Celebrate the change of season by turning that shelf over your fireplace into a beautiful focal point. to help you create a wow-worthy display, here are the best fall mantel decorating ideas for every budget and taste.
Decorating A Mantel With A TV
Don’t think you can’t decorate your mantel because there’s a TV hanging above it. The key to getting the job done right is to avoid adding anything that will distract you from watching television. Here, Deb from Seeking Lavender Lane added a long and short grouping of pale decorative accessories that don’t crowd the screen.
Scandi Inspired Mantel
Add a pop of seasonal style to your home with something handmade. A hand-painted sign adds character and beauty to this Scandi inspired mantel styled by Tatum from Timber and Gray.
Use this method to green up your fall mantel with lovely topiaries. After painting her fireplace white, Savannah from Classy Clutter added a few perennial plants in fanciful shapes.
Decorating With Empty Picture Frames
It’s time to dust off those old picture frames you stuck in the attic. Empty frames with ornate designs or impressive finishing like the ones used in this “give thanks” mantel by Courtney from A Diamond in the Stuff, make the perfect center of attention.
Custom Wall Art
If you’re searching for the perfect focal point for your fall mantel, consider custom art. The reclaimed wood centerpiece shared here was commissioned by Layla from The Lettered Cottage. A few simple accessories topped off her decorating project. Our favorite touches are the glass cylinder filled with acorns and the bundled wheat stalks.
Pairing a rustic knickknack, for instance, an old barn painting with natural elements like colorful fall branches make it cinch to create a lovely fall mantel. The example shared above is by Anita from Far Above Rubies.
Here’s a transitional summer to fall mantel by Karianne at Thistlewood Farms. She combined sprigs, twigs, and pine cones to create a stylish display.
Vintage Inspired Halloween Mantel
Create a cute and spooky mantel like this one by Sarah from Little Vintage Nest using cheap Halloween decorations, hardcover books, and a handful of branches. See the candelabras? The candles are battery operated lights.
Fall Leaves Decorations
Enjoy the beauty of autumn by creating a rustic coastal mantel like this one by Laurelle from Coastal Shore Creations. Leafy branches plucked from her backyard brighten her display with gorgeous color.
Love no-sew projects? Then you’ll appreciate this fall mantel scape by Holly at Sisters Suitcase Blog. She shares how to create festive, fabric bunting featured here using a glue gun. Decking out your mantel with Granny Smith apples is another decorating idea worth stealing.
This autumn harvest mantel by the blogger behind At Charlotte’s House is bursting with natural elements in beautiful fall colors. The little pumpkin planters add a playful touch. We’re particularly fond of the succulent garland.
Nope, those aren’t photos. The large prints over this mantel decorated by Kerri Roche from A Pop of Pretty are (surprise!) wall decals. The best part, you can easily hang and rearrange peel and stick photos like these without harming painted walls.
DIY Rustic Fall Decor
Get extra crafty this fall season by making your own rustic décor. These adorable wood signs by Robyn at Robyn Builds a Nest cost only $15 to make.