Are you ready for some early spring mantel decorating ideas? If you’re like me, this is the time of year when you’re anticipating that exhilarating feeling of the changes to come. A mantel or table top is a good place to start your spring decorating.
Since this is my first official Pinterest Challenge let me fill you in on the details.
- Each month our hostess Cindy selects a photo from Pinterest or the internet for inspiration.
- Then each blogger adds their spin on the inspiration, adapting it to their home and style of decorating.
- The owner of the photo has granted permission to share the photo for our challenge, and you can visit their posts for further insights.
Our Pinterest Challenge inspiration photo for this month is from Deborah of Hip and Humble Style. Be sure to click over to Deborah’s posts to see her tutorial on making a cherry blossom stem.
Early Spring Mantel Decorating Ideas
Here are the elements I’m pulling together for an early spring mantel.
- tall branches
- rustic wood
- green plant
- black frame
- white pottery
- a little something pink
The first thing you may notice on the mantel is the tall curly willow branch arrangement set in a large white ceramic jar. I’m loving how the height of the branches draws the eye up to ceiling. It’s as if the branches are setting the stage for the whole mantel.
I have a habit you might say of decorating with books. Yes it’s true, I especially like using them on the mantel to elevate an arrangement or when creating small vignettes.
Rustic Wood And Greenery
On the other side of the mantel I have an old corbel which offers lots of interesting texture and a bit of that vintage vibe I love mixing into our decor. Right now I’m trying to decide if it looks better on its side or standing up next to the ivy. Let me know what do you think?
Did you catch a glimpse of the corbels under the mantel in our inspiration photo? Yep, that’s what gave me the idea of incorporating something rustic into my spring mix for a bit of contrast.
Of course, I thrive on greenery and decorate with plants where ever I can fit them in. This healthy green ivy can go just about anywhere.
Now for that something pink. A tiny little watercolor of a cherry blossom branch adds just a bit of spring color to the mantel.
When my daughter stopped by the other day, she made a bee line to the mantel, and said, “wow are those cherry blossoms?” It’s such a good feeling when someone appreciates my work.
Be sure to follow Thistle Key Lane on Pinterest, where the boards are up to date with seasonal inspiration that you can use right now!
If you are looking for more spring inspiration, visit the post Spring Home Tour With Vintage Inspired Collectables.
More Pinterest Challenge Ideas
Up next on the Pinterest Challenge is Laura of Decor To Adore. I can’t wait to see her spring blossom craft. You are invited to click through to any of the links below at your leisure. Enjoy the inspiration!
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