The days are longer, the birds are singing, the daffodils are peeking out to say hello, and warm spring weather and lazy days outdoors are just around the corner.
When it comes to decorating for spring, nothing is off limits at our home. From a bouquet on the kitchen island, to a French market basket filled with blooms on a stool, to the mantels decorated with a sprinkling of spring charm.
Today I am sharing 5 simple and easy ways to decorate your mantel for spring. The main ingredient? Flowers, of course, because spring is bursting with florals.
1. Lilac Love
I can’t help but love lilacs – their scent is intoxicating and their dainty petals charm everyone. I clipped a few blooms for this mantel styling and kept the rest simple.
Just stacks of vintage books and a sweet vintage dog planter for a touch of whimsy.
2. Blushing Beauty
Blush mantel decor is something you will see often in my home. Whether it’s ranunculus, peonies, or roses, I am a huge fan of those pretty pastel barely-there shades. This mantel is both bold and beautiful with the addition of brightly colored blue glass seltzer bottles.
A good way to add a burst of spring is to mix something bold with your muted colors. Just don’t get too crazy with too many colors. You want your mantel decor to accent the rest of your room, so it should fit in with your overall style.
3. Going for the Gold
Another favorite look of mine is gold everything. Well, not everything, but I do think that gold is almost like a neutral when styling. It is something that can mix with bright colors or pastels and add a rich element to an otherwise quiet styling. For this mantel, I used simple vintage bottles filled with Italian ranunculus (which are some of my absolute favorites) and I brought in gold vintage-inspired lamps.
One of my favorite mantel decor elements, vintage books, make an appearance again. And you will notice that the books are turned outwards to keep a neutral base for the flowers and lamps.
4. Nothing but Blooms
Does it get any prettier than peonies in full bloom?
Since they are such a gorgeous flower all by themselves, why not use that beauty and decorate your mantel very simply? If you are using fresh peonies, you can get little water containers from the florist for each stem. A great alternative to this look is to use Balsam Hill’s completely gorgeous and realistic peony stems. They will last forever without any need for water refills.
5. Blue and White Beauty
Another of my favorite decorating ideas for spring is blue and white containers filled with blooms.
Blue and white always feels fresh and pretty for spring, and you can add your favorite blooms to mix with them. For this styling, I chose those lilacs again, along with hydrangeas.
Hydrangeas are wonderful for big bouquets since their blooms are fluffy and on the large side. You can use real flowers or realistic faux blooms like Balsam Hill’s hydrangea stems.
I hope you have enjoyed and found inspiration from my 5 mantel decorating ideas to help welcome spring. Happy decorating!