Styling a fall mantel with simple decor and a few DIY pieces is an easy way to add fall touches to your home. I always look forward to the start of fall because that marks the beginning of the time of year that I begin changing up lots of my decor.
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Often, I’ll use traditional fall colors for the mantel in our family room, but this year I’m decorating with neutrals and green and blue hues. The eucalyptus stems in the vintage Ball jar provide a pop of color for the space.
Styling a Simple Fall Mantel and Hearth
Tips for Simple Mantel for Fall Decor
- Choose a color palette
- Shop your home for decor pieces
- Use pieces with alternating heights
- Combine vintage items with DIY pieces
I love incorporating milk glass pieces in seasonal decor. The flower stems were snipped to the best height for the vases. I added a few pine cones and some wooden candle holders to give varying heights to the decor pieces.
This grapevine wreath is one that I’ve used before. For this simple look, I removed some pine cones and ribbon and added a few burlap leaves, a small white pumpkin and a couple of small pine cones. All of these are hot glued to the wreath.
This metal wire pumpkin is one that I found at Goodwill several years ago. It was black when I bought it, and I painted it gold to go with the fall decor that Gloria used for a couple of years. Since I have lots of copper accents in our home, I spray painted it with Rust-OLeum Copper Spray Paint.
After the paint dried, I filled the pumpkin with pine cones, small pumpkins, acorns, and an LED candle. I like how it pops against the black fireplace. It’s rare for us to use our fireplace, so I often use the space to add decor.
The No Sew Sweater Pumpkins were easy to make and along with some candles and small green ceramic pumpkins, they fit in well on the mantel. I tried a couple of different looks for the hearth area. First, I added a blanket basket.
I switched out the basket with two burlap pumpkins. Since we don’t have a lot of blanket weather in the fall in Charleston, the pumpkins are probably the best look.
Combining vintage items, such as the vases, with DIY decor pieces is something that I do for lots of seasonal decor. It’s a great way for styling a simple fall mantel and hearth. Re-using items I have on hand in new ways is a great way to keep seasonal decor budget friendly.
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