5 steps to create a spring mantle
Updated: Mar 16, 2020
I think the biggest thing with decorating seasonally is to keep it simple. I enjoy changing things up in my home to match what it going on outside, but I definetely follow a few "guidelines" in my head to not get overwhelmed, or buy too much.
Fireplace mantles are often located in central parts of the home, so let's start decorating for spring there! I'm going to break it down to five simple steps to follow, showing you what I've done, but also allowing for some creativity of your own.
Start with the focal point. This doesn't necessarily have to change seasonally, but scale wise it should be a larger object. You could use a mirror, or a print. For the winter I had a vintage sled, so I opted to create a focal point for spring. I was in the mood to make something, so one day when my mom was in town, we gathered supplies for this simple hoop wreath. Now while I don't claim to have her natural gift for flower arranging, I am quite pleased that this was easy enough for me to complete on my own.
Decide on a color scheme. I find this just helps me pull things from my home that I already own in the specific colors. For this spring mantle, I pulled gold and copper. I then always add green and black to almost every space.
Assemble your anchors of the mantle. I have a plant ( faux) on one end pretty much all year round, so I could've gone with another plant on the other end, but since I didn't have one, I used a candlestick giving the end some height.
Add books and greenery. It's a step I follow in every space, in every season!
Assemble it, look at it, take a picture, and then play around with it! You may be one of these lucky people that gets it right the first time, but most of us play around with styling many, many times. When you get it right, you'll know it. Trust yourself. It does take practice, so be patient, but be proud of yourself for the work you've put into it!