Last year’s fall decor was bold and colorful, but this year I chose something different. Here is a muted fall mantel for you to enjoy!
Even though I haven’t cooked dinner in 3 nights and my home is covered in demolition dust, it didn’t stop me from taking a few minutes to surround myself with a hint of fall.
After a long day of working on our Master Bathroom, I still want to have a spot to enjoy when I finally sit down to relax at night.
So a wee bit of fallifying took place to make this momma happy!
Last year’s fall decor was filled with bold colors of navy and orange, but I wanted to try a softer look this season.
If you all know me, you know my affinity for tobacco baskets. Being a Kentucky girl who came from a family of tobacco farmers generations past, it ushers in sentimentality in my heart – even more so now that I’m farther away from my beloved family.
So, I started with my signature DIY tobacco basket fireplace screen.
The previous owner left hooks in the mantel. I took baskets from a replica vintage metal scale and hung them from the hooks. Adding these small galvanized planters and greenery bushes from Hobby Lobby completed the look.
Above each planter, I placed my favorite vintage scales with some DIY heirloom pumpkins I made.
And that green baby’s breath garland was just the right color and texture to create that muted fall mantel I wanted. The wooden carved Grateful sign is from Harper and Grayce. I won it a few years ago in a giveaway on Instagram and it’s still one of my favorites!
On the other side of the mantel, I place a vintage soda crate with a chippy corbel on top.
So using wood tones and soft, faded greens, I was able to create a muted fall mantel that I can enjoy while sitting in my Deconstructed chair as I relax.
Even though you may be busy with fall games, school activities for your kids, getting ready for Halloween, or doing demolition like we are, it’s important to find a spot to sit and relax and enjoy. I am a huge lover of all things Fall. I had to carve out a quick moment to create a space for me to wind down each night.
It only takes a few moments. So whatever your style or taste or favorite season is, spoil yourself by surrounding yourself with a few of your favorite things. Your heart will be so much happier for it!
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