Explore these various fall decor ideas for the mantel that will definitely make your fireplace more attractive, and a nice place to cozy up!
Along with the coming fall is the colder weather. Hence, a common activity is staying by the fireplace. Whether you want to enjoy some warm drinks, read a book, or simply cuddle up with your hubby, it would be so much of a better place when you find it attractive!
Decorating your mantel is a great idea to welcome the fall season into your home. Coz what better way to welcome cooler weather and warm colors than gathering by a cute and festive fireplace?
If you have no idea where to start, do not worry. We have gathered tons of ideas to help you get started. And most of these fall decor ideas for the mantel are very easy to make!
Let’s get on with it!
1. Realistic leaf garland
The color of fall leaves is one of the things we love the most about this season.
Now what if we told you there is a way to bring fall leaves into your home? You can do so by creating this wonderful garland for your fireplace.
Visit A Box of Twine to get the tutorial!
2. White and gold pumpkins
If you are looking for a classy and elegant modern decor, check out these painted pumpkins.
It’s a very easy DIY project. Simply paint white pumpkins with gold leaf paint!
Get the tutorial at Jessica Welling Interiors!
3. Masculine mantel
The antlers on the mantel give the men of the house a reminder of their hunting days. Combine this with the orange, yellow, and brown colors of fall using pumpkins and leaves. It’s a win-win!
Get a closer look at this setup by Miss Kopy Kat!
4. Card stock leaf garland
This is a quick and simple fall craft idea that you can finish in less than an hour!
Choose cardstock paper that comes in fall colors. Then pick out a few real leaves outdoors to trace on the paper. Make sure you choose different, lovely shapes!
See how Tara of Lehman lane pulled off this creation.
5. Dried grass wreath
Fall is a great time to collect dried flowers, wheat, and bunny tails. And this wreath is made just out of these dried goods that you can simply pick from your yard!
If you want something that’s not of the usual bright warm hues, this wreath is a neutral-colored, cozy fall decor that you can place above your mantel.
Get the tutorial from The Merry Thought!
6. Gold pumpkin garland
You can always go gold this fall if you prefer that than the color orange.
This DIY project makes use of plain white mini faux pumpkins, baker twine, eye hooks, and paint. And what is great about it is that it glimmers and catches the firelight once you get your fireplace working!
Check out Design Fixation for the instructions.
7. Wheat bundle
If you are looking for something quick and easy, yet aesthetic to represent the harvest season, here is a cute idea!
Tie together a bundle of wheat with a gorgeous ribbon, then put it up on the mantel! It is a great idea if you are looking for neutrals as decors. Here, Ashley paired the wheat bundle with antiques.
Check out Modern Glam to see how she pulled everything off!
8. Lined up pumpkins
This is probably one of the simplest ways to decor up your fireplace for the fall and it is so neat to look at.
Just line up a bunch of pumpkins in a neat row over the mantel! It’s as simple as that. Combined with the fire, everything looks great!
Check out this hassle-free set up by A Country Farmhouse!
9. Candy corn garland
This does look pretty and yummy! Thankfully those are not real candy corns! If you have kids in the house, make sure you warn them that it’s not real. Don’t eat them!
This was made alongside a faux floral garland for more texture and dimension. The end result is a cozy, beautiful piece that deserves its place over your fireplace.
Get the tutorial from A Beautiful Mess!
10. Painted pumpkins
Ever wondered how people get such great, smooth-looking pumpkins?
Well… they paint them!
But… how you paint them (yes, the technique), lies the key to a smooth-looking pumpkin.
Whether you have real or fake pumpkins, you can get that fancy decorator look with this painting technique from Home Stories A to Z!
11. Origami fall leaf garland
This is a sweet take on the classic fall garlands that we usually see over the fireplace. And you can easily make one in the afternoon.
The paper leaves are easy to fold, and you can go with any color theme you like. Get the tutorial from Gathering Beauty!
12. Wreath on mirror
This is a great idea if you are looking for a bright and rustic way to liven up your fireplace!
Hang a nice fall wreath on a mirror. Then add some harvest touches with wheat on vases or that small pumpkin plopped on top of a candle holder. It all goes well together!
Visit The Frugal Homemaker to check out the rest of this setup!
13. Gourd garland
Here is a nice fall garland that does not necessarily come in bright and warm hues of orange and yellow, but still screams “fall is here!”
It’s made of dried field gourds in the shades of orange and green. It will definitely make your fireplace stand out, plus it comes with that unexpected but whimsical vibe.
Get the full tutorial from Thistle Key Lane!
14. Fall banner
Announce the coming of the fall season by making this banner in just a few minutes! All you need are some burlap pennants and mini clothespins! Check out how The Savvy Sparrow pulled this off!
15. Origami pumpkin garland
You can’t really get through fall without pumpkins. So why not hang an origami pumpkin garland over your fireplace? It’s a cute way to add a very simple fall decor around the house.
Get the tutorial from Gathering Beauty!
16. Gather sign
I especially love this Gather sign, perfectly denoting the great season of harvest.
This is made out of a salvaged pallet sign, and then the words are a wood cutout. You can then frame them with wheat and small pumpkins and gourds. Check out the whole concept by Laura Russell at Fun 365.
17. Mirrors and candle sticks
If you have a minimalist theme in the house, or you simply love an all-white setup, this is the fall decor for your mantel!
Get some antique-looking mirrors and candlesticks. Then pair them with white pumpkins! Take a look at this setup by Life Is Better at Home!
18. Velvet pumpkins
This is a fall decor that you can use not only for the mantel, but also anywhere around the house. And it is a great thing if you want to join along the festivities without having to deal with real pumpkins around your home.
Get the full tutorial from Twelve on the Main!
19. Wooden blocks fall sign
If you want something neutral, this is for you.
The fall sign that takes center stage on the mantel is made of wooden blocks with grapevine balls in between them. They are then casually stacked on top of some small logs. Then the logs are surrounded by pinecones and metal pumpkins.
Check out the full setup at Dining Delight!
20. Give Thanks and fall leaves
Don’t forget to put up a sign like this to remind your household to be grateful for the blessings you have received this year.
You will need lots of leaves to setup this fall decor for the mantel. Enjoy gathering them!
Now to get the illusion of leaves falling, tie them up with a fishing line. That’s truly adventurous!
Check out how everything was put together at Adventures in Decorating!
Let’s sit by the fireplace!
The fireplace is just the best place to cozy up with your family. Whether you have an electric fireplace, a wood-burning one, or just a decorative accent for your home, keep it attractive this fall with any of these decor ideas for mantel.
We highly recommend that you cozy up with a nice, themed treat like a slice of apple pie or a good warm cup of pumpkin spice latte. It is just one of the best ways to admire a crackling fire!
Looking for more ideas for the home specifically for the fall season? Check these out!
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