With Halloween just around the corner, it is now time to turn your attention to Thanksgiving. If you are like me, your family will be gathering around the fireplace on these shorter days and colder nights.
This blog will be primarily pictorial in nature. However, it is important to start out with a list of potential decorative ideas for your to consider.
Fireplace Mantel Ideas – The Checklist
Some of these items you might find around your home and others will be secured at a farm or gift shop. According to Better Homes and Gardens, many of these ideas are pretty simple and straightforward. Here is the list:
- Fruit, such as apples
- Vegetables, including pumpkins (large and mini), squash and gourds
- Faux Fruit and Vegetables
- Nuts & Chestnuts
- Holiday Wreath
- Vintage Frame
- Autumn leaf garland
Fireplace Mantel Ideas – The Advice
According to Decoist, you want to strive for items that compliment each other, such as vases, mirrors and autumn leaves. They suggest you group an uneven number of items together (3 or 5) on one end of the mantel and another group of items on the opposite end. By adding real vegetables and flowers to the mantel you create an environment of organic and inorganic items.
The Decorist also suggests you connect the mantel with complementary colors and height so items on both ends of the mantel are symmetrical.
And don’t forget about outdoor mantel ideas – a wreath or autumn leaves can be just what your mantel needs to transition it to fall. Remember, everyone loves the warmth and glow that an outdoor fireplace gives. Use it often before the snow flies!
Fireplace Mantel Ideas – The Photographs
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