Warming up in front of the fireplace is truly one of the best parts of autumn. Switching out your mantel décor to signify the season is also pretty fun. If you’re like most of us, you’ve already taken to Pinterest to see all the kitchen design ideas and living room décor for fall. It's endless and so tempting to try!
Rather than go with the generic store bought items, we thought we’d mix things up this year and bring a few do-it-yourself (DIY) design ideas to life. Since getting cozy is our number one goal, Let’s fancy up the fireplace! Here are some creative décor options to give your mantle an autumn upgrade.
DIY Autumn Inspired Garland
All of our favorite fall fireplaces feature garland, and this is definitely one piece of décor you can DIY. Here are a few common themes that we really love.
Leaves: A rustic garland of leaves along a piece of twine is so simple and beautiful. You can press leaves from your own backyard or purchase a pack. Take a look at “leaf bunting” to get some ideas. Add some pumpkins and the results will be dreamy. You could also use different colored crepe paper and a sewing machine to make a strand of paper leaf garland.
Pinecones: If you’re all about rustic minimalism you’ll love pinecone garland. Simply put it together with just a piece of rope or twine, pinecones, and wooden beads. For a mesmerizing (and very shimmery) effect, try adding some gold leaf to your pinecone garland.
Signs: A welcoming message hung by the fireplace is such a sweet way to celebrate the season. One popular autumn inspired idea is a pennant banner made with burlap. By printing the letters and tracing, writing out your message is so easy.
DIY Painted Pumpkins
Pumpkins are in abundance this time of year. By selecting a few different shapes and sizes you can create a fun fireplace mantel with just some paint. You can go with traditional fall colors, or take from the room’s existing color scheme. When in doubt, you can always keep things simple and go with white.
Looking for a little something extra to complement your pumpkin display? Spray paint a few branches gold and place them in a vase for an instant chic touch.
DIY Autumn Inspired Wreath
Hanging a wreath above your fireplace lights the room up even when the fire is out. Accent your mantel with one of these DIY autumn inspired wreaths.
Fall Berry Wreath: Using a foam wreath form, berries and pruners you can create a cheerful and colorful autumn berries wreath.
Gold Leaf Wreath: Again, we know fall colors aren’t for everyone but luckily gold is both autumn and contemporary at the same time. A gold leaf wreath is stunning and can be put together with just a wreath frame, branches from magnolia trees, and gold spray paint.
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