Did I ever tell you what one of my favorite things about fall is – besides crisp air, falling leaves, cornstalks, football, that cozy nesting feeling, and cider. It is PUMPKINS!!! I love decorating with them. I am a classic orange pumpkin lover – no chic white ones for me. I love the pop of color the old fashioned orange ones provide in my neutral color scheme especially on a fall mantel.
XO I could eat them all up! Visually as well as making pie and munching on toasted pumpkin seeds.
I have created my own little pumpkin patch right on my mantel.
How to Simply Decorate your Mantel for Fall
I have two mirrors layered on the wall to add more interest. Either one alone didn’t look right – together they make a much better style statement.
I like decorating with bigger pumpkins too. Placing them in urns is my “go to” way to display them inside my house and out. Simple and classic – no fuss. I used book pages I shredded in my paper shredder to use in my jack-be-little pumpkin patch. The urns I found for a few dollars at yard sales.
I made the fireplace screen out of a cardboard pattern cutting screen. It was super easy and hides a multitude of sins. You can find the tutorial here: Decorative Screen Practically Made for You
A Variation on Using Two Mirrors Over a Mantel
For this mantel, I liked the look of layering mirrors on the mantel, but didn’t have two white framed ones. So instead, I hung an empty white frame over the larger wall hung one. I used clear fishing line to hang it with the line attached to the of the mirror with a thumb tack.