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Fall Mantel Ideas That Are Seriously Inspiring

    These fall mantel ideas will inspire you to give your fireplace a seasonal makeover this year. A little rustic, a touch of farmhouse, and a few modern ones too – get ready to pin these beautiful fall mantels!

    The Best Fall Mantel Decorations

    Here’s a list of the cutest fall mantel ideas to inspire you when decorating for fall this year. I’ve rounded up the best of the best and included some helpful tips for each inspo pic, so grab a pumpkin spice treat and let’s dive in!

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    Neutral Fall Mantel Decorations

    You can never go wrong with black, white, wood & greenery! The wood framed mirror brings in warmth while the black candlesticks add a modern touch.

    A plaid pillow, white pumpkins and a cozy throw peeking out of a basket bring this neutral fall mantel together.


    Eucalyptus For Fall? YES!

    You don’t have to use red/orange/yellow foliage when it comes to decorating for fall. Instead, utilize greenery that you have out throughout the rest of the year and mix in with some pumpkins and brass candlesticks to give it a fall spin.

    Love that fireplace insert? Checkout this post: Your Fireplace NEEDS This DIY Stacked Log Insert – Step By Step Tutorial

    Create Balance

    Go for a balanced look by centering a pile of pumpkins under a pretty mirror and adding taller pieces on either side.

    Candlesticks and vases, as shown above, are a great choice! I love this set of modern black candlesticks from Amazon.


    Unexpected Fall Stems

    Who says cotton stems are only for winter? Mix a few in with your fall florals for an extra cozy look. These artificial cotton stems on Amazon are super affordable, yet still realistic looking.

    No Mantel? No Problem

    If your home doesn’t have a fireplace, get creative with a side table or sofa table and use these mantel styling ideas there!

    I love the vintage vibe in the photo above. Pretty art, candlesticks, pumpkins and fall florals bring together this no-mantel look.

    Use What You Have

    Repurpose your garden pots as a simple mantel decor idea. Stack them next to your favorite fall pumpkins for an effortless farmhouse look.


    Style a Black & White Halloween Mantel

    Create a glam Halloween inspired fall mantel by sticking to black and white decor and layering in some spooky pieces.

    Amazon has some seriously cute Halloween banners that would be perfect for recreating the mantel above.

    Texture, Texture, Texture

    Bring in lots of texture with tobacco baskets, wooden lanterns and tree clippings for a beautiful fall mantel.


    Add Interest with Metallics

    Mixing metals adds a sense of sophistication to a styled mantel. Copper is perfect for fall!

    Less Is More

    Keep it simple with a few candlesticks, some pumpkins and a large statement piece on the wall like a mirror or piece of art.

    Tip: This is a look that could easily be carried into late fall / early winter. Just swap out the pumpkins for mini trees or pinecones!

    Choose A Focal Point

    Create symmetry around a favorite print using mini pumpkins and candles. (A cute pup on the floor is a bonus!)

    Bring the Outside In

    Add some bundles of dried wheat for a simple touch of nature. I shared a ton of pretty fall florals and stems in this post: Best Floral Stems to Decorate For Fall.

    Layers On Layers

    Create lots of layers with old shutters, a vintage window frame, vases, candles, crates and lanterns. The possibilities are endless!


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    I hope you enjoyed this roundup of some of my favorite fall mantel ideas and are feeling inspired to create your own! Use these simple tips to make your house feel cozy this fall!

    Want more fall decorating inspo? Checkout the rest of my fall decor posts here!

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    Fall Mantel Decor Ideas