You don’t have to use traditional colors when decorating for fall. A cozy plaid scarf inspired this fall fireplace mantel decor, featuring pops of aqua, indigo and purple.

You never know where inspiration will come from.

A cozy plaid blanket scarf inspired my fall fireplace mantel decor. Rather than traditional orange and yellow, I decorated with pops of aqua, indigo and purple. Be sure to click to see more gorgeous fall mantels.

When it came time to work on my fall fireplace mantel decor, I found my muse in this jewel-toned plaid blanket scarf. It includes pops of aqua, indigo, purple and maroon and works well with the new color scheme in our keeping room.

A cozy plaid blanket scarf inspired my fall fireplace mantel decor. Rather than traditional orange and yellow, I decorated with pops of aqua, indigo and purple. Be sure to click to see more gorgeous fall mantels.

I’m excited to be sharing the jewel-toned fireplace mantel decor as part of the Fall Ideas Tour featuring 25 talented bloggers.

Join 25 bloggers as we share fall decorating and craft ideas. Get inspiration for decorating your fall mantel, your dining room table and your porch for fall. You'll also learn how to make gorgeous fall wreaths and don't miss our free fall printables.

Every day this week, we are showcasing new fall decorating ideas, crafts and free printables. Today, the tour kicks off with fall mantels. You can check out all the projects using the links at the end of this post.

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A cozy plaid blanket scarf inspired my fall fireplace mantel decor. Rather than traditional orange and yellow, I decorated with pops of aqua, indigo and purple. Be sure to click to see more gorgeous fall mantels.

While the rest of the world is on a neutral farmhouse kick, I’ve been adding color to our home rather than subtracting it. You can see a sneak peek of our new indigo ikat rug and sofa in the keeping room. But you’ll have to come back later for my fall home tour to see the rest of the changes to this room!)

I love combining color with rustic and vintage elements and mixing in texture and metallics.

A cozy plaid blanket scarf inspired my fall fireplace mantel decor. Rather than traditional orange and yellow, I decorated with pops of aqua, indigo and purple. Be sure to click to see more gorgeous fall mantels.

Did you catch the pop of copper on the aqua stoneware pumpkin from JoAnn or the mini version I painted?

Because we have a TV cabinet above our fireplace, I tend to keep our mantel décor fairly simple. In the past, I have styled the mantel just for photos, but now I’m all about keeping it real. We can’t be bothered to take down wreaths and move fussy décor out of the way when it’s time to binge watch Netflix. (My latest obsession? Gossip Girl. XOXO.)

A cozy plaid blanket scarf inspired my fall fireplace mantel decor. Rather than traditional orange and yellow, I decorated with pops of aqua, indigo and purple. Be sure to click to see more gorgeous fall mantels.

So there’s just a simple garland on the mantel, with some lanterns and a chippy post flanking each side.

A cozy plaid blanket scarf inspired my fall fireplace mantel decor. Rather than traditional orange and yellow, I decorated with pops of aqua, indigo and purple. Be sure to click to see more gorgeous fall mantels.

And sometimes, even that gets in the way of TV time! I wish I had snapped a photo of the mantel later this same day. My son and his buddy knocked down the garland when they opened the cabinet to play video games. I fixed it without fussing, but I really wish they hadn’t woken me up from my afternoon nap to tell me about it! All to say, our real life is rarely never picture perfect.

That pretty pumpkin and eucalyptus leaf garland, by the way, is from Michael’s.

A cozy plaid blanket scarf inspired my fall fireplace mantel decor. Rather than traditional orange and yellow, I decorated with pops of aqua, indigo and purple. Be sure to click to see more gorgeous fall mantels.

While my mantel decorating space may be limited, I have plenty of room to go overboard on the hearth!

Since it’s not cold enough yet to light our gas logs, I propped an old wooden firebox cover in front of the fireplace and hung a dried lavender bundle from it. (The wood cover was dirty and rusty, but it was free!)

A cozy plaid blanket scarf inspired my fall fireplace mantel decor. Rather than traditional orange and yellow, I decorated with pops of aqua, indigo and purple. Be sure to click to see more gorgeous fall mantels.

I love how the wood tones coordinate with my oversized European wooden bowl from the French Farmer’s Wife, my favorite local barn sale.

A cozy plaid blanket scarf inspired my fall fireplace mantel decor. Rather than traditional orange and yellow, I decorated with pops of aqua, indigo and purple. Be sure to click to see more gorgeous fall mantels.

I loaded the bowl up with lots of faux pumpkins, a driftwood garland and florals in colors to match the scarf.

A cozy plaid blanket scarf inspired my fall fireplace mantel decor. Rather than traditional orange and yellow, I decorated with pops of aqua, indigo and purple. Be sure to click to see more gorgeous fall mantels.

Every year, I add to my faux pumpkin collection. However, I find that a lot of the fakes aren’t very realistic looking. So, I often paint them, layering on different colors, glazes and waxes to get the look I want. It takes a bit of time, but it ends up being cheaper than buying expensive fakes or a crop of real pumpkins from the farmer’s market.

A cozy plaid blanket scarf inspired my fall fireplace mantel decor. Rather than traditional orange and yellow, I decorated with pops of aqua, indigo and purple. Be sure to click to see more gorgeous fall mantels.

