Fall is officially here! Looking to start decorating your mantel for Fall? Keep reading for a few of my favorite tips and decor tricks to decorating your mantel for Fall effortlessly…
This was the first time really decorating our home for Fall! Last year at this time I was laser focused on having Cyrus and planning Cameron’s 10th birthday party. Finally with it being a bit more calm this year I wanted to decorate our home….but in my own way. I wanted Fall decorations that didn’t show a ton of orange. That simply doesn’t match my home decor. So I took Cam and Calvin around with me this weekend to grab some pieces that would represent my home and still my style. My Fall decor contains, gold, hues of blue, and cream!
It was a fun process and I love how it turned out! I decided to start with the Mantel! We have a stone mantel and it is such a focal point that I knew it would be best to deck it out with all things Fall.
Here are a few things I did to help me decorate the mantel for Fall:
Cleared out any existing decor I did not believe would match and gabe the wood a good polish. If you can keep a few of your normal decor, I think it helped balance the mantel.
Keep in mind the items you want to be the focal point. Yes I wanted Fall decor, but I love our stone fire place so I wanted that still to be the star. It’s easy to get going with decorating and quickly put too many items on the mantel.
Start with the garland. I made the mistake and did not do this! As you can imagine I am almost shattered a few decorations trying to intertwine the garland. Save yourself the hassle and start with the garland.
Place your larger items first. I put the hay and the sign up first. The large items need most of the space naturally, so I start with that and then filled in the smaller items around.
Have a partner to help you. Rick spent most of the time watching, but it was nice having him there to let me know when it didn’t look balanced.
It won’t be perfect and thats ok. I can’t tell you how many times I kept moving things around, and finally Rick said ENOUGH! haha.
What I realized is your seasonal decor is what you make of it. So if you don’t love the typical orange pumpkin patch look in your home, that’s ok. Find what works for you and the decor.