How to create a striking fireplace focal point in your home this spring
Your mantlepiece isn’t just a focal point for the festive season – it can be decorated all year round to represent all four seasons. From displaying seasonal plants and flowers to using your creativity to arrange your personal photos or upcycle your old possessions into interior design wonders – here’s how you can freshen up your mantlepiece for the spring.
1. Floral accents
What would a spring mantlepiece decoration ideas guide be without flowers? Of course, spring is a time where the world blooms back to life after the cold, dark winter – so what better way than to dress up your mantlepiece with some delightful in-season flowers? Bluebells, lavender and hyacinths in particular complement each other beautifully if your room is pale grey or white – they add a pop of colour to neutral spaces. But if you’re looking to late spring for your decorative theme then daisies would add a quirky rustic look. Don’t forget to arrange your flowers in an eye-catching vase – this is a good opportunity to do a bit of crafting with old jam jars and glass bottles. If you haven’t got much time to craft, then get creative with things around your home such as milk jugs, teapots and even tinned cans!
2. Mirror image
The chances are your fireplace isn’t situated under your window, but rather opposite or on a side wall. This means it’s a part of the room that gets the most light. Using a mirror to take advantage of that is a great way to decorate your mantlepiece in the spring. As the days become longer we get more natural light to play with. A mirror can reflect this natural light and bring the feeling of more space to your living room, as well as a handy way to check your hair and make-up when you’re getting ready! If your home feels light and spacious, it will most probably put you in a better mood – or shall we say ‘put a spring in your step.’
3. Be bold with your background
Feature walls have been trendy for a good few years now and their popularity hasn’t waned over time! There’s a very good reason for this – a feature wall brings the room to life without making the room feel crowded or clashing. Change the wallpaper or paint colour on the background behind the fireplace or behind your sofa in particular, because that is most probably already a charming focal point in your home. For example, a feature wall consisting of patterned wallpaper or a bold colour to draw attention to the area – as you can see with this Roman-inspired floral wallpaper – will add a lot of character to your living space. From flowers to birds, there are so many wonderful designs when it comes to choosing wallpaper in the spring! If you’re thinking of simply painting your feature wall a single colour, then duck egg blue, grey shades, pastel greens, lilacs and browns could be a fantastic choice.
4. Personalise your fireplace
Nothing says ‘home’ more than personalisation. Not only does your fireplace make a beautiful feature statement in your home – it’s a great blank canvas to personalise with photos of loved ones, cherished trinkets and quirky mini blackboards featuring cute messages. Mid to late spring may be spring cleaning time, but it is also a prime time for a clear-out in the home, so you may come across items in your loft, cupboards or stowed away boxes that you had previously forgotten about. This could include vintage glass bottles, ornate clocks, the children’s old trophies and good-looking old leather-bound books! Anything goes when it comes to personalising your mantlepiece – it’s just a matter of visualising and being creative.
5. Springy scents
Infuse your living room with late spring scents using incense, candles, homemade potpourri, diffusers and oil burners. Aura Fragrance Oils, for exclusive use with our bio fireplaces fitted with a fragrance diffuser, can also be used in a standard oil diffuser. Our particular favourites for spring include Woodlands Blackberry & Rose and Oriental Green Tea & Citrus for that extra fresh scent. You can also purchase all eight of our scents as a pack with a generous discount. You can also place scented candles on the mantlepiece because they will be at the right level and the glorious springtime scents will hit you much faster. It’s a good idea to treat yourself to some decorative candle holders to add more personality to your fireplace. Now that it’s late spring and easing into early summer – the best scented candles for your mantlepiece could be honey, mint, anything related to ‘clean linen’ or ‘cotton, lemongrass and ginger.