Simple Fall Mantel Decor in Soft Seasonal Colors

This simple fall mantel decor features the muted shades of autumn with white pumpkins, copper elements, and natural grasses for a soft take on the season.

I mentioned earlier this week that I start my fall decorating with the kitchen, but the second spot I typically choose to decorate is the mantel! I don’t usually do much on the mantel for spring or summer, but in the fall and at Christmas, I like to make it feel special and bring in some natural elements of the season.

For me, simple and natural is best and I have to say, this year’s mantel is probably one of my favorites!


Fall mantel decor ideas French country mirror with beautiful urn wreath and pumpkins

For this fall mantel decor, I focused on fall color but in a subtle way. Pumpkins in white and faded orange, combined with a wreath with rose-colored berries creates a warm, muted version of traditional fall colors.  


gorgeous fall eucalyptus wreath and urn with greenery autumn mantel decor

The ‘centerpiece’ of the mantel is this new wreath. It’s faux, but it’s got such a great look! I love the soft pink berries combined with the eucalyptus. Unfortunately it’s already sold out, but I found several very similar options below.

For a less-typical look, I chose to lean it on one side of the mirror. I like that it’s slightly asymmetrical and feels more casual than if I’d hung it in the middle.


wreath and urn with eucalyptus fall decorating

I also added some small white Casper pumpkins and one of my favorite baby Fairytale pumpkins. These are new to me this year and I’m completely smitten! 😉


gorgeous French farmhouse living room with subtle fall mantel decor wreath pumpkins and greenery

On either side I filled my vintage French urns with fresh eucalyptus and some dried fall grasses – I’m in love with the look of these! The color and style of them is so perfect for the look I was going for this year and they dry really well so they’ll last all season.


French cast iron urn chippy vintage style with fall greenery and grasses

A few eucalyptus stems are scattered on the mantel, along with some of my favorite copper votives for a warm and festive touch.


gorgeous simple fall mantel decor eucalyptus in French urns and copper votives autumn decor

In a few years past I’ve added more detail to create some really beautiful mantels, but this year, I was really craving a simpler look and I love how it turned out.


gorgeous vintage French cast iron urn with eucalyptus

The good news is, the wreath is faux and the eucalyptus and grasses look great dried so this will last all the way until I change things out for the holidays. But if you’re worried about eucalyptus drying and/or fire danger, this faux eucalyptus looks amazing and easily creates the same look!


vintage French urn holds fall grasses and eucalyptus with copper votives simple fall decorating mantel decor

I hope this gives you some ideas for decorating your own mantel for fall. Simple fall decor can be as elegant as the more complicated vignettes, and as an added benefit, it’s definitely easier! 😉


I’ve sourced many of the items I used below so it’s easy for you to recreate the look! 

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 Now be sure to check out all of the beautiful fall mantel inspiration my talented friends are also sharing below!

Warm Earthy Rustic Fall Mantel Decor Ideas at The Happy Housie

Elegant Boho Fall Mantel Decor Ideas at The DIY Mommy

Fall Mantel with Dried Florals at Deeply Southern Home

Vintage Fall Mantel Decorating at Rambling Renovators


 Fall Mantel Decorating at Craftberry Bush

Simple and Colorful Fall Decorating Ideas for Your Mantel at The Tattered Pew

Moody Fall Mantel at Modern Glam

Vintage Fall Mantel at Joanna Anastasia


Modern Fall Mantel at Taryn Whiteaker

Boho Cottage Fall Mantel Ideas at Tatertots and Jello

 Pretty Fall Mantel at A Pretty Life

Modern Fall Mantel at Clean & Scentsible


Adding Fall Touches in the Living Room at House by Hoff

Simple Fall Mantel Decor at Maison de Cinq

My Fall Mantel: Tips for Creating a Cozy & Inviting Space at Life is Better at Home

Cozy Farmhouse Mantel Decorating for Fall at She Gave it a Go


Five Minute Fall Mantel at Finding Silver Pennies

Fall Shelf Styling Two Ways at My Sweet Savannah

Blue Fall Mantel Decorating at Dans le Lakehouse

Modern Boho Fall Mantel Ideas at Life is a Party

Fall Farmhouse Fireplace Mantel at Hallstrom Home


If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out some other fall decorating ideas below!

Easy & Elegant Fall Mantel in Soft Colors

Fall Kitchen Ideas with Copper Accents 

Traditional Fall Porch Decorating Ideas 

Fall Mantel in Shades of Burnished Copper


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  1. Sheila it’s absolutely beautiful! The greenery and that urn…gorgeous! Love the simplicity!

    1. Aww thanks so much Kelly – that’s so kind! 🙂


  2. Beautiful, Sheila! I always love visiting your home to see your decor. LOVE the new wreath and also those branches of eucalyptus look so realistic!

    1. Aww thank you Danielle – I so appreciate that!

      Happy fall to you!


  3. Your mantel is so pretty Shiela! I love the urn and greenery and just enough if those fall colors to make it cozy, love it 🙂

    1. Aww thank you so much Tanya – I so appreciate that!

      Happy fall!