The mantel is the first thing I decorate each new season. So hello, fall mantel! Let the fall decorating begin. This year my mantel takes on a neutral and natural look and feel! Don’t you love all the natural wood tones and colors from blond to burnt sepias that come with this time of year? My early fall mantel is a salute to naturals!
Today on our podcast Decorating Tips And Tricks we are talking about BEST WAYS TO DECORATE A BEDROOM. And since I am in the process of making over my master bedroom I have lots of ideas to share!
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Here at StoneGable, the leaves are just starting to turn and are not quite ready for the blazing show they will put on in another month or so. That’s one reason I like to “transition” into each season. It feels much more organic to start decorating with the elements I see going on outside my front door!
By October I’ll change my decor up a bit to include more vibrant and saturated fall colors.
I’m seeing the corn fields around my home start to take on a beautiful flaxen color with hints of brown and green. It is the color of the corn that inspired me to decorate with unfinished wood tones.
I found the rustic turned candlesticks at a local shop and knew they were just the right color for the mantel. They also bring that beautiful texture that makes fall decorating so interesting!
In our podcast about FALL DECORATING HERE, Kelly talked about cotton bolls and magnolia leaves and I thought it would make such a gorgeous autumnal statement! So I used my summer cotton bolls and added Christmas magnolia stems and a tad of fall “fluff”. WHO KNEW the result would look like fall! Thanks so much sweet friend!
I really was not going to decorate with pumpkins just yet, but when I saw these small, textural, natural, braided, twine-wrapped, twiggy pumpkins I could not resist!
I perched the trio of them in the center of my mantel on wood blocks.
The right side of the mantel is balanced with a wonderful faux potted plant. I love a great faux… in plants only! Haha!
I’ve never used candles on my mantel before. We have the candlestick lamps that we turn on almost every evening. So adding the candlesticks was new for me. I can’t wait to light them too!
Usually, I keep the mantel decor within the boundaries of the lamps. But recently a stylist and photographer came to take images of StoneGable for a book and the stylist decorated the entire width of the mantel.
It was a lightbulb moment. Funny… how we get so set in our decorating ways. So I’m expanding the decor to the ends of the mantel this fall!
I hope my fall mantel has inspired you to decorate yours! And if you don’t have a mantel make any horizontal space into a fabulous fall display!!!!!
I’ve been learning how to create some fun videos of my images I hope you will enjoy my Hello… Fall Mantel Video!
Mantels on Monday
Tablescapes on Tuesday
Wreaths on Wednesday
Printables on Thursday
Porches on Friday