Give your fireplace a makeover this fall with these mantel decorating ideas that celebrate the autumn harvest, Halloween, and everything in between.
Chesnut-and-Gourd Garland: Dried gourds and squash form a still life on this mantel. Additional 'Tiny Bottle' gourds hang from chestnuts.
Bringing the Outdoors In: An autumn-themed garland of dried leaves and mini pumpkins makes for a subtle but effective decorating idea. Add a few pine cones to your log pile for an extra cozy touch.
Orange Accents: Mini pumpkins and orange berries pop against a yellow mantel.
Fall Leaves: If you typically opt for a more minimalist decorating approach, punch up your mantel with a single statement piece. Here, one decorator used a garland of colorful leaves and a couple pumpkins to add drama to a fireplace.
Bat Crazy: Rather than confining her Halloween decor to a narrow mantel, photographer Lindsey Ocker expanded her decorations by adhering bats and cobwebs to the surrounding walls and bookcase.
Arranged Assortment: A weathered window frame takes center stage on this mantel, while candelabras, pumpkins, and pops of purple add to the tableau.
Photo Accents: Don't want to mess with the picture frames already lining your fireplace? Follow blogger Landeelu Anderson's cue, and switch out traditional family photos for ones from Halloweens past.
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