How To Decorate Your Mantel For Fall

Decorating your fireplace mantel for Fall doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, it shouldn’t be hard! One of my favorite times of the year is Fall and adding a focal point to your mantel space that is themed for the season brings a nice touch to your home decor. 

I like to keep it simple when decorating my mantel with fall decor. Here’s a simple rule I follow.

  1. Keep left and right sides balanced
  2. Mix colors and texture
  3. Play with height

How To Decorate Your Mantel For Fall

This year I decided to keep the color scheme neutral and light, this way the decor can transition easily into Thanksgiving from Halloween. I love the way it turned out, especially the dried fall flowers, including the pampas grass! 

Dried seasonal flowers are such a great use of texture, fall ones especially. You can use fall flowers, leaves, and dried pinecones to make a wreath as well. Plus, flowers typically come in different heights as well, which helps with sticking to the simple rules – balancing out the right and left sides of the mantel and playing with height and textures. 

How To Decorate Your Mantle For Fall

Here are a few of the fall decorations I used to create this mantel look. 

black candle holders

white tapered candles

pampas grass 

bunny tails

floral stardust 

How To Decorate Your Mantle For Fall

mini white pumpkins

glass cylinders here and here 

clear vases

glue dots

bronze command hooks

How To Decorate Your Mantle For Fall

I like to stick with a neutral color scheme for a few different reasons. I don’t have the time to re-decorate for each holiday, so I like to create a space that I can keep the same for a few months at a time. It also saves a lot of money to choose decor that transitions into different holidays. I used rose gold spray paint to create the look I wanted for the wreath. 

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White pumpkins are such a fun way to brighten up an autumn-themed space, and they help transition between the Fall months easily. I will typically add pops of color depending on the holiday, so a little more black and white with orange for Halloween, and more earthy and natural colors for Thanksgiving. 

These pops of color help to create a focal point on the mantel decor, without taking away from the overall scheme and design. Remember, we’re going for an easy, simple look. No stressing over the mantel display.

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There’s something so inviting and cozy about the browns, whites, and greens of Fall. I love how this dried eucalyptus looks next to the white pumpkins. Not to mention, dried eucalyptus can still smell so wonderful. It’s such a unique and interesting foliage, I love using it in my display.

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You can shop my mantel items below. What is your favorite way to decorate your mantel for Fall? For more Fall home decor inspiration, head to this post!



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