How do you decorate a Spring mantel? What should you put on your mantle for Spring? Here are pretty Spring Decorating ideas for a bird theme, with plenty of vintage finds
One of my favorite things about the start of Spring is listening to the birds singing away! It just puts a song in my heart and fills me with the hope of a new season. Exactly why decorating with pretty birds inside is a natural way to bring the outdoors in. My collection of bird-related accessories continues to grow; this year they’re filling our living room. Here’s how Decorating the Spring Mantel (with vintage and birds) can fill your home with the beauty of a new season!
Decorating the Spring Mantel (with vintage and birds)
Start Your Spring Decorating with Bird Images
The foundation of my Spring mantel is 4 Audubon bird prints I’ve had for awhile. I love their realistic, natural look and the colors. I picked up 3 prints years ago at a vintage shop and glued them to posterboard and then framed them with purchased black frames. The robin print in a vintage frame was my mom’s. I hung all four from my vintage green bedspring, that allows me to swap up seasonal decor easily with S hooks.
Next I chose the accessories to fill the mantel. A couple mantel clocks for a Spring “time” theme, a birdhouse, a birdcage, and a bird-topped wire cloche. I started with the wooden bucket, but decided it was too big. 5 anchor pieces spanning the width worked perfectly.
I filled in with some smaller clocks and added birds, patterned vintage books and green plants. I’ve kept the norfolk pine plants alive for over a year and they add a tree-like quality to the vignette. Live foliage makes everything beautiful!
Offering many different textures keeps the display interesting: patinaed metal, finished and rustic wood, ceramic, paper and foliage.
Finish the Spring Mantel Display with Fillers
Lastly, add the final touches: eggs, shredded book pages and faux candles. I tucked shredded book pages under the birdcage and at the bottom of the egg-filled wire cloche. Battery-powered faux candles get tucked in the back row so the clock faces can glow at night.
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Continue the Spring Bird Theme Throughout the Room
Because I’ve got so many fun bird-themed accessories, I continued the bird theme throughout the room. Hopefully soon we can put the screens back on and hear the birds singing outside the windows!
A revived vintage cosmetic case on an end table was treated to a mini bird vignette. My suitcase stack looks more Springy with flowers and greenery.
The cubby architecture displays a collage of Spring bird things, along with bundles of sticks and eggs tucked in. I love the classic little girl looking at the bird framed print.
The bird-themed living room feels so fresh for Spring! I’ll share what I placed on the coffee table next week; it definitely goes with the theme.
Here’s the finished Spring mantel in all it’s bird-loving glory!
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I hope this Decorating the Spring Mantel (with vintage and birds) inspired you to decorate your home for Spring! Gather all the bird-related accessories you can find, and fill your home with birdsong for Spring!
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