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5 Simple Tips for Beautiful Spring Mantel Decor

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Celebrate the arrival of spring with pretty spring mantel decor. With just a few simple tips and tricks, you can create a gorgeous display that will brighten up any room.

I’m thrilled to be sharing my spring mantel decor as part of the Celebrate Spring Blog Hop, hosted by Leen of Sand Dollar Lane.

There are 21 super talented home decor bloggers all sharing spring inspiration with you.

So get ready to celebrate the arrival of spring with some stylish decorating ideas!

celebrate spring blog hop

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If you are visiting from Simply 2 Moms welcome! I just love their gorgeous family room all decked for spring!

How to Decorate Your Mantel for Spring

Mantels are a great way to show off your personality and style, and they’re the perfect place to add a touch of spring decor.

Whether you’re looking for some simple ideas or want to try something more creative, these 5 simple tips will help you create a mantel that’s perfect for the season.

spring mantel decor pin collage

Step 1. Choose a Color Scheme

The first thing you want to do is choose a color scheme.

If you like neutral decor consider a farmhouse style mantel.

You can still welcome spring without pastels.

Experiment with different looks to find what you like the best.

The main thing is to have fun with it.

farmhouse style mantel

Each year I try to challenge myself to come up with different looks for my mantel. Another thing I try to do is “shop my house”.

After many years of decorating and collecting, you never know what you may find in storage or packed away for a special occasion. Take it out and enjoy it. 🙂


Step 2. Use Fresh or Faux Flowers or Plants

You can never go wrong by bringing a touch of greenery to your mantel. Fresh spring flowers add instant warmth and a pop of color.

spring farmhouse vignette

Plus, you can easily find pretty bouquets at the grocery store (especially Trader Joe’s)!

If you’d rather use faux, you can find realistic options at the craft store.

Bumble bee craft mason jar on table

Can you believe these pretty daffodils and lilies are from Dollar Tree? Get the tutorial for the bee-utiful mason jar craft HERE.

Step 3. Hang Seasonal Artwork or Photos

An easy way to decorate your mantel for spring is to hang seasonal artwork or photos. You can keep costs down by making your own DIY signs like this pallet wood bunny sign.

How To Make An Adorable Pallet Wood Spring Bunny Sign

The pastel colors set the stage for a colorful and fun spring mantel.

Another budget-friendly idea is to decorate your mantel with free spring printables.

spring mantel with free printables

Print out different sizes and add them to frames or wood houses for instant art!

wood house with printables

Decorating with old windows is one of my favorites for any season.

Hang a wreath on the window that you can change out quickly and easily.

Vintage windows are the perfect size to hang over a mantel.

wood wreath on old window

You can usually find them at yard sales, flea markets, and sometimes even curbside!

Step 4. Display Items That Have Personal Meaning

Do you have a collection of items that you’d like to display?

Mason jars, ironstone pitchers, and milk glass are some of my favorite things to decorate with.

milk glass displayed for spring

Place spring birds, decorative eggs, and other seasonal decor in your collection for a fresh springtime look!

blue painted milk glass

Step 5. Add a touch of whimsy with fun accessories or decorations

Create a playful mantel with whimsical spring decorations. My daughter LOVES all things “cottage core”.

Have you heard of this latest decorating trend that’s all over Pinterest?

close up of mushroom banner

What is cottage core?

It’s basically a design trend that emphasizes a comfy, cozy, country cottage-style decor.

Let me tell you, mushrooms are all the rage!

So when she spotted this whimsical mushroom banner when we were shopping recently she bought it for her bedroom, but then surprised me and added it to our spring mantel.

The soft spring colors blend perfectly with the pastel egg banner we found the same day.

cottage core mushroom spring banner

Banners are a great addition to any mantel. Create paper banners, tissue paper banners, even fabric banners.

close up of cottage core mushroom banner

Decorating a mantel with a “big black box” aka television over it can be challenging.

But in the spirit of compromise sometimes it’s necessary.

While thinking about a way to distract from the television screen, I instead decided to just go with it.

I finally figured out how to upload pretty screensavers and spent a little too much time finding some really cool ones!

This Happy Easter scrabble graphic is a favorite. Have you tried this yet? It’s slightly addictive!

happy Easter spring mantel

Here’s just one more of beautiful cherry blossoms:

cherry blossoms television screensaver

Well, that’s all I have for you today. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed these easy spring mantel decorating ideas.

What is your favorite way to decorate for spring? Leave a comment and let me know.

Now it’s time to hop on over to see what my sweet friend Rebecca from Zucchini Sisters is sharing. Happy decorating!

See even more spring decorating ideas below:

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Celebrate Spring Home Tours

Sand Dollar Lane  //  Postcards From The Ridge  //  Worthing Court  //  The Tattered Pew  //  Noting Grace

2 Bees in a Pod  //  DIY Beautify  //  Cottage in the Mitten  //  Southern Home and Hospitality

Sonya Burgess // Thistlekey Lane // Dabbling and Decorating // Aratari at Home

Songbird // Southern Crush Home // Simply 2 Moms // Our Crafty Mom

Zucchini Sisters // Amy Sadler Designs // Bluesky at Home // My Family Thyme

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Friday 29th of April 2022

Fresh flowers are my preference. With fresh greenery, you’ll have the perfect centerpiece for your mantel.


Friday 8th of April 2022

Michelle, I love all of your pretty mantel ideas. I like using old windows on mantels, too. The mushroom and Easter egg garlands are so cute! It was fun touring with you, my friend. Pinned :)

Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge

Friday 8th of April 2022

So many great ideas for decorating a spring mantel! I love all of your accents. And the screen savers are like artwork! Who knew?


Saturday 2nd of April 2022

Michelle, great spring mantel ideas. Love the idea of using a printable on the mantel. Who wouldn’t want cherry blossoms on their mantel!


Saturday 2nd of April 2022

Thank you for the great tips, sometimes the mantel can be a hard spot to decorate for the seasons. Loved the colors you used in your mantel styling.

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