Decorate a Mantle for Spring by adding light, bright blooms and other pastel touches of Spring. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.
Spring Mantel Decorating
I thought I would share how the mantel was put together throughout Spring since I already was in the process of decorating it. Before the stay-at-home order came into effect, I had some stuff on hand and had bought some Spring blooms Michael’s Craft Store to decorate the mantel. Not that I wanted to make it Spring-y – I mainly wanted to have something on there after taking down the winter decorations. The mantle doesn’t necessarily have decor to call it’s own; I was moving things and trying to figure out what would work so I wouldn’t have to keep changing it all the time. It’s nice to change up a mantel from time to time but it’s also nice to have it’s main decorations. Too much changing up could make it seem tire-some. So since I don’t exactly have what I call “main mantle items”, I pulled some items from around the house to get the look.
I’ve been searching the perfect mirror for the mantle but nothing comes up to what I imagine. Well, actually I’ve seem some but their prizing is just too high for my budget. I’ve bought a couple different sizes and shapes but they are not working out. Over the winter months this is what I had on my mantle. I truly love how that sign was central to our family room but I still was not sure I wanted to keep it here. This mirror that’s here now is one I actually bought for this space. The size is great but the color doesn’t quite stand out against the background (since they are so close in shade) and also, I find that everything looks so squared off. It would be great to find a mirror that’s a different shape to change things up a bit. But for now, this mirror is staying – it’s not that big of a deal in comparison to what the world needs today.
Flowers and Vases
Picked out these Spring blooms from Michael’s Craft Store earlier and love how they look on the mantel. The white ceramic jug is a recent Walmart find. I’ve actually seen those at Walmart but didn’t think I would like them. After trying to figure out (for a long time) what vase to use to hold the flowers, I chose this one. My husband was out shopping one day during this “stay-at-home” order and I asked him to just get it. I didn’t care much about being particular anymore. To my surprise, the vase looked better than imagined – everyone in the family thought it looked really nice.
Everything else on the mantle are items I already had. The lantern, basket and decorative bottles were things I had from before. Most of them costed less than $20.
You can find the mantel items by clicking on the images below (affiliate links).
Bookshelves from IKEA line the mantle. You can see them from these other photos. It’s difficult to get a photo from the mantel based upon the size and rectangular shape of the room. So most times, the I try to capture the mantle only but the shelves will show. I figured I wouldn’t crop them out.
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She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness (Proverbs 31:27).
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