Mantles are so much fun to decorate, aren’t they?! Just perfect for seasonal displays… And this year, much to my delight, I not only had our fireplace mantle to decorate, but we added a second mantle when we created our master bedroom headboard. For more on that process, CLICK HERE.
But back to decorating. Our room is very classic looking now – classic with a little glam, and a little rustic/antique/hunt touch. Hard to explain. But I knew I wanted to carry over the tranquil feel of the gray room into the fall decor and go with white, neutral, or metallic pumpkins. First I saw these mercury glass pumpkins on the Pottery Barn website. But they were $25-40 each. I loved the idea though, and ended up finding the beauties you’ll see in the photos below at Marshalls and TJ Maxx for $9 and $14 (and I actually even like the shapes better than PB). Holla!
Once they were decided upon for my focal points, I knew I wanted to keep the all-season green swag in the back so that they would have a darker color base (to keep them from blending into the wall), and I added a green moss ball to a mercury glass candlestick for a cute little instant topiary (which added both weight, height, and color). The lovebirds I use all over the house, all year long, and I liked the creamy white detail they added to the otherwise sparkly vignette. The bouquet in the middle is just a bunch of curly willow branches – if you enjoy decorating with natural elements, I suggest you plant one of these bushes in your yard. They might not be the prettiest when they grow, but they’re great for clipping! 🙂 Lastly, just because the balance was slightly off, I brought in a small mercury glass votive holder to fill the post. It will be nice to have the option of some flickering romantic candlelight on the mantle, don’t you think?
And here is the whole sh-bang:
And with the reading lamps turned on…I love how they make the pumpkins glisten!
So what do you think? Do you like neutral/metallic fall decor, or are you more of an orange/rust/gold kind of girl?