Spring has almost sprung in Roanoke Valley. And after the hopes of snow melts away and the green grass and tulips start to bloom, we all get ready to freshen things up.
With spring comes a new beginning. And with new beginnings comes new opportunities to decorate our mantels.
Decorating your mantel for spring may seem like a daunting task because it demands a big statement made on a shallow surface. If you’re looking at your bare mantle wondering which direction to take towards freshening things up for the season, you’re not alone.
But you’re also in luck!
I’ve made this guide to help get you started. With this guide and beautiful pictures for inspiration, you’ll have your mantle as a gorgeous focal point, looking like it came straight out of a magazine.
Step 3: Add Florals, Greenery, or other “Live” Elements
You can never go wrong with flowers or plants. Plants and flower arrangements are perfect for a touch of spring freshness.
Besides, we all think of flowers when spring rolls around, so why not highlight them on the mantle?
Adding a “living” element also keeps the look from feeling too static and predictable. You can take floral stems or greenery and add them to vases.
Of course, the stems on each side won’t match exactly, but make sure the arrangements are balanced as far as height and fullness are concerned.
So far, if you’ve followed along, you’re probably getting a really good idea of how to transform your mantle. But there are still a few things to keep in mind before you get to decorating.
Don’t Put Objects in a Straight Line
Creating a line is a very common mistake. Instead of arranging your decor in a straight line, consider clustering your objects and stagger them across the depth of the mantle.
Sure, the mantle is pretty shallow (mentioned only a couple times already…), but an easy “hack” is to pick decor with a depth less than half the depth of the mantle. This will give you some wiggle room to move the objects backward or forward.
Bear in Mind Your Mantle Size
Choose items that are proportionate to the size of your mantle. Remember, balance is everything in this game so you want to keep your objects balanced with the actual fireplace too.
Overall Room Decor
This one is pretty important too. You want to match the room that you’re decorating for. The mantle should complement the room. If your room is mid-century modern, have a mid-century modern look to your mantle.
If you’re going for more of a Bohemian look, stick with that for your mantle too.
Farmhouse? Urban modern? Shabby chic? You get the point. Make it match.
At Patriot Chimney, safety really is everything. Springtime may still get cold, and you may still want to use your fireplace.
Whatever you choose to use to decorate, just make sure you are mindful of flammable items.
No matter how good it looks now, it looks awful burned up.