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Cozy Rustic Mantel Decor and Fall Colors

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Cozy fall mantel ideas with autumn colors

wood cathedral window and wine bottles on vintage rustic mantle

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Hello, friends! I’m so excited to share today’s post with you. It’s an area that I haven’t shared much in the past but we recently gave it a refresh and it looks so nice now. Nothing like a fresh coat of paint and stain to make things look 100% better, right?

vintage farmhouse mantel with wood cathedral window and fall decor

Our deck is a long and narrow covered space and it has definitely been underutilized in the past. But with our weather here in Tennessee it’s usually warm enough to sit out here until January. Well, it’s too hot in the summer, but we have a ceiling fan out here that helps with that somewhat. 

vintage rustic wood mantel used on deck with fall decor

Paint Colors

A couple of months ago we had the house painted and went with the medium neutral shade of Benjamin Moore Cromwell Gray on the siding. I re-stained the deck to give it a fresh new look with Cabot Oak Brown Decking Stain. So now the whole space has a brand new look. 

I don’t know if you can see it, but I had the ceilings painted with Sherwin Williams Rainwashed here and on the front porch. The trim is Sherwin Williams Useful Gray

rustic vintage farmhouse mantel used on deck with rustic fall decor

Our old wicker furniture was sold on facebook marketplace and we got a couple of new teak outdoor lounge chairs to make the space look more like an outdoor room. And last weekend I had my husband help me move my rustic old mantel out here. I’ve had it for a few years and have always thought this would be the perfect place for it but we had a long table here up until now. It has been relocated to the front porch which I’ll share soon. 

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wine bottles with small white pumpkin and mercury glass votive holder

For the decor, I mostly shopped the house and added some fall color and pumpkins for a cozy fall look. I made the wreath with a volunteer grapevine that was growing in the back yard. The candle lantern, copper mercury glass votive holders, and cathedral window are all from my shop. 

I liked the colors out here so much that I put together a little color palette in case any of you also like these shades. The approximate paint colors are all listed below the palette. 

cozy rustic fall mantel with coordinating paint color palette

Paint colors left to right: 

Benjamin Moore Pueblo Brown 2102-30 || Rainy Afternoon 1575 ||

Mississippi Mud 2114-20 || Tuscany 1208 || Deep Creek 1477

Do you decorate your porch or deck or any outdoor space? It’s fun to add a little color to these areas to celebrate the season. I’m really looking forward to adding some Christmas decor out here in a few weeks. Stay tuned for that!

rustic vintage fall mantel decor

Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think of my rustic fall faux mantel out on our deck!

Visit my fall decor archives for more fall decor ideas.

Visit my favorite paint colors archives for more paint color ideas. 


  1. What a lovely spot you created on your back deck. I love your mantel and how you decorated it there. Your new paint colors are so pretty. I hope you'll share what you house looks like, I don't think I've ever seen a picture of it other than your front porch area.

    1. Thanks so much, Paula! I hope to get a good picture of the front of the house while the fall colors are at peak. I'll share some before and after shots with all of our paint colors.

  2. Your mantel looks so lovely, and makes your deck into a warm and welcoming outdoor room. I love all of the colors you have used. My favorite accent is the wreath, simple but statement making! Happy Fall!

    1. Thank you so much, Chloe. I love the wreath too! Not too much, not too little, just right. Happy fall to you too!

  3. Love this! I have an old mantel waiting to be installed on our porch too and your photos make me anxious to get it up. Everything is so beautiful. Happy Fall!

    1. Thank you! I'd love to see a photo of yours when you get it up! I'm sure it will be beautiful! Happy fall to you too.

  4. Oh my Angie, how lovely. We stay in South Africa so the weather is way to hot to have a real fire place and I've always wanted a mantle.

  5. Beautiful porch Angie with your gorgeous color palette and mix of vintage items. I can't wait to share your post for outdoor decorating inspiration on Tuesday Turn About link party. I hope you will be back often to share more.

  6. Just lovely, Angie! It's so great to see you over at Tuesday Turn About! We feel blessed to have you!

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