Creating a Simple Spring Mantel

Spring is definitely in the air!  Even though it won’t feel much like spring here in Michigan until June 1st or so.  In the meantime,…

Spring is definitely in the air!  Even though it won’t feel much like spring here in Michigan until June 1st or so.  In the meantime, my spring fever has me in the mood to make our indoor space reflect the upcoming season with spring decor. I’ve posted about transitioning into spring decor in your living room, kitchen and now I’ll be focusing on the mantel.

Simple Spring Mantel

What do you think of our spring mantel decor at the mill?  It was super simple to put together.  Just keep a few things in mind while styling your own spring mantel.  Don’t have a mantel? Don’t worry…these same ideas will work on a shelf or even a buffet or entry table.

This advice works for a shelf or table too.

Introduce Varying Heights

Notice how all of the items are varying heights and sizes?  I think the biggest mistake people make is using decor that is all the same size.

Add Varying Heights!

These “cake stands”  aren’t just for cakes.  I prefer to call them risers.  They are awesome on a buffet with a cake or other desserts, for sure.  They are also perfect for giving a little height to our fern on the mantel, too.

Cake stands are NOT just for Cakes!

Add Some Texture

Wood beads and garland have been all the rage lately.  I’m really liking the great texture this super chunky beaded garland adds to our spring mantel. Furthermore, adding different textures to any decor is really key to making an interesting look. 

Garland isn’t just for Christmas anymore!

 I chose these black metal candlesticks (that I forgot to put candles in) to add an additional texture. With all the neutral wood decor we got going on here the metal is a good addition. l also like that candlesticks are of different heights.   I love this frame (with a picture of some people we don’t know) because it brings in a little spring and a smidge more texture with the carved leaves.

A Simple Color Palette

With this spring-themed mantel, I kept the color palette super simple. I am loving natural wood tones more and more lately.  Black is a great accent and contrast to compliment the warm wood tones. 

What do YOU think of the final product?

A simple pallet sign with black lettering and a little greenery finishes off the look nicely.  That’s what I think anyway, what DO you think??

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    1. In the case of fireplaces, it’s mantel 😉 I always second guess myself. Thank you so much! So glad you like it!