Fall Mantle ~ How to Decorate

Crisp cool air.ย  Apples. Indian Corn. Sunflowers. Pumpkins. Leaves…

Next to Christmas, Fall is my favorite time of the year to decorate the house. And yes, I’m one of those crazy ladies (just ask my husband) that totally re-decorates for each season and holiday.

Our Living Room, mostly because of the Mantle, is my favorite room in the house. We’ve lived in our home for 2 years now, and the Mantle has seen lots of decorating. One of these days, I’ll have to do a post,ย on all the different Mantle decorations, but for today…I’m sharing our Fall Mantle.

I love the colors of Fall, the browns, oranges, rust, yellows. All the rich, warm tones makes your home feel comfy and cozy.

  1. I started by making a Fall Garland, be sure to stop back within the next couple days for a Tutorial on how to make one yourself Update: head on over and learn how to create a Garland yourself
  2. To add a little color, I added a piece of Fall fabric
  3. Then starting with the largest items on the ends, I added Mr. Scarecrow, one that I made several years ago
  4. And a chunky pumpkin
  5. In a small wooden box, I added some Indian Corn, nuts and acorns. It ties it into the Garland
  6. A small ivory colored pumpkin from Dollar Tree, and a grapevine tree, for texture, and a candle holder for height
  7. One of my favorite Aqua Mason Jars filled with acorns that I picked up off the ground and a wooden star with Pumpkins painted on it
  8. A couple smaller wooden pumpkins and a fabric pumpkin sitting on top of the candle holder for height
  9. Filling in with smaller items, like dried pods and seeds

Using a variety of items, all within the Fall color scheme, works. By using unusal items like the grapevine tree and the Aqua Mason Jar filled with acorns, it adds texture and a little surprise to the Mantle.

Update: Here is our 2012 Fall Mantel

And if you are decorating your Front Porch

Do you decorate for Fall? What is your favorite season?

Linking to…Fall Nesting Party

54 Comments

  1. Oh, I love your garland. Very, very cute. The whole mantel is warm and perfect for fall!
    Sherry

  2. Fall is definately my favorite season. I haven’t broken out my fall decor yet. I usually wait until October 1st but may start decorating on the first day of fall this year. Love the mantle!

  3. Lovely mantel display! Don’t you just LOVE fall?? Nice meeting you over at the Fall Nesting party!

    ๐Ÿ˜€ Lynda

  4. Thanks for joining the party, that garland is so cute! I love it!

    I made one yesterday that is not quite so adorable. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Congrats on being first!! Hope that means many extra clicks for you!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I love the star! And the acorns in the mason jars? too cute! (definitely going to copy that idea from you)

    I agree w/ you: browns, yellows, rusts, oranges … Autumn brings such a cozy color palate

  6. I just had to click on this one over at WFMW because I am in desperate need of some Fall! No mantle here to decorate, and I won’t do any decorating until after baby arrives, but I am so anxious for that Fall feeling in the air! Thanks for the smile…I almost think I smell cinnamon… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Mantles are so much fun, and I’m like you I love to change things up for the seasons, love the garland, looking forward to your tutorial,
    xo,
    Debra

  8. I really really love that garland – it’s getting me in the mood for fall!

  9. I found your blog through Inspired Room. I love your mantle. This is one of my problem areas. I never can get my mantle to look the way I want it. I love the garland and the idea of putting fabric across the mantle. Thank you for the ideas. Have a great Fall Season!

  10. I’m a new follower from the Fall Nesting Party at The Inspired Room!

    Your blog is wonderful and I’m so glad I found it. I’ll be putting your HH Button on my cooking blog too.

    Happy Fall & nice to meet you!

    Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea
    (aka That Girl Can Cook!)

  11. this looks fantastic!
    so festive!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the garland. darling! yes, please do a post about it.

    HAPPY SEPTEMBER & FALL!

    kellie

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