Since my fireplace mantel needed a spring update, I decided to decorate a farmhouse inspired mantel this year! After all, who doesn’t love anything farmhouse-inspired these days? Plus, my mantel is made from a 100 year old piece of barn wood so a farmhouse style definitely works for me.
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Farmhouse Inspired Mantel with Tulips:
With the abundance of tulips in all the stores, it only made sense to use them on my spring mantel. After all, they are inexpensive and just perfect for spring. I purchased two bunches of tulips for $6.99 each at Wegman’s Supermarket. You can’t get much better than that!
Since I own a collection of vases and pitchers, I divided the tulips among them and displayed them across the mantel. Filling two more glass jars with faux eggs added a hint of Easter to the mantel. Recently, I used some of those eggs in an Easter table setting.
Easter Bunnies everywhere!
With Easter approaching, I figured bunnies were necessary! On a recent shopping trip to Homegoods, I picked up this adorable burlap banner and I love the way it picks up the green from the tulips. Such a great find and the burlap feels very farmhouse inspired to me.
After participating in a recent Easter Blog Hop, I realized I need to step it up with my bunny collection. As soon as the Easter merchandise goes on sale, I think I will be adding to my collection!
By the way, don’t you just love the puffy little white tails? It’s the little things that make me happy…
Simple Accessories for a Farmhouse Inspired Mantel:
This simple “spring” sign is just an unpainted wooden piece I picked up at Michael’s a few years ago. Originally, I planned on painting it but the plain wood works well with the farmhouse inspired mantel. After all, raw wood has that rustic feel. Maybe I will just keep it that way. Obviously, it’s not on the top of my priority list!
Colors of Spring:
Although white tulips would have looked pretty against my stone fireplace, I decided to go with lilac colored tulips for my farmhouse inspired spring mantel this year. Since I was already using white bunnies and a white pitcher, I wanted a bit more color. Plus, the lilac felt more like Easter to me.
Like I mentioned, I used some of my faux eggs. This is another simple way to add some Easter color!
Repeating the Neutrals on a Farmhouse Inspired Mantel:
Since I wanted keep the farmhouse inspired mantel as the focal point, I kept the accessories below my fireplace very neutral.
To add some texture, I added a seagrass basket for the firewood and I repeated the white with an orchid.
Also, I repeated the white with my bunny planter. Fortunately, it’s the perfect size to store our fireplace kindling. I love to find several uses for an item. Last year, I used the bunny planter in one of my favorite table settings. Gee, I wonder where it will show up next year!
Hopefully, I gave you some helpful ideas for a farmhouse inspired mantel! Thanks for stopping by!
If you are looking for even more tulip inspiration, read all about how I’ve decorated with tulips in my home. And don’t miss my visit to a spectacular tulip festival!
Do you have any farmhouse inspired decor in your home?
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