The fireplace might have been an ignored home feature during the warm days of summer, but fall gives us a very good excuse to turn our attention to the mantel, and beyond. Though some heartily embrace fun Halloween decor here, there are other ways to say "fall" besides black-and-orange accents. The easiest? Adding a few small pumpkins and a festive wreath to your current mantel accessories, like the fireplace of Chris from Just a Girl.
The main challenge when decorating your fireplace for fall is what to do when you have large art. Layla of The Lettered Cottage solves the problem by keeping mantel decor low (which is why tiny pumpkins are ideal), then adding seasonal textures in front of the fireplace, like these lush poufs.
Becca from Adventures in Decorating used the large mirror above her fireplace to hang a seasonal wreath, then used taller fall stems to frame the mirror on either side.
This cute fireplace idea comes from Target's website, proving that decor inspiration truly is everywhere. What we love most about this vignette is the way it incorporates whimsical touches (fabric pumpkins, a fabric fox and a dapper bird decoration) without feeling too over-the-top. The decorations are unified by a shared palette of orange, cream and brown, set off by the white background.
Jodie and Jen of eighteen25 also added some whimsical touches in this gorgeous fireplace decor idea as well. Gold wire leaves, velvet pumpkins, and an artful sign adds a little fun to other seasonal accessories like white pumpkins and golden flowers.
You can also keep things simple with a few small white pumpkins and a basket of hydrangea in muted colors, like the fireplace of Lindsay Hill of Lindsay Hill Interiors.
Or, you can keep it super simple and just add a swag of cotton to the fireplace, like Lindsay of The White Buffalo Styling Co. The cowhide rug and the cozy throws on the chair near the fireplace also help say "fall" in a subtle way.
Really, just a few accessories can be enough to convey fall. The fireplace of Jennifer from Dimples and Tangles tied bundles of wheat with black-and-white ribbon that picks up the colors of the nearby lamps, then displayed them on the mantel. The gourds and floral arrangement also look seasonally appropriate, but the wheat would be enough.
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