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Simple Spring Mantel Ideas

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Inspiration for creating a beautiful mantel with basic white, coral and green decor. Use this farmhouse display for simple spring mantel ideas.

Simple coral and green spring mantel ideas.

Happy Spring! I’m so excited for the coming sunshine and flowers…

Springtime really lifts my spirit!

I am working a lot more at the office these next few weeks (not to mention we’re trying to get our built-ins wrapped up so I can show them to you!) so these next few posts will be less DIY and more just sharing what I’m doing in my world of creative design. πŸ˜‰


Today I wanted to give you a tour of our simple, newly decorated mantel so you can get some spring mantel ideas for putting together yours.

I put this mantel together this last weekend and, since we didn’t have a mantel in our old house, this is my first ever spring getting to decorate one.

It’s fun to go through all the seasons and see what I come up with! Scroll to bottom to see how our mantel has changed over the last four seasons. πŸ™‚

My inspiration for this design was a beautiful floral print we had purchased from a local artist at our annual Fall Festival.

Going to the festival has been a tradition of ours since my husband and I started dating. So not only is it stylish, but it’s sentimental too!


Here she be!

Farmhouse fireplace with spring mantel ideas.

I am realizing this may be your first view of our unique round fireplace! Isn’t it fabulous?!

It was actually a deterrent for a lot of buyers that looked at the house before us because it was a dirty-looking, cream color and they had been using the room that it’s in as a dining room.

When we moved in we gave it a nice, bright white coat of paint and a DIY wood mantel. 

We also made this our family room, so now it’s a beautiful feature and fits in nicely with the decor.


Wood mantel with greenery and floral print showing spring mantel ideas.

I love how the color of the print brings out the color in the peach blossoms.

White fireplace with floating mantel showing spring mantel ideas.

I got the floral throw pillows from one of my favorite small decor shops at the coast last year.

You can’t tell from these photos, but they have some gold in them that makes them really classy! I think they may be my favorite pillows to-date…

Spring mantel ideas on a wood floating mantel.

The small white pitcher was a thrift store purchase and the greenery is all from IKEA.

White pitcher and greenery on cake stand spring mantel ideas.

My mom made the decoupage eggs for me a few years ago and I just love how elegant they are! I’ve actually sprinkled them throughout the house with my spring decor this year.

Blossoms in farmhouse vase and floral print spring mantel ideas.

Isn’t that print stunning??

Spring mantel ideas for a white fireplace with wood mantel.

I hope this tour gives you some spring mantel ideas to use with your decor!


Just for fun, here is a peek at the spring decor on my farmhouse shelves too:

Simple Spring Mantle


And, as promised, a look back at my mantel over the last four seasons… πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my spring mantel! I hope it gave you some simple spring mantel ideas for decorating your fireplace. πŸ™‚ Click below to get my in-depth guide on how to decorate your mantel!

I hope you’re feeling inspired to try something new on your mantel this season.

How to Build a Wood Mantel on a Round Fireplace

A lot of you have asked how we built this round mantel, so here’s my best attempt at sharing the steps we took! Unfortunately, we didn’t take pictures when we did it so I can just try to explain each step as best I can.

  1. Create a template. We started by using our hearth as a template for the curve and traced it onto a large piece of paper (cardboard would work too) then put it up to the fireplace where we wanted the mantel and just made small adjustments until it fit nicely against it.
  2. Cut plywood pieces for top and bottom. Then we cut the top and bottom pieces out of plywood using that template for the curve and the depth we wanted. (Ours is 9” deep)
  3. Cut plywood sides. Then we cut 2 side pieces out of plywood and nailed the top and bottom to those making an open square. (Ours were 6” tall)
  4. Install inner supports. We then installed 3 inner structural pieces made out of a 1x piece (the size of board you get will depend on the depth and height you do) and they were nailed in vertically between the top and bottom evenly spaced between the sides. (We used a 1×10 ripped down to 8” deep and 6” tall)
  5. Install mounting blocks. We screwed mounting blocks to the fireplace with brick screws and liquid nails that fit in the openings between the top and bottom and inner supports.
  6. Add 1/4″ plywood wrap and stain. Next, we wrapped the bottom, sides and front with 1/4” plywood and stained the entire thing.
  7. Install the mantel. Then we placed the mantel on the mounting blocks and screwed it in from the top and bottom.
  8. Add stained 1x to the top. Lastly, we cut, stained and installed a larger 1x top with a 1” overhang using the curve template to make it!

I hope this helps! It’s kind of a complicated process without pictures… Our finished mantel is 5’ wide and 10” deep.

Please let me know if you have any questions!



114 thoughts on “Simple Spring Mantel Ideas”

  1. Hello! I know this post was written a long time ago but I was wondering if you could share how you built the mantle? I have a curved fireplace as well and the mantle needs to be replaced.
    Thank you so much!

  2. Hi Rachel!
    Can you please send me the exact steps you took to create your curved mantle? I’ve been struggling with ideas forever!!! This is so beautiful. Thanks

  3. Hi Rachel- I would love to create this mantel as well. We have a round fireplace and I’m going to paint it white this weekend. Could you email me the plans and material also?

  4. Wow, your fireplace mantel sure is popular! I would love to have the plans as well. It is gorgeous! About to paint our bricks white and I really want a wood mantel like yours!

