This year’s fall mantel is quite different from those in the past. Instead of using my usual “big is better” and “less is more” philosophy when it comes to decorating I used smaller elements that look like they tumbled across my mantel. And I added a blue and white twist to fall this year! And what better place to show off a new-to-me style than on a fall mantel!
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Now here’s my fall mantel…
Did you notice something different? There are no more black shutters flanking the clock. Styles change and so does mine. I still love that traditional/transitional style with farmhouse accents but I’m slipping into a little more classic and refined look.
I just felt the shutters on the mantel did not represent something I love anymore. Removing them makes my mantel look fresh. At least to me!
Because I am bringing a bit (just a bit) of blue and white to the back of our home I wanted the fall mantel to reflect that change. So I chose a color palette so very close to my heart! Lots of white and soft neutrals mixed with blue and white and just the littlest hint of burnt orange.
Here’s a big tip I want to say again about adding orange fall decor to your home. If you use a little BURNT orange and mix it with blue and white it looks beautiful! It’s a magic formula! The more white you add the more sophisticated it looks.
Give it a try! You will be surprised at how much you love it! I found some good faux bittersweet to add just a little bit of orange to the mantel.
Blue and white balls were almost an afterthought to this mantel. I had reworked it for about a week to get the look I had in my head. The white baby boo pumpkins and the decorative balls are just about the same size and play so well together on the mantel.
I think I like this “low” profile look on the mantel. I’m sure I’ll be using it again!