Autumn Mantel Styling Ideas

by Citygirlmeetsfarmboy
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Want to create a new look for your mantel this holiday season? I share my simple go to steps for how I decorate my mantel, and bring you along on the process!

Step One: A Focal Point

I always add my first piece to be the focal point. This is the center of my mantel and ranges from signs, photos, to mirrors! This season I added a wood mirror, and then attached a Fall wreath to the center using 3m hooks!

Step Two: End Caps

I have wood shutters on each side of my mantel and I love to add new pieces to this space. I call this my end caps. It frames the look of my entire mantel. I used garden hooks to hang lanterns on. This season I used LED candle lanterns with batteries!

Step Three: Tall Filler

Adding height to your mantel creates a good dynamic. I space this out around the focal point. I used Fall candlesticks in two different sizes - the brass color looks so beautiful!

Step Four: Small Filler

The final step is to add small filler items that represent the season. You can add as much or as little as you like. For this I added different sizes of battery operated candles, and velvet pumpkins. I had my daughter come in and help and she absolutely loved it!

I love the way it turned out, and it took such little time to set up. The hardest part was looking online for my favorite items!

I hope this tutorial helps you when decorating your mantel for the holidays!

Suggested materials:
  • Mirror   (Bed Bath and Beyond)
  • Lanterns   (Bed Bath and Beyond)
  • Candlesticks   (Bed Bath and Beyond)
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Want more details about this and other design ideas? Check out my blog post!
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