Ideas for adding fall decor to your mantel
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Today I’m sharing ideas for fall mantel decor. I’ve got our living room mantel
all dressed up with some autumn colors and so do 15 more of my home decor
blogging friends! If you’re coming over from Rachel at The Ponds Farmhouse, welcome! Rachel has amazing style and I’m always inspired by everything she
does. Be sure to visit her if you haven’t already.
Each month our host, the lovely and talented
Cindy at County Road 407, finds an inspiring image and we all make our own version of it. Our
inspiration photo for our fall mantels comes from
Janelle Trinette. Isn’t it so cozy and charming?
When I look at this mantel I’m struck by several design elements and that’s what
I’m recreating with my fall mantel. Here’s what I’m focusing on:
- Various heights of tall candlesticks used to give visual
- Large black and white artwork anchoring the decor
- Glass jar used for vase with artificial fall foliage
- Various colors and sizes of faux pumpkins
- Candle lantern
Overall, it’s a nice mix of colors, textures, materials, and heights. Very
lovely to look at.
I have many items similar to what she used on her mantel so it I didn’t have
to buy anything. Here’s a roundup of what I used.
Fall Mantel Decor Ideas
1. Large art
A few years ago I
framed several different wallpapers to use as art. I used to work in our family paint and wallpaper shop and had access to a
large variety of samples. I always loved this black and white branch wallpaper
and thought it would be a great anchor piece for this mantel. I think this
particular one has been discontinued but I found a similar wallpaper here: Black and white tree wallpaper, if you’re interested.
2. Varying heights of candle holders
Using varying heights when decorating your mantel or shelf, or any surface
really, adds such visual interest and keeps the eye flowing across the scene.
I’ve had these
for several years and use them all the time. They give a very similar look to
the inspiration mantel.
3. Faux Pumpkins
The great thing about using faux pumpkins is that they last forever and you
can decorate with them before the real ones are available. Use different
sizes, shapes, and colors to add interest. I’ve had mine for many years and
use them each fall.
3. Faux Fall Foliage
The inspiration photo has a very similar set of branches that are added to a
large glass jug vase. My mantel isn’t quite big enough for something like
that, so I used a
small glass and brass candle lantern from my shop
as a vase. I added some nuts and acorns to stabilize that branches and add
4. Glass Candle Lanterns
Confession: I used these
antique brass finish candle lanterns
and borrowed them for the fall mantel. They have a similar appearance as the
inspiration mantel, so I’ll have to find something else to use in the entry. It
shouldn’t be too difficult since I have way too much stuff. I filled it with a
bag full of natural items
to add color and texture.
5. Various colors and textures
vintage mid century modern chair
stays in here all the time but looks perfect with fall decor. I added some
texture with a
fall colored pillow
and a cable knit throw blanket. Our
white painted brick fireplace
adds more texture to the scene.
Now it’s time to head over and see what Marty at A Stroll Thru Life has done for us this month. Marty always has beautiful ideas and you’ll
definitely want to hop over there.
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