My favorite time of year is fall, so I love to bring in seasonal decorating. One of the best places in your home to do that is on a mantel. Because it’s a relatively small area to adorn, it’s easy to switch out its decor from season to season and can be very affordable to do so. In fact, you can find a lot of great items for a decor just by walking around outside, such as leaves, pine cones, branches, and gourds. For even more great fall mantel ideas, I’ve gathered 18 that inspired me and will hopefully inspire you, too.
Fall Mantel Ideas
1 Gourds are great to include in fall decor because they embody the season and are a wonderful natural touch. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors to fit whatever spot you are decorating.
2 Wooden letters can be picked up at any craft store and painted to match your decor. This display is simple but whimsical. You can spell out whatever you’d like and get creative with the paint.
3 If you have glass vases, they are great to switch out with seasonal decor. Fill them with small pumpkins, gourds, fall foliage or anything else related to the season.
4 Instead of using gourds, this designer used apples with their beautiful fall colors to create a fresh mantel. Use pedestals to vary the height and some greenery for extra color.
5 This neutral mantel could be beautiful all year round, but definitely suits the fall season with its earthy tones. The books wrapped in twine are a nice touch that adds a lot of character.
6 This mantel is bursting with fall charm. The DIY pallet wood sign is a great focal point, pulling it all together. Changing out artwork on a mantel is a clever way to change it with the seasons; instead of nailing it to the wall, simply lean it for easy removal. Pallet Wood Sign Tutorial
7 I love the look of white-painted pumpkins for a chic fall look. The frames add an antique feel to this mantel, helping to give it height and charm, and the stenciled letters are a great touch.
8 Fall garland finishes off this festive mantel full of metallic touches and lots of texture. The block grounds the design and adds varied height along with the grapevine pumpkins, lamp and candlesticks.
9 Another fun idea for a spin on pumpkins is wrapping them in burlap. The mirror and DIY wreath is a unique touch that adds drama and can be altered through the seasons.
10By painting a vase in chalkboard paint, you have a piece of decor that will transition through every season and can be customized to each one with the foliage and message you adorn it in.
11Love the creative idea of these birch logs giving this mantel a very simple yet earthy appeal. The pops of orange look great against the logs and the candles add a beautiful glow.
12For easy seasonal mantel decor, include a few key pieces that can be used year-round such as a neutral piece of artwork and candlesticks that can be built upon with seasonal decor. Here, some pumpkins and garland do the trick.
13Seasonal foliage decorates this clean, crisp mantel and pulls it into the fall in an understated manner.
14This mantel gives off a festive vibe with the wooden bead garland and light-up branches, peppered with charming fall touches.
15Fall leaves are the inspiration for this mantel, bringing the outdoors in with the theme of changing leaves and pretty pumpkins.
16The horizontal mirror was a great way to fill in the length of this fireplace and the wreath adds a touch of warmth to the center. The lanterns do a great job of flanking the mantel with height and can stay for any season by just switching out the candles inside.
17Pumpkins and other festive fruit in varying fall colors give this mantel a lovely fall spirit, with a lantern and plant in a hammered copper pot adding varied height.
18The beautiful vibrant fall colors really pop on this white canvas, with the yellow leaves adding height and the patterned napkins giving it warmth.
With all these inspiring ideas for fall mantels, are you ready to go decorate yours?