I wasn’t expecting to share much fall home content since we are moving on October 11th but a group of bloggers asked me to join an Instagram story share about decorating the mantle for fall and I was so honored I decided to give it a go!
Home decorating does not come naturally to me. I look to my favorite bloggers and Pinterest (follow my boards here) for inspiration. Interior decorating is definitely a skill I’m working hard to improve and I’m guessing many of you are too. Give yourself some grace. I’ve realized my home doesn’t have to be magazine worthy to bring me joy.
Like with my wardrobe – I went heavy with neutrals. I wanted to include texture and natural elements and also didn’t want to buy much since I’ll be packing it all up in just a couple weeks.
My best tip for decorating is to shop your own home before you buy anything new. The lidded basket to the left of the fireplace was in my master bathroom but I decided to use whitewashed baskets in this space instead of the warmer seagrass basket that had been here because I wanted a muted white and green fall mantle. You can find an affordable whitewashed basket that would be great for holding blankets here.
These textured vases (taller vase, smaller vase) were a bit of a splurge for me but I absolutely love them and I changed out the filler seasonally. These are the best faux eucalyptus stems I have found and use. I added bone beads for even more interest. The natural wood links (size small) are the perfect decor piece to layer your mantle, coffee table, or for shelf styling.
Target is one of my favorite places to look for affordable home decor! I got these wood hurricane candle holders last year and there still have one size available as well as a new, but very similar, option. The faux eucalyptus pot came in a terra-cotta color but I painted it white because I wanted to stick with neutral fall mantle decor.
Like I mentioned, I wanted to bring in natural elements. The 3 types of eucalyptus draped across my mantle are all from Trader Joe’s. It was under $6 for two bunches. I also got my pumpkins from Trader Joe’s as well. I love all the color and size/shape options they carry.
Sitting some of the pumpkins on a basket (which is from Home Goods) gives them height which adds depth to the overall look. Lanterns such as these would look great around a fall or winter mantle as well. I actually ordered them to use outdoors on our new front steps!
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If you’re interested in more home posts I have a section of my blog where you can find posts such as my master bathroom renovation, my best kitchen renovation tip, and tips for transitioning to winter decor. Next week I’ll be finishing my fall console table styling.
I will be slowly tackling renovation projects after we move next month as well. I already have a flooring company booked to refinish the second floor hardwood to give it a lighter appearance. I’m holding off on the first floor because I want to take down some walls when we update the kitchen (down the road when finances allow). You can sign up for my newsletter if you like to see what’s happening on the blog and don’t care to keep up with Instagram or Facebook. I feel the social media drain myself :).
Have a great weekend! I’m on a flight to Utah to see some girlfriends. I’ll be sharing my fall family photo outfit ideas on the blog tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by.