There are so many variables that work together to make a house a home, don’t you think? One of my favorite features is the hearth. When topped off with the right mantel, it serves as a source of warmth, a strong focal point and brings in an element of style.
I decorate the my mantel for the season. Every October I face such a dilemma. Do I decorate for fall or for Halloween?Halloween or fall? Pumpkins provide the perfect middle ground.
With that in mind, here are eight fall mantel decorating ideas featuring pumpkins:
I love this mantel.
What’s better than a rainbow of heirloom pumpkins? Simple, yet perfect from Poetic Home.
What really captured my attention though, was the great hang tags attached to the pumpkins and the little pine cones scattered throughout. (You do know I have a pine cone obsession, don’t you?)
This mantel photographed by Melissa Ann is so striking. It’s a fresh clean look for fall that I haven’t seen before.
The tone of this particular collection put together by Everyday Lovely lends a warmth that speaks volumes and feels fall.
Here’s a great decorating idea from Good Housekeeping.
Have you ever noticed how many great shades you can find (or paint) pumpkins in?
I’ve enjoyed the emergence of blue pumpkins this season – they’re everywhere. You can see more of this fantastic blue mantel-scape over at Susie Harris.
Here’s another great pumpkin mantel from Good Housekeeping.
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating has created a great display with spray painted white pumpkins.
So in October, do you decorate for fall or for Halloween? My mantel is currently covered in spooky glam. I will switch it out at the end of the month for a more appropriate fall display.