chic mantel decorating ideas for spring
fresh spring and summer ideas for using this winter necessity in warm weather.
Published May 4, 2016 5:00 AM
Go for the beach-inspired look by decking the mantel with sea glass, driftwood, and various rustic accents.
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.
For the fireplace that doubles as a headboard (small-space much?) utilize the mantel as an additional source of storage for books and more.
Warm weather means mornings at the flea market. Deck your spring mantel with antiquated treasures and fresh florals.
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.
Give the fireplace a new backdrop and deck the mantel with vintage art and dried wildflowers.
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…
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.
Set a springtime mood by painting ends of logs fun and funky colors. A spirited and playful look.
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.
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.
Understated is often best. Just a simple mirror is a bold wall needs to dress its mantel.
A few cherished items over the mantel make for wonderful conversation pieces when guests hang out.
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.
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.
Monochromatic accent pieces, minimalist art, and clean lines combine to create a mantel worth mentioning.
eccentric hot spot
An unused mantel gets bold treatment. A pretty setting you don’t see every day.
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.
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.
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.
Cool and classic, this mantel plays with texture and height to a beautiful end result.
This abundant rose and eucalyptus garland transforms the typical mantel into one swoon-worthy spot perfect for a spring wedding venue.
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!
Calming and minimal, sometimes a summertime mantel doesn’t need much at all.
Shhh….don’t disturb the perfection…
There’s always room for a little whimsey…
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.
We love how this mantel takes thegallery wall
straight to the ceiling. Combine that with a bold brick color choice and this is a mantel to remember.
Gather an eclectic slew of upcycled bottles and vases to pair with springy greens and fillers.
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.
simplicity at its finest
Sometimes all it takes is one major mirror.
We love how leaning objects allows you to play with layering your favorite works of art or objects on the mantel.
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.
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.
Wire and brass elements provide an upscale rustic feel. The art above the mantel is thought provoking, and suggests a collector lives here.
When it comes to shells adorning the fireplace, more is more, so the mantel might need to hold a little less.
Warm weather brings along a light hearted aura. This home chose it’s hearth to display a few (or more) favorite things.
A fireplace in a children’s room is rare, and in this case an adorable place to have a little decor fun.
Another whimsical take, this fireplace lets the mirror take center stage, while adding a few fun accents in the firebox.
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.
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.
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.
floating shelf fun
Pair a curated selection of books with a few set of prints, lazily stacked against the wall.
as an accent
Inspired finds and vintage treasures transform an ordinary mantel into a nostalgic accent wall.
a moment to reflect
Pair a mirror with a row of potted plants to spread an illusionary effect of vibrant greens throughout the room.
get your greens
No spring mantel is complete sans fresh flowers – preferably a display that comes in an assortment textures and shapes.