Winter may feel like it will last forever, but spring is on the horizon. Once the flowers begin blooming and the birds start chirping, it’s time to give some love to your home’s interior to welcome it. One of the easiest (and most fun) places to start is the fireplace mantel. Simple mantel decor that you can buy or make yourself can give your living room the transformation it deserves to welcome a new season. The mantel is the perfect place to showcase all you love about spring by welcoming the clean air and bright colors that come with it.
Of course, Easter is in the spring as well, so if you celebrate, you can pay homage to the day. Otherwise, keep things more general with a celebration of all the season has to offer. We found eight simple, easy ways to decorate your fireplace mantel that will have you counting down the days for spring’s arrival.
Spring is the perfect time to bring the outdoors in. There are so many vibrant colors to choose from in spring that the only limitation when it comes to design is your imagination. Pops of color from tulips, primroses, and daffodils placed in short muted ivory or gold vases would look stunning against a wood mantel. Choose a color that speaks to you, and place three simple bouquets in a row in the center.
We love a simple mantel, and this can be accomplished using pops of green against a monochromatic white backdrop. Place two pots of greenery on either side of the mantel, and leave the rest to fill in with white candles, books, and other pots in varying heights. This will allow the greenery to pop and give it a farmhouse vibe.
The mantel is the perfect place to showcase your candle collection. Find spring scents like aloe, orange, linen, cut grass, and any floral notes that speak to you, and group them on one side of the mantel or across it in a line in varying heights. We love the drama a vintage candlestick can add as well.
Spring is one of the times when animal decor can take center stage on the mantel. We love these cement bunnies from Pottery Barn. They come in four sizes and are weathered for a vintage feel. They give a nod to the time of year without feeling overdone.
Prints and art aren’t just for the walls. You can find spring-inspired wall art and lean it up against the wall your mantel is mounted on. We love this egg print from Wayfair centered in the middle of the mantel. You could also find spring prints like this dramatic six-piece set, also from Wayfair.
If you celebrate Easter, use the mantel to decorate for the day. Think glass jars full of Easter eggs, vintage candlesticks, Easter egg trees (we love this one from West Elm), or an antique birdcage. We also love one simple vase filled with tree branches or cattails with wooden eggs hung on the branches.
Wreaths aren’t just for the front door. You can place one or more wreaths on or directly above the mantel for a stunning spring look. If you wish to go more neutral, try small faux boxwood wreaths inside an antique frame. If you want bold colors and something untraditional, check out this gorgeous orange Easter carrot wreath from Williams Sonoma.
We love garland because it can be used on top of a mantel or hung underneath. There are so many types of garland to choose from that will draw attention to the mantel. You could buy or make a garland that spells out S-P-R-I-N-G or choose a floral-inspired option like this eucalyptus drop garland from Wayfair.
The fireplace mantel has great potential to completely transform the look of a room instantly. Even if your fireplace isn’t at the center of your room, decorating it still draws the eye up and out, and provides a place where you can welcome each season. There is so much to love in spring, including the pops of color that happen as the frozen ground thaws and new life begins to form outside your window. It’s a season to celebrate, and your decor should be a reflection of all it has to offer.
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