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How to Decorate a Spring Mantel

How do you decorate your mantel for spring and summer? Maybe you don’t decorate it at all and you keep the same decor up year round?  If you’ve been around here a while, you know I’m not about decorating with a lot of fuss or money.  Let me share a few tips and tricks on how to decorate a spring mantel. 

How to decorate a spring mantel

The first thing to do is gather your supplies. DON’T feel like you need to go buy all new spring home decor.  Look around and take a moment to “shop your house.” I do this all the time and you would be surprised at how easy it is to re create a space with a few decor pieces that you already own.

There are a few key tips to creating a visually appealing mantel, all of which I’ve summed up in this post about tips for decorating a mantel for any season.

In order to gather up the decor pieces, you’re going to need an idea of what you need. I’ve made a quick list below:

  • A large piece for the center of the mantel
  • greenery of your choice
  • varying heights of decor pieces
  • varying textures and colors

Since this will be for a spring mantel, obviously you want items that will reflect this.

In my normal fashion, I found a few great items at the Target Dollar Spot a few years ago that I’m excited to finally use.

This sign was one of those finds from a year ago.

spring decor
spring decor for mantel
large antique window

I decided to use my old chippy window as the center piece and add the rest of the decor pieces around it.

Decorating a spring mantel

How to decorate a spring mantel
How to decorate a spring mantel
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spring decorated mantel

I’ve enjoyed sharing my vintage chippy mantel with you!

Thanks for stopping by friends!


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  1. juan perz says:

    Nice Blog!! The content you have shared is very elaborative and informative. Thanks a lot for sharing such a great piece of knowledge with us.

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  9. Hi Laura,
    it’s totally faux! Here is the link to my post with all the details if your interested. I hope you have a great day!

  10. Thank you Amber! I’ve left a comment and I hope you have a wonderful Easter.

  11. Elise Ho says:

    I love the vintage and destressed look. It looks so lovely.

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  13. Nige says:

    What a beautiful spring mantel love that vintage look Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

  14. Jann Olson says:

    Decorating mantles is one of my favorite things to do. This is so pretty and perfect for spring! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  15. Totally crushin’ on the lavender and succulents, and that chippy window! I would love for you to come over and link up at Thursday Favorite Things. Leave a comment and I will feature you next week! This post would also be great for The Spring And Easter Joys link that will be going on all weekend. Have a great Easter!

  16. This is beautiful! I NEED a mantle. Is yours a real fireplace? Or faux?? I might go faux.

  17. Katrin says:

    This is so pretty and I love the mantel!!

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  19. Emily says:

    Love your mantel and love how you decorated it for spring!!! Absolutely darling!
    ~Emily & Jennie @

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  21. Michele says:

    Your mantel is lovely. The old books caught my eye when I saw your link on Pitstop. I love repurposing things and shopping my house. Then sometimes i will buy one thing to complete the look I am going for.

  22. Thanks Sue! I’m glad you like it.

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  24. Katy says:

    I love this, it’s such a fresh look, so perfect for spring! I’m always a fan of succulents, and I love your big window as the focal point. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  25. This is absolutely gorgeous! #ThatFridayLinky

  26. Sue says:

    I love this post, I need all the help I can get when it comes to decorating. It’s always so helpful to have tips! Thank you!

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  28. Everything about this is fabulous! I need to go shopping! Thank you for the inspiration!
    Thanks for sharing on #sharingthebloglove

  29. This is such a clever and really effective idea. You amaze me with all your ideas and creativity. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  30. Chas says:

    Looks fantastic! Love it above your mantle. Thanks for sharing on To Grandma’s House We Go!

  31. Thank you Kim. And we didn’t have a mantel either until I decided to make my own!

  32. Thank you for sharing your ideas for a spring mantel. I love the simpleness of it which makes it all the more lovely.

  33. The old window frame over the mantel is genius! It adds just the right touch. The greenery accents everything nicely. I wish I had a mantel. Lol! This is something I’d love to do.

  34. I love that mantel. Seriously cute and you are so creative. I especially love that you’ve inspired me to do something with that sugar mold I have had sitting in my closet for years. I liked it back when our decor was more rustic but now…yippee – it’s going all modern farmhouse soon! Thanks!

  35. Barbara says:

    A charming arrangement, makes me wish that I had a mantle!

  36. Thank you Jennifer, I’m headed to your blog now.

  37. Jennifer says:

    Just lovely, you have inspired my creativity! Thank you!

    You’re welcome to stop by for a cup of inspiration anytime.

  38. Teresa says:

    It’s beautiful, I love the window perfectly matches the fireplace. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

  39. Thank you Christine!

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  41. Very pretty! Love anything with succulents.

  42. Very nice! Unfortunately our fireplace is stone to the ceiling and doesn’t have a mantle. But these are good ideas for our antique buffet which I use as a display area.

    I’ve pinned your post. 🙂

  43. Christine says:

    Your mantle looks beautiful! The succulents are so hot right now so this is hitting home for me. Beautiful job!

  44. Lovely and inspiring ideas! We have a used brick fireplace with a decent mantel, but I want to paint it a glossy white (ala Joanna Gaines). I love the idea of the spring greens on white!

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  46. Lindsey, your mantel is gorgeous! I especially love the succulents you mixed in – it’s the finishing touch that sets everything off!

  47. Thank you Kelly! I hope you have a great weekend.

  48. Thank you CoCo! Your kind words mean a lot

  49. I think this is just the prettiest! I love the chippy window with the watering can and that quote!

  50. Kelly Rowe says:

    I just love old chippy windows and I love how your mantel came together with the pops of natural elements in the greenery and wood. I adore the stripes on your sugar mold too. Happy Spring, Lindsey!

    Kelly Rowe

  51. Malinda says:

    That chippy window as the center is SO PRETTY and fun!! I love everything about this mantel!!

  52. CoCo says:

    I am totally bananas for your chippy window, Lindsey, it’s fantastic. I love how you mixed it with the rustic containers, the succulents, and the lavender too. It’s everything spring should be – perfection! Hope you have a fabulous weekend, CoCo

  53. Thank you so much!

  54. j.hall says:

    Lindsey, your Spring mantel is perfect! The combination of chippy white woods and white accents sparked by the galvanized containers and greenery is fresh and definitely Spring!

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  56. I was thinking that too!

  57. Haha wow, it looks like we were thinking along the same lines with the watering cans and lavender! Gorgeous as always, Lindsey!

  58. Love these ideas! Totally perfect for Spring. Love how clean and crisp these look 🙂

  59. Bree says:

    Everything looks so cute!! Love the greenery against the white!

  60. That old, chippy window is so fun! I love the way you decorated your spring mantel. The vintage touches are so charming!

  61. The way you’ve repurposed all of those pieces is quite genius! This looks fantastic!

  62. Oh Lindsey we love everything about your vintage spring mantel! Your whimsical touches really showcase the window centerpiece. Also, you are so smart to place the succulents around the mantel – love that idea. The sign is a perfect message for the season. Hugs and Happy Spring! ~ Vicki and Jenn

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