14 Festive Fireplace Mantels for Fall

September 12, 2012

Fall is a favorite time of year for me. Even though it’s not technically a new year, with the kids returning to school, it feels like a new beginning.

I treasure the breezy days of late September when we get to pack away the sandals and replace them with riding boots and polar fleeces.

I enjoy apple picking and pumpkin carving with the kids while being mesmerized by the Fall foilage.

But most of all, I love organizing and decorating for the new season.  Pumpkins, ghords, warm colors, blankets…  Autumn brings such cozy thoughts.  As I’m starting to think about and get in the mood for the change, I thought it would be fun to get inspired and gather ideas by checking out some fabulous Festive Fall Fireplaces from across the blogosphere.

When I think of Fall, rustic and nature immediately come to mind, and this seasonal mantel created by Emily of Decor Chick perfectly portrays those elements.

So gorgeous and my favorite part of this mantel created by Debbie of Refresh Restyle is the addition of the burnt orange leaves trickling down the burlap framed backdrop – reminds me of the breezy days of Fall when leaves are falling all around you.

I feel like I just stepped back in time with this Autumn Mantel by Lucy of Craftberry Bush. Using inexpensive items from around her house, Lucy created her mantel using patinaed trays, old window frames, book pages and a few white pumpkins and candles.  Incredibly elegant and sophisticated.

Pumpkins are so interesting and sometimes you really don’t need anything else.  I love how the beauty of these “bumpy, freckled, and faux” pumpkins have created a simple, yet intriguing composition for a Fall Mantel by Kellie of Nest of Posies.

Loving this vintage inspired mantel created by Myra of My Blessed Life. The light blue wall color is the ideal background for the intense colors of Fall to “speak out”, especially the orange ruffled garland draped across the fireplace.  And the quote, “Count your Blessings”, says it all!

Leaves. Leaves. Leaves. So gorgeous draped across this mantel against the crisp white pumpkins, candles, and fireplace surround.  And I love. love. love. the decorative tin backdrop.  Created by Barb of Curly Willow DIY.

So simple and unique, created by Everyday Lovely. The vintage frames are beautifully positioned and layered with a few pumpkins, clock, and wreath – gorgeous.

This entire room speaks Fall!  With the lovely decorated fireplace as the focal point of the space, as well as the blanket hanging over the chair arm and the warm draperies on the windows, I just want to start a fire, curl up, and read a book all day.   What an incredible space by Michelle of Sweet Something Designs.

Check out this awesome mantel! Even without the “typical” Fall colors, it’s so unique.  My eye is definitely drawn to the vintage paper backdrop (which I just realized is vintage music sheets) and the gorgeous barn wood frame. I really like the simple look of the black and white pumpkins, which brings in a touch of Halloween at the same time.  Created by Diana of Our Vintage Home Love.

Without a fireplace? A ledge is another great spot to showcase some seasonal decor.  This ledge by Jennifer of Dimples and Tangles is one of my favorites.  I love the green shutters against the exposed brick, with the window pane in the center.  The wreath layed on top is so fun and she’s added just the right touch of accessories layered in front.

White!  Something that you’ll soon see in my mantel for this season.  Gorgeous and you’ll have to see how Kate of Chic on a Shoestring Decorating created all those pumpkins (it’s amazing what a sale and spray paint can do!).

A few festive accessories go along way.  Kate of Centsational Girl created two adorable groupings on either side of her mantel and even though it’s simple, it’s a beautiful, elegant composition.

Hello Gorgeousness! Erin of 3 Meadow Lake Cottage wanted a subtle Fall display and I think she created just that.  Using layers, texture, and a few vintage finds, she put together a serene mantel for the season.

Not a typical fireplace, but this shelf arrangement decorated for Fall is still perfection!  Karah of The Space Between added some really fun and unique pieces to her display including my favorite, popcorn kernels and a planted cactus (in a coffee mug) covered with a cloche – how clever.

I’m putting the finishing touches on my Fall mantel, which I’ll be sharing very soon – I can’t wait to show you!

Have you started decorating for Fall?  Are you in the Fall mood yet or are you still holding on to the last days of Summer?


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Comments

  1. Just what I needed today Jenna, inspiration!! Thank you
    Andrea Schuneman recently posted..Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint {Take 1}

  2. Hi Jenna! Thanks for posting those Fall mantels for inspiration. I still have my Summer mantle up…this post really helps me get “in the mood” for autumn decorating.
    Miss Kitty recently posted..How To Make A Deco Mesh Pumpkin

  3. Great post Jenna. Thanks for sharing all those gorgeous mantels. I saw a few things I may have to recreate when I do up the top of my hutch. It’s the closest thing I have to a mantel. Can’t wait to see what you’ve done with yours!

    ~ Catie
    Catie @ Catie’s Corner recently posted..Teacher Survival Kit

    • YAY, so glad you found some inspiration in my Fall Mantel roundup. I can’t wait to see what your mantel will look like! xo Jenna

  4. Thanks for sharing all these lovely fall mantels! I’ll be pulling out my fall decor this weekend. Our city fall festival is at the end of the month and I’ve been attending for 15 years. Fall is my most favorite time of the year. Cheers and have a wonderful day!
    Donna @ My Sweet Things recently posted..Spray Paint and a smile

  5. Great roundup; thanks for the inspiration! Now I’m dying to tackle my mantle…
    Kelly @ View Along the Way recently posted..DIY Mason Jar Drinking Glass Charms

  6. Thanks for all this great inspiration…I’m going to bring a little Fall in to my house this weekend. Maybe the temps will follow suit! :) happy weekend!
    cassie {hi sugarplum} recently posted..Here’s What I’m Hoping

  7. I feel inspired to decorate my mantel this weekend. In between, the link for Chic on a Shoestring Decorating opens to Dimples and Tangles (cute blog name) blog. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Jenna: I want to decorate my fireplace mantle for fall (my favorite time of year). I see some beautiful decorations but my problem is that I have a large TV (same width as my fireplace) mounted on the wall. I have to be careful what i put on the mantle because it does interfere with watching the television. Right now I always keep a string of lights around the entire mantle but this is getting very boring.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!

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