Cozy nights by the fire are one of fall's greatest joys: You might be cozied up watching Netflix, gathered around the coffee table for a round of Monopoly, or cuddled up with a bottle of wine watching the flames go wild. Whatever your activity of choice, you want your fireplace to look its best. And while it may seem simple to update your fall mantel décor for the season, you might not know where to start.
Search no further, as we scoured Pinterest to find our favorite fall mantel décor ideas that are easy to replicate. Decorating your mantel is easy if you follow a simple formula to make it look elevated and layered. Ready to give your mantel a seasonal makeover? Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to get it right.
Start With an Imposing Mirror
There is no better way to make a grand statement above your fireplace than with an imposing antique mirror like a French Trumeau. It's the foundation that will make your mantel feel twice as decorative no matter how little you add to it.
Decorate With Logs
Make your fireplace as pretty as it is practical by decorating nearby bookcases and nooks with logs ready to be thrown into the fire. You'll play double duty by creating log storage all the while making a beautiful statement in your living room.
Play With Symmetry
Symmetry always looks great on a mantel, and one easy way to achieve this is with a pair of lamps. Opt for a long and skinny option so it will fit on the ledge and cast a beautiful glow that can be reflected in the mirror at the same time.
Throw in a Sculptural Vase
A vase (or collection of vases and small ceramics) is one of the most cost-effective ways to spruce up your fall mantel décor. You don't need many elements to make it look decorated, especially if your pottery is reflected in the mantel mirror. The point is to add height and an eye-catching sculptural element.
Top it off With a Plant
Just because it's fall doesn't mean you can't decorate with greenery. Sometimes, a tall, leafy plant or a handful of sculptural branches in a vase is all you need to make a grand statement.
Display or Hang Your Tools
No fireplace is complete without the right fire tools and a fireplace screen. Either display them or hang them directly on your fireplace for easy access.
Use Baskets for Essentials
Every functioning fireplace requires the same fire-starting elements: old newspapers, kindling, and matches or a long lighter. Organize these in a large woven basket to give your fireplace décor texture and depth.
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