Yesterday, I started a new series about apartment decorating. When we moved into our apartment, I looked for decorating ideas for short-term living arrangement. Although there many great DIY home decorating projects, I did not find a lot of posts about decorating for temporary spaces. The first post in the apartment decorating series was about our Living Room.
Today, I have some pictures for you of our Easter mantle. It’s pretty simple, definitely not over the top. Most of the items on the mantle, other than the banner and ceramic chicks and bunnies, reside on the mantle full time.
The Easter Collection I designed this year coordinates with the apartment’s color scheme. I didn’t intend to pick coordinating colors, but maybe spending so much time with these colors influenced my choice. I had printed the banner from Collection for the Easter party I styled for Tops In LEX magazine. Once the photo shoot was finished I saved the banner to use at the apartment.
The way the apartment is configured, our only real option for the television was above the mantle. Above the mantle is not my first choice, but it works for this set up. Also, if we were going to make this a more permanent home, I would permanent way for hiding those wires.
Most of the vases on the mantle I purchased a local thrift shops. They were each no more then $3. Thrifts shops are a great place to shop if you are looking for a collection of items, like I wanted for the mantle.
Little ceramic bunnies and chicks add an Easter touch to the mantle. On multiple occasions, I’ve found those bunnies caged in the little bird cage that sits on the coffee table. Is it is just mine or do you have a little guy who loves to “cage” or “jail” any type of figurine? Christmas is the worst — baby Jesus was jailed many times during Christmas.
Here’s the shot of the entire room. It’s small, but cozy. To view he Banner hung on the mantle and the other printable Easter Collection items that are available, please visit my Etsy Shop.