Creating Neutral Spring Farmhouse Mantel Decor

Transitioning decor through the seasons is one of my favorite tasks, this week we are tackling creating spring farmhouse mantel decor to give the room a fresh look and thought we’d share it with you. I always love how fresh and warm the spring decor looks in the house- even if it’s still a bit cold outside. 
For this look we are going with lots antiques and layers to create a unique neutral spring farmhouse look in our living room. This is one of my favorite looks we’ve done for spring. 
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Decorating A Farmhouse Mantel For Spring


For this farmhouse spring mantel we started with two skinny mirrors we picked up at a vintage store and placed them on either end of the mantel with a beautiful egg wreath in the center. We used a vintage clock and books at the center of the mantel. They add a great layer of texture to the mantel while still fitting in our color scheme.


To one side of the clock we added a cute picture of our ducklings, in a simple white frame. On the other side and a creamy mock french birdcage we picked up at Hobby Lobby awhile back. We placed some cute nests here and there with blown quail eggs, a little duckling figurine and antique silver candlesticks to finish of the center of our mantel.


vintage spring farmhouse decor
To either end side of the center of our spring farmhouse mantel we placed these beautiful egg wreaths and small terracotta pots with our chicken and bluebird figurines nestled in moss. I think it gives it such a classic farmhouse feel!
vintage farmhouse decor


Tips For Decorating A Spring Farmhouse Mantel


Some things you should keep in mind while styling a spring farmhouse mantel”


  • Plan: Consider the size, style, shape, structure, and color of your mantel before you begin decorating. Figure out what style you want to decorate your Christmas mantel.

  • Balance: when decorating a Christmas mantel keep in mind that either side of your mantel should have decor that is the same height. Try to mirror the other side of your mantel.

  • Focal Point: Use a large piece of art in the middle of your Christmas mantel and build around it.
  • Color: Use colors that you will find in the Christmas decor around your home in your Christmas mantel.

  • Layers: Use layers to create a gorgeous Christmas mantel. Place items over each other to create depth.
  • Sizes: Use different sized and shaped objects, start with taller objects in the back and then smaller ones in the front.
  • Classic look: To create a formal display by selecting a large focal piece for the center of your fireplace and then place matching pieces to either end of the mantel.

  • Less is more: You don’t want so much stuff on your Christmas mantel that it looks crowded or cluttered.

  • Odds work best: Instead of placing matching pieces together, place similar items together in groups of 3-5.

  • Relaxed look: To create a relaxed look lean a mirror or framed artwork against the wall.


This mantel was super fun to put together and we hope it inspires you to try some decor that isn’t always thought of as decor! Stop by our Instagram for all the behind the scenes fun that goes on at the Cottage.


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