Spring Mantel Ideas: Decorating your home

Spring mantel ideas have been dancing in my head for a few weeks now.

I waited for days to get warmer and for the buds to blossom on the trees. However, we were deluged with rain, but I did not let that stop me.

This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the 2023 Bloggers’ Best Spring Home Tours hosted by my friend Kelly @thetatteredpew. Thirty talented and creative women will open their homes for you to tour all week. You can visit each Spring home tour by clicking the links at the end of this post…

If you have come over from my friend Stacy’s blog @bricksandblooms, welcome! Stacy has a beautiful vintage home and garden; I am sure you enjoyed her tour.

It is so refreshing to change out seasonal decor and introduce new colors, and the arrival of spring is one of my favorite times of the year.

Updating your mantel display is a great way to give your home a seasonal refresh. Mantels are a natural focal point of a room and the perfect place to decorate for the spring season. Whether you prefer bright colors or neutrals, Easter decor, or a simple spring wreath, there are many fresh ideas for decorating your spring mantel.

Spring mantle with fresh flowers

Before we start, let me share a few tips to help make your mantel decorating easier.

Spring Mantel Decorating Tips:

  • Think about your color palette and how your mantel decor will coordinate with the rest of your space.
  • Identify a style for your mantel decor. Examples include simple, rustic, elegant, or farmhouse.
  • Start with a big piece of decor as the focal point, such as a piece of art, mirror, or fresh floral arrangement. Then, add smaller pieces around it.
  • Use spring greenery as a natural backdrop. Then, add neutrals and pops of spring colors to reflect the season.
  • Use fresh flowers where you can. There is no better way to bring the delight of spring into your home!

Spring Mantel Ideas in the Family Room

If you can’t enjoy the garden outside yet, why not bring the garden into the house?

One of my favorite spring mantel decor ideas is in the family room. I brought natural materials, neutral colors, and colorful fresh flowers to create this spring fireplace mantel.

spring mantel ideas in the family room

My custom garden sign is a statement piece that is the perfect backdrop.

I placed a 6″ wide wooden fence board on the mantel to create a base for my floral display. I then hot-glued four floral foam blocks onto the top of the flat fence board. Next, I covered the blocks with moss using a hot glue gun.

I filled my mantel with salix, ferns, and other greenery, then added several clay flowerpots, fresh spring flowers, and a rustic birdhouse. You can place your flowers in water vials or vases to keep them fresh.

Add other decorations like Easter eggs, bunnies, or bird nests. This fresh spring mantel idea will work well with many different styles of homes. Whether looking for a rustic spring mantel or a vintage farmhouse look, you can’t go wrong with a garden theme.

I carried out the same theme in front of my fireplace as well. If you recall, I had my Christmas tree in this wheel barrel last year.

This piece is so charming, and it is easy to change the decor for the season.

Looking for creative inspiration? Check out my blog post with 37 of the best Easter decoration ideas to make this spring.

spring mantel ideas-Clay pot painted with bee transfer
Spring Mantle ideas with fresh and faux flowers for spring.
spring mantel ideas-Birdhouse

Spring in the Living Room

Our beautiful living room features blue and white decor and an original 1898 Batchelder fireplace.

This color scheme is perfect for adding spring colors to our regular decor. I love this pop of bright yellow with blue and white. Use throw pillows, table decor, and floral arrangements to add color and refresh any space for the season.

Spring decorating  in the living room

Spring Mantel Ideas in the Living Room

I used simple decor this year in the living room.

A collection of blue and white vintage ginger jars and vases show off the yellow and white spring floral arrangement beautifully.

Another look uses my collection of white ironstone in different heights and shapes, adding a pop of color from the fresh pink tulips. This easy spring mantel is the perfect way to display spring in our living room.

spring mantel ideas-Yellow and white flowers in blue and white vase on fireplace mantel
Spring Mantel ideas with fresh flowers
spring mantel ideas-White ironstone with pink tulips

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Springtime in the Dining Room

While we don’t have a mantel in the dining room, that didn’t stop me from adding spring decor to my dining table. Let’s take a closer look!

Dining Room placesetting for Easter
Spring dining room

I used a variety of containers and vases in a color palette of pink and white with a touch of greenery to display these Dogwood blossoms on my table.

In addition, I mixed in a few smaller pieces of spring decor. Many of these are DIY projects I have made over the years.

See details on how I styled this Easter place setting, including how to up-style a basic charger and make these adorable bunny ear napkin rings and pink foil pear name cards.

Spring Mantel Ideas in the Kitchen

Beautiful spring mantels are not just for fireplaces! I have a hood over my stove with a mantel-like space on the top to decorate. Adding a splash of color to this space always brightens the room.

