Creating a Simple and Neutral Fall Mantel

This simple and neutral fall mantel uses green and white pumpkins and greens from nature for a soft and simple take on the season!

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not a huge fan of the oranges and rusts that are the traditional fall colors and I know a lot of you aren’t either. Instead, I wanted to create a neutral fall mantel using some of the colors I used in my fall home tour, but even softer.

gorgeous neutral fall mantel with white and green pumpkins

I love the idea of using items from nature to convey a sense of the season. And I wanted the look to be a soft and simple version of fall. So I focused on greens and creams; using both green and white pumpkins and seeded eucalyptus. Eucalyptus is my absolute favorite green to add this time of year.

I love it’s casual, drapey look – and it’s inexpensive, as well as long lasting. What’s not to love about that?!


neutral fall mantel green and white pumpkins eucalyptus autumn decorI started by layering several bunches of eucalyptus over the surface of the mantel. Usually buy mine at Trader Joe’s but many markets also carry it this time of year.


stunning neutral fall mantel with eucalyptus and white pumpkins

I then added white and green pumpkins and played around with the order until I was happy with it. It still looked a little sparse when all I had were large pumpkins, so I added some small white ones to balance it out and fill it in.


neutral fall mantel using natural elements greens pumpkins wheat

neutral fall mantel autumn decor green and white pumpkins

neutral fall mantel white pumpkin eucalyptus gorgeous fall decorating

I’m so partial to white pumpkins! Aren’t they gorgeous?! I wrote a post on my love for white pumpkins last year – click here to get even more ideas on decorating with white pumpkins.


neutral fall mantel autumn fall decor wheat eucalyptus pumpkinsAnd I’m loving the sheaths of wheat! They tie in the green pumpkins so I used those on either end to give the whole mantelscape some height.


neutral fall mantel with wheat bundles white and green pumpkins and eucalyptus

neutral fall mantel gorgeous fall decor green and white pumpkins eucalyptus

neutral fall mantel decor autumn decorating living room green and white

And there it is! A neutral fall mantel that is simple to pull together, and can easily last all season! For more neutral fall decorating, click here.


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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ve been inspired to create your own simple and neutral fall mantel!



Be sure to visit some of the other bloggers sharing their fall decor ideas below!

Mysha at Remington Avenue
Ashley at Curls and Cashmere
Janine at Happy Happy Nester
Judy at Life is Better at Home
Martha at Simple Cozy Charm
Olivia at Reinvented Collection
Julie and Jodie at The Design Twins
Jackie at Finding Lovely
Joan at 2 Ladies & a Chair
Ashley at Modern Glam
Kim and Lacey at Styled with Lace


Happy Fall!


If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out more fall inspiration and ideas below!

4 Tips for Easy Fall Decorating

Fall Living Room in Soft Autumn Colors

Fall Kitchen Decorating with Subtle Fall Touches

5 Tips for Neutral & Natural Fall Decorating


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  1. Sheila your fall mantel is gorgeous! I love your use of neutrals. Those lumpy bumpy green pumpkins are a fabulous addition! Your home is beautiful!

    1. Thanks so much Joan (I love the lumpy bumpy ones too:)) I just adored your Halloween mantel – it was fantastic!!


  2. Sheila I just love your neutral Fall mantle! The seeded eucalyptus is beautiful and so pretty with all the pumpkins 😍 So much fun joining you ladies! Xx

    1. Thanks so much Judy! It was a fun hop to do, and I’m so glad you could join us!


  3. Love the soft colors, and your brick fireplace!
    Something about the brick is always so warm and homey.

    Happy Fall friend 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Shannon! That’s so funny, because I really don’t like the brick! I’m thinking of painting or white washing it- I just haven’t quite mustered up the courage yet:))

      Thanks for stopping by and Happy Fall to you too!


  4. I love natural! And I love simple! Your style is so elegant and beautiful….I always get great ideas from you decor!
    Beautiful job!

    xoxo Jodie & Julie

    1. Aww thanks girls! I love natural and simple too, so I’m so happy to hear you do too!


  5. Sheila, the mantle is just beautiful!! You can never go wrong with eucalyptus can you?!

    1. Thanks so much Martha!

      I couldn’t agree more! Eucalyptus is my go-to green, especially during the fall and holiday months!


  6. Wow Sheila! I love the color scheme here. Nothing beats fresh pumpkins and eucalyptus!

    1. Thanks Ashley! I have to admit, I agree with you:) I’m in love with the faded green pumpkins this year, and eucalyptus is my all-time favorite! So glad to be hopping with you again!