Are you as excited as I am that Spring is here?  Today we are going to show you some simple steps on how to style your fireplace to freshen up your living room for Spring.

Decorating a fireplace

Anchor Piece

I have used my buxus hedge wreath above my fireplace to anchor the space.  This will draw attention to the focal point of the room.

An anchor piece above the fire place on the wall helps balance out the fireplace below.  As a general guide, your artwork or mirror should be roughly 3 fifths of the width of your fireplace.

Decorating a fireplace

Side Anchors

To create height on the side anchors of your fireplace start by placing your artwork.  This will also give your display some height.  Co-ordinate the colours of your artwork with some decorative pieces.

Decorate your fireplace for spring

Books/Magazines

I have many beautiful decorating books and magazines.  If you have small sized books that will fit on your mantel, group them in a pile of two or three and place a decorative object on top.  I have used one of my favourite seashells.   Grouping books with similar spine colours can work well too.

How to decorate a fireplace

Foliage/Flowers

It’s amazing the difference adding some greenery to your display makes.  Add some texture and colour with some faux greenery.  A small buxus plant, or a display of fresh flowers for spring.

Decorating a fireplace

Provincial Chair – Early Settler | Magnolia Foliage  & Mai Basket – Freedom Furniture | Ginger Jar – Botticelli House | Kate Spade Books – April & Rose | Artwork – Sprout Gallery | Navy cushion with ruffle – Provincial Home Living

Height & Balance

Give your display some height by adding something tall.  Whether it be a pot plant, candles or vase of flowers.  Artwork is perfect for adding height to your mantel.

I had planned on adding some vases of fresh flowers to my fireplace.  This did look pretty, but the flowers in their vases were too small.  I needed a larger arrangement with height to balance the decor on each side of my mantel.

Fireplace decor

Decorative Objects

Lastly, add the finishing touches to your mantel with a decorative object.  Use small decorative pieces to place on top of your books or magazines.  I have added a large shell and a blue and white ginger jar.

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