Decorating for fall can be a bit tricky, especially if you want to decorate like an #adulting boss and do more than place a few pumpkins around the house. Whether you’re lucky enough to have a toasty warm hearth with a mantel, or you’re trying to get creative with a non-working fireplace, here are three ways to help get your fireplace in the autumnal spirit. This week’s edition of Decor Resolutions will show you how to transform your living room with fall-tastic accessories like pretty wreaths, mood-setting candles and a pumpkin or two. Scroll on to see how we’d style the mantel for a boho-chic home, minimalist abode and preppy space.
HOW TO DECORATE A BOHO-CHIC FIREPLACE
Feathers are a fun textural addition to any fall motif. They’re soft, a bit wild and can go elegant or super boho, depending on how you style them. Set up a “bouquet” of feathers in a glass vase and arrange an eclectic mix of rose gold pumpkins and copper candlesticks along the mantel. Brighten up the space with a pinecone garland and copper picture frames featuring your loved ones. If you have enough room, set up a faux fur stool (complete with cozy throw blankets, of course) where guests can sit and enjoy the view.
Moonlight Feather Natural Lady Amherst Pheasant Tail Wholesale Feathers ($150, set of 50), Target Aurora Decorative Wall Mirror ($120), Jamali Garden Iced & Glittered Gold Pine Cone Garland ($13), Threshold Green Marble & Wood Edison Table Lamp ($40), Danya B Filigree Hurricanes ($21), H&M Metal Candle Holder ($18), Threshold Faux Fur Stool ($70), Crate & Barrel Birch Logs ($20, set of three), Threshold Faux Sherpa Pelt White ($35), H&M Metal Photo Frame ($18), Boston International Large Aged Copper Round Pumpkin ($45), H&M Moss-Knit Blanket ($60), H&M Large Glass Vase ($25)
HOW TO DECORATE A MINIMALIST FIREPLACE
Incorporate a neutral color palette, such as sage green and white, then punctuate it with chic black lanterns and silver elements to create a unified color story that’s totally on point for a minimalist vibe. If you’d like to try something other than pumpkins, why not evoke the spirit of the season with branch-shaped candlesticks, a color-dipped buffalo figurine and a copper light garland. Even if you have a non-working fireplace, a pile of birch bark logs brings a touch of coziness to the space.
Yummi Candles 3-Inch x 6-Inch Sage Green Round Pillar Candles ($28, set of three), Boston International Pumpkin Chalkboard ($21), Threshold Artificial Layered Leaf Plant in Wood Pot ($8), Target Halloween Metal Lantern With Skull ($10), H&M Scented Candle in Glass Holder ($6), H&M Velvet Cushion Cover ($10), H&M Soft Throw ($35), Threshold Extra Large Round Wire Decorative Storage Bin ($25), H&M Textured Glass Vase ($18), Crate & Barrel Antiqued Brass Log Holder ($129), Threshold Bison Decorative Figural ($15), H&M Branch-Shaped Candlesticks ($18), Rejuvenation 120 LED String Lights ($59)
HOW TO DECORATE A PREPPY FIREPLACE
A gold metallic motif is a chic way to take your mantel from summer to fall. Adding gold to your black and pink combo feels festive, sophisticated and totally fall-tastic. Consider spray-painting or gold-leafing some thrift store accessories, and bring in gilded lanterns or gold tea light candles for a little sparkle. Seal the deal with a tasseled garland, a basket full of throw blankets and a leafy wreath. This fall is going to be a cozy one.
H&M Patterned Tea Light Holder ($5), Threshold Pretty Party Tassel Garland ($10), Crate & Barrel Lillian Brass Metal Lantern ($30+), Lulu & Georgia Carmine Velvet Oval Ottoman ($310), Xhilaration Tribal Knit Throw ($25), Grandin Road Faux Fur Lumbar Pillow ($25), Threshold Zion Rattan Round Storage Basket ($25), H&M Velvet Cushion Cover ($10), Target National Tree Company Pumpkin Wreath Orange ($145), Threshold Cast Metal Fox ($15)
What’s your favorite way to decorate your mantel during the holidays? If you’re doing a home makeover, follow us on Pinterest for even more decor ideas and seasonal inspo.
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