Join your favorite bloggers as we share our fall mantel decor, seasonal tablescapes and porches, as well as autumn-inspired wreaths and crafts. You’ll be inspired to decorate your own home for the season.
We’re so far from being able to fire up the fireplace here in 90-degree North Carolina, but all that summertime sweating is not stopping me from sharing my fall mantel decor!
The pumpkins have taken their rightful seasonal place alongside the chinoiserie on our hearth. In fact, they’re sprouting all over our family room, giving things a fall feel inside even if outside isn’t cooperating.
I’m happy to be joining my blogging pals for our annual Fall Ideas Tour, hosted by Angie of Postcards from the Ridge. All this week, you’ll find fall decorating and crafting inspiration to cozy up your home for autumn.
Today is all about fireplaces, as six of us share our fall mantel decor. You definitely want to visit the other ladies on the tour today for some seasonal eye candy. You’ll find their posts, as well as all the other tour participants linked at the end of this post.
I feel like a bit of an imposter participating in a fall mantel decor tour when my actual mantel is pretty bare. Just a pair of pumpkins and mercury glass candle holders flanking either side of the TV cabinet.
In years past, I have loaded the mantel up with decor and covered those doors with various pretty things. The hearth has always gotten the maximalist treatment, too.
Consider last year’s look – lots of blue and white and aqua fall mantel decor.
Or the previous year’s jewel-tone inspired fall mantel decor.
But this year, I was craving something simpler and more real. Because those doors above the fireplace are rarely closed because we love Netflix and video games too much!
It doesn’t make sense to have fussy garlands sitting on the mantel because they obstruct the doors and more importantly, the signal from our remotes! And I’ve yet to find any truly secure way to hang a garland from the stone mantel. So this year, it is empty.
And I kept the hearth decorations restrained, as well. mixing my thrifted blue-and-white chinoiserie pieces with a few special pumpkins.
The blue, white, copper and verdigris color scheme was inspired by this gorgeous aged copper bucket I found at a local antique store. I loved that it had a blue-and-white handle, and decided to fill it with carpet balls for the season. I used a planter paired with a pumpkin to create a Cinderella stack on the hearth.
I have scattered a few more fall touches throughout the keeping room. But again, my goal was simplicity. I wasn’t looking to add to my already out-of-control stash of fall decor, and I don’t want to spend hours dusting this stuff or packing it back up in a few months when it’s time to decorate for Christmas.
A blanket scarf draped on a chair and a velvet pumpkin atop a stack of blue-and-white bowls feels like fall to me.
My favorite estate sale find sports its own arrangement of pumpkins and pottery.
Every year, I treat myself to a new velvet pumpkin.
It’s such a delight to unpack them every year and dream up new ways to display them. This year, I think I’ll add a little blue to the collection.
Because you can’t go wrong with blue and white for fall!
Pin This! Blue & White Decor for Fall
Don’t miss out all the other fall mantel decor.
Monday – Mantels
Be sure to visit every stop of the Fall Ideas Tour today and come back later this week for more craft and decorating inspiration.