mantel decorating ideas for spring minimalist fireplace mantel with sea shells
Photography by SFGIRLBYBAY

beachside

Go for the beach-inspired look by decking the mantel with sea glass, driftwood, and various rustic accents.

mantel decorating ideas for spring boho chic living room with botanical mantel art
Photography by LUCY FEAGINS ON THEDESIGNFILES.NET

eclectically elegant

Outfit the boho chic fireplace with flowers that will actually last you through the season (orchids) plus a handful of ornate vases and a botanical print.

mantel decorating ideas for spring fireplace mantel as headboard
Photography by BLOGLOVIN

haute headboard

For the fireplace that doubles as a headboard (small-space much?) utilize the mantel as an additional source of storage for books and more.


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mantel decorating ideas for spring gilded mirror and florals
Photography by MOBILIER PHILIPPE DAGENAIS Photography by Martin Morrell

flowers first

Warm weather means mornings at the flea market. Deck your spring mantel with antiquated treasures and fresh florals.

mantel decorating ideas for spring white living room colorful art on mantel
Photography by BABBLE Photography by Ngoc Minh Ngo

winter whites

White, bright, clean, and floral. All great ways to bring warm weather appeal to your fireplace mantel. But oh, there is more. Check out these crisp and novel ways to add chill factor to this decidedly wintery spot.

mantel decorating ideas for spring black fireplace and vintage mantel art
Photography by THESOCIETYINC.COM Photography by Martin Morrell

moody moments

Give the fireplace a new backdrop and deck the mantel with vintage art and dried wildflowers.

mantel decorating ideas for spring mantel with gallery wall
Photography by TIDBITSANDTWINE.COM

raw wood

Stack raw logs in a neat and semi-orderly way below, and a collection of heirloom-inspired art above. A good looking way to say ‘til next season…


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mantel decorating ideas for spring pink canvas on fireplace
Photography by SUNSET MAGAZINE

thinking big

When the fireplace lacks a mantel, use it to your advantage. We’d say this over-sized work of art does a relatively solid job of concealing an otherwise empty space above the firebox.

mantel decorating ideas for spring white living room art on mantel
Photography by THEARTOFDOINGSTUFF.COM

playful edge

Set a springtime mood by painting ends of logs fun and funky colors. A spirited and playful look.

mantel decorating ideas for spring black living room
Photography by DESIGNSPONGE.COM

old tomes

A living room, library, or even bedroom fireplace looks casually distinguished holding old books. And not just atop the mantel, either! This room makes good use of a fireplace taking the season off.

mantel decorating ideas for spring white living room brick fireplace
Photography by DWELL.COM

puppy lounge

Not exactly the first place you think of as a dog bed, but…if your furry friend likes it, why not? The playful nature of the fireplace allows you to keep things simple on the mantel with just a statement piece and maybe a plant as an accent.


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mantel decorating ideas for spring Blue and White and Yellow Living room
Photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK courtesy of social studies

go simple

Understated is often best. Just a simple mirror is a bold wall needs to dress its mantel.

Orange and White Gallery Wall
Photography by KELLY CHRISTINE SUTTON Courtesy of Amazon

personalized precious

A few cherished items over the mantel make for wonderful conversation pieces when guests hang out.

chic mantel decorating ideas for spring
Photography by Brittany Ambridge

attractive backdrop

Rather than featuring a fireplace as the focal point in a room, make it an eye catching backdrop. Not only is this a unique arrangement, but gives more options for furniture placement.

Clear and Yellow Living room
Photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK Photography by Jeanne Canto

form & function

A mini (mini!) bar, a few personal items, and a smart place to rest a television in a tiny studio. There’s nothing about this set up that isn’t smart.


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chic mantel decorating ideas for spring
Photography by ANNIE SCHLECHTER

simple elegance

Monochromatic accent pieces, minimalist art, and clean lines combine to create a mantel worth mentioning.

mantel decorating ideas for spring Black Bedroom with colorful vases
Photography by SCHLECHTER ANNIE

eccentric hot spot

An unused mantel gets bold treatment. A pretty setting you don’t see every day.

White Bedroom
Photography by REMODELISTA

clean and tidy

For a spare look, keep things clean, and let the rest of your room do the talking. This all white scene is so serene and calming.

chic mantel decorating ideas for spring
Photography by CHRIS SHIPMAN

display case

A mantel in front of a bubbly print needs little else. A few personal items and perhaps a piece of statement art will do the trick.


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mantel decorating ideas for spring matte black framed mirror
Photography by PLANETE-DECO.FR

simple & striking

A patina-finished mirror in a thin, matte black frame lends a rustically elegant element to this modern living room while simultaneously elongating the setting of the fireplace.

Black and Gray Living room
Photography by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE

sculptural viewpoint

Cool and classic, this mantel plays with texture and height to a beautiful end result.

mantel decorating ideas for spring gray mantel with rose garland
Photography by STYLEMEPRETTY Courtesy of The Inside

full bloom

This abundant rose and eucalyptus garland transforms the typical mantel into one swoon-worthy spot perfect for a spring wedding venue.

mantel decorating ideas for spring pink fireplace with blue hydrangeas
Photography by BLOGLOVIN Courtesy of The Inside

perfectly pretty

Nothing says spring quite like hydrangeas, and this cool blue display certainly has us smitten. Bonus points for giving your fireplace a saturated blush makeover!