Some pretty pink tulips (in floral vials), faux greenery, and this cute brown rabbit add the perfect touch of color against the white cabinets.

Spring Mantle Ideas in the kitchen- pink tulips over stove

I carried out my spring decor on the kitchen countertops using my DIY botanical flowerpots and bright spring flowers.

A tall white ironstone pitcher filled with Silax branches completes the look.

springtime in the kitchen
spring mantel ideas-Kitchen image
Easter display on the kitchen counter

I try to keep the island decor simple, as this tends to be where we do most of our food prep.

Using a wood tray helps to contain the decor and makes it easy to move when needed.

spring mantel ideas-Glass jars filled with Easter Candy-
spring mantel ideas-pink tulips in the sink
spring mantel ideas-Fresh spring flowers in pots on the kitchen counter

Can you guess which of these images is my granddaughter’s favorite?

Yup, who does not love Jordan almonds and jelly beans?

Displaying candy in vintage jars adds to the decor and is inexpensive to create seasonal change in the kitchen. You can read all about my infamous trick to fill the jars here. It will save you tons of money, I promise. However, I can’t guarantee you will keep your hands out of the jars.

Other Simple Ideas For Decorating A Spring Mantel:

Lastly, Here are a few other items you can use on your spring mantel this year.

  • A faux or fresh spring garland
  • Old window frames
  • A spring wreath
  • Chunky candlesticks
  • Candle holders of all kinds mix and match different shapes and sizes.
  • White candles add a fresh look for Spring.
  • Stack of books
  • Fresh cherry blossoms

Thanks for joining me on my spring home tour. I hope you found inspiration in these spring mantel ideas you can use in your home. Decorating a mantel for spring is an easy way to refresh your space.

Next up on tour are my friends Ann and AnnMarie @simply2moms. These two moms are neighbors and blogging partners (I wish I had a blogging partner or two). These two share many great ideas to freshen your home for the season. Be sure to stop by and visit them.

Bloggers’ Best Spring Home Tours

Don’t forget to visit my friends and see how they have decorated their homes for spring.

Monday’s Tours

Spring Home Tour 2023 Collages Monday

The Tattered Pew // StoneGable // My Wee Abode

Cottage On Bunker Hill // Cottage In The Mitten // She Gave It a Go

Tuesday’s Tours

2023 Spring Home Tour Tuesday Collage

White Arrows Home // Midwest Life and Style // Open Doors Open Hearts

Robyn’s French Nest // Cloches and Lavender // This Is Simplicite

Wednesday’s Tours

2023 Wednesday Spring home tour collage

Eleanor Rose Home // Shiplap and Shells // Bricks n’ Blooms

WM Design House // Simply2Moms // The Ponds Farmhouse

Thursday’s Tours

Thursday collages Spring Home Tour

A Life Unfolding // My Thrift Store Addiction // Pasha Is Home

County Road 407 // White Lilac Farmhouse // Thistle Key Lane

Friday’s Tours

2023 Spring Home Tour Collage Friday

Create and Ponder // DIY Beautify // Worthing Court

Southern Home and Hospitality // My Family Thyme // Peacock Ridge Farm

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  1. Such a beautiful spring mantel. The florals look beautiful. The sign is perfect. So many details to admire. I am happy to feature your Easy decorating ideas for spring at Love Your Creativity.

    1. Thank you so much, Linda, my apologies for the late reply. I took a few days off and traveled over the weekend.

  2. Love all of your blue and white decor Wendy! I’ve always been a huge fan of your living room. The bunnies and decorating ideas are all so creative and inspiring! Happy Spring! Susan

  3. Wonderful tips, but OH MY! That garden sign, I think I fell in love… thank you for sharing. Have a great weekend!

  4. So many fabulous tips Wendy! You are so creative and your styling is always breathtaking. I love your sign! I want a mantel and I am hoping that I will get one in our bedroom, maybe this fall. Thanks for all the inspo!

    1. Thank you, Crystal. Every girl needs a mantel or two :)))) Tell Bently to get to work. :)))

  5. Spring has certainly sprung at your house! Everything is beautiful! Just in time for the beautiful new grandbaby! I’m so excited for you!

    1. Thank you Missy. Spring is one of my favorite seasons. It is nice to bring in some color this time of the year.

  6. Wendy, your Spring home tour is so outstanding! There is so many wonderful Spring inspired looks throughout your home, I Loved them all. Breath of fresh air. -Meagan

    1. Thank you so much, Maegan. I appreciate your kind words. Spring is such a beautiful season full of new life.

  7. Oh my goodness, Wendy. Everything looks so beautiful. You have such a great eye for decor. Happy Spring! So fun hopping with you this week. Hugs to you.

