If you have a fireplace in your home, your mantel is a perfect place to bring some Halloween spirit into your home. From Fall-themed displays with pumpkins and gourds to spooky arrangements with cheesecloth cobwebs, bats, and spiders, I have plenty of decorating inspiration for your Halloween mantel this year. Let's take a look!
I frequently refresh the decor around my house. I'm getting ready for Spring with this naturalist-inspired mantel. The butterflies are vintage illustrations that I printed on card stock, and I collected the pine cone on a nature walk around the neighborhood. I created an easy bell jar by simply flipping over a glass.
I sketched this little feather illustration and framed in a shadowbox. Keep reading for a shot of the full mantel and the rest of my living room
I can't tell you how many friends have come to me asking one thing: "How should I decorate my mantel?" They either have too many options or don't know where to start. Or, they're worried that without investing in art, it won't look finished. Well, friends, let me tell you . . . styling your fireplace mantel is one of the most fun decorating tasks — and you don't need a penny to do it! Come along and take a few tips from me on dressing that little ledge to the nines.
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If you have a fireplace (even if it's nonworking), you have the perfect spot for displaying holiday decorations and ideas! From natural greenery to bright silver baubles, there are endless ways to ring in the holiday cheer from your fireplace this season.
I love spending a chilly Autumn night in front of a crackling fire. And nothing says Fall to me as much as a cozy fireplace. There are many ways to transition your Summer fireplace into the Fall spirit, so, on this first day of Fall, let's check out some beautiful and cozy Fall fireplaces.
Enjoy August both in and out of doors by adding some summery accents around your house. While it's still bikini weather outside, keep the chimney, flue, and logs off your mind, and opt for vibrant color and greenery instead. Create a summery arrangement of vases, plants, or candles (or all three) in your fireplace and on your mantel. Think of your fireplace like a shelving unit; stack your beach reads there, display your favorite knick-knacks, or lean artwork against the mantel.
I love the seashells that are carefully and artfully arranged on the fireplace mantel at the Park Lane Guesthouse in Austin, TX. The white of the shell is so compelling against the gray of the stone.
At my house, I also tend to add natural objects to the mantel, such as fresh flowers, agates, or shells. While I appreciate the austerity of a restrained, bare mantel, I'm more intrigued by mantels that showcase a homeowner's interest or hobby. How do you decorate your fireplace mantel? If you don't have one, how would you want to decorate it?