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Neutral Fall Mantel Decor Around a TV

Tips for decorating a neutral fall mantel by reusing classic accents and simple color palette around the obstacle of a TV + 29 more fall mantel decor ideas.

It never fails. Every single fall I use decorating as my therapy. Could be the back-to-school chaos that throws our house into a tizzy or the suddenly packed schedule that makes us feel spread thin or the up-and-down weather changes that do weird things to our moods around here…

But whenever I need a moment to decompress, there’s just something about decorating for fall that sets things right again.

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Today, I’m joining in with Krista from The Happy Housie and a group of DIY / home decor blogger friends to share our mantels all gussied up for fall, if you’ve been craving the decorating down time too. You can see all of their creative ideas at the bottom of this post.

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My current view as I write this is this fireplace. It’s the first day that it has actually felt like fall.

So I’m sitting here chatting with y’all, sipping my salted caramel coffee, and listening to the rain and our town’s church bells outside while I thank God for this roof over our heads.

I still can’t believe that my view looked like this just over a year ago:

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It’s amazing what a couple of gallons of paint, some brick limewash, a DIY window seat for hidden electronic storage and some good ol’ sweaty hard work can do.

Decorating this mantel is always a bit more challenging than most because of this big ol’ honkin’ TV smack in the middle of it. It’s the only TV we own in the entire house, and above the fireplace was really the only spot for it.

Plus, having those sconces in the way throws in an extra hurdle.

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But it’s nothing a couple of $3 eucalyptus bundles from Trader Joe’s can’t fix.

I found these pretty painted terra cotta pots for around $12 each in Marshall’s while out shopping with my mom the other week, and they were just perfect for tying together a hint of autumnal orange with the blue/gray hues in the rest of our living room.

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I keep these lanterns hanging out on our hearth year-round because they’re so easy to change up with the seasons. If you stick a pumpkin on top of a stack of books, it counts as fall, right?

Sticking to the simple classics with a wardrobe capsule for your decor is handy like that.

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A few birch logs cozy it up a little bit too.

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Other than the tiny bit of orange terra cotta, I’m really keeping the fall decor neutral this year. I’m officially full term this week in my pregnancy, and the last thing this mama feels like messing with is disassembling fall leaves and pumpkins all over the house in November to make way for a new season.

Eucalyptus solves everything. Eucalyptus always understands. 😉

And if I remove the few little pumpkins I have, it could work for any time of year.

If you want to know about any of the sources I used, you can find them all here: (Some affiliate links are provided below.)

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You can check out more fall mantel decorating ideas from all of the other 29 bloggers in the hop below:

The Happy Housie // Bless’er House // Rooms FOR Rent // House by Hoff // The Turquoise Home

The DIY Mommy // Sincerely Marie, Designs // Craftberry Bush // Amber Tysl // Just a Girl and Her Blog

Maison de Cinq // So Much Better With Age // Hallstrom Home // Shabbyfufu //
Town and Country Living

Summer Adams // Finding Silver Pennies // Paint Me Pink // Clean and Scentscible
Nina Hendrick Design

Jenna Kate at Home // Modern Glam // Place of My Taste // In My Own Style // Kelly Elko

Rambling Renovators // Just Destiny // Deeply Southern Home // Setting for Four
Willow Street Interiors // Stacy Risenmay

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15 Comments

  1. Beautiful fall decor ideas. I really like the way you added the terra cotta and the small pumpkins. Your mantle looks perfect for the fall!

  2. So great to go from blog to blog posts to see what is going on.Great to get so many wonderful Fall printables. Would think would have plenty of those from prior years but what I did with them who knows. Too much stuff and too small a house,not enuf storage. Been printing like crazy,will run put of ink which will finish it for me as no money to buy any more ink. Humana keeps taking more and more money out of my SS for their premiums.. Took my whole SS Cola at first of year plus $70.50 more of my SS, not right. Was paying them enuf every month as it is. Need to call them.
    Your Mantel is so wonderful, am always interested to see what people can do with their mantels. We don’t have a mantel, just a shutter shelf over the couch which I love decorating for every holiday or season. I love using lanterns on our shelf.. Enjoy rest of your week.Love all your ideas. Fall decorating is my favorite after Christmas.

  3. This is such a great idea, Lauren! So many people have this issue. In my previous house this is the only place we could put the TV too so this is a great resource!
    Hugs, Jamie

  4. Everything looks soft and lovely for fall. Hope that hurricane goes out to sea! Got my sunflowers, faux bittersweet wreaths, and wooden apples out today here in New England!

  5. Lauren – that is a lovely mantle. I love that it’s subtle and done in such good taste. Your taste is amazing. Also, praying you and your family will be safe through the hurricane. Hope that little one doesn’t decide to make her command performance right in the middle of it! Hugs!

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