I thought I would give you a peek at my spring and Easter mantel. I used the moss bunnies I made few weeks ago, and the bird printable from last week. I wanted to share with you how I put my mantel together.
When styling a mantel, don’t be afraid to move a few things around try different combinations if there is something that feels off to you. It’s all about visual weight, not matching. If you notice, I have three large elements on one side, and three on the other. Everything else is kind of filled in around that. Even if you feel like you don’t know where to even start, it’s much easier when you start with a focus-piece. It gives you a good jumping off point.
I started with the bird printable as my focus-piece and built around that. I knew I wanted to add spring and Easter elements, but I wanted to keep them more on the natural side so I could get a longer time out of them. I didn’t know how long I would be able to look at bright colored Easter eggs for. The biggest thing is to add your large accessories first, and then fill in with your smaller ones.
After I placed my focus art, I wanted to add height to my Spring and Easter mantel on each end. I put moss bunnies, and book stacks. Then I added a cute, birch bucket filled with fake eggs on one side.
It’s not important that each side matches either, as long as they have the same visual weight. The other side I added a moss and egg nest, the other bunny, and a mod vase with fresh lilies.
I love the pop of color the fresh flowers bring to all of the green.
One all of my larger elements were in place, I added faux succulents and eggs.
I just tucked them in here and there for texture and color.
After that, it’s just a matter of tweaking where everything goes, taking a step back, and making sure you like what you see, because that’s the most important thing.
That YOU like it, not someone else! You should be decorating and personalizing for yourself,and if you love it, put it up there!
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