Fall Mantel Decor- 2016

 My Fall Mantel Decor is Complete!

Fall Mantel Decor

I buckled down this weekend and got my fall mantel decor knocked out. It would be awesome if someone would ask Mother Nature to take a look at the calendar and realize it’s mid September and not July! The temperatures have been hovering in the mid-90s the past few days; not very fall like. But, having my fall decorating pretty much finished, I’m feeling cooler already.

I started with decorating the living room mantel. To create a beautiful fall mantel, in my opinion, you need to start with one thing: garland. I used a beautiful wired garland with nice beefy trim; acorns, berries, and the like. I added a fall leaf garland along with that to give a nice full look. Mantel decorating generally comes with a standard rule that you start with your tallest element in the center and then work your way down. I stick to this, most of the time, but for this mantel decor- I deviated a little bit.

My largest element is center; a very large wooden “Give Thanks” pumpkin I picked up from Hobby Lobby. Next to this, I added some pretty metal haystack style candle holders. I went asymmetrical with them by putting the tallest on the right and the two shorter on the left. Things don’t have to be symmetrical to be appealing. On the right side I added a slightly taller lantern and then a wired vase full of twig balls and vegetables. On the left I added another vase that has a tall arrangement of tall fall plants. This sort of breaks the rules, but I still think it’s appealing to the eye, and I like it, if you love your result, that’s all that matters; rules or no rules!

Don’t forget your hearth!

Don’t overlook your hearth when you’re completing your fall mantel decor. This is generally a nice big area to add some more visual interest. I went with a small hay bale on the left side. A big twig pumpkin is perfect for my decor, as it’s a pretty rustic element. Remember to add different heights of elements to add more visual interest. I went with a framed print to give that height. Throw in some smaller elements like small pumpkins, fall leaves, and other filler, for fullness. A metal pumpkin rounded out this little vignette.

Fall Mantel Decor

On the opposite side I added a smaller hay bale. A little stand up “Blessings” sign was the perfect addition to this area. That’s a word that means so much to me, as I am constantly amazed at how many blessings are in my life. It’s something that I wish for everyone who stops by to visit Under a Texas Sky. I added a couple of little scarecrow statues and little mini pumpkins. You can see my antler lamp sitting beside this vignette.

Fall Mantel Decor

Overall I am absolutely loving how everything turned out. Your fireplace is a small area, generally, but what an impact the right decor can make!





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  1. Julie
    October 3, 2016 @ 5:54 pm

    That’s so pretty! Boy, I wish I had a fireplace to decorate (and sit around in the winter). I personally like the asymmetrical look; it makes it much more visually interesting. You did a lovely job!


    • Kelly
      October 4, 2016 @ 10:54 am

      Julie- Thanks so much! My favorite winter time place is right in front of that fireplace! I’m glad you stopped by. Blessings! -Kelly


  2. Katrin
    September 26, 2016 @ 6:54 am

    This is such a cozy, warm and inviting Fall mantel decor, I love all the fall colours and details!


    • Kelly
      September 26, 2016 @ 6:42 pm

      Katrin- Thanks so much! I just love decorating for fall. Blessings! -Kelly


  3. Katy SkipTheBag.com
    September 24, 2016 @ 9:19 pm

    That all looks so beautiful! I love it. Thanks for sharing at the #WasteLessWednesday Blog Hop! I can’t wait to see what you share next week.


  4. Jess
    September 21, 2016 @ 12:20 pm

    How pretty!!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


  5. Rhonda Carter
    September 20, 2016 @ 5:59 pm

    Very lovely, I love Fall and Christmas decorations


    • Kelly
      September 20, 2016 @ 6:40 pm

      Rhonda- Thanks so much! I love fall and Christmas decor- there’s something comforting about it. I’m so glad you stopped by. Blessings! -Kelly


  6. Melody
    September 20, 2016 @ 10:48 am

    Absolutely beautiful. Love all your wreaths , but do you ever make a candle center piece? Would love to know how to make one. Keep up the great work you do as I am one of your followers.


    • Kelly
      September 20, 2016 @ 1:52 pm

      Melody- Thanks so much! You know, I’ve never made a candle center piece- but I know someone who took one of my ruffle wreaths and used that as her centerpiece. The wreath was very full- the depth was probably close to 8.” She laid it flat in the center of her table and placed a large glass candle holder in the center and she said it worked out beautifully! Here’s a link to a ruffle wreath tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2ckhAM-TvU Let me know if you try it! I’d love to see the result. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings! -Kelly


  7. Nellie
    September 19, 2016 @ 10:07 pm

    Your mantle looks so festive, love your big Give Thanks Pumpkin, it is the perfect focal point.
    Great job on the hearth as well………….You are definitely ready for Fall………..

    Blessings, Nellie


    • Kelly
      September 20, 2016 @ 9:43 am

      Nellie- Thanks so much! I happy you stopped by! Blessings- Kelly


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