The mantle is probably one of the hardest places to decorate in the home, especially when it comes to decorating for the seemingly ever changing seasons during the Fall! But have no fear! Our team of design pros have concocted a perfect how-to to transform your mantle from a horrorifying, Halloween themed space to a tranquil Thanksgiving look!
Halloween may be over, but there’s nothing stopping you from gaining inspiration for next year! We decided to give you a Spooktacular mantle for our first design (which would be your starting point for Fall mantle decor!):
Some of the most important pieces to include in a Halloween themed mantle are cobwebs, ghosts, bats, and of course, pumpkins.
When taking a closer look at the mantle, you can see that a lot of these pieces can be easily made at home:
- Cheap black picture frames filled with printed pictures of spooky characters in sepia/black and white
- Cut out paper bats
- Plastic pumpkins with sharpie faces
- White spray painted pumpkins with “boo” written on them
*Remember: designing a mantle includes everything around it as well. You need to make sure the whole area flows. That is why we included some spooky candles and faces down on the floor next to the fire place.
For our second design, we went for a Natural Autumn look.
This design can make your house feel 100% ready for Autumn (this look can be kept all season long)! Some of our favorite pieces we included to give that “natural” feel are: birch wood candles, feathers, colorful leaves, acorns, and golden pillows.
To continue the common theme from the fireplace above, we carried out this design to the bottom of the mantle to give a full Fall vibe! We placed a small wicker basket at the base of the design and filled it with pillows, blankets, and some fake straw!
For those of you who enjoy the Autumn season but still want something a little more elegant, we created a Classic Glamour Mantle for our final look:
In order to pull off this look you need to make sure to include a lot of shine and neutral colored pumpkins. Gold is a “must have” color to use when dressing up your mantle for the Fall season!
To spice up your side table: Pile up some books to give your decor items some height! Faux foliage is also a great use for a small space like an end table.
And there you have it! Three ways to decorate one mantle for the Fall season!
We hope these three examples give you enough inspiration to go out and create an AWESOME seasonal mantle!
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