It is that time of the year when we start longing for the sun shine, brighter colors, and flowers of spring! It is time to liven up your home decor with some fun touches of spring interior home design. A great place to start decorating is in your living room, since it is the usually the family relaxing room where a great deal of time is spent. Central to many living rooms is the fireplace mantel and it is the perfect spot to makeover with a fresh new look that will freshen the whole room. Today I will share an in depth DIY spring mantel decoration tutorial as well as several more inspiring spring mantel decorating ideas. This post is brought to you by We Love Fire, your source for fireplaces, grills, and expert advice.
Inspiring Spring Mantel Decorating Ideas
Let’s begin with the spring mantel decoration tutorial I promised you. It is very simple to achieve and can be accomplished through use of store bought items or you can make many of the items yourself if you prefer a more DIY approach.
Fresh Spring Mantel Decor With TV Tutorial
I have a large TV that covers most of my mantel area so for those of you that have this challenge too, this spring mantel decor with TV tutorial will address those limitations. If you don’t have a TV, you can still use this Fresh Spring Mantel idea and just use a large piece of DIY wall art in the center of the mantel.
My mantel was looking rather tired and weary so the first thing I did was clear off everything and clean the mantel to get a fresh start. Then I decided that I needed to bring some height to the mantel decor and some spring colors. While I love bright spring colors they wouldn’t really fit in with the rug I have in the room so I opted for more muted spring colors. I also wanted to make sure white was a large part of the new decor to bring some brightness to the area since I have a rather dark accent wall and dark TV to contend with.
I headed to Michael’s with those basic guidelines in mind for my spring mantel decorating ideas. You can use the exact pieces and color scheme I used by getting your decor there or you can use the basic items and heights and vary your color scheme and make some of your own decor. I like symmetry so I chose to mirror my decor on each side of the TV. I went for candle holders to increase the height and interest of my mantel. Tall sprigs of flowers to give it a fresh look. I also chose some lower decoration to sit directly on the mantel to ground the mantel decoration. Finally, I finished out with a banner for a festive feel.
- 2 Pilar Candle Stand Holders (Art Minds Pedestals)
- 2 Pilar Candles (Ashland)
- Banner (Martha Stewart)
- 2 Colored Bottles (Ashland)
- 2 Bush Tea Rose Sprigs (Ashland)
- Bag of Wooden Letters (Art Minds)
- 2 Mini Ceramic Dishes (CelebrateIt)
- Bag of Decorative Eggs (Ashland)
Initially, I planned to paint the wooden candle holders and letters but then I liked the wooden decor look to ground the space and contrast with the white of the roses, candles, and dishes, and the green of the leaves, bud vases, and eggs.
I set up the bud vases (here is a DIY painted jars link) with the roses and placed the candles on the holders. I reused the cute silver bows from the cellophane packages to tie on the stand holders. Then I placed my dishes and popped in the decorative eggs. I like that the eggs speak of spring without screaming Easter.
I finished it off by using a hot glue gun to attach my S-P-R-I-N-G letters to my banner and hang with a silver thread. At last moment, I decided to add some butterflies I came across in my craft closet to each side of the banner for just a little something extra. And there you have my fresh spring mantel decor with TV.
I hope you enjoyed it. If you do a variation on this theme, I’d love it if you tag me with #familyfocusblog so I can see it!
Here are a few more spring mantel decorating ideas!
Easter Mantel Decor
Get the full tutorial at thehowtomom.com
Simple Coral and Green Spring Mantel Decor
Get the full tutorial at joyfulderivatives.com
Here are few more spring garland ideas you may enjoy for your spring mantel decor!
Want to update your fireplace or the mantel itself? welovefire.com can help with that!
So which of these spring mantel decorating ideas caught your fancy? Did you get some inspiration to go makeover your mantel to invite spring indoors?