How to Style a Simple + Neutral Fall Mantel

How to create a simple + neutral Fall mantel in just a few simple steps…

How to create a simple + neutral Fall mantel in just a few simple steps... |

We’re already deep into the cool, crisp + colourful throws of Fall here in Northern AB.

Fall Leaves

And I’m loving every cozy minute of it!

Not only have I dug out all of my favourite sweaters, scarves and boots, but I’ve been adding all sorts of cozy Fall decor around the house too!


Second only to Christmas (just three months away!), Fall is one of my very favourite seasons to decorate for!

The urge to bring some lovely, cozy touches to each room in our home is just too much to resist!

Farmhouse Fall Decor

So far I’ve shared our dining room and family room all cozied up…

Farmhouse Fall Home Tour |

But of course, all that cozy Fall decor doesn’t stop there.

Neutral Fall Fireplace |

I couldn’t resist bringing a few Fall touches to our master bedroom…

Neutral Fall Fireplace |

I can’t wait to show you how I brought some cozy Fall style to our DIY faux fireplace with this simple + neutral Fall mantel!

Neutral Fall Fireplace |

step one: I always start with something tall on either end of my mantel. Now, both ends don’t necessarily need to match in the actual decor, but I do try to keep a balance in height with each size. Though, this time around, I did use the same faux plant on either side.

Neutral Fall Fireplace |

step two: Add some decor to the centre. This could be one larger or longer piece or a grouping of smaller decor items as I’ve done.

Neutral Fall Fireplace |

step three: Fill in any gaps with smaller decor. I LOVE to use candles to break up any large, empty spaces. I also always try to maintain that balance I mentioned above on either side.

Neutral Fall Fireplace |

Neutral Fall Fireplace |

step four: Don’t forget the hearth. Though my DIY faux fireplace doesn’t technically have a hearth, I did take advantage of the floor space in front of and beside my fireplace to add a few more cozy touches with my favourite candlesticks and a woven basket + blanket.

Neutral Fall Fireplace |

Neutral Fall Fireplace |

Neutral Fall Fireplace |

That’s it friends! Minutes later I had a lovely Fall mantel…

Neutral Fall Fireplace |

Neutral Fall Fireplace |

The perfect cozy corner in our master bedroom!

Neutral Fall Fireplace |

Neutral Fall Fireplace |

Just in case you’d like to put a few of these pieces to work in your own Fall decor, I’ve linked to everything I used to create this farmhouse Fall fireplace below:


Now, I’m excited to see even more Fall decor inspiration through the Fall Festival Blog Hop, hosted by my sweet friend Kendra at Joy in Our Home.

Fall Festival Blog Hop

Next up, pop on over to see how Erin at Lemons, Lavender and Laundry has styled her fireplace mantel for Fall!

And of course, be sure to check out the other fabulous Fall ideas below:

Vignettes on MondayMy Creative Days 
Elizabeth Joan Designs 
Noting Grace
2 Bees in a Pod 
Belle Blue Interiors 
Farmhouse On Elder Hill 

Front Porches on Tuesday

Little Brags 
   Life Love Larson 
  Hood Creek Log Cabin  
  Poofing the Pillows 
White Arrows Home 
Celebrate & Decorate 

Fall Recipes on Wednesday

 Joy In Our Home 
With Two Spoons 
Honey n Hydrangea
Brooklyn Farm Girl 
Crisp Collective
Calli Girl In A Southern World

Tablescapes on Thursday

Repurpose and Upcycle 
Timeless Creations
Kingsbury Brook Farm 
Back to Blueberry Hill  
Dining Delight 
Lemons To Lovelys

Mantles on Friday

Anderson + Grant 
    Personally Andrea 
The Mountain View Cottage
Making it in the Mountains
Lemons, Lavender & Laundry



Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!

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26 thoughts on “How to Style a Simple + Neutral Fall Mantel

  1. Beautiful mantle. You can never have enough mercury glass. And I love the softness that the lambs ear adds. I am ready for fall.

  2. Love this mantel. Faux greenery has become one of my favorite things. It’s all over my house (mainly because I cannot keep real plants alive 🙂 ). Enjoy the fall weather… I’m still waiting for it here in Minnesota (it’s been in the 90s, but finally cooling down these past couple days).

  3. How wonderful to have a mantel to decorate in your bedroom and you’ve done a lovely job of it! The faux greenery on each end is so pretty and you’ve grouped some terrific pieces in the center for a pulled together look. Those candlesticks on the hearth are perfect for that space and no doubt look very cozy when lit. Happy Thanksgiving to a fellow Canadian!

  4. I’ve always loved this fireplace (and the wall!) and it looks so pretty for fall! Always, always love doing tours with you, friend! 💛

  5. Beautiful, as always Kristi! We love your neutral decor – it is so warm and inviting. You are so fortunate to have a mantel in your master bedroom! Now, if you could please send us some of your cooler weather we would appreciate it. So fun touring with you. Happy Fall!

  6. What a lovely job you have done decorating your mantel in such lovely neutrals! The lambs ears in grey-green are the perfect botanical for your display. I am with 2 Bees in a Pod, you can send that cooler weather south anytime!

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