I love a mantel decorated for fall. There is nothing better than some pumpkins, earthy colors, and textures. This is what I was after with my fall mantel decor this year. However, I also wanted to include some upcycled items too. I am all about that.
I am so excited to show you my fall mantel decor this year. I really wanted to depart from some of my usual fall decor, and add a bit of a feminine touch by incorporating more flowers and soft blush colors. I am also excited to be part of a fall mantel blog hop, so that you can get tons of mantel ideas in one place! Keep on scrolling to see more!
A few years ago I found this huge basket at a thrift store and I knew I would do something fun with it. But, it sat in my extra bedroom until just a few weeks ago because I want sure what I would do with it. Then I finally knew, and I decided to do a Facebook live about how to create a basket fall wreath, you can check it out here:
Creating unique and custom wreaths for my homes decor is one of my most favorite things to do. This one was on a much larger scale, but I think that it was worth it. Why don’t we have a look at it now that it hangs above my fireplace….
My fall mantel decor turned out better than I could have imagined! Its much more feminine than I have ever done before. I always find my decor to have a bit more of a masculine feel. Maybe its because I live in a home with 4 boys! At least I have one other girl to help me enjoy the girly things in life.
And she sure loved all of this.
I started my fall mantel with my large fall basket wreath. This was the focal point, so I wanted to make sure that I put it up first and the rest blended seamlessly with it.
I then added my books. I love using books on my mantel. They add a fun bit of design and texture!
This mantel decor could not be more simple, really. I kept it simple, and there are really only three elements here…books, flowers, and pumpkins.
Aren’t these blush flowers beautiful? It really is a drastic take off from my usual fall color pallets. But you see, that is because I asked you to pick the colors for me! On one of my Instagram stories, I asked which color pallets you thought I should use, and you can see that on my porch and entry fall home tour.
I chose to use these colors in my living room and in my fireplace mantel decor as well.
In addition to the books and the flowers, I wanted to shower the whole space with pumpkins.
Pumpkins and pumpkins galore! I wanted to combine various colors and textures with my pumpkins. The assortment of various textures add interest and I love the way they all look together.
Nobody ever said you had to use orange and as your main color for fall, and this year, I wanted my decor to take on a less traditional approach.
I think that this fall mantel is a beautiful, non traditional style mantel. It has upcycled elements as well as some sweet store bought pumpkins. I have also included some hand made fabric pumpkins.
I am very much obsessed with this metallic copper pumpkin… and right now, its ON SALE!!! I think this was the inspiration that I decorated the whole fireplace mantel with. Its so pretty.
Books, flowers, and pumpkins. How can you go wrong! I planned on this design to be able to transition easily from fall, to Halloween, Thanksgiving, and then possibly until Christmas. I may not redecorate for each and every different holiday, but it will be easy to do if I want.
I forgot to mention my lonely piece of deer antler. I wanted to add just a little bit of a rustic touch and this deer antler certainly does it. I love using deer antlers in my decor.
As an added bonus, I added some fun decor items to the hearth of my fall mantel.
A Basket full of pumpkins and pillows as well as a stack of books and a cute little pumpkin I got from Joann’s
What kind of fall mantel are you thinking of doing this year? Have you though about creating a feminine fall mantel?
I hope this has inspired you to create something fun for yourself!
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