In this post: Looking for fall mantel decor ideas? Here’s how to use beautiful velvet pumpkins to bring seasonal flavor to your autumn mantel.⇒
There’s something about a mantel shelf that just begs to be decorated.
And what better time to do that than the fall season?
Sure, it may not require the lush garlands and stockings of Christmas. But it’s still prime time to feature the colorful gifts of autumn.
Our open plan kitchen and family room call for seasonal decor when guests are visiting, so I enjoy decorating the mantel with velvet pumpkins for Thanksgiving.
While dinner is served in the dining room on the other side of the kitchen, we often do drinks and hors d’oeuvres in these two adjoining spaces. The more festive, the better!
Fall Mantel Decor
Our family room is a casual space with some formal accents and that’s exactly the mixed approach I take when styling the mantel.
We installed this mantel when we moved into our home and it has a very classic feel that can be dressed up or kept very simple.
The gilded clock acts as an anchor and is certainly one of the more embellished elements in the room.
The rich sheen of the velvet pumpkins plays well off this ornate clock, and yet their bean bag slouch sends a relaxed message which also sits well with the birch bark candles.
The casual mood is further enhanced by the chippy painted Tuscan vases. Dried hydrangeas and seeded eucalyptus are the perfect match for this autumn display.
Velvet acorns are an adorable addition to the tossed-about look of the scattered pumpkins.
Framing the scene is another more formal component, the antique French mirror with delicate detailing.
Pale pink roses are tucked between the bolder pieces, creating a softening effect.
I’m delighted that my mirror finally reflects my white and glass kitchen and we’re no longer looking at dark closed cabinets. The adjacent rooms work so much better together now.
I’ve been so romanced by these sweet little pumpkins but after Thanksgiving it will be time to put them away. I love the way they seem to dance across the mantel shelf.
The textures and colors really benefit by the light and this room is blessed with many windows throughout.
I love to decorate seasonally particularly when guests are coming. It extends the mood of the table throughout our home.
I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving, spent with loved ones and blessed with plentiful joys!!
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