I don’t really have a fireplace mantle in my home right now, but I have a couple of ledges I use as my mantles that I love to decorate for the seasons. These are located in the my stairwell going upstairs, and my stairwell going down. We added some wainscoting to both, and I added some brick to my downstairs ledge.
Downstairs, I like to add a wreath to my old window, some books, and garland. It is a great spot to keep a little more rustic and have a little fun with. I always keep this old window there on my ledge, and it is great to use it to change out the decor for the seasons.
There is this nice large beautiful window above the ledge in my upstairs landing. I love it because it lets so much natural light in. I use this space to add some decor and have fun around the holidays.
This year I used a lot of what I already had. I found this pretty crewel needlework picture at an antique store a few years ago and the colors remind me of fall. I added some books, pumpkins, and faux sprigs. I found this pumpkin garland at TJ Maxx last year and I think it gives the space a very whimsical feel.
I also added a couple of vintage picnic baskets in the corner and used some pumpkins and sunflowers to make the look feel like fall.
So by just using what I had around my house, and incorporating some fall pumpkins with my decor, I have a couple of fun, autumn mantles for my home.