Friday, September 23, 2016

Easy Fall Mantle

If there is one thing I know, it's that just about everyone loves fall. I mean, cooler temps, darker colors, sweaters and pumpkins. All. Of. The. Pumpkins. Pumpkin decorations, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, pumpkin facials, everything has something to do with pumpkins. I'm no exception to the rule when it comes to the love of pumpkins. They are everywhere in my life. I always get just a little bit excited when I see all of the beautiful fall decor items go up at craft and home stores. 
Every year, I've shared about my fall decor, and how we've done it on a budget, but never before have we actually had a mantle to decorate- something that has driven me crazy in the past. But, after moving in to our townhouse, we finally have a mantle, and I can finally decorate one.
1. Fill empty space. As you saw in the Home Decor on a Budget post, and last years fall decor share, we have a giant clock from Magnolia Market, which has been above our couch ever since we moved in to our townhouse. Initially, we planned to have a couple large frames and a fall banner above the mantle, but after trying a few different pieces above it, the clock was what looked the best. You have to think about shapes. Everything else on this wall was already square, so adding something circular gave it more dimension!


2. Color! Silly thing right? Fall is the time when there are so many wonderful warm colors. But it's often hard to find items of varying color, especially if you're shopping at all the same places. Throw some deep reds in there with all of your shades of orange. Add a couple white pumpkins and some brown lanterns or firewood! Heck, go crazy! The more warm tones of varying color, the better.
3. Use pieces of varying height. I think this is a big one for me. It creates so much dimension and when you throw in different textures, it seriously rounds everything off. Fall is all about the warm tones, but you don't want to keep using the exact same warm tone, because that would get a little boring.
Happy Fall Y'all!
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17 comments:

  1. I absolutely love that fall mantle! It's such a shame that I don't have a cute place to decorate like this, because otherwise I would definitely tried to do something similar!

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  2. Love your mantle decor, I agree with changing up the colors and getting a variety. Love that you have some neutrals with pops of orange, red, browns!

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  3. Oh my gosh how pretty! I love the decor. I love decorating for fall it is so pretty!

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  4. I can't wait until I have my own apartment/house so I can decorate for fall! Fall is literally the best season for everything!

    Caitlyn | www.collegewithcaitlyn.com

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  5. I love your mantle! And your point about different heights! it adds such a nice depth/dimension to it

    Rachel | www.theconfusedmillennial.com

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  6. Ah, your mantle is to die for. Seriously the prettiest thing i've seen. Fall is my favorite season, i've been so behind on the decor part. I can't wait to get started!!

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  7. This looks so beautiful! I love seasonal home decor, but I haven't gotten around to mine yet. This is such a gorgeous inspiration though!

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  8. Um...TIFFANI!!! THIS IS THE CUTEST THING I'VE EVER SEEN. The "hello fall" sign is something that I MUST have. You are the biggest inspiration! I hope you've had a great week -- I know you've been stressed, but keep your head up! You got dis.

    http://thealwaysblog.com

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  9. Your mantle is gorgeous! Perfect for fall!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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  10. These are great tips! Varying heights is one of my favorite aspects to play with. XO

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  11. I am in love with that clock! Great tips for when I finally have a place of my own

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  12. I love this! We never had a mantle growing up and I still don't have one now :( it's definitely on my list of must haves when we build our house!

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  13. OMG this is so pretty! I love decorating the mantle, there's so many possibilities!

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  14. This is so great! I sooo wish I had a mantle. Ahh the possibilities!

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  15. Love your mantel! I would say my favorite fall essential is pumpkins all over my house!

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  16. I love your tips for decorating the mantle. I am equally as obsessed with everything pumpkins and fall and this post made me want to decorate right this minute. I love the tip of varying heights and filling empty spaces.

    xo Courtney Drew

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