Easy + Affordable Fall Mantel–3 Different Ways
Well, it’s officially fall and that means it’s time for a fall mantel, right?! Right. I don’t know about you, but the mantel is always one of the very first places I want to decorate as the seasons change. I know it’s a small space, but it really is a focal point in the home. So today I thought it would be fun to share an easy and affordable fall mantel styled in three different ways. And to make it even better, I’m challenging myself to create three different looks with the same exact decor pieces. It’s going to be fun! Ok, first let me show you the pieces I’m using to style the mantel! Everything is from Walmart and super affordable.
Item number one is faux pumpkins. I LOVE these because of the gold stem and the soft greenish color. These are the perfect size for the mantel and very budget friendly–the come in a pack of two for eleven bucks. I’m also using a few of these harvest picks, a set of black candlesticks, and two black lanterns in the medium size.
For the fireplace, I’m using two of these large plaid pillows. These are a total steal at only twelve bucks each! And they come in a few color options too. I’m also using this super cozy throw blanket and this large wicker basket. Ok, now let’s get into the three looks I created using these pieces. Here is look number one!
Fall Mantel: Look #1
For this look I styled the mantel using the lanterns, candlesticks, and faux pumpkins in a staggered, symmetrical look. Then I used some faux greenery along with those harvest picks to add a little extra pizazz. I also used the throw blanket, those large plaid pillows on the fireplace and the wicker basket for pumpkins. I love how this one came together, it’s a very cozy look!
Fall Mantel: Look #2
For this second look I wanted to create a more simplified mantel with only the candlesticks and faux pumpkins. I added in a little color with some faux leaves I had from last year and those harvest picks! Then I decided to use the plaid pillows in the wooden chairs on either side of the fireplace, which left room for the basket of pumpkins to sit on the brick. I brought the lanterns down as well!
Fall Mantel: Look #3
For the final look, I wanted to create a little more open space in the center of the mantel, so I put the pumpkins off to the end with old books and the candlesticks. I kept the basket of pumpkins inside the fireplace, but styled the pillows, throw blanket and a few stacked pumpkins on the brick. I love this look!
I had so much fun creating these three easy fall mantels and I could have gone on forever creating different looks. To be honest, I had to force myself to stop because I was playing around with this mantel for HOURS. It was getting out of hand! But there are literally hundreds of ways you could create a fall mantel with those faux pumpkins, the candlesticks, wicker basket, pillows and throw blanket from Walmart. And I love that everything is super budget friendly too.
Well thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope this inspired you to get creative and put together a fall mantel in your own home. And I’d love to hear which look is your favorite! xo
Thank you to Walmart for partnering with me on today’s post!