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How To Decorate A Fall Mantel

If you are fortunate enough to have a fireplace mantel in your home, then you have a perfect opportunity to create a beautiful fall display. Take advantage of the colors and textures that the autumn season gives us, with the warm hues, and bring some of that beauty inside!

I’ve rounded up twelve of my favorite fall mantel displays from some very talented bloggers so that we can see what it takes to create a beautiful fall mantel.

Fall mantel with simple design and large gourds from The Nesting Place blog

Via The Nesting Place.

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Again, mix up the colors you use. Blue is an unexpected color for fall, but it looks fresh and modern. Also try decorating around one large statement piece. If you don’t have a large family picture, try using a large piece of graphic wall art.

Fall (autumn) mantel with large brown paper flowers

Via A Place For Us

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Use humble materials to make a big statement. These big brown paper flowers are inexpensive to make, but they add so much to this fall mantel! Whimsy, texture, and warm earth tones make this mantel one of my all-time favorites.

Fall mantel with empty frames used as decorative display from Everyday Lovely blog

Via Everyday Lovely.

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Picture frames aren’t just for framing pictures! Used on their own, they provide an abundance of gorgeous color and texture. Add a few fall elements for a gorgeous autumn mantel display.

Fall mantel with layered elements in neutral colors from 3 Meadow Lake Cottage blog

Via 3 Meadow Lake Cottage.

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This fall mantel is all about layers and varying heights. Layer large flat items against the wall, and use books, vintage spools, candlesticks, and other stacked items to add height.

Fall mantel with natural elements and antique wood mirror from Dear Lillie blog

Via Dear Lillie.

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Add texture, texture, and more texture. The mix of textures on this autumn mantel are what make it so visually interesting, from the feathers, to the shiny silver urn, to the worn weathered wood mirror.

Fall mantel with weathered and antiqued items from Decorchick blog

Via Decorchick.

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Aged finished are a perfect backdrop for autumn touches.

Fall mantel with simple decorations from Thrifty and Chic blog

Via Thrifty & Chic.

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Sometimes simple and understated are just what a room needs! Use one or two large items as a focal point, and then add small touches for an elegant look.

Fall mantel with orange accents from My Blessed Life blog

Via My Blessed Life.

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Use a large piece of stained wood (or fence boards or shipping palette boards) to create a backdrop on which to layer fall-related items. Also, decorating for fall can be as simple as going into the back yard and picking up a few fallen branches!

Fall mantel with simple styling and large gourds from Nesting Place blog

Via The Nesting Place.

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Gorgeous mantels don’t have to include lots of little knick knacks. Stick with a few large items for a dramatic, yet streamlined look.

Fall mantel in traditional style from Nina's Nest blog

Via Nina’s Nest.

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Again, this mantel is a lesson in creating heights. Use books and other stackable items to create varying heights for items you want to display.

Fall mantel with orange and white accents from Sweet Something Design blog

Via Sweet Something Design.

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Use lots of white to create a more modern and fresh look for your mantel. Paired with warm orange and natural textures to keep it from looking too summery.

Fall mantel with blues and browns from The Lettered Cottage blog

Via The Lettered Cottage.

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Just because it’s fall doesn’t mean you have to stick with warm colors only. Mix in blue for an unexpected twist. Also, a symmetrical display is always an eye-pleaser.

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