As days grow warmer, it’s the perfect time to refresh your décor for a new season. Welcome spring with pastel colors and flowers in key areas of your home. The fireplace mantel is a good place to start. It’s the focal point of the living room where most like to entertain.

1. Have fun with the blooms in season

Brittany Rose Arrangement | Pastel Spring Floral Arrangement

The first thing you do when decorating for spring is to add flowers. Springtime blooms come in a variety of colors from white and cream, to pink, peach, and yellow pastels, and vibrant orange, blue, and red.

Viola Flower Arrangement | Peony Flower Stems
(Images from French Country Cottage)

In early spring, choose flowers such as peonies, lilacs, ranunculus, hydrangeas, or roses. Their soft, barely-there hues are perfect to slowly transition from winter to spring.

Tulip Flower Stems | Rhapsody in Blue Floral Arrangement

Later in the season, create a bolder display with tulips, anemones, cornflower, poppies, or dahlias. Their bright colors will look great for centerpieces and accents on the fireplace.

2. Set the tone with a statement foliage

Spring Poppy Flower Wreath
(Images from The Wicker House)

Choose a key piece such as a wreath or garland and use the same colors for the rest of your décor. Pillows, rugs, or curtains are easy to change for the season, whether you’re going for pastels or brights. Make sure your color palette is consistent all throughout the space for a polished look.

BH Fraser Fir Garland
(Images from Nichol Naranjo)

If you’re after a minimalist look, why not drape a simple evergreen garland over your fireplace? Green is the color of life, nature, and renewal which makes it a perfect shade of the season. It complements neutral colors and gives them a refreshing lift.

3. Paint spring colors on your walls

Peony Flower Wreath | White Forsythia Wreath
(Images from French Country Cottage)

Elevate your mantel by painting its surrounding wall with a lovely spring shade. Make sure the color you choose is in the same family or complementary to your foliage. The backdrop will make your mantel’s flower arrangements more striking. 

4. Showcase your flowers in charming containers

Peony Flower Stems
(Images from French Country Cottage)

Try styling with simple household items like colored bottles, jars, or ceramic pitchers. Use them as is or decorate them with paint, lace, or other embellishments. To create contrast, use containers with different heights and shapes. 

Southern Charm Floral Arrangement
(Image on left from French Country Cottage)

Chinoiserie pieces are timeless and add old-world charm to any interior. In fact, it’s considered a “colored” neutral since the blue and white designs suit any decorating theme.

5. Warm it up with some lighting

Japanese Magnolia Wreath | Marseille Meadow Wreath and Garland | Miracle Flame LED Wax Pillar Candle
(Image on left from French Country Cottage)

Ambient lighting can easily set an inviting scene for your space. Group candles together in varying heights for a cozy addition to your spring mantel décor. 

Fairy String Light Cloche
(Images from French Country Cottage)

Fairy light strings also look great as a mantel décor. Drape them above the fireplace or use them to highlight a frame or a mirror. You can also set them in decorative glass containers or cloches for a sparkling display.

6. Enhance your spring mantel with accent pieces

Peony Flower Stems
(Images from French Country Cottage)

Gold goes with any style and blends well with your watercolor-hued or bright florals. Add elegance to your mantel décor with gold frames, lamps, vases, or candleholders.

Marseille Meadow Foliage
(Images from Liz Marie Blog)

Create a cozy farmhouse-inspired look with rustic elements such as tin and aged wood. A frame or window made with distressed wood makes a lovely backdrop. Place a wreath or a garland over your mantel, and set flowers in tin buckets or watering cans.

BH Fraser Fir Garland | Battery-operated Boxwood Topiary
(Image on left from Nichol Naranjo; Image on right from Bond Girl Glam)

Add visual interest with a simple garland, topiary, or potted succulents. A unique mirror, a vintage picture frame, or some candles can also do the trick. The simplicity of your décor will highlight the character of your fireplace.

White Forsythia Wreath | Loire Valley Arrangement
(Image on left from Dear Lillie Studio; Image on right from French Country Cottage)

Hardbound vintage books add character to your spring mantel and make great conversation starters for your guests. Stack them according to size and sprinkle on some petals for a playful touch.

Beyond being functional, the mantel is a key styling element for your home. It provides a great platform for you to showcase the season’s blooms, as well as your decorating style.

We hope this post inspired you to come up with your own spring mantel décor ideas for your home. Browse realistic floral wreaths, garlands, arrangements, and premium decorations here.

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