Hey hey friends! Spring has sprung around the Fiddle Leaf House! Y’all probably know by now that I am a constant rearranger, and if you can believe it (BELIEVE IT!), I’ve already gone through two iterations of my Spring mantel decor! And today I’m going to share both versions with you! I’ve got a ton of friends also sharing their Spring decor on their blogs today as well (head to the bottom of this post to head to their blogs!), so be sure to check them out for loads of inspo as we head into this cheery season!
The best part about these looks is I didn’t spend a lot of money, I kept several things the same, and they each achieve a Spring look without going overboard on things like fresh florals or whatever current trend is happening! I used items I had or made, and I love how each look turned out!
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First up, is what my fireplace mantel decor looks like right NOW! Honestly, it’s one of my favorite looks I’ve ever created in the space – it feels so simplistic yet festive for Spring. The easy DIY eucalyptus garland added a ton of texture to the space, while also remaining simple and elegant at the same time.
I added wood beads that I had on hand from two Christmases ago (shop your house y’all!) to give more interest and dimension to the space. The amber bottles on either side add a pop of color too! I tend to gravitate toward odd numbers, so three bottles it was!
To really emphasize SPRING, I hung a vintage floral painting onto a vintage mirror above the mantel. Again, layering gives you texture, and texture adds coziness, and coziness makes home even homier! Any chance I get to layer things, I do!
My knitted blanket and pillow in a crock on the hearth is pretty standard for me no matter the season, I just swap out the blanket and pillow depending on the vibe I’m going for. Here, the white throw keeps things more neutral, while the green adds a pop of color and creates cohesiveness with the green in the eucalyptus. You can see a bit of my basket wall above the dry sink over on the left as well – the brown/orange tones tie together with the amber bottles and beads as well. When styling, try to create balance with colors for an even more beautiful space.
The eucalyptus garland is made from real eucalyptus that will dry and last about 6-8 weeks, but you could use faux eucalyptus stems as well if you wanted something to last longer. I used simple floral wire to connect it all together.
Next is my Spring mantel from a couple of weeks ago! At that point, I was struggling with what direction I wanted to go with my Spring decor. I saw a beautiful painting of a barn online, and decided I’d try to recreate it myself. So I bought a canvas and some watercolors and went to town! I used gesso and some wood stain to age the painting once I was done, and some timple pine boards to frame it out.
The canvas spoke for itself, so I kept everything else rather simple, with a few brass candlesticks and a $2.99 vase from Ikea that looks like it actually came out of an antique store! Visually, triangle shapes are more pleasing to the eye, so I worked in groups of three on either side of the canvas, and then each grouping plus the canvas itself makes one big group of three. You’re eye moves from the group of three candlesticks on the left, up to the taller canvas, back down to the grouping of three on the right – one big visually stunning triangle!
You can see my basket wall remains the same, and I just swapped out the pillow on the crock for an even more neutral base. The two looks are completely different, but as you can see, you don’t have to swap out EVERYTHING in order to get a nice change!
So tell me friends, which look is your fave? Are you ready to tackle your spring mantel decor head on! Anything else you want to know? If so, let me know in the comments below and we can chat about it!
For even more inspo, you can watch a quick styling video of Look 2 here:
They both look gorgeous!
So much fun to see how you styled your mantel two different ways for spring! I love them both. I was just checking in with my Mom this morning and one of the things she said she misses most about all the social distancing is not being able to treasure hunt and I totally agree. Can’t wait until we’re all able to get out and find some pretties like you have here. Hugs, CoCo
THank you CoCo! I agree – can’t wait to be able to thrift and antique again! Stay healthy my friend!
Wow, Ana! You are an incredibly talented artist–that painting is gorgeous! I totally think you should sell reproduction prints of that!!
This mantel is so gorgeous, and I really loved your idea of layering art over the mirror. I’d never thought to do that, but I love it–you’ve definitely inspired me! xo, Kristi
Aww thank you Kristi – you are too kind!
I love your beautiful mantle!! Happy Spring!!!
They are both so pretty! But I love the second and am impressed you painted the barn! Love it!
Thank you so much Julie!
I have to say, I like look number ONE the best, though both looks are lovely. You can alway sell me on eucalyptus and amber bottles! And of course, wood bead garlands, too! Okay, okay… I love it all! Pinned, and thanks for sharing this tour with us!
I love the brick on your fireplace! And it’s styled perfectly for Spring! It was so much fun being a part of this Spring Home Tour with you!
Hey Ana! I hear you on the constant re-arranging. The struggle is real! 🙂 I love your gorgeous mantle decor, especially all of the greenery and the strings of wooden beads. Lovely!
It definitely is! haha! Thank you for your kind words!
I love your gorgeous mantel! Happy Spring!
Both mantles look amazing for Spring! Well done! So fun to be on this tour with you!!
Thank you Laura! You too!
I love that you created your own barn painting. You are very talented! It turned out lovely!
Thank you so much Kyla!
Both looks are so beautiful. I love the vintage prints against that gorgeous brick. So pretty!
Thank you Dayna!
Everything looks so beautiful. Thank you for all of the ideas.
Such a beautiful mantel decor for spring! I love the use of frame and mirror.
Thank you Hani!
These are both so pretty!
Thank you Jessica!
Oh, by far your own art makes the mantel, the room. As one artist to another, I’m new to your site and it’s your art that really caught my attention. Well done you. Cheers, Ardith
You are so kind for saying that Ardith, thank you! And welcome – so glad you are here!
Thank you, it’s a delight to be here. I’ve come back to this post a few times just to admire your painting. Over the years most of my art has been abstract. However, since last Fall I’ve been having so much fun reinterpreting classic flemish-style landscapes, vintage paint-by-number, Japanese woodcut prints, and more. It makes me even more appreciative of other artists’ styles. I can’t imagine anyone changing/improving on what you have created with this particular piece. Cheers, Ardith