or egg wreath, artwork, vases, or books. This display of pink flowers paired with pink and claret-hued books feels just right. Your use of color can be judicious and intentional. It doesn't have to be pastel spring colors or yellow everything.

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No matter your decorating style, these spring creative ideas can find a way into your home. In the coming weeks, I'll share what the rest of the room looks like along with more easy ideas for spring. Now click on over to see different spring mantel decor ideas from my blogger friends.


 

Today some of my friends are sharing their Spring and Easter mantel decor ideas too! Be sure to visit their posts by using the links below the images.

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