Back to school time always brings on the images of fall, and while the August weather still feels like summer outside, I confess my mind is already thinking about all things autumn. By September, I’ll be in the mood to do some transitioning indoors, which means it’s time for some seasonal decorating, and I’ve teamed up with my blog buddies Layla, Rhoda, and Sarah again for a round of link parties!
This year, I’ll be hosting the Fall Mantels party and the other ladies (plus Kevin!) are hosting outdoor decor, tablescapes, and easy fall decor, from September 18th through September 27th on Tuesdays and Thursdays, see the button above for exact dates and hosts.
To me, fall is always about bringing the outdoors in and the mantel is the perfect place for fresh clippings of leaves changing color.
When decorating a mantel, there’s no need to restrict yourself to the top mantel shelf. Add that extra layer of pattern, texture, or whimsy with a creative mantel scarf or garland.
Layered artwork, branch hurricane sconces, and a magnolia leaf garland complete this living room ready for the autumn chill.
Mums stacked with curly willow surround a television while piles of pumpkins cozy up the bottom of this focal point fireplace.
Branches and gourds are go to fall decor, practice asymmetrical placement to keep it interesting!
Layering art and mirrors is très chic, finish it off with some vivid fall stems or branches placed to one side and voilà, a magnificent display.
Seasonal decorating should be stress free, so keeping it simple is the easy choice. A few branches, candles, and apples were all Emily added to her fall mantel, or pile up some mini pumpkins on the surface like Lauren and call it a day.
Don’t have a mantel? No worries! Join the party by decorating a bookshelf or hutch, any fall vignette will do.
We hope you’ll join in on the autumn link party fun, the four of us really enjoy these seasonal link parties and we love all the inspiration it brings.
Another round of ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ coming up on Sunday with a lot of great projects to feature! Wishing you all a fantastic weekend.