Fall is in full force here in Ontario and I’m not complaining about it! As much as I loved summer, it was one of the hottest ones on record for us and the cooler temperatures are a nice reprieve from the heat! So as the season has changed, it’s time to change out our mantel decor and set it up for Fall. This year, I wanted to go with jewel-tones – deep purples, burgundy, navy blue and forest greens! I want to show you how I did it by sharing five easy ways you can style your fall mantel!
1. Mix Up Fresh & Faux
Whenever I’m styling a mantel, I always like to try and incorporate both fresh and faux items that correspond with the season. What I mean by that is that I don’t limit myself to using just fake items I can find at the craft store, I also like to include some real, fresh seasonal items that will help bring the mantel to life.
With this specific Fall mantel, you can see that I used some faux florals on the wreath as well as the orange eucalyptus in the vase. But then I also incorporated a real mum that will bloom throughout the season and add a gorgeous pop of deep burgundy.
Same with the pumpkins – I have a number of faux pumpkins, incuding the ones that I recently DIY’d using the viral textured paint trick. You can see how I did that on TikTok. But I also incorporated some real pumpkins to add different sizes, colours and textures. I love the mix of both faux and fresh to really bring this space to life.
2. Add in Natural Elements
Whenever possible, I always love adding in natural elements to any decor set-up I’m doing. And what I mean by natural elements in this mantel are wood and wicker items, specifically. I have an old wood beaded garland that I made a couple of years back that I simply customized with plum coloured tassels. I also added in a few wicker baskets for both styled pieces as well as adding height (more on that later). I love the way it looks to add in natural elements, making it feel more organic and layered.
3. Mix in some Metals
If you’ve followed me for awhile now, you know how much I LOVE adding in metals in any vignette. Brass has been my go-to for awhile now and I absolutely love the way it looks, adding in some old world charm to the set-up.
4. Add Candles for Warmth
Because it’s Fall and the weather is changing, along with it getting darker sooner outside, I love adding in some candles to the mantel to bring in that element of warmth. I also love adding in varying sizes of candles – from jarred to pillars to tapered (which those are battery operated).
5. Use baskets & books for height
The last way to bring your mantel to life is to add in books and baskets to give your items height. Whenever decorating a space like a mantel or a side table, you want to create differing heights to keep drawing the eye in. This helps create interest in the decor as your eyes want to take in all the various elements in the set-up.
Adding in height doesn’t have to be complicated – it is as easy as stacking some books or flipping a basket upside down to give the pumpkin or lantern additional height!
And that’s how easy it is to create a beautiful mantel for Fall, using a few of these tips and tricks to help pull it all together and create a gorgeous space that represents the season!
Make sure to check out my other blogging friends Fall mantels – there’s so much inspiration!
Love & Blessings,