My Spring Fireplace Mantel And Hearth

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I have put together a beautiful spring fireplace mantel and hearth which combines pretty florals and a spring wreath.

There’s always excitement in the air around our house when old man winter finally takes his leave.  The trees become fuzzy with the promise of new growth and the birds, newly returned from their winter trek to warmer parts, greet us every morning with their happy spring songs.  The whole outdoors around us seems electrified as it comes back to life.

I wanted to reflect that same happy feeling with my spring fireplace mantel and hearth.

This fireplace celebrates the arrival of spring by filling the mantel and hearth with texture and a mix of real and faux branches and greenery. From a basket overflowing with tulips to an urn filled with pussy willow branches, to a magnolia leaf wreath to an abundance of boxwood orbs, there's no doubt what season it is in this family room.

Before we look any closer at the fireplace, let me stop to say how excited I am to be participating in the March Celebrations of Home bloghop!  Our theme this month is, Spring Has Sprung.  Be sure to scroll to the bottom for the links to everyone else’s amazing spring inspiration.

Celebrations Of Home - Spring Has Sprung

Alrighty – back to the seasonal fireplace decor.  This is the view entering our family room from the foyer.

This fireplace celebrates the arrival of spring by filling the mantel and hearth with texture and a mix of real and faux branches and greenery. From a basket overflowing with tulips to an urn filled with pussy willow branches, to a magnolia leaf wreath to an abundance of boxwood orbs, there's no doubt what season it is in this family room.

You know, above all else, my desire for this blog, is to encourage you in your decorating and homemaking endeavors.  Don’t be afraid to spread your wings!  I know that some of you feel overwhelmed at the thought of decorating a spot for a certain season or holiday.  Sometimes I do too!  But, let’s break it down a little.  As you think about using items that you already own, maybe this will help the process seem a little less complicated.

I’ve said it over and over – I love to keep things easy.  That was exactly the reason why I chose the wood and metal arched panel to hang above my fireplace.  I knew that I could leave it up year round and just change out what hangs from it or leans against it.  Right now, it’s serving as a backdrop for a seasonal magnolia leaf wreath that I’ve suspended from a length of twine.  I searched high and low for a faux magnolia wreath that looks like the real thing for a long time.  I finally found the perfect one at Painted Fox.  Believe it or not, the leaves are made from paper, but you’d never know it isn’t real just by looking at it.  Click HERE to order one for yourself (affiliate link – see my full disclosure policy HERE).

A pretty magnolia wreath above the fireplace.

Keeping it easy is the reason that I kept the same wooden shutters that were a part of my Christmas mantel to serve as a backdrop for the chunky candlesticks that were on the hearth of my winter mantel.  I even kept the tiny twig wreaths perched on top of the candlesticks to add a little more interest to the boxwood orbs.  I moved the doughbowl from its spot on my diy sofa table and kept it filled with the boxwood and twig orbs that were already in it.  I tilted it slightly forward so that you can see the contents of it better.

There is a wooden dough bowl and tulips by the fireplace.

On the hearth, I filled a basket with an explosion of the same faux tulips that I used as part of my spring kitchen table centerpiece last year.  An urn filled with real pussy willow branches lives on the other side of the hearth, along with a slotted wood lantern.  I bought those branches last spring and carefully stored them until I could pull them out again this year.

There is a neutral armchair by the fireplace.

So see?  There’s nothing hard here.  And I didn’t spend any money either.  Just shop your house and move things from one spot to another for a whole new look.  It might take you more than one day to get it looking just the way that you want it to, but that’s perfectly fine!  Just play and tweak and above all else have fun enjoying your home.

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66 Comments

    1. Thank you so much, Shelley! Happy spring to you too!

      1. Your spring mantel is gorgeous. Can you tell me where you found the wood and metal arched panel?

  1. Love your fireplace. Can you tell us where you purchased the wood and metal wall hanging?

    1. Hi Tina. Sorry to be so late in replying! I purchased the wood and metal wall hanging at Kirklands.

  2. Beautiful spring mantel. A statement without being overwhelming or cluttered 😉 It goes very well with your whole space, which is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

  3. The more I see your home, the more I fall in love with it and can’t wait to finally see it in person, hopefully soon. I love your mantel. Heck, there wasn’t anything I saw I didn’t like. I may have to check out that wreath, I have one but heck, who says you can’t have TWO. Happy Spring, my dear friend. xxoo, Barb

  4. Soooooo gorgeous Suzy!!! Your home is truly stunning and every time you share something new it just knocks my socks off. Well done!

  5. Not only the mantle but the entire room is just beautiful!

  6. I love your mantel, Suzy! That magnolia wreath is fabulous! And those shutters are the perfect touch! I am enjoying peeks at your new home! Hugs…Debbie

  7. sam@livingthedutchdream says:

    Your whole room is beautiful! Everything is so perfectly put together, your attention to detail is fabulous – pinned!

  8. Oh wow, your decor and colors look like they could be featured in a magazine! Really, really lovely! Thanks for some inspiration!
    –G
    gingerwroot.com

  9. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the basket of tulips and how clean and fresh looking the room is. Visiting from The Creative Corner

  10. This space is to die for! I love the colors and everything about it.

  11. This is gorgeous. How long have you been designing and decorating?

    1. Hi Lauren. So glad that you like my room! Gosh, I feel like I’ve been designing and decorating my whole life! It’s just something that I’ve always had a strong interest in.

