Do you study mantels and display shelves like I do?
Here is a round up of ideas for Fall mantels and display shelves from my inspiration files. I shared a few mantel tips last year as well with my own Christmas mantel. I like to look at inspiration photos to get tips and ideas for layering, accessorizing and other creative ways of decorating using what I have.
Books and vases and other items can be used for stacking varied accessories at different heights for visual interest. Notice the mix of textures from the roughness of the mantel to the bumpy textures of the pumpkins to the shiny vases!
A fun garland in a seasonal color always makes a fireplace feel more festive.
It is hard to go wrong with simple white or glass accessories and pops of the season in the branches and leaves. This more minimal display (above) is asymmetrical, which gives it a nice visual twist.
A random vintage collection of treasures is a way to show off personal stories and memories as a focal point. You don’t have to have a staged look, it is your home! Decorate the mantel the way you want to!
Surprising use of three wreaths over the mantel makes this fresh, unexpected and fun. Who says you can only use one wreath over the fireplace?
And if you want a little creepier decor just for fun this Fall, a few spider webs and black crows will do the trick! via Better Homes & Gardens
Day 3: Why I Love this Season
Day 7: Creative Memorable Holidays
Day 9: Things to Treasure List
The rest of the 31 Day Participants!