I love having our mantel styled for fall; it’s one of the first spaces people see when coming into our home. Farmhouse mantel decor doesn’t have to be complicated! In this post, I am showing you how to decorate your mantel for fall in three easy steps and what farmhouse decor is needed to do just that.
And, don’t miss at the end: I’m joined by several blogger friends who are also sharing their fall mantels and vignettes! Thank you Krista at The Happy Housie for hosting this series.
Place your inspiration piece(s) first on the mantel. This is going to be your big item(s) that is the focal point of the entire fireplace. I chose to layer two signs (you can find them HERE), as I love signs that have seasonal phrases and objects on them.
I love how they look just leaning against the wall, but you can hang them on the wall if you prefer. Other inspiration pieces for your mantel can include mirrors, paintings, and architectural pieces such as windows.
Fill in around your inspiration piece(s)! I chose two strands of fall garland found here. I love to drape garland across the mantel for a cozy look. I recommend using more than one strand of garland to give it a nice, more full look to your mantel.
Oftentimes, people feel that garland can only be used at Christmas time, but it can be used throughout all seasons and makes a space feel cozy. Just chose a garland that works with that season (i.e, you wouldn’t want to use garland with lemons during the fall months).
I also added three wooden candle holders and candles to give some nice height on each side of the inspiration pieces. Those are my “fillers” along with the garland.
Place items around the fireplace to complete the look. While you don’t want it to be cluttered, placing a few items creates continuity to what is on the mantel.
I chose on one side to add a large basket holding a chunky blanket (similar one found here) while on the other side I added two varying-sized black lanterns (large lantern, small lantern). You can also use items such as galvanized buckets with fall pillows or crates holding birch logs for a farmhouse look.
By applying these three steps with your farmhouse decor, you too can create a cozy fall mantel easily. Think about pieces you may already have in your home! You do not necessarily need to go buy fall-specific items unless you just want to.
Think in terms of colors, textures, and other elements that when all put together create a fall look. Brass/gold mirrors, candlesticks, sticks, and leaves from your yard, and fresh pumpkins are all good ideas too!
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This week I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Fall Seasonal Simplicity Series. Today we are sharing our Fall Mantel Decor Ideas with you! Be sure to check out all of the beautiful inspiration by visiting the links under the images below.
Warm Earthy Rustic Fall Mantel Decor at The Happy Housie
Elegant Boho Fall Mantel Decor Ideas at The DIY Mommy
Fall Mantel with Dried Florals at Deeply Southern Home
Vintage Fall Mantel Decor at Rambling Renovators
A Simple Fall Mantel at Craftberry Bush
Simple and Colorful Fall Decorating Ideas for Your Mantel at The Tattered Pew
Moody Fall Mantel at Modern Glam
Vintage Fall Mantel Decor at Joanna Anastasia
Simple Modern Fall Mantel at Taryn Whiteaker
Boho Cottage Fall Mantel Ideas at Tatertots and Jello
Simple Fall Mantel at A Pretty Life
Modern Fall Mantel at Clean & Scentsible
Adding Fall Touches in the Living Room at House by Hoff
Simple Fall Mantel Decor at Maison de Cinq
My Fall Mantel: Tips for Creating a Cozy & Inviting Space at Life is Better at Home
Cozy Farmhouse Mantel Decor for Fall at She Gave it a Go
Five Minute Fall Mantel at Finding Silver Pennies
Fall Shelf Styling Two Ways at My Sweet Savannah
Simple Fall Mantel Decor at Dans le Lakehouse
Modern Boho Fall Mantel Ideas at Life is a Party
Fall Fireplace Mantel Decor at Hallstrom Home