Practical and pretty ideas for a Simple Spring Mantel and Living Room!
It’s spring inside my home! There *may* be over 2 feet of snow outside, but inside it’s spring and I love it. This time of year is when I hit my threshold of tolerance with winter, so any bits of spring and pops of colour are a welcome respite. It feels good to transition to a new season with a little refresh inside my home…it makes the house feel light and cheerful, and that makes me happy.
And we’ll just ignore the fact that earlier this week we had a -31 C windchill. And that I’m still wearing my parka, toque, scarf and Sorels. Sigh.
But never mind the weather! I decided that it was time to lighten things up indoors. I always love the feeling when it’s time to transition to a new season or holiday. I especially love transitioning from Christmas to winter, then from winter to spring…because by the time that March hits, I want spring so bad. And it doesn’t take much decorating to make it feel springy and fresh. In fact, this year I didn’t decorate that much for spring, but it’s just enough that my home feels light and airy. I kept things simple by switching out my winter pillows for the spring pillows I already had, then I added some fresh flowers.
Tulips make everything pretty.
I also made a new wreath to hang on my mantel…I really really love it. And it only took me 5 minutes to make! Now that’s my kind of craft.
I used some of the same flowers on this wreath, that I used to make my Simple Spring Wreath that I shared here last week. For this new wreath, I used a different wreath base, and tucked in sprigs of the paper flowers. So easy. Then I hung it up on my mantel.
Spring Wreath Details:
- I used a Wispy Grapevine Wreath Base (from Michaels…use a coupon!)
- Paper flower sprigs (from Michaels)
- I just tucked the sprigs into the wreath base. That’s it. No glue, nothing. I didn’t want to use glue, because I may take apart the wreath some day, and I can reuse the base.
Then I used some leftover paper flower sprigs to make this arrangement. Again, I just tucked the sprigs into the twigs. I love how it turned out!
Looks nice, right? Just enough.
Such a simple refresh to welcome spring! It doesn’t have to be complicated to be beautiful.
More Spring Home Inspiration:
Have an inspired day!