October Decorating Ideas: 9 Inspirational Fall Mantels

Mantels are the perfect spot for seasonal decorating. Here are nine homes with well edited, creatively crafted, and pleasantly cozy mantels ready for autumn.

Natural props are an obvious choice for fall decorating. Bring together big or little, carved or plain pumpkins (duh). Try adding wood, leaves, dried flowers, and cork into the mix.

Beyond the outdoors, look to repurposed materials such book pages, vintage finds, and handmade elements such as a felt leaf garland and fabric pumpkins (Image 2) or a seasonal bunting (Images 5 and 9).

A dash of a cooler color such as aqua (Image 5) or bright white can be a nice counterpoint to the earth tones generally associated with fall. Similarly, add more interest with a little bit of shine, from something like mercury glass votives (Image 3) or a mirror (Image 6).

Images: 1. A Country Farmhouse 2. Pam Garrison via Creature Comforts 3. Something Charming 4. Emily A. Clark 5. Primitive & Proper 6. Centsational Girl via Better Homes & Gardens 7. Craftberry Bush 8. Martha Stewart 9. Hymns and Verses

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