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chic mantel decorating ideas for spring
Photography by PAUL COSTELLO

beachy scene

Calming and minimal, sometimes a summertime mantel doesn’t need much at all.

mantel decorating ideas for spring white living room with gilded mirror on the mantel
Photography by HOUSE BEAUTIFUL Courtesy of The Inside

sweet symmetry

Shhh….don’t disturb the perfection…

mantel decorating ideas for spring pink living room
Photography by LONNY.COM

sunny spot

There’s always room for a little whimsey…

mantel decorating ideas for spring black living room
Photography by SHINYBLACKDOOR.WORDPRESS.COM

library redux

Another take on the living room library idea. Use the spot off season to store books. Choose volumes in matching covers or select those you read often.


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mantel decorating ideas for spring white living room  with yellow fireplace
Photography by FRENCHFANCY.COM

bold moves

We love how this mantel takes the

gallery wall

straight to the ceiling. Combine that with a bold brick color choice and this is a mantel to remember.

mantel decorating ideas for spring sea blue bottles and green fillers
Photography by BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

glass grouping

Gather an eclectic slew of upcycled bottles and vases to pair with springy greens and fillers.

mantel decorating ideas for spring black living room
Photography by BRIT.CO

sofa-side sommelier

Show of hands, who thinks this fireplace idea should win for most cutting edge? Display a few wine bottles for a bit of sophisticated whimsy that doubles as a convenient bar. We’d keep glassware at the ready on the mantel if we were you.


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West Village Townhouse Alison Cayne White Living room
Photography by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE PHOTOGRAPHY BY LAURE JOLIET

simplicity at its finest

Sometimes all it takes is one major mirror.

mantel decorating ideas for spring white living room brown and blue mantel decor
Photography by SFGIRLBYBAY.COM

layer up

We love how leaning objects allows you to play with layering your favorite works of art or objects on the mantel.

mantel decorating ideas for spring white living room with blue art over mantel
Photography by SOUTHSHOREDECORATINGBLOG.COM

gallery wall

Take advantage of the off season and lean several pieces of framed artwork in front of the fireplace, while a larger, statement piece lives up top, catching the eye when you first walk in.

mantel decorating ideas for spring mirror on the mantel
Photography by WEDDINGFORTWO.BLOGSPOT.COM

go for green

This entire area has been converted into an elegant, spring-worthy focal point with plants, artistic accents, and one very special mirror.


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chic mantel decorating ideas for spring
Photography by JIM FRANCO Photography by Stephen Kent Johnson

top brass

Wire and brass elements provide an upscale rustic feel.  The art above the mantel is thought provoking, and suggests a collector lives here.

Black and Yellow Bedroom
Photography by STEWART TABORI & CHANG INC.

beach blaze

When it comes to shells adorning the fireplace, more is more, so the mantel might need to hold a little less.

Donald Robertson Red Living room
Photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK courtesy of salam hello

collection crazy

Warm weather brings along a light hearted aura. This home chose it’s hearth to display a few (or more) favorite things.

Jenna Lyons Black and Yellow Kid's room
Photography by MELANIE ACEVEDO

mini modern

A fireplace in a children’s room is rare, and in this case an adorable place to have a little decor fun.


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mantel decorating ideas for spring Green and White Living room
Photography by LAURA RESEN

animal attraction

Another whimsical take, this fireplace lets the mirror take center stage, while adding a few fun accents in the firebox.

chic mantel decorating ideas for spring
Photography by CAMILLA SLERTMAN

uncommon arrangement

Place a large piece of furniture, like a sofa or daybed, in front of a fireplace for warmer weather months. The clock adds to the overall regal nature of the room.

chic mantel decorating ideas for spring
Photography by MICHEL ARNAUD

main frame

This beautiful artwork line up is so elegantly modern, you may decide to close your fireplace permanently so that this area becomes an ever-rotating place for things you love.

mantel decorating ideas for spring white fireplace with art
Photography by PARK & OAK DESIGN Photography by Esin Pod

clean lines

Keep the mantel free of clutter and opt for a modest display of prints or art instead. Pair the look with a potted plant for an added note of color.

mantel decorating ideas for spring colorful art and books on a mantel
Photography by EMILY HENDERSON

floating shelf fun

Pair a curated selection of books with a few set of prints, lazily stacked against the wall.

mantel decorating ideas for spring eclectic fireplace mantel
Photography by DESIGNSPONGE

as an accent

Inspired finds and vintage treasures transform an ordinary mantel into a nostalgic accent wall.

mantel decorating ideas for spring framed mirror and art on mantel
Photography by APARTMENT THERAPY

a moment to reflect

Pair a mirror with a row of potted plants to spread an illusionary effect of vibrant greens throughout the room.

mantel decorating ideas for spring greens and candles on white mantel
Photography by 100 LAYER CAKE

get your greens

No spring mantel is complete sans fresh flowers – preferably a display that comes in an assortment textures and shapes.