  5. Hi, we have a curved fireplace and love your idea for the mantel. Could you please send me your plans on how it was built?


  6. Hello!

    I’ve combed the internet for days looking for a curved mantle to purchase for our rounded fireplace that very much resembles yours and have not found a single one other than this post and it’s perfect 🀩 If you would be so kind as to share your diy plans (and some luck) I would greatly appreciate it.

  7. I would like to make a similar mantel as I also have a curved fireplace . Can you please share your DIY plans? Thank you!

    Tom Silverton

  8. I have a curved fireplace in need of a mantel and would like to build one. Can you please email me your plans?
    Thanks so much.


  9. Beautiful! We have a fireplace just like this, and I would love to recreate this look! Can I please get a copy of these plans?

  10. I would love to have the instructions for the mantle! Buying a home with this exact fireplace! Thank you!

  11. I also have a curved fireplace and would like to make a similar mantel. Can you please share your DIY plans and materials? Thank you!

  12. Love the mantel and would love to have the DIY instructions please. We have a curved kiva fireplace and this mantel would be perfect.

  13. Finally seeing a photo of fireplace that looks just like ours! Would love to put a wood mantle on it. Would you please share the DIY instructions?
    Thank you!

  14. Hi Rachel! Can I also get the plans for the curved mantel? I would appreciate it so much for our new home πŸ™‚

  15. This is gorgeous! Would it be possible to get the plans emailed to me so I could make this mantle for my curbed fireplace also please? Greatly appreciated!

  16. Hello! Could I also get the DIY plans for the curved mantel? My husband and I also just bought a house with a rounded fireplace and we would love to utilize all the decor options you post but without a mantel, we are limited. Thank you!

  17. I love your fireplace mantel! I have a curved fireplace just like yours and would like to make a similar mantel. Can you please share your DIY plans and materials? Thank you!

  18. Beautiful! We have a fireplace just like this, and I would love to recreate this look! Can I please get a copy of these plans?

  19. Hello! Just stumbled upon your blog! We just bought a home with a similar fireplace but it has no mantle. Could you please share your diy plans to help me recreate one? I would greatly appreciate it and hope to use some of your tips to style it – you have great ideas!! Thanks so much!!

  20. Hi there! Your mantle is amazing. It is incredible how little is out there on plans to construct. Oils you please share details on how you built the mantle?

  21. I have an identical fireplace to yours…except I did a german schmear on mine. Again no mantle and I’ve been trying to figure out for four years how to create one. Was wondering if you would share. Thank you so much!!

  22. Hi I can’t figure out how to send a message directly πŸ™ƒ sorry but would love the round mantal instru, how can I receive those ?

  23. I’d love a copy of your mantel plans/instructions! We have a curved fireplace just like yours and would like to build exactly this!

  24. Like so many others, I’d love your mantle plans! We’re under contract on a home with a similar fireplace and your mantle would be the PERFECT touch!!!

  25. Emailed them to you! It’s 1x material on the top and bottom and 1/4″ plywood on the front and sides.

  26. Love your seasonal fireplace decor! The directions for your curved mantel are very popular. Can you send me a copy? Thanks

  27. Would you be able to provide your curved mantle design plans? I have a kiva and want to add a mantle. Thank you in advance, your work is great.

  28. Hi Rachel, I’d love to see your plans/steps for your curved mantel, please. Our brick fireplace is almost exactly like yours and we’ve been struggling with mantel options. Yours is exactly what we need, thank you!

  29. Hello, I love your fire place, I have a rounded one too! Would you be willing to share your husband’s plans on making the mantel?

  30. Hi,

    We also just moved into a house with a curved fireplace and your mantle would be perfect! Would you be willing to share your build plans?

  31. Rachel, I love the pictures of your home! We’re moving into a home with a curved fireplace like yours and I wasn’t sure how to decorate it. Would you be willing to share your husband’s plans for making the mantel? Thanks so much and keep up the beautiful work!

  32. May I have the instructions also? I have a Southwestern kiva fireplace which is rounded, and would love to have a mantel like this! Thank you!

  33. Hello. I have a round fireplace too. I have been looking for a round mantel Fir a long long time. Please will you send to me. Thank you in advance.

  34. Add me to the round fireplace group! LOL! I searched to see if you shared the directions on your site but didn’t find a post. If you don’t mind, I’d love to know what your steps were. This will probably be a project I take on with my Dad before the holidays. πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  35. Please send the mantel steps to me as well. We have THE EXACT fireplace! The fireplace was built for my mother-in-law 30 years ago when she was battling breast cancer. I am planning on white-washing it as well but we have been stymied on what kind of mantel to add.

  36. Please can u tell me how u made the curve mantel. I also hve a curved fireplace. Ur decor is excellent by the way.

  37. I also have a curved fireplace. Can you tell me how to make one? Is it a simple project anyone can do or do I have to hire a carpenter? I got one estimate from a gentleman who wanted $2000.00 and that is way over my budget!

  38. We did make it! I’ve had a lot of people ask how we did it – so we’re looking at recreating the process so I can show pictures since we didn’t take any when we actually built it! πŸ˜‰

  39. Love your style! Did you make your mantle or have it made? I have a curved corner fireplace with no mantle ?. I’m trying to figure out how to make one.

  40. You are so innovative & creative. I love the print. It evokes images of fields of flowers. Your mantel is so unique & you have embraced its specialness.

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