Upcycled Fall Mantel Decor with Flowers, Books, and Pumpkins

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.

Beautiful and feminine fall mantel decor

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….

I love this simple and feminine fall mantel decor! So effortless and easy to decorate with

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.

Fall mantel decor with flowers, pumpkins and books!

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!

Gosh I love the blush and orange colors of these pumpkins! They look so perfect with the flowers and books on this mantel!

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.  

Love the way these flowers look on this simple fall mantel decor

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.

Beautiful fall mantel decor. Love this combination!

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.

Love the combination of these colors for fall! Such pretty fall mantel decoration

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.  

Gosh I am obsessed with this copper leather pumpkin!

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.

Feminine and rustic fall mantel decor combined!

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.

Fall mantel decor

A Basket full of pumpkins and pillows as well as a stack of books and a cute little pumpkin I got from Joann’s


Simple farmhouse fall mantel decor

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!

Make sure you save this for later!

Check out this fall mantel decor! The combination of the books, flowers and blush colored pumpkins is perfect!

Now, make sure you check out all the other amazing bloggers fall mantel decor below:

Neutral Fall Mantel Decor from Thrifty and Chic

Wood Fireplace Mantel Decor from My Creative Days

Neutral Fall Mantel Decor from All Things with Purpose

Simple Fall Mantel: Decorating Around the TV from Lovely Etc.


A Mantel All Dressed Up for Fall from A Fresh Squeezed Life

Fall Mantel from A Brick Home

Classic Fall Traditions Mantel Decor from Houseful of Handmade

A Neutral Fall Mantel from Newly Woodwards

Quick and Easy Fall Mantel Decor from Happily Ever After, Etc.

Dollar Tree Pumpkins for a Neutral Fall Mantel from Create and Find

Upcycled Fall Mantel Decor with Flowers, Books, and Pumpkins from Twelve on Main



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  1. I absolutely love the blush flowers… if I could put blush flowers on everything I would! Sounds like the boys will just have to get on board with this little feminine fall fiesta! Love it!

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