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25 Fall Mantel Decorating Ideas

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A collection of fall mantel decorating ideas with lots of inspiring ideas from farmhouse to more traditional fall decor. Decorate your fall mantle with pumpkins, gourds, wheat, dried flowers, baskets, and more. With the chilly autumn air, have your fireplace look warm and cozy for the season!

Is there anywhere cozier in the fall than gathered around the hearth? There’s something so peaceful and homey about decorating your mantel for autumn.

To spark your creativity, I wanted to gather some of our favorite photos of fall mantel ideas and inspiration. No mantel? No problem! You can still use these great fall decorating ideas to add a festive touch to any corner or gathering spot in your home.

Decorating your mantel brings a great spirit of fall in your home, especially if you have your front porch decorated too! After all, once guests are welcomed by a gorgeous autumn porch and entryway they’re again touched by the warmth of the season by a cute and festive fireplace.

Dressing up your mantel is an easy way to bring the colors and elements of the season into your home.

Think of yummy plums, golden yellows, gorgeous spicy oranges, and warm browns. Repeat fall motifs with symbols of the season—woodland creatures, autumn leaves, acorns, and signs of harvest.

You can use anything you have around the house, such as baskets, pillows, blankets, frames, mirrors, and vases.

Use natural wood and materials such as glass and metal, which pair perfectly with the fall season. Pick a theme, a color scheme, or another unifying element to bring it all together.

There are so many different ways to go about decorating your mantel. As you search for a theme, consider the elements and colors you’re already using in your home. There are neutral themes, pumpkin themes, and even white themes to go with any decorating style.  

Check out all of these beautiful mantels and see if any inspire you!

25 of the BEST Fall Mantel ideas to get you inspired for fall decorating! #ABlissfulNest #falldecor #fallideas #falldecorating

Beautiful Fall Mantel Decorating Ideas:

The rustic neutral accents in this fall mantle make the perfect display for the cooler months to evoke a warm and cozy atmosphere.

Use a collection of pumpkins and nestle tree branches into the empty spaces to fill it in. 

Add some candlesticks for a warm glow at night.

Beautiful neutral pops of fall decor and lots of texture in this fall living room home tour. #ABlissfulNest #falldecor #falldecorating #fallideas

{ A Blissful Nest }

Picking a fall sign to display can be so much fun and add the perfect touch to your fall mantel.

We love this one and these gorgeous bouquets of fall flowers.

Use little burlap pumpkins and faux fall foliage. Add in baskets for pillows and cozy blankets.

This sign makes this fall mantel! It is amazing!

{ I Dream Of Homemaking }

Sometimes simplicity is best.

This beautiful round gold mirror is accented with a few rustic wood candlesticks and a glass jar full of fall leaves.

A few small pumpkins are collected on this wood tray under the mirror with some more accent fall greenery.

Love these simple touches of this fall mantel.

{ The Home I Create }

Fall leaves on branches in the white pitchers are such a great way to draw the eye to the mantel.

I love that fall leaf family plate in the middle! This mantel is a great example of starting with a neutral pallet to switch in and out of themes throughout the year.

With the soft buttercream walls and white mantel, the accent colors can change and vary with the season.

Adventures in Decorating Fall MantelAdventures in Decorating }

Add a fall chalkboard banner with leaf bunting and some personal favorite fall photos. This mantel captures the very best of trick or treating and autumn adventures for each member of the family.

Using simple white borders that double as mats, printed directly onto the photos, makes it easy to switch them when the season is over.

A Pop of Pretty Fall MantelPOP of pretty }

Adding teal in this fall mantel gives is a fun modern pop!

The gold branches and oversized flower make a statement and so does the beautiful feather sculpture. 

Decorate with gold pumpkins to add a little glitz to your mantel and don’t forget to layer in candles.

Love the turquoise pops in this fall mantel idea. #ABlissfulNest #fallmantel #falldecor

{ A Blissful Nest }

Add a DIY element to your fall mantel.

Using a few items from your local craft store, you can make a gorgeous fall wreath like this to be the center of your display.

The little “thankful” sign is a beautiful addition as well as the gorgeous Bordeaux velvet pumpkins.

Love this beautiful DIY wreath on this fall mantel idea

{ Eighteen 25 }

Remember the bookshelves that flank your fireplace (if you have any) are also a part of the fireplace wall!

Add a few pops of color to them by adding votives and pumpkins. The natural elements of brick and reclaimed wood are perfect for a fall theme.

Again, a neutral pallet in the room means it’s perfectly ready to switch out for any holiday.

Don’t miss the beautiful jars in the upper right, filled with colorful seasonal treasures.

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs Fall MantelA Pretty Life in the Suburbs }

A different wreath adorns this mirror, but the pop of color was added with the teal blue!

Blue and orange play so well together as they’re complimentary colors. Your eye is immediately drawn to both colors in this scheme.

The silver accents are also perfect with the robin’s egg blue. The toile printed plate repeats the floral motif in the family lettering just below the mirror.

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating Fall Mantel{ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating }

Some simple greenery from outside and mini white pumpkins makes this a beautiful neutral fall mantel display.

This mantle display has lots of texture from the wood lanterns to the basket of wood.

