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!
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.
The ‘centerpiece’ of the mantel is this new wreath I found at Target. It’s faux, but it’s got such a great look! I love the soft pink berries combined with the eucalyptus. It’s just the look I wanted and I couldn’t wait to use it!
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.
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! 😉
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.
A few eucalyptus stems are scattered on the mantel, along with some of my favorite copper votives for a warm and festive touch.
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.
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!
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!
Simple Fall Mantel Decor
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