  12. You have such a lovely home, Suzy! I love the spring mantel (magnolia leaves are my favorite!!!). That wooden and metal arch serves as lovely decor year round. I’ve been meaning to look for a piece like that for my home as well–one that’s easy enough to make festive through the seasons. You’ve given me a great inspiration, so thank you! It was lovely of you to join us on #shinebloghop as well. Thanks for sharing this piece with us 🙂

  13. Is this really your home?? Wow! It definitely belongs in a magazine. Just stunning!!

  14. Wow I love your design! I love the wooden piece filled with a sorts of items on the mantel. Can you tell me where you go those? I love, love, the magnolia wreath as well. You did a fantastic job and this photo belongs in HGTV magazine for sure! I found your blog through the Best in the Blogosphere linky party!

    1. Hi Chelsee. The wooden piece on the mantel is a doughbowl that I found at a local home decor shop. I’ve seen them pop up on Decor Steals every once in a while and of course you can order them from other places too. So glad you like my spring fireplace!

  15. Love this so much Suzi! Thanks you for sharing at The Creative Corner Link Up! I’m featuring you tonight, Sunday 6pm PST! Pop by to see you’re feature. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Thanks so much. Maria 🙂

  16. Thanks for sharing with the Get It Together link party! It truly is a beautiful display!

  17. Your mantle is lovely! The whole room is stunning. I especially love the wreath over the fireplace.

  18. Kristan Kremer says:

    Your living room is STUNNING. Absolutely gorgeous. I cannot wait to pin everything!

  19. Your home is just gorgeous! I love the mantel and everything in the room, really. You have some fabulous talent! Thanks for linking up to the Handmade Hangout- I’ll be featuring you on my blog today when the new linky goes live at 6pm ET. I hope you’ll stop by and link up again!

  20. Great idea to use the crinkle paper in the jars…it looks so much like nesting material a bird might use! Thanks for sharing your great Spring mantle with us!

  21. Donna Fennig says:

    I LOVE,LOVE, LOVE your wall wood/iron art!! Where did you get it?

    1. Hi Donna. I got it online from Kirkland’s.

  22. Currently updating our hearth and mantle to look just like yours! Love your style!

  23. I adore this mantel look. I would love to see it redone for the Fall Season as well!

  24. Debbie Richards says:

    I love your gate so much that I am actually driving 14 hours to buy one. Thanks for the tips Suzy.

  25. I live your style! Can you tell me where you got the wicker basket you used as a vase on the base of the fireplace? I’m looking g for something similar and can’t find anything I like. Thanks!

    1. Hi Amy. The wicker basket came from Target and is part of their Threshold line.

  26. Where did you get your family room rug? Is it indoor/outdoor?

    1. Hi Sue. I apologize for taking so long to reply! Our rug is an indoor/outdoor rug that we had made by Carpet Supermart from a sample we chose in their store. I believe that the brand is Mohawk, but I don’t know the pattern.

  27. Your house is GORGEOUS! Where did you find the Candlesticks on your mantel? love them!

    1. Thank you so much, Michelle! The candlesticks came from Pottery Barn.

  28. ruthann richards says:

    you have the arched shutter i have been looking for forever.. can you tell me where you purchased it?

    1. Hi Ruthann. It’s from Kirkland’s. It isn’t available in the stores, so I ordered it and then painted it the color that I wanted it to be. I had it shipped to my local store, due to their free shipping to the store policy, and I picked it up . Here’s the link: http://fave.co/2kD1ekU

  29. Beautiful mantel. But can I ask about the fabric on that chair? I’m in a desperate search for fabric to recover two chairs and I love that one!!

    1. Hi Mindy. That chair came from Pier 1 and was already covered with that fabric. Sorry I couldn’t help! 😀

  30. Love everything in your family room! Mantle is beautiful! I’m also admiring your natural wood shades on the doors. Would you recommend and if so where did you purchase yours? Are they custom? Thanks for the motivation to decorate!

    1. Thank you, Gwen! No, the shades aren’t custom. They came from Home Depot and they’re available in multiple sizes. Here’s the link to them: http://fave.co/1oRvgSr

  31. Your home is gorgeous! I’m wondering wher you purchased the beautiful wall clock?

    Thank you!

    1. Thank you, Megan! I purchased that wall clock at a local home decor store several years ago.

  32. Is the fireplace electric?

    1. Hi Anne. No, it’s a regular fireplace with gas logs.

  33. Where did you get your blue shutters?

    1. Hi Kerri. They’re actually spray painted with gray that sometimes looks blue on computer screens. You can purchase any size shutters at your local home improvement store and paint them any color that you like. 😀

      1. Hi, Suzi! I have to know where you found the beautiful wood and metal arched deco. I’m in love with it and need that one. I find similar at pier one and Wayfair but would love to be a copy cat and have one like yours. Thanks in advance!

  34. Where is the team pillow from on the pier 1 chair? Thanks!

    1. Hi Carrie. Not sure how I managed to overlook your question, but I’m so sorry that I did! Did you mean to say the tan pillow? If so, it came from At Home.

  35. Thank you for the inspiration. What is the name of your paint color?

    1. Hi Sue. Our walls are painted with Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige.

  36. Paul Segnello says:

    Hi, if you don’t mind me asking, where did you get the wood and metal wall plaque above your fireplace? I’m looking for something similar as we upgrade our family room. thanks!

  37. I love the chair what is the brand? What’s the color?

    1. Hi Cynthia. I assume that the chair you’re asking about is the one to the right of the fireplace? If so, it came from Pier 1. They had several colors to choose from, but I’m sorry, I don’t remember the name of this one.

  38. Hi!
    I love this room!!!!!! May I ask where the lantern is from? (on the left side of the fireplace hearth)
    Thank you so much!!! I’m searching for all the these pieces that you used to create this beautiful room!!!

    1. Hi Elisha. Are you asking about the round wooden one with slats? If so, I’ve had it for so long that I can’t remember where I found it. lol Sorry I couldn’t help you!

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