Just adding in some greenery and small white pumpkins makes a gorgeous fall mantle display.

{ Michelle Janeen }

Have you ever thought about adding an old window and shutters to your mantel with a fabulous fall wreath?

This is a perfect “faux mantel” if your home doesn’t have a fireplace or hearth.

A floating shelf creates the same effect, and the shutters and window make a small space feel as though it has an extra window.

The natural elements in the wreath and other decorations go beautifully with the brick and the bright pop of green in the shutters is a real eye-catcher (and repeated in the other elements). Note the feathers in the pewter cup! 

A beautiful faux fall mantel with a pop of green in these vintage shutters.{ Dimples and Tangles }

Fall is about enjoying the changes and giving thanks.

I adore this Give Thanks banner! These are so simple-stamped letter blocking on burlap strung with twine, but they have such a happy and airy feel, don’t they?

The other elements are all in shades of white and ivory with tin accents. It’s a rustic look with elegance and style.

Proverbs 31 Girl Fall MantelProverbs 31 Girl }

Even if you don’t have a farmhouse you can still create the feeling inside.

This beautiful rustic sign and barn wood beam really add a lot of classic farmhouse touch to this painted white brick fireplace.

The cluster of pumpkins are gorgeous and are quite the visual display!

Love the cluster of pumpkins and sign on the fall mantel

{ Our Faux Farmhouse }

A chalkboard is a fabulous way to decorate for fall, especially with this basket and berries.

The lettering on the sign is beautifully done and a great combination of fonts! 

The bird adds so much whimsy to the mantel scape and the simple wreath looks great next to the mini pumpkins and gourds.

Notice how the bell shape in the filigree on the mantel is repeated in the shape on the sign above. This creates a great cohesive look.

Nest of Posies Fall MantelNest Of Posies }

Use the features of your mantel to give you inspiration.

This mantel has a lot of rustic elements in it from the brick to the dark beams.

She used classic rustic fall colors to compliment it. We absolutely love the chalkboard accents too!

Play up the features of your mantle like this fall mantel idea.{ Lillian Hope Designs }

Going all white with your decorations is never a bad idea.  

It gives off a classic and neutral look to this mantel.

That white corn is perfect with the matching white gourds. The bell jars over the top create an ethereal look that feels a little ghostly, but perfect for the season.

White Living Fall MantelWhite Living }

Use items you find outside, such as an old piece of fencing.  

I really like how the leaves look like they’re being blown across the mantel. This could be recreated with paper leaves cut from simple butcher paper or kraft paper.

The branches and dried hydrangeas are an additional “found element” that completes this quirky, autumnal mantel display.

Thistlewood Farms Fall MantelThistlewood Farms }

Use greenery during the fall too for a fresh look!  

And pallets are a great way to put up a message you love.

This look could be done with mosses (as they’ve used here) or succulents which are quite popular and easy-to-find.

The woven baskets pair nicely with the porcelain dishes. I love this owl and found my own little guy in black for my mantel  (thanks to the dollar bin at Target)!

Love of Family and Home Fall MantelLove of Family and Home }

Several sprigs of berries and leaves work really well.

Use different frames for the chalkboard and different sizes for a balanced look.

These teal pumpkins pick up the blue in the chevron and solid pillows perfectly. The springs of orange Chinese lanterns are a festive bright color that catches the eye.

The rest of the pallet is quite neutral but simple and elegant.

The Lillypad Cottage Fall MantelThe LilyPad Cottage }

Think about other aspects of fall, such as apples and grains of wheat!

If you don’t have a fireplace, you can do a faux mantel with a chalkboard fire below!

I love love love this idea and if you’ll notice, it’s even accented by the wall art of the chair silhouette in black. The sign and other elements are simple, but festive and sweet.

Just Destiny Fall MantelJust Destiny }

Fall really does help us sit down and be grateful for what we have.

That “Count Your Blessings” sign is perfect on the pallet backdrop.

Think outside the box and hang wreaths in other places too! Again, it’s fun to see a cute silver owl in this simple, happy design.

The Frugal Homemaker Fall MantelThe Frugal Homemaker.com }

The whitewash pallet backdrop is perfect for the burlap banner and the sweet painting of the pumpkin.

This arrangement is so simple, but yet it works great for the whole autumn season.

The apples, the pumpkin, and the pine cones keep the theme of fall going.

The Turquoise Home Fall MantelThe Turquoise Home }

Harvest time is during the fall season, so why not make decorate those letters to add the fall element to your mantel!

These simple woodcut letters can be found at many craft stores and adding paint, or paper can turn them into a fabulous design element.

You can use these letters for parties, tablescapes, and all sorts of other applications.

Hoosier Homemade Fall MantelHoosier Homemade }

Balance out your mantel with a few tall objects and several focus points like the wreath, sign, and rustic pumpkin.

The mirror and the sign are perfect and simple and the round wreath matches those darling circles around the letters in fall.

Landeelu Fall Mantel{ Landeelu }

Shiplap details and blue accents make this simple fall mantel stand out.

Add a layer of fall leaves and then place pumpkins and faux apples on top for an inexpensive fall look.

Love how beautiful the blue pops with this simple fall mantel decor.

{ Jenna Kate At Home }


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