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Neutral Fall Mantel

Decor | September 16, 2020

Decorating your mantel for fall is like the icing on the cake to a cozy, fall-home feel.  I’m sharing two subtly different neutral looks to try on your own mantel.  Having various textures and layering your decor is key to this look.

Neutral Fall Mantel Decor

Fall Mantel View


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We love thinking about fall days and evenings as being a time when family and/or friends gather around a warm fire and spend time talking together, sharing a meal, or just reading a wonderful book.

I love having fall items around our fireplace that add to that cozy, fall vibe. I am excited to show you two (subtly) different neutral fall mantels in this post.

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There are many ways to decorate your mantel for fall that incorporate a neutral color scheme. 

You can use various color wood items, galvanized metals, glass items (like these amber-lit pumpkins here), cement bowls or planters, dried or faux florals, and real or faux seasonal items such as gourds, pumpkins, and squash.

Looking for even more cozy ideas for Fall? Check out how to style your console table for fall 3 different ways here, plus links to the exact items I use. This guide is a free, downloadable, and printable resource for you!

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The two mantels I am showing you here have a slight variation to them. Neutral decor does not have to be boring or less exciting than a traditional fall-colored mantel (I love those too, see here for the one I did last year!). By having lots of good textures and layers, you can create a cozy and beautiful look. 


Full View Of Mantel And Surroundings


These neutral fall looks do not scream, I just bought all the fall things, but rather than bring in fall through the overall feel and look.  Swap out lightweight blankets for heavier blankets. 

Use straw-like, wispy faux stems instead of brightly colored spring-looking florals. 

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DIY Blanket Ladder

DIY Blanket Ladder

This DIY blanket ladder is one of my favorite pieces around our neutral fall mantel right now. 

You can learn how to make your own here, or go here for a great option if you are not looking for a DIY. Even though they are cream/off-white blankets, the thicker, knobby textures are in line with fall.  And, yay for lots of cozy blankets being available to snuggle up with. 

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Ambient Lighting

I love having ambient lighting, especially with the evenings getting darker earlier, by adding candles around our home and through string/twinkle lights.  Both the clear glass pumpkin and these amber light pumpkins come with cozy twinkle lights. 

How fun is that?!

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Check out these fall scents I am loving (you can find these candles here):

  1. Apple Cider
  2. Pecan Pie
  3. Autumn Woods
  4. Fall Harvest

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Fall-Themed Signs

Add words to your mantel with an inspiration piece like this sign that speaks to a fall message with Thanksgiving. What a great reminder, right?!

The addition of something black to our otherwise creamy color scheme adds dimension and depth to the mantel.  I love the whitewashed look on top of it, which adds a soft feel.


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I hope you feel inspired to try out a neutral mantel look in your own home now. A few simple changes from summer can create the layered, full of cozy textures fall look I’ve shared here.  Cheers to these cooler, crisper days!

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  4. this is so pretty! love the muted palette!

  5. April N Hoff says:

    I love your neutral decor! What a pretty home you have! 🙂

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  9. Krista says:

    So warm and cozy and farmhouse feeling!

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  12. Jenn says:

    Gorgeous! I love the lights and candles for fall too. Those amber pumpkins are really cute!

  13. Danielle says:

    Your mantel is gorgeous. LOVE the neutral colors and all that texture!

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