    1. Thank you so much, Renae. It is always a pleasure touring with you. Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. Always enjoy seeing your home each season, Wendy. And I LOVE that you use your oven hood as mantel! GREAT idea! And your blue and white room… so pretty! Pinned!

    1. Thank you so much Julie. It is always a pleasure touring with you. Have a lovely weekend.

  9. This is your first Easter with a white kitchen, right? I’m sure it was so fun to decorate it. I love your custom Wendy’s garden sign and the lovely arrangement you created on that mantel. Your home is beautiful in it’s Spring outfit!

    1. Thank you, Lora. We painted our cabinets a few years ago. I am still loving the white cabinets.
      I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  10. Such wonderful spring mantle ideas Wendy! I love how you shared ideas for each room! Such a fun week of tours, it was great touring with you Wendy…happy spring!

    1. Thank you, Heidi, I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  11. So many GORGEOUS ideas to pin from this tour Wendy!! I always love your style and your use of garden accessories and flowers, both real and faux. Thank you for a lovely spring tour and all the beautiful inspiration. 💗

  12. Love all the color in your home, Wendy. From blue to pink everything looks gorgeous. i love your blue egg tree, too. Happy Easter!

    1. Happy Easter, friend. I was laughing after I saw all of the neutral home tours… I think I was the odd man out this season.
      I was happy to see you had a pretty pink room.

  13. Oh my goodness Wendy, what a fabulous spring tour! Your home has so much character, and of course I love your blue and white decor with your spring touches! Love the spring mantel ideas!!

    1. Thak you so much Michelle. It is a pleasure to tour with you this week.

  14. Wendy I love your style! You have created such a beautiful home inside and out. Your mantel ideas for Spring are perfect and I love how you carried them into the kitchen. Gave me so many ideas. Thanks for joining me this week!

    1. Thank you, Kelly. I enjoy this tour very much. I am finally getting some time to tour myself tonight. I appreciate you including me.

    1. Thank you, Elizabeth. So kind of you to stop by!

  15. how beautiful wendy! I love all of your spring mantel decorating ideas! Happy Spring! xo

    1. Thank you, Stacy. Happy Spring to you too. We have had rain for so many days, it does not quite feel like spring.

  16. Oh my goodness, Wendy. Each new photo is more gorgeous than the last. I love how you styled your home for spring. And can we just talk about your mantel? Stunning!

    So happy to be touring with you this week Pinned!

    1. Thank you, Jen, you are too kind. It has been quite a week, so I am just visiting the homes tonight! YIKES. Where do the days go?
      Thank you for stopping by to visit.

  17. Your spring mantels are gorgeous. Love your Tulips, bunnies and birdhouse.

    Beautiful spring tour!

    1. Thank you, Cindy. I am just getting around to touring myself tonight. I can’t wait to see everyone’s decor.

  18. Wendy, what a sweet garden/spring mantel. I love all of the touches of spring throughout your home. The pinks and yellows just pops with the blue and white. Love it all, my friend.

    1. Thank you so much, Tammy! So kind of you to stop by to visit.

  19. Hi Wendy! I love your pretty mantel ideas–especially that fabulous garden sign! It’s a pleasure to tour with you this week! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. Thank you, Cecilia. I always enjoy this tour so much. It has been quite a week for me, so I am just getting to seeing other’s homes tonight. I cannot wait to see yours, my friend.

  20. I love these ideas! The florals and greenery throughout your home are so gorgeous and just so perfect for Spring! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome tour with us! Pinned!

    1. Thank you for stopping by to tour my Spring home!

    1. Thank you so much, Michele! This tour is so fun to see everyone’s spring homes.

  21. Everything looks so pretty & Springy!! OK, are those dogwood blossoms real or faux?? I can’t tell, but they are gorgeous!

    1. Thank you, Jennifer. Can you believe those dogwood blooms are real? I have one tree that blooms for about 10 days out of the year.

  22. Wendy! Thank you so much for these ideas! We are going to be finishing our living room fireplace makeover soon and seeing all these gorgeous mantels will help me with ours once it’s done!!

    1. Thank you, I am so glad you enjoyed it. I cant wait to see yours once you finish.

  23. Happy spring, Wendy,
    Thank you for taking us on a lovely tour of your spring home! It is all so bright and happy.
    I love being on this tour with you, friend.
    xoxo,
    Brendt

    1. Thank you, sweet Brendt. This is one of my favorite times of the year. I am just getting around to touring myself today. I cannot wait!

  24. Wendy,
    I LOVE all your mantels, but that family room has my heart. I love garden decor and you nailed it with that adorable sign and all the flowers. Great tour my friend.

    1. Thank you so much, Rachel. This is always such a fun blog hop.
      I am headed to everyone’s blogs now. I can’t wait to read all about

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