Neutral Fall Mantel

Happy fall to you! I am sharing our neutral fall mantel today. The fall season is not quite here yet, but it is my favorite season, so I am getting a jump start on decorating.

INSPIRING FALL DECORATING RIGHT HERE! This rustic neutral fall mantel is the perfect mix of farmhouse and industrial style. Perfection from the chippy white window to the wooden tobacco baskets. Fall mantel inspiration from #farmhousestyle #rustic

My decorating style continues to evolve from my rustic fall mantel last year. My mantel last year incorporated vibrant oranges and greens. Over the past year, I have been moving back to neutrals. Neutrals are my comfort zone and each time I attempted to incorporate a colored wall or bold furniture piece, I always changed my mind or grew tired of too much color. I love how neutrals add a bright and fresh feel to our home.

Neutral fall mantel by dandelion patina


To style my neutral fall mantel, I pretty much shopped my home this year! I incorporated a few cute little pieces from the Dollar Spot at Target-the acorn garland across the window, a few burlap pillows on the chair, and the chicken wire pumpkins. Every other piece was found somewhere in my home. But, I will share with you a source list so that you can create the look as well easily.

SO ADORABLE! This neutral fall mantel is the perfect blend of farmhouse and industrial style. I love neutrals with texture and wooden elements. Fall mantel styled by #farmhousestyle #fallmantel

Aren’t these chicken wire pumpkins the cutest things? I thought they each deserved a pedestal, so I placed them on top of vintage crocks and added some straw for a farmhouse feel.

Neutral fall mantel with galvanized letters spelling out fall. Mantel by

I love incorporating architectural salvage into my vignettes. This piece works nicely with the galvanized letters I picked up last year at Michael’s.

Neutral fall mantel vignette with a perfect mix of farmhouse style and industrial style. Light and bright neutral decor by

These chunky metal and wood lantern style vases are amazing! They were a great deal of the day from Decor Steals. I fell in love with them the minute I saw them and I was so pleased when I opened the box. They have been a staple in my decor ever since! Love them.

Neutral fall mantel with the perfect blend of farmhouse style and industrial style. Styling of this neutral fall mantel by #farmhousestyle #rustic

Did I mention their size? They are incredibly chunky and tall. Each one would look lovely as a table centerpiece or a few on a large harvest table. An arrangement of twigs and wood flowers give this statement piece life.

Neutral farmhouse fall mantel with chicken wire pumpkins and vintage crocks by #fallmantel

The vintage crocks were found at estate sales. Each one has its own character and size. I love this one because it almost has the veining appearance of marble to it.

Neutral fall mantel incorporating farmhouse style with vintage wooden chair, tobacco baskets, and burlap pillows. Styling by

I fell in love with this vintage wooden chair. It is not in the best condition, but the cane seat and details legs were all that it took for me to dig into my purse and shell out the $7 at a garage sale. And, don’t get me started on the fun tobacco baskets.

Neutral fall mantel with gray and tan plaid. Burlap pillows, deer antlers and tobacco baskets add farmhouse flair. Styling by #farmhousestyle #fallmantel


Neutral fall mantel by #farmhousestyle

This acorn was part of the vignette I created last year with my coco nutty sweater acorns.

Do you love neutral decor? This neutral famhouse fall mantel is to die for! She shopped her home to blend these pieces into a gorgeous fall mantel. Styling by #farmhousestyle #fall

I hope you enjoyed my neutral fall mantel. It was so much fun styling the space and I can’t wait until the leaves start changing!

And, now I know you have been waiting for the shopping source list, right?

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  1. I love your neutral Fall mantel! You’ve got such great pieces (the baskets, shed antlers, and I love the mix of metal, too)! Visiting from A Stroll Thru Life.

  2. Michelle, I really like your mantel. I so wish that I had one that I could decorate. Love your neutrals!! Did you make the acorn garland? Do you have a pattern you would share for that? I love that too! I would love for you to share your mantel on Idea Box link party!

    • So glad you liked it Cyndee! The acorn garland was a Dollar Spot purchase from Target. I would have loved to create it, but sometimes it is better to spend only $3 than $20. Have a great week.

