Decorating a Fall Mantel

Decorating a Fall Matel

October is here and it’s a great time to start transitioning into fall decor!  I typically don’t decorate every room in my home for fall, but I did already sprinkle some autumn love on my porch , dining room and my simple autumn-inspired mantel, which I am sharing today.  You may remember what it looked like before when I shared how I organize the entryway but I wanted to start with a blank canvas (minus the lamp) which is the best way to decorate a mantel.

I live in Miami and fireplaces are rare (for obvious reasons) and therefor so are traditional mantels.  Many of us use our buffets or long coffee tables to serve the same decorative purpose as a mantel and here is mine.  This buffet is in the entrance of our home which holds everything but dishes!

Fall Mantel before

I started adding and taking away elements and this was the result!  What do you think?


Decorating a Fall Matel

I purchased this pumpkin a few years ago in Homegoods and I placed it on top of a wooden beverage dispenser to add height, interest and the perfect spot to nestle these beautiful hydrangeas!

Decorating a Fall Matel

The gold vase we purchased at IKEA 10 years ago and it used to be white.  A few years ago I spray painted it gold and I love how it made the texture more visible.  The wreath had actually been hanging outside my front door for months – yes, it was a really a little dusty but I cleaned it with a can of compressed air.  It was the perfect finishing touch!

Decorating a Fall Matel

I love this print from Emily Ley.  “I will hold myself to a standard of grace, not perfection” – I love this message!

Decorating a Fall Matel

Here is the before and after and I love how it is simple, semi-neutral but it decidedly fall it turned out!

Decorating a Fall Matel

And now for more fun!  I have joined a team of talented bloggers that are opening up their doors to show you their Fall home decor.  Below are the links as they have been sharing their homes for days.  Check them out as I will also be hopping over for some inspiration!

Thank you, friends!

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{Monday, Sept 28th}

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What Meegan Makes

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{Tuesday, Sept 29th}

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Imparting Grace

Hymns and Verses

White Lace Cottage

Tried and True

The Kim Six Fix

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{Wednesday, Sept 30th}

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Denise Designed

Setting for Four

DIY 180

Mom Home Guide

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{Thursday, Oct 1}

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{Friday, Oct 2}

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  1. Sondra Lyn says

    Your buffet is beautifully decorated for fall! Those who can style simply with few items truly have a gift. You have it my dear!!

    • Maria says

      Hi Vanessa! I purchased the wreath last year at Target. Believe or not they had it as part of their Christmas clearance, so I quickly added that to my cart and I am glad I did!


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