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Simple Spring Mantel Decor

Today I’m sharing our spring mantel and some simple spring mantel decor ideas as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Spring Series.


It’s exciting, right? Spring is definitely juuuuuuust around the corner now. Our spring break at school begins this Friday and when we return to school after the two week break it will be nearly April. I’m already dreaming of crisp, sunny evenings watching the boys play baseball, time spent in our new yard and garden, and the light! So many more hours of daylight each day! What are you most looking forward to about spring?

For some reason, it felt fine to stick with a very neutral decor palette around here the last couple of months, as January and February feel like months for cuddling up with all things cozy and neutral… but come spring I say give me all the colour! Preferably in the form of pretty flowers. So pinks, purples, and even blues… and our simple spring mantel decor brings in some of those pops of colour against a  grey backdrop peppered with plenty of white.

Simple Spring Mantel Decor poster.

We’ve been so busy renovating since we moved that I  haven’t really had the chance to take many pictures yet or share many more posts about our living room makeover.

If you saw our Christmas home tour, you got a sneak peak at this space already… but if you didn’t, then you can check out how our new fireplace looked just a few short months ago when we first bought this house by the lake:

Red brick fireplace.

Originally I had planned to paint the brick and remove the shelves and add a new, thick solid mantel with big wooden corbels. I love a straight mantel/shelf on a fireplace so I was excited about how simple this project was going to be. But once I got the shelves off, I realized this wasn’t going to be happening…

Red brick fireplace with gold shelves.

If you look closely, you can see the levelled the brick off behind the shelf brackets, so it would be difficult to blend in the flattened brick with the rest of it. Which means, down the road we have a bigger fireplace makeover “on the list”. For now, I’ve done a “quick fix” by painting it all out with Midnight Grey paint (by General Paint).

Grey midnight by General Pain swatch.
Grey Midnight by General Paint

I like how it helps blend the two black shelves in nicely as I would really prefer to have one long mantel/shelf. Part of the fireplace makeover will include replacing our non-working fireplace insert with a new, functioning model. It doesn’t even work, for now.

And if your fireplace doesn’t actually work, you might as well throw a big old crate full of flowers in front of it, am I right?

The red brick and shelves now painted the midnight grey colour.

Up close picture of the fireplace with peonies in front of it in a wooden box.

Up close picture of the fireplace.

The mantel decor is vases with lilac and small pictures and a potted plant.

Did you see post the other day about how I DIYed these cute little gold leaf plant pots?

An aloe vera potted plant is on the fireplace mantel.

A Hello Spring graphic is on the mantel beside the flowers.

I also shared this cute little “hello spring” printable with you on Monday – head over here to see how you can download your own copy!

Framed hello spring picture on the mantel.

The fretwork mirror is a favourite – I had one in our old house as well. I picked it up at HomeSense for a very reasonable price.

Fireplace shelves decorated with pictures, a plant and flowers in white vases.

Decorative candles beside the peonies on the fireplace mantel.

These cute little white vases? Oh, just a Walmart find. Yup, I’m serious. And I stuffed them with some lavender from Michaels (one of the many spring florals I keep stored from year to year in my “spring” decor bin).

Lavender in white vases on the mantel.

A green vine plant is beside the lavender on the fireplace.

The trailing plant is faux, can you believe it?!? From one of my favourite sources for faux greenery – Ikea!

The grey brick fireplace mantel.

A wooden coffee is in the living room.

Well, there you have it, folks,  Our super simple spring mantel decor. It was very quick to put together, and I can’t tell you how amazing it felt to add some bright colour after a dreary and neutral January and February. It felt just like breathing in that fresh, clean, crisp, spring air.

Today I’m joined by a fabulous group of blogging friends who are also sharing their Spring Mantel or a Springy Vignette in their home as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Spring Series! You’re going to love all this springy inspiration…


Spring blogger tour.

The Happy Housie //Rooms FOR Rent // Place of My Taste
Lemon Thistle  //Lolly Jane

Decorated mantels blogger tour.

A Pretty Life // Clean & Scentsible // Tatertots and Jello
Tauni Everett // Amber Tysl

Fireplace mantels decorated.

Bless’er House // Zevy Joy // So Much Better With Age
House by Hoff // Modern Glam

Fireplace mantel blogger series.

Home Made Lovely // Maison de Cinq // Sincerely, Marie Designs
Town and Country Living // Hallstrom Home

Rambling Reno // This is Our Bliss // Life is a Party
Southern State of Mind // Deeply Southern Home

Craftberry Bush // Taryn Whiteaker Designs //  Finding Silver Pennies

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28 Beautifully Inspiring Spring Mantels and Vignettes poster.

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  1. I just love everything about your mantel…..both of them. It’s different and I really like that, not the same old same old mantel. Your doing a fabulous job, keep up the fine job.

  2. Wow, I love this corner! This wall color goes perfectly well with the rest of the room. And space around your fireplace is so cozy thanks to all the cheerful and colorful flowers. As for the rest of the furniture, I’m head over hills for the fretwork mirror, it’s so elegant and beautiful. Thanks for sharing a piece of your spring home! Can’t wait to see the rest of it!

  3. So lovely Krista! I actually really like the 2 shelves on your fireplace, they look perfect with the art and vases of flowers. Can’t wait to see more of your new home…how fun decorating a new space!

  4. Oh wow. What a transformation Krista! I had a similar fireplace in one of my homes with a bench/hearth like yours and I loved it for decorating and extra seating. I bet you’re having so much fun “discovering” the new of your home 🙂

  5. I love, love, love this mantel Krista! You did such a good job!! And the grey paint is so much prettier and richer than white would have been I think. The white items really pop against it, and the purples and lavenders are stunning!!

    Thanks so much for organizing such a fun and talented group!


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