Rustic and Textured Fall Mantel

Woohoo who’s ready for Fall?! I know I’ve been talking about Fall since the beginning of the month, soooo, you know I am. :) This year for the Fall mantel I decided I was really digging textures and the rustic look, so that’s how the mantel ended up. Quite a difference from last year’s gold and glam mantel! But something about burlap and pretty textures always draw me in so I went for it and came up with this.

Rustic and Textured Fall Mantel |

I made a burlap deco mesh wreath for the mantel, similar to the one on our door that my cousin did. Love it! You can see that tutorial here.

Then when my cousin was here she made these little thingies for the end of the mantel.

Garland Alternative |

Mantel Bow |

I’m not sure what to call them so let’s call them garland alternatives? I don’t know but I like them!

I had the vases already from last year, and of course my old winder and shutters, and I pulled out my giant acorns again and put on a pretty serving dish.

Acorn Display |

I did buy this gold mercury glass pumpkin at Homegoods though. Couldn’t resist.

Gold Mercury Glass Pumpkin |

I have another one just like it living on our entry table for that Fall display. :)

I made a very simple Fall banner and used a stencil I already had and some bronze craft paint. Then connected it all with a little twine. So easy!

Fall Banner |

And here’s a few more beauty shots for you.

Pumpkin Patch |

Fall Pumpkin Display |

Fall Mantel and Decorating Ideas |

Fall Mantel Decor and Ideas |

Rustic and Textured Fall Mantel |

And that’s it! Whatcha think? It feels so cozy to me. I wish you all could come have some coffee or tea with me and sit by our fake mantel and enjoy it with me. :)

What look are you going with this year? Sharing this post at Thrifty Decor Chick’s Mantel Party.



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  1. Love it – I love using natural, neutral colors for fall too. So pretty. And I love your burr oak acorns! I stalk my neigbor’s tree every fall, just waiting for them to drop. (They’re getting close…)

  2. That’s really beautiful and I love your mercury glass pumpkin!

  3. Sherri Smith says:

    I Love the basket with the pumpkins! I have fallen in love with white pumpkins this year. I had no idea they even exsisted, till Pinterest of course. I am plannin to use them in my decore this year. I am new to your blog. Happy Fall!

  4. Very pretty! Love the neutrals mixed with a just a few touches of color! Visiting via Sarah’s link up party!

  5. Super cute! Love those acorns!!

  6. Very beautiful! I especially love your fall banner!

  7. I love it! I am loving the burlap wreath! I too am loving the rustic look with fun textures! Everything looks so bright and cheery!

  8. Oh I just love it Emily!! So many pretty textures and soft tones. And I’m coveting those giant acorns! Where did you get them?? It all looks beautiful!

    • Thanks so much Vanessa! Don’t kill me but I actually bought them a few years back. From an antique store! We don’t get them like that in Houston. Ha!

  9. I absolutely love this mantel. I love the colors. Don’t you just love burlap ribbon!?! Thanks for sharing.

  10. LUV!!! Oh those adorable little acorn.

  11. Your mantle looks great and I love, love, love the acorns. Thanks for sharing.


  12. Catherine says:

    Love this! And I love your blog. Lots of great stuff on here!

  13. The glam mantel looks beautiful, but I always tend to like the rustic look more. Both are beautiful though and I love that you have blog posts about the changes to your mantel. So creative.

  14. I really like the color scheme. A really great display for Fall.

  15. It looks great! I love those giant acorns!!! and I love the pop of yellow with the corn husks and pillow.

  16. It looks great but I would have chosen a wreath with a bit more color to pop.

  17. Painted pumpkins are really good. I have this in my media room. They gives a special look. Fall mantel is really superb

  18. attractive and nice ideas
    they are so amazing and creative

  19. jamie wimberly says:

    Love it all! Could you tell me your wall & trim colors?

  20. I love what’s on the mantel, but I’ve been searching for the mantel itself! Did you make it or buy it?

  21. Gah! Why didn’t I realize you could have a mantel without the fireplace?! LOVE IT! I have been craving a mantel for years. And the staging on it is fan – tas – tic! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  22. I love the paint colours you choose. Could you tell me the names of the wainscoting and wall colours? Thank you. Your blog is inspiring. Love the baby room!

  23. Where did you get the mantel? Love it !!