One area of our family room that I struggle to decorate is our fireplace mantel. It is actually one of my favorite features in our home, but it’s also really challenging to decorate because of the tall ceilings. Do you have a spot in your home that you find especially challenging to decorate?
The vintage gold mirror is a fireplace staple. It’s tall enough without being too tall and the more ornate frame balances the more rustic mantel. I also love how the warm tones of both work together nicely against all the white. I think it represents that “classic livable elegance” that I’m trying to create throughout our home these days.
For fall this year, I decided to simplify things a little bit on the mantle and go with a lighter look. I combined two different fall garlands to add a mix of greenery, white and pops of color. I then flanked either side of the mirror with a mix of metallic and rustic candle holders with pumpkins on top to layer the heights a bit.
The look isn’t perfect but I’m OK with that. One of the great things about home decor is that it can easily be tweaked or changed. I know this is a spot that challenges me so I like to give it time and tweak as I figure out what isn’t quite right.
This simple mantel brings my favorite season into our family room without a lot of fuss and even though it isn’t perfect, it’s just one part of the process.
Here are some of the sources for my Simple Fall Mantel:
To be clear, none of the items listed below are affiliate links or items I’m being compensated to share with you. I purchased all of these items on my own.
Eucalyptus Garland with Orange “berries”: Kirkland’s (The garland is pretty and I love the colors but be warned, it’s not nearly as full as the photos suggest. I bought this on sale online a while ago and I probably wouldn’t buy it again.)
Small Woven Pumpkins: Hobby Lobby – sold out online (came in a pack of three; cream, natural and orange and they are adorable!)
Large Fake Pumpkin (on floor): Michaels (the size of this pumpkin is great but it looks a bit fake so I will likely be painting this one at some point for a more realistic look. It’s plastic though so it’s more durable than the foam ones.)
Mirror: Vintage from a flea market
What areas of your home are works in progress or, like my mantel, are a challenge for you to decorate that requires a lot of trial and error? I’d love to hear about it and how you overcome the challenges.
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