Modern Farmhouse Mantel Decor Ideas for Spring Decorating | Inspired by Charm

Happy Friday, friends! I know many of you are excited about the weekend. I haven’t experienced the “Yay, It’s Friday” feeling since I was a kid. As an adult. I’ve never had a Monday – Friday / 9 – 5 job. When I worked in hospitality, it was “Weekends = Busy = You’re working.” It was the same when I ran my B&B, except that I was my own boss. Now that I’m a blogger, weekends are the time I can get more done because the emails stop and the rest of the world seems to quiet down.

Eventually, I would like to get myself on a schedule where the weekend actually means time off. Sounds nice, right?

Modern Farmhouse Mantel Decor Ideas for Spring Decorating | Inspired by Charm

Anywho, a couple weekends ago I hit up one of my favorite places, HomeGoods, to gather accessories to style two spring mantels for the HomeGoods Design Happy blog. While you’ve been getting peeks of them on Instagram (it’s so hard for me not to share), they are finally posted in all of their glory, so I thought I’d give you a look at them here. (You can check out the full post here.)

If you’ve ever shopped at HomeGoods, you know that as wonderful as the store can be, it can also be a bit frustrating. HomeGoods is one of the places I go to when I want to be inspired, find something unique, hunt for creative ideas, etc. It’s not necessarily the place to go when you’re looking for something super specific. Since their inventory is always changing and not all stores have the same things, for the best possible experience, I recommend going with an open mind rather than a checklist of specific items. It’s all about the hunt!

Modern Farmhouse Mantel Decor Ideas for Spring Decorating | Inspired by Charm

When I was shopping for my spring mantel, I didn’t follow my own advice and went looking for a particular style and color scheme. Needless to say, I was feeling defeated after circling the store a few times and not having any luck.

So, I took a deep breath to open my mind, and just like that, things fell into place. Even though my designs typically don’t fit the farmhouse category, when I saw these large galvanized lanterns, I thought they would be perfect for my mantel.

Modern Farmhouse Mantel Decor Ideas for Spring Decorating | Inspired by Charm

I also picked up a pair of these white utensil holders. I had been eyeing them for a few weeks. I love their shape and style and thought they’d be ideal for holding a plant or flowers. Thankfully, I was right.

Modern Farmhouse Mantel Decor Ideas for Spring Decorating | Inspired by Charm

A purple hyacinth plant from Trader Joe’s worked beautifully with the galvanized metal. (The tray with the copper rim was a Michaels’ find.)

Modern Farmhouse Mantel Decor Ideas for Spring Decorating | Inspired by Charm

The mantel came together beautifully. Simple and seasonal with just a pop of color.

For my second mantel idea, I went with a more modern farmhouse look. When I spotted these two mirror-backed houses, I thought they’d be great sitting on the mantel. (They are designed to hang on a wall.)

Modern Farmhouse Mantel Decor Ideas for Spring Decorating | Inspired by Charm

Since I went a bit hyacinth crazy at Trader Joe’s, I decided to tuck a few into the houses to add movement and break up the hard lines of the houses.

Modern Farmhouse Mantel Decor Ideas for Spring Decorating | Inspired by Charm

I was struggling with what else to use on the mantel, and then I remembered the cute rabbit print hanging in my bathroom. So I grabbed that and onto the mantle it went. It was perfect with a modern candelabra that I’d picked up at Target a few years ago.

Modern Farmhouse Mantel Decor Ideas for Spring Decorating | Inspired by Charm

Modern Farmhouse Mantel Decor Ideas for Spring Decorating | Inspired by Charm

I also added in this great modern teak stool  (from Grandin Road) at the base of the fireplace to bring it all together.

Modern Farmhouse Mantel Decor Ideas for Spring Decorating | Inspired by Charm

Again, it not fussy, and it’s spring-centric. But this time, there’s a pop of quirkiness. It works!

Modern Farmhouse Mantel Decor Ideas for Spring Decorating | Inspired by Charm

What do you think? Which mantel look is your favorite for spring? Be sure to hit the Design Happy blog for more details on both of these designs.

And whether you’re celebrating the arrival of the weekend or, like me, just continuing your work week, I hope today is a happy one for you.

Comments

  • Steph at

    Great job on these, I love them both! The second one is my favorite, I think that bunny print was what did it!! Have a great weekend, and try to get a little relaxation time in!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Haha. I don’t blame you at all. It is super sweet. Have a great weekend too, Steph!

      xo Michael

    • DBLori at

      The bunny did it for me, too! hahaha

      • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

        Hahaha! Thanks! 🙂

        xo Michael

  • alexis f at

    These are both so gorgeous! I am loving your creative “out of the box” thinking, especially in the first one! That utensil holder is just perfect with the purple flowers. I’m inspired!!

    xo,
    Alexis

    http://www.southendstyle.wordpress.com

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much, Alexis. I appreciate your kind words. Have a great one!

      xo Michael

  • Lisa at

    Awesome!
    Your posts are always so beautiful and I am never disappointed.
    You are very talented and thank you for sharing.
    Happy Spring!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much, Lisa!

      xo Michael

  • gina at

    Love that bunny print! Everything looks great!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Isn’t he cute!? Thanks, Gina!

      xo Michael

  • Amy K at

    That bunny!!!! He’s AWESOME! Love to see how you bring it all together. As always, thanks for the lesson!

  • Julia Sandvoss at

    Ha! I have a different bunny print by that same artist hanging in my dining room for Easter! Love those!

  • Karen at

    I want a bunny print. LOL They are both awesome!! Makes me want to go home and do a change of my mantle.

  • Roberta Lojko at

    I love the first one because purple is my favorite color! Very pretty!

  • Leslie at

    Beautiful job on both mantels. I’m all into galvanized right now so the first one is my favorite…love that pop of purple. Thanks for sharing; your ideas are always inspiring!

  • madalin stunt cars 2 at

    That bunny!!!! He’s AWESOME! Love to see how you bring it all together.

  • Carol Griffin at

    Michael, you are such an inspiration with all of your wonderful, creative ideas! Looks like I am off to our Myrtle Beach HomeGoods store today to see what I can find (have not been in a week, so I know that there is something with my name on it…LOL) And, since Michaels is right next door, I am on the hunt for that galvanized tray to either put on the mantel or sit on the fireplace or on the game table in the sunroom. Gorgeous day here at the beach and I’m getting my inspiration ON!

  • Julie Blanner at

    I love them both, but that bunny is just adorable! So fresh for spring.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much, friend!

      xo Michael

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