Top Ten Beautiful Fall Mantels

10 Beautiful Fall Mantels | #fall #mantel #decor @Remodelaholic

Top Ten Beautiful Fall Mantels and Link Party

Fall is coming! We have had so much fun camping and working in our yard this summer, but all good things must come to an end. It’s still a few weeks off, but I love anticipating the crisp fall weather as I decorate for the season change. To get you as excited as I am, here are ten creative items to add to your fall mantel (plus a couple inspiring mantels for Halloween and Thanksgiving). (featured image via The Lettered Cottage)

PS: If you don’t have a mantel, now is great time to add one or build a floating shelf that can pretend it’s a mantel. Whatever you decide to do, I want to see — come share at this weekend’s party for a chance to be featured by Remodelaholic!


Empty Frames

This gallery of empty gold frames by Everyday Lovely is ready for fall and will easily transition to the other fall holidays, too! Add some fun cut-out creepy silhouettes for Halloween, and add a cornucopia (or leave as is!) for Thanksgiving. If you’d rather not hang all those frames, just stack a couple to give your mantel some depth.
fall mantel with empty frame gallery, Everyday Lovely


Whether you use regular old popcorn in a jar or brightly color Indian corn like 33 Shades of Green shared here on Remodelaholic, corn adds texture and warmth to your seasonal display. fall mantel with indian corn wheat and apothecary jars


A simple row of green apples looks stunning up against this bright blue wall on My Sister’s Suitcase. Real or fake, line them up or toss them in a basket to add a simple touch of one of fall’s best crops to your decor.

bright fall mantel with apples, My Sisters Suitcase

Branches and Leaves

A handful of branches in a vase is simply classic autumn — and easy to come by! Twenty Something stuck her branches in rice and added some beautiful pumpkins from a local patch.
Fall Mantlescape, Twenty Something

It’s not fall without the changing leaves. Capture them while you can and put them in a lovely vase surrounded by a few gourds and deliciously old books (Saidos de Concha via Flickr).

fall mantel with branches and leaves, Saidos de Concha via Flickr


A bundle of wheat will stand on its own and help your mantel shine! See how The Lettered Cottage created this look.
fall mantel with weathered wood and wheat, The Lettered Cottage

Brown Paper

Brown craft paper or brown paper bags are cheap to come by. These simple brown paper flowers by A Place For Us extend the beauty of the mantel up the wall.

fall mantel with brown paper wall flowers, A Place For Us

Straw or Raffia

Straw (or sub in raffia) is great for adding texture to a fall mantel. The Lettered Cottage used loose straw on the top of her mantel and a small hay bale to add height for the pots and pumpkins below.
fall mantel with straw and letters, The Lettered Cottage


The rough texture and hand-drawn goodness of a chalkboard fit the autumn rustic feel perfectly.  You can make a simple chalkboard platter like SAS Interiors did.
fall mantel with chalkboard, SAS Interiors


This mantel combines so many great elements! The layered empty frames and stack of books look fantastic next to The Rooster and The Hen’s handmade potpourri Halloween tree.

fall mantel with diy halloween tree, The Rooster and The Hen

Weathered Wood

Fall is about the freshness of spring and summer turning gold and, well, decaying, so weathered wood fits the bill perfectly! The Frugal Homemaker used part of an old pallet as the centerpiece of her fall mantel.
fall mantel with weathered wood, The Frugal Homemaker

Halloween Mantels

I can’t leave Halloween out… I love this fun Harry Potter mantel that Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage put together for her “Potterhead” family. 
Harry Potter Halloween Mantle via The Shabby Creek Cottage

And this mantelscape by Pottery  Barn (via Lil Luna) is perfectly spooky and old!halloween mantel, pottery barn via lil luna

Thanksgiving Mantels

Can’t forget about the season of gratitude, coming right on the tail of the trick-or-treaters…  Transition a simple fall mantel into a Thanksgiving mantel with a wooden message sign and pennant banner like Create Craft Lovesimple thanksgiving mantel, Create Craft Love

…or a heartwarming seasonal message of thanks (from craft store paper mache letters taped to the wall), like The Lettered Cottage did. Thanksgiving mantel with paper mache letters, The Lettered Cottage

 What is your favorite element of fall decor? I love how easy and versatile pumpkins are!


I’m excited to see what you’ve been doing this week! Are you finishing up summer or diving into fall? Share your latest and greatest! We had so many great links last week — go check them all out here, and here are a few of your favorites and mine. Link up this week and you could be featured here on Remodelaholic (we often invite party-goers to be our guests) or on social media and our reader features board with over 70,000 followers!

how to get a chippy finish with frog tape, 2 Little SuperheroesHow to get a Chippy Finish Using Milk Paint and Frog Tape | 2 Little Superheroes

15 ideas for fall, Sweet Parrish Place15 Fall Ideas | Sweet Parrish Place
rememember when Nicki was a guest and shared her painted subway tile backsplash?)

$30 rustic headboard, The Rozy Home$30 DIY Rustic Headboard | The Rozy Home

kitchen reveal, The Blissful BeeKitchen Reveal and Sources | The Blissful Bee
(Amy is also a former guest of ours — see her chevron curtains and tablescape and striped foyer wall)

10 Beautiful Fall Mantels | #fall #mantel #decor @Remodelaholic


For more fall ideas, check out these:

Favorites from the Fall Pottery Barn Paint Collection

Rad Plaid — Festive Fall Dining

25 Free Vintage Nature Images for Fall

Fall Decorating Ideas shared by on #Fall #Decorating #FallDecoratingIdeas


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Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.

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