Neutral Fall Mantel Ideas to Copy this Season

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There are so many neutral fall mantel ideas floating around Pinterest that I am swooning over. From traditional rustic fall mantels to neutral and plaid mantels, the ideas I’m seeing are virtually endless – and incredibly beautiful. With so many ideas out there, it can be hard to narrow down the theme you want to create for your own mantel this season. I would know – I thought for days, heck – weeks, about how I wanted to style my fireplace mantel.

To start to narrow down ideas for how I wanted to decorate my mantel this year, I decided to create several design boards with pretty fall decor. These boards gave me some inspiration to create my mantel. I created a neutral fall decor board, a farmhouse fall decor board, a rustic fall decor board, and even a budget-friendly fall decor board.

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I love rustic tones and rustic fall decor and while I usually navigate towards those tones, I chose to decorate my mantel this year with neutral tones. I wanted to play off my whitewashed brick and utilize white and gray decor. Plus, I saw so many pretty neutral fall mantel ideas on Pinterest that I wanted to try some ideas out for myself. To get my brain spinning on how to decorate my mantel in neutral tones, I decided to create a design board just for neutral fall decor for a mantel. This board gave me the most inspiration to decorate my mantel this year. I utilized several of the decor ideas for my mantel including candle holders, faux pumpkins, baskets, a vase, a lantern, and a wreath.

HERE ARE NEUTRAL FALL MANTEL IDEAS TO COPY:
  1. HANG OR PROP BASKETS TO CREATE HEIGHT 

I wanted to incorporate a basket somehow and not use it in the traditional sense by holding something. Instead, I wanted to either prop on my mantel or hang it. I initially propped it against the mirror, but it didn’t look quite tall enough. That’s when I got the idea to hang it using a nifty brick clip. It was the perfect solution because I could adjust the height of the basket as needed.

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2. PUT PUMPKINS ON CANDLE HOLDERS 

Using pillar candle holders in the traditional sense is always beautiful, but sitting some fabric pumpkins on them added a little something extra. I snagged the below fabric pumpkins from Michael’s, and they turned out to be the perfect size for my candle holders.

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3. UTILIZE VASES AND/OR PITCHERS 

The pitcher vase that I used below wasn’t originally silver. I actually spray painted it along with the mini pumpkins you see below. I used sticks from Michael’s to fill the pitcher, and I love how the their wood tone contrasts with the silver pitcher. I think it would look equally as nice with a white pitcher.

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4.  MAKE A BASKET O’ PUMPKINS

In my case, I made three basket o’ pumpkins and utilized several various-sized pumpkins to fill my baskets. The large pumpkins were given to me a few years ago, and I had painted them grey and white when I received them. I also had painted a few smaller pumpkins and gourds the same tones. This year I bought several more pumpkins from the dollar store and spray painted them silver. I like the way the three colors look with each other.

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5. PUT FAUX PUMPKINS IN A LANTERN

Putting candles in a lantern is beautiful, but why not switch it up and place a pumpkin or two in there?

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6. HANG OR PROP A WREATH

I made the below magnolia leaf wreath for under $7. I originally hung it on my front door but decided to use it on my mantel because it brought the perfect green element. I simply hung it on my mirror with a suction cup hook.

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Here’s the final result! I am pleased with how my neutral fall mantel turned out. By incorporating neutral fall mantel ideas that I had seen on Pinterest and putting my own spin on certain decorating ideas, I created our perfect fall mantel.

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What are your favorite neutral fall mantel ideas?

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Marly Dice
Marly is the founder of A Brick Home, a blog about home renovation, DIY projects, and decorating ideas. A Brick Home helps readers create their version of a beautiful and thriving home on a budget. Marly has had a passion for beautiful home living since she can remember. Even when she used to work in the corporate world as a marketer, she spent her evenings and weekends creating an inspired home space one DIY project at a time. Marly also has a passion for everything blogging-related. She often outlines blogging tips and strategies to help others achieve their blogging goals.

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4 Comments on "Neutral Fall Mantel Ideas to Copy this Season"

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Wendy

Marly I love it. Especially those pumpkins on a candlestick! Very pretty mantle.

Laura Ingalls Gunn

I always struggle with decorating the mantle. Your tips are so helpful.
Have a wonderful week!

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