As soon as the weather cools down, there’s nowhere we’d rather be than cuddled by the fireplace. And if you’re already spending so much time huddled around your hearth, it may as well be festive. The mantel is your living room‘s focal point so if you’re going to decorate any part of your home for fall, this should be it.

Whether you’re trying to channel ghouls and ghosts for Halloween and you want to keep it more simple and welcome in autumn, here are some of our favorite ways to decorate your fireplace’s mantel for fall.


Embrace Simplicity

Mantle with orange decor

Welcome in the fall with a vignette that can stay up all year long. This adorable mantel styling is perfect for keeping up throughout the seasons, but the pops of orange give it that perfect autumnal feel.

Pick prints with hints of orange, rust or brown to add warmth to your hearth.

Try a Monochrome Look

White fireplace with pumpkins

A simple color palette is perfect when you want to decorate for the holidays but don’t want to go overboard. This simple white pumpkin display welcomes in fall without clashing with the rest of your decor.

Layer Artwork

fall mantle with leaf print

One simple way to fill up an empty mantel is with a few framed pieces of art. For fall, a simple leaf print is a great way to add a touch of warmth. Pair with rust-colored blooms (faux is fine!) to finish off the look.

Decorate With Old Books

Mantle with old books

There’s just something utterly autumnal and warm about worn, vintage books. Fill your mantel with old novels to give your home a homey vibe. Use amber bottles filled with dried flowers as bookends to keep the stack neatly in place.


Fill the Mantel With Garland

Leaves and garland

A classic way to decorate a mantel is with garland, but you don’t have to wait until the Christmas holidays to go with this look. Opt for dried leaves and greenery to fill an empty mantel and add a crisp, fall look to your living room. Use brass candles or other objects to keep the garland in place.

Pick Pumpkins That Will Never Rot

Mantle with velvet pumpkins

We love decorating with pumpkins in the fall, but these velvet ones are great if you’re tired of replacing them every time they go bad. Plus, they add a lot of texture to the mantel to give your home a warm look and feel.

Pick Seasonal Florals

Fall garland

A mantel is a great place for blooms, but when the air turns crisp, your options for fresh flowers are more limited. Instead of spending money on fresh flowers, go for dried flowers with muted fall colors such as sage, brown, or beige.

Mix Textures

Mantle with leather garland

This fall, mix in various textures to give your focal point a lot of interest. This leather garland not only gives off major autumnal vibes with its shapes and colors, but the material adds loads of warmth.


Don’t Forget Candles

Fall living room with candles

The minute the temperatures drop, we can’t help but want to light candles every night. Finish off a mantel with a few rich candles to add ambiance and fill the air with hints of fall-themed notes.

Opt for Oversized Blooms

Living room with shiplap ceiling

We love filling vintage bottles or vases with dried grasses and flowers in the fall. Pampas, dried button flowers, or coral grass are all great options to decorate a mantel this fall.