How to Decorate a Mantel for Spring

How to Decorate a Mantel for Spring
Read on for some creative ideas on decorating fireplace mantels for spring...
A fireplace in the living room or bedroom, can be converted into the focal point of the room, provided some innovative techniques are used to decorate it. A simple act of changing the fireplace mantel décor, every season, can lend your room a new look, every few months! Since spring, the season of flowers, birds and greenery is here, it's time to recreate the magic of this season in your fireplace mantel décor.
Tips on Decorating a Fireplace Mantel
Artwork
For decorating a mantel, the best thing that you can do is to place a beautiful artwork on it. Find a scenery which depicts blossoming flowers or green trees, have it framed and put it right in the middle of the fireplace mantel. Find as colorful a picture as you can, as its beauty will contribute a lot towards enhancing the overall look of your room. If you want to create an artwork on your own, color the background of the picture in yellow spring color and write "Hope" on it, in some dark color. Spring is the season of hope, so this artwork will fit into the décor perfectly!
Nest
As the spring season is associated with chirping birds, why not add a nest or a bird's house on the mantel? So, get hold of a grapevine wreath, Spanish moss and weave a nest to place on the fireplace mantel. As for the eggs, use shells of real eggs, clean them and paint in blue, before putting them in the nest.
Watering Can
If you are looking for some offbeat mantel decorating ideas, then here's the one for you. Simply place a watering can on the mantel, on one side. That's it! You do not have to paint it or decorate it! Its raw look will lend an artistic touch to your room surroundings, however, be careful that it co-ordinates well with the other pieces of décor that you choose.
Small Accents
To complete the look of the fireplace mantel, add a few small accent pieces to it. As it's for the spring season, wooden accents look the best. Otherwise, dried flowers, seashells, starfishes and votive candles, make for great accent pieces too. Votive candles, especially, can light up your living room in the evening. The warm glow that they spread, will remind you as well as those in the room, of the spring season at its best!
Vases and Ceramic Pots
Transparent vases are the perfect way to exhibit the bounties of nature. If you want to add color to the fireplace, add fresh flowers to a vase and place it on the mantel. Change the flowers every few days to add different colors to your room. Another thing that you can do is to put fresh grass and stones of different colors, sizes and shape to a transparent vase. Along with the vases, add a few ceramic pots too, to enhance the beauty of the fireplace mantel. A good idea here is to color some pots of different shapes in spring colors like yellow, blue, orange and green, before placing them on the mantel.
A fireplace mantel is the perfect place to exhibit your creativity. So, play with all the décor items suggested above, look for some more of such ideas and come up with a creative fireplace mantel décor, using them! One last tip before I sign off - whenever we think of spring, words like breezy, warm and light come to our mind. The décor should reflect the same!
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