25 Spring Mantel Decor Ideas For A Cheery Display

These sweet, seasonal decorations will delight through April showers and May flowers.

Easter Fireplace Mantel Decorations

Laurey W. Glenn

Spring is one of our favorite times of year for home decorating. Fresh flowers are blooming, ready to adorn your home and give purpose to your prized vases. Spring colors can't be beat, either. Pretty pastels are the cheeriest of all the seasons' color schemes. As if we need more reasons to love spring decorating, Easter decor, from colorful eggs to spritely bunnies, brings whimsy and merriment throughout the home. All of these spring decor staples and more deserve a starring spot in your home. We’re talking, of course, about that featured spot on top of the fireplace

Your mantle is good for far more than just Christmas decor. It's a stunning space equipped to show off your best decorations. That's why this spring, we won't be putting that prime decorating real estate to waste. These are our favorite spring mantel decor ideas for a sublime display.

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Pop In Color

Play Up Your Favorite Color, but Keep the Base Neutral
Photo: William Waldron

While we love to embrace color all year long, spring is the time to burst out of your bubble if you're a bit color-conscious. We love these bright but sophisticated pops of blue up on the mantle.

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Add In Accessories

Authentic Gas Fireplace
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

To change your mantle display with the seasons, the trick is in the details. Have a regular display there that you keep all year long, like art, and add in easy elements like flowers or a wildlife motif to make your display ring decidedly of spring.

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Generate Dynamics

Allison Allen Neutral Living Room
Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Elly Poston Cooper

To make even the most simple of displays intriguing, play with height. Whether you're decorating your mantle with plants, candlesticks, or otherwise, using repetitive styles in different heights is graceful and engaging.

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Pastels, Please

FIreplace with a row of painted bricks
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

On this mantle, life imitates art with pastel florals both in the painting and in a vase. We also love how this homeowner put a container plant inside the fireplace that will scant be used during the spring and summer.

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It's Tulip Time

Multifunctional Living and Dining Room
Laurey W. Glenn

Once spring has sprung, we can't get enough of the season's best blooms. One favorite, tulips, look amazing around the house, and where better to display them then front and center on the mantle?

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Take A Flower-Forward Approach

Hanna Seabrook Living Room in Louisville, Kentucky
Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Elly Poston Cooper

This mantle display welcomes flowers in multiple iterations. From dried and pressed framed florals to fresh ones in a small, stylish pot. We also love the pretty wicker privacy screen covering the fire place that won't be getty much use in these warm weather months.

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Start Out Sweet And Simple

Brittney Forrister Pink Living Room in Her Nashville, TN Cottage
Mary Craven

Convert your mantle for spring by incorporating small, simple additions. Here, flowers and figurines take a simple, evergreen mantle and catapult it into spring with just a few touches.

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Favor Fans

Coastal Lowcountry Living Room
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

Palm leaves are a fantastic alternative for florals on top of the mantle. Fans like these are especially darling in rooms with green or blue color schemes to match.

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Feature A Focal Point

Know When To Save or Splurge
Laurey W. Glenn, Styling: Heather Chadduck,

One big piece of decor is all you need to make a statement on your mantle, and smaller accessories to balance it out will look divine. Here, the mirror steals the show while neutral sconces, plants, and other bits of decor round everything out.

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Scramble Eggs

Pink Tulip Easter Table Arrangement
Laurey W. Glenn

Get in the holiday spirit by adding assorted Easter eggs across your mantle. Incorporate the eggs dispersed with other decor that matches their color scheme, like fresh flowers.

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Lean Into A Laid-Back Look

Chelsea Meissner Johns Island, SC Home Living Room
Jillian Guyette

Keep the mantle clean and stylish by embracing a minimalist look. Lean one framed photo or piece of art up on the ledge for a mantle that's cool, calm, and collected.

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Bring Spring Indoors

Bring Spring Indoors
Photo: Hector Sanchez

You can't go wrong with a stunning horizontal planter on top of your mantle. Show off your favorite spring blooms to add color and life to your space.

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Hop To It

Marbled Easter Eggs

Elizabeth Jones

Get Easter ready with festive yet stylish bits of decor. We'd never say no to additions like these bunny figurines, marbled eggs, and bright tulips.

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Play With Pairs

Curate a Rotating Mantle Display
Photo: Alexandra Rowley

For an interesting and balanced mantle display, work in twos. Two of this and two of that mixed around across the mantle, like matching vases and frames, will feel put together and complete sitting pretty on top of the fireplace.

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Let The Room Do The Talking

Blend Elegance and Comfort
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

If your room is already bright and blooming for spring, no need to distract with the mantle. A mirror will help reflect the sunshiny room and other simple, neutral bits and bobs of decor will tie it all together.

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Frame A Frame

Achieve Balance
Laurey W. Glenn

Above the mantle is a prime spot for a gorgeous piece of art. To complete the display, rest a simple set of decorations on either side of the mantle so that the art takes center stage.

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Make It Personal

Living Room
Ellis Creek

Take this space to show off your best family photos. Use coordinated frames for a cohesive look that will do justice to your loved ones featured on your mantle. Add Easter photos from year's past to your frames for a seasonal detail.

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The Sky's The Limit

After: Rightsize Remodel Living Room
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

Rest or hand a tall frame on top of the mantle that reaches all the way to the ceiling. Whether you use a mirror or piece of art, this will accentuate the height of the room and look particularly spectacular in rooms with high ceilings.

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Embrace Artful Asymmetry

2020 Idea House Living Room with Wood Beams and Fireplace
Robbie Caponetto; Styling: Kendra Surface

While symmetry on the mantle can be pleasing, there's something about just a bit of imbalance that's interesting for the eyes. Start simple and play with slightly off-center art and vases, balanced by twin sconces like shown here.

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Forge Rustic Glamour

Brick seashell fireplace
Courtesy Grey Joyner

Balance between high-brow and low with this glamorous and rustic style of decor. This is the perfect opportunity to show off that patinated yet precious silver or copper collection.

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Show Off Your Best Vases

James Farmer Living Room
Laurey W. Glenn

The mantle is the perfect place to flaunt your favorite vintage or heirloom vases. Here's where chinoiserie and other beautiful vessels can really shine, filled with gorgeous spring arrangements.

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Stick To Neutrals

Lighten Up with White
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

In this room, light and bright is the name of the game. The theme follows through on the mantle where the display is simple and crisp with just a couple white vases in front of a muted collage.

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Install Twin Sconces

Ellen Godfrey's Birmingham Bungalow with Green Chairs
Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Lydia Pursell

A sconce on either side of the mantle is perfectly pretty and a good source of light when it's just too hot to light a fire. Because sconces are installed higher on the wall, that means there's also room for more decorations underneath them, too.

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Create A Tropical Illusion

Pass Christian Living Room

Dane Tashima, STYLING: Buffy Hargett Miller 

Take inspiration from the tropics and style a mantle that sings with Old Florida charm. Bright corals, greens, and palm tree motifs just wouldn't do with colder weather.

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Be Bright

Get Inspired by Art
Laurey W. Glenn, Styling: Matthew Gleason

It's time to take advantage of pretty and preppy colors. It's time for pinks, oranges, and yellows to shine on top of the mantle.

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