Have you started decorating for fall yet? At this point, I’ve only done some early fall decorating but I haven’t decorated my fireplace mantel yet. So, today I’ll share some of my fall mantels from the past. Hopefully, I’ll inspire you with some ideas to use when decorating a mantel for fall.
Here are 5 Fall Mantel Decorating Ideas:
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1 – Decorating a Mantel for Fall with Lanterns and White Pumpkins:
If you want to decorate an easy mantel for fall, you can’t go wrong with lanterns and white pumpkins. This was the first fall mantel I decorated after we remodeled our fireplace. After updating from a builder basic fireplace to a stone one, I wanted to keep my mantel decor simple that year.
Since I still wanted to add a pop of fall color to the black and white, I added some berry garland as a base.
Then to give some height to my fall mantel decor, I centered a black and white framed photo of my kids. Of course, if I had planned ahead, I would have used something fall themed…but I was probably the only one who noticed. As long as the photo was black and white it worked. I’ve also done variations of this mantel using a gallery of black and white photos.
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2 – Decorating a Mantel for Fall with Apples and Pumpkins:
With the abundance of apples and pumpkins available in the fall, why not decorate with them together? That year, I leaned an apple print for height and then lined up some seasonal items across my fall mantel. Since decorating in odd numbers is visually appealing, I placed three white pumpkins in the center.
To continue the apple theme, I filled some small baskets with apples on each end. This is just one of my favorite ways to decorate with apples.
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3 – Decorating a Mantel with Fall Colors:
As the leaves change into their gorgeous autumn colors, bring some of that look inside. In this case, the fall leaves inspired me to hang a colorful leaf garland across my leaning black mirror. You can’t go wrong with a leaning mirror when decorating a mantel…unless it falls! Ha!
Then I continued the color with a variety of apples and some vibrant artwork.
To play down all the color, I added in some black and white.
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For another version of this mantel, I simplified the color palette…
Since the first colorful mantel felt a little busy for my family room, I toned things down a bit. I added more orange to coordinate with the candles and exchanged the apples for some simple textured spheres. Then I swapped out the more formal artwork for a simple pumpkin patch photo. This was the fall mantel I kept in place that year.
4 – Decorating a Mantel for Fall with Black and White:
For those of you who prefer a cleaner look, here is another option in black and white. From the previous fall mantel, I removed the garland and just kept the basics for a modern farmhouse vibe.
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5 – Decorating a Fall Mantel with a Hint of Halloween:
Instead of leaning my large rectangular mirror, one year I hung my round mirror above the mantel. I decorated with orange, black and white for fall and then added a simple jack-o-lantern once Halloween approached. After hanging the mirror, this fall mantel took about two minutes to create.
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I hope I inspired you to create a different look for your fall mantel this year. Since most of us are home these days, use that time to pretty up your house for the season!
If you’re like me, you slowly bring out the fall decor while you tearfully say goodbye to summer. This year, I think I’ll cry even more tears with the uncertainty of school…and basically everything in the world! Though, usually once the cooler of days of September kick in, I jump right into fall decorating mode! Speaking of fall decorating, be sure to check out my latest fall mantel!
What are your favorite fall mantel decorating ideas?
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