In celebration of Easter, I decided to decorate our fireplace area with a few holiday touches. For spring, I always turn the Ikea chairs away from the fireplace and replace the autumnal leaf pillows with light-colored ones in a bird and branch pattern. The rock surround can make the fireplace look a little dark. Since there is a lot of the color orange in our living room, I chose a toy bunny with an orange bow, some orange egg candles, and a few orange tulips in a red-orange vase to complement our décor and brighten up this space a bit. By the way, did you know the correct spelling is "mantel" and not "mantle" for that decorative shelf above your fireplace? I didn't, until I looked it up!
I'm liking the way our fireplace looks for Easter. Even the weather is starting to cooperate -- temperatures are finally warming up. The birds are chirping, forsythia and fragrant daffodils are blooming, squirrels are digging in our outdoor flower pots... wait a minute, that last one has got to stop!
I think spring has arrived here in Georgia -- I hope it has come to you as well!