Elegant And Simple Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas

Elegant mantel decorating ideas are the topic of this post. Mantels can be the focal point of a room and seasonal design is simple when sparingly styled with items you love.
 gold fall autumn mantel decorations
See the mirror above? Well of course you do and if you look deeply into it to see what it reflects, the front door can be seen. Actually doors, as we are fortunate to have a double door entry and when you enter our home you see the living room on the right side. What you don’t see in my photos is that there is a corner of the room where I store some photoshoot props and a few small pieces of furniture that I don’t use much. I wish that our 1962 home had more storage, but wishing won’t make it happen and I just make every area that I can as lovely as I can. Today I’m sharing my living room mantel and it’s dressed…

french white living room


 for fall in white, metallic mixes and of course some greenery. I’m partying with some talented bloggers today and will post their links below.


elegant gold mantel

Elegant And Simple Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas

As per usual around here, I start most of my styling thoughts with flowers. Last week there just weren’t a whole lot of options available (my florist is sadly closing shop:-(( so I purchased a dozen white roses at the grocery. Knowing that my favorite palette is white, especially for the living room…I knew that the white roses would work.
gold glitter candles
I styled the mantel with mix of those white roses and eucalyptus that is from a couple of weeks ago, a few faux white pumpkins and gold glitter candles.
STYLING TIP: Hang on to your eucalyptus for as long as you can and use them as dried arrangements! They are a bit messy, but as long as you don’t mind sweeping up after creating with them they look beautiful with their pale silver-green hues.


french modern mantel decorations


The GOLD crackle vase is quickly becoming a favorite of mine and I love the modern touch that it brings to the vignette. I sure do wish that pumpkins were available earlier down here in the tropics, but my husband said that he just now noticed a display up at Home Depot and it’s the first that I’ve hear of around town. It’s 100 degrees here today…and we just DO NOT EVER have fall!


white living room french
I’ve kept it light and bright on the MANTEL and will likely leave it this way for awhile. Most of the accessories are from At Home stores and if you like the look you can probably find them locally of you have one close by.
antique gold lamp with crystals
I like to call my look French Vintage Modern if that makes sense, and mix up antique French pieces with modern touches like the butler tray table you can see peeking out. The chairs are antiques and there are lots of similar looks in newly made, like this BERGERE CHAIR and this French style LIMOGES LADIES CHAIR that is really affordable.
velvet pumpkins with gold


The GOLD ORB I love to display visually opens up the space and the GOLD ANTLER at the end of the MANTEL does that as well.


Elegant And Simple Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas


I am going to remain silent for a few more photos and let them talk to you. Keep scrolling though…I’d love for you to see my friend’s links as well.

eucalyptus used for decoration

french bergere chair living room
french cottage living room
Elegant And Simple Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas
shabbyfufu elegant fall mantel
I hope that you visit all of the days on this tour for some AMAZING inspriation from such talented blog friends!
2016 Fall Ideas Tour

Monday – Mantels

Tuesday -Tablescapes

Wednesday – Wreaths

Thursday – Printables

The Graphics Fairy  |  Artsy Chicks Rule  |  Dukes and Duchesses

Friday – Porches

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  1. Hello Janet, this was a very well curated room you have put together. I enjoyed the juxtaposed Modern, French Country and Glam design styles you have added in the vignettes.

    1. Thank you so much Cristele…happy to hear that you feel that way!

  2. I love the faux fireplace! Beautiful idea. Any chance you know the paint color?

    1. Thank you! It came this way…so I don’t really know as the paint is old.