One thing that I was drawn to in my apartment was the beautiful fireplace that accented the living room. While the fireplace may be dormant, it’s still the focal piece of my apartment and has the early 20th-century charm that I had always longed for in a residence. It’s character has given me just the excuse I was looking for to be a seasonal decorator beyond Christmas which is why I wanted to deck my mantle out for Fall.
Photos by Dasha Crawford Photography
I was never one to fully commit to seasonal decorating outside of Christmas. Sure for Halloween I’d have a pumpkin here or there and a sports pennant up for Football season, but outside of that, my past apartments were barren.
I truly give all the credit to seasonal decorating to this fireplace. It’s such a fantastic backdrop for any season and even though it’s brimming with charm on its own, I haven’t found any Holiday decorations to make it look too ostentatious- it’s like the more decoration that goes onto it, the more it shines.
My friends at Ballard Designs shared their Fall catalog with me and when I saw it, I knew I’d be making a Fall display out of their beautiful, nature-inspired products. I love when home décor incorporates nature, to me it makes a space feel more whimsical but still comfortable.
I was instantly drawn to this floral garland (which would be perfect for a Thanksgiving tablescape) and how it looks like an expensive florists creative runner for a Fall wedding. I used two of them to span the length of my mantle.
I knew I wanted to update my vintage mirror with this pinecone wreath, so with some black and white burlap ribbon, I secured it onto the mirror from the hanging thread on the back, letting the weight of the wreath act as the stability for the piece.
You may remember in this post here, but I love decorating my space with plaids and rich autumn hues for Fall so when I saw these adorable buffalo plaid pumpkin jars I had to scoop them up to put some finishing accents around the mantle.
While fake pumpkins are great for their low maintenance factor, I’ve always dreamt of having a fireplace filled with real heirloom pumpkins as if a pumpkin patch had sprung to life overnight and took residence in my fireplace.
I’m so pleased with how this turned out and can’t wait to host a couple of people over in the future for some Fall-iday (Fall Holiday) activities and happy hours.
Do you decorate your house for Fall? If so, would love to know how you incorporate Fall themes into your home décor in the comments below!