  3. What a soft and lovely fall mantel. One might not put “fall” and “soft” together to describe the same thing, but you have achieved it here beautifully!

  4. Nicely done. When using a restrained palette, it is all about texture~~~which you have used abundantly. I love the crocks being used as pedestals. Simply very nicely done! Thanks for the share, Sandi.

  5. This is amazing! The decorations are simple yet very unique. A good way to make one FALL in love with your home. =)

  6. Gorgeous! I love how you pulled the chair into the whole look of the mantel instead of just decorating the top of it. And those wire pumpkins! I need to find some of those!

    I am co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty link party this month and would love to have you stop by for a visit. The next party opens at midnight Friday!
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  7. Love, Love, Love your neutral fall mantel…so many great ideas!! I really like the chicken wire pumpkins….too cute! Thanks for sharing – I haven’t finished my fall mantel yet….I may have to “copy” some of your ideas!

  8. I absolutely love the way you styled this. There are so many things to love but I think my absolutely favorite is the F A L L! How great that you were able to use things around your home! Certainly makes things less expensive AND you know it’s already your style…way to go! Also I’m hopping over to read more about that adorable acorn…so cute. Thanks for linking up with us at Welcome Home Wednesday, please come by next week!
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  9. Your mantel looks so amazing! I love the neutral and all the wonderful rustic items. What great finds! Love it.

  10. Good Morning Michelle!! Just popping in to let you know your post has been picked as a feature at the Welcome Home Wednesday Link Party! Stop by this morning to see your feature and link up! Don’t forget to grab your “Featured Button” too!
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  11. Seriously gorgeous! I wish my mantel could be photographed like this, but I’ll just have to live vicariously through yours. 😉 What I also love is that you could truly re-use many of these elements all year long, simply by changing color palette, foliage, and other embellishments. Very swoonworthy, indeed. Thank you for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday and hope to see you again this weekend. 🙂

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)
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    • Thank you so much! Check out Decor Steals! I have a icon at the bottom of my blog…just click over from there. Each day they have a steal of deal. Good stuff!

    • Thank you so much Angie. It means so much that you love the mantel. Thank you for the shout out as well. I appreciate it!

  12. i read where you say don’t get me started on the tobacco baskets…..but i have to know where you got such little ones…?
    Only ones I’ve ever seen are the big ones. Where please….Thanks – Kris

    • Kris, have you heard of Decor Steals? They are online. I think I have a icon at the bottom of my website that you can click over on as well. Anyway, I purchased the tobacco baskets through them. They have a daily steal and have some amazing deals. I hope this helps. I had been searching for an authentic tobacco basket for like forever. These were a great alternative. And if you are crafty, my friend Lucy over at Craftberry Bush DIY’d one herself! She shares the full tutorial on her blog. Let her know I sent you over, if you check out the tutorial. Have a great week.

  13. Oh my! This looks so incredible! Pinned and tweeted. We love partying with you and we appreciate you stopping by! Please take a minute to stop by next week, so we can pin and tweet your new creation. The party starts on Monday at 7 pm! Have a great Saturday! Lou Lou Girls
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  14. Hi Michelle!

    Such a lovely fall mantel! I too love the chicken wire pumpkins, where did you get those? What fun things you found at garage sales and estate sales (LOVE estate sales)! And that acorn you made- so creative! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Talented Tuesday. Hope you are having a great day!
    Take Care,
    Aspen Jay
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  15. Just curious if you happen to have a source for the chicken wire pumpkins? They are so stinkin’ cute!

  16. Love what you’ve done with this. I am leaning towards also doing a neutral mantle this year. I recently switched to all-neutral furniture and really just like that feel I have going paired with natural lighting. I didn’t want to go pumpkin crazy either this year, so this works great! I have similar crocks, didn’t even think to use them! You’ve inspired me! Awesome post!

    • Hi Laura! I am so glad I was an inspiration to you. I have a little collection of old crocks going on, they are great.

  17. Oh Michelle….l just love everythng about this….Thank you so much for sharing at Share it One More Time

    • I couldn’t pass up the acorn garland at Target. It was way too cute. Thank you for the invitation to your link party! Have a great weekend Cecilia.


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