The gray boxes were another freebie from a friend, and the aqua spindle was from a neighbor’s yard sale. I didn’t even have to paint it!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at our jewel-toned fall fireplace mantel decor.

A cozy plaid blanket scarf inspired my fall fireplace mantel decor. Rather than traditional orange and yellow, I decorated with pops of aqua, indigo and purple. Be sure to click to see more gorgeous fall mantels.

Shop the Look

While many of the items in my decor are vintage or DIYed, you can shop for some of the items through these links.

Bronze Pumpkin / Pumpkin & Eucalyptus Garland / Pumpkin Pick / Pumpkin Arrangement

Copper Patina Stoneware Pumpkin / Driftwood Garland / Dried Lavender Bundle

Rustic Wooden Lantern / Six-Pane Wooden Lantern / Plaid Blanket Scarf

Don’t miss these great fall decorating ideas from other bloggers:

Mantels on Monday

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Postcards From the Ridge / The Chelsea Project / The Everyday Home / Shabbyfufu /
Atta Girl Says / Stone Gable

Tablescapes on Tuesday

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Vin’yet Etc. / What Meegan Makes / Home is Where the Boat is / Making it in the Mountains

Wreaths on Wednesday

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Worthing Court / Dukes and Duchesses / Cupcakes and Crinolines / My Creative Days /
Virginia Sweet Pea

Printables on Thursday

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Inspiration for Moms / Hunt and Host / Domestically Speaking / On Sutton Place / I Should Be Mopping The Floor

Porches on Friday

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Petticoat Junktion / Housepitality Designs / Hymns and Verses / Cottage at the Crossroads /2 Bees in a Pod



Comments

  1. Oh Amy — I love your jewel-toned mantel! The colors of the pumpkins are fabulous. And love how the textures work to tie the mantel together. You have a great eye for decorating! Great job, as always! Wishing you a blessed and happy Fall. Susie from The Chelsea Project
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  2. Some of my favorite colors! Happy fall Amy…
    Janet

  3. Norma Rolader says:

    Love your colors, textures and Lanterns!! I love lanterns and how you decorate with them God bless and Have a blessed and safe Labor Day

  4. Oh so very beautiful Amy! So loving the jewel tones! Your fireplace screen is reminding me of how I should have kept my tobacco basket for a fireplace screen…love the way you created the wood planked screen for the fireplace. Happy Fall Amy!!

    • Atta Girl Amy
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      says:

      Ooh, I love the idea of using a tobacco basket for a fireplace screen. We both may have to buy one. Can’t wait to see your fall decor as part of the tour later this week.

  5. I love all of your turquoise and purple accents. They look perfect with you plaid blanket. And that wood fireplace screen is amazing! Such a charming, cozy mantel. Thanks for the inspiration. So glad you’re touring with us!
    Angie recently posted..Fall Mantel with Plaids, Metals, and Farmhouse CharmMy Profile

  6. I love how you used the jewel tones in your mantel, Amy! That plaid blanket just ties all of the colors together!

  7. Oh Amy what a beautiful burst of color. I adore that blanket and see why you were drawn to it. I am in total love with the bpard you used as a fireplace cover. That is an amazing idea I may have to borrow. Good job as always!

    • Atta Girl Amy
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      says:

      Well, I initially bought the scarf because I was at an outdoor sale and I was cold! But I’m glad I’m able to wear it and decorate with it.

      And yes, I love my fireplace cover. A friend had it sitting outside her house and offered it to me. You know I couldn’t say no — rust and dust and all.

  8. Maryann @ Domestically Speaking
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    Love the jewel tones & the driftwood touches! It turned out beautiful!

  9. I love all of the colour you’ve used, paired with the lovely texture and metallics I think your mantel is Fall beautiful!

  10. Your mantel is just lovely! I’m such a fan of the colors you chose!

  11. Your mantel is simply beautiful. I’m a color girl too so I’m loving all the jewel tones!

  12. Your mantel is so pretty! I love the jewel tones that you used. They looks so good combined with your pretty fireplace stonework. I’ve never seen a wooden fireplace cover. I really like it!

  13. Your plaid scarf if the perfect inspiration for your jewel tone mantel! I’m in love with your wood panel fireplace screen too!
    Mary recently posted..Summer-to-Fall Transitional Table and Blooming Pumpkin TureenMy Profile

    • Atta Girl Amy
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      says:

      Thanks, Mary. I bought the scarf lat fall because I was chilly and needed something to wrap up in at an outdoor festival. Who knew it would inspire some decorating?

  14. Oooh – I just love all of the colors that you used on your mantel this year, my friend! Your whole fireplace is the perfect blend of vintage and fall!

  15. I love the jewel tones on your mantel. It is perfect for fall! I am so excited for my favorite season! All of these mantels are making me want it here even more!

  16. So so pretty, Amy! I love all your colors. And I love how you not only decorated your mantel but your hearth too! Beautifully done, my friend!

  17. Your mantel looks beautiful, Amy! I love the colors you chose and how they complement each other and carry such a harmony throughout.

  18. These colors are so beautiful, I love a little stretch from the norm and that lavender is a sweet touch!

  19. Absolutely gorgeous, Amy! Loving the jewel tones…so lovely and fallish!

  20. SUCH pretty colours! SO cozy and perfectly Fall!

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