{Mostly} Neutral Fall Mantel

I’m loving the recent trends of any-colored fall decor.  Though I have nothing personal against oranges, reds, and yellows, they don’t really complement my interior colors very well… So I decided this year to go with the colors that make me happiest.  And thus was born my {mostly} neutral fall mantel.

I decided to play off the warm grays already in the room, with a hint of blue (which is also already in the room).

Two great things about this mantel:

  1. I didn’t buy anything new.  Nothing.  It was a combination of painting decor I already had, making some book-page pumpkins from old books, and gathering things from around the house.
  2. My three-year-old helped.  Really.  We painted pumpkins together and had a blast!
You can see the “FALL” blocks (enter the GIVEAWAY to win your own set here – ends soon!) that I shared last week.
And my black and white Paris photography (which I love for its classic style), along with the very cool book-page pumpkins (there’s a great tutorial here from Upcycled Treasures if you’re interested).
In all, I’m really pleased with it.  Would I prefer a mantel without a television hung above?  Sure.  But with the layout of our room, that’s the only place for Mr. TV, so I’m working with it…  I think that’s why the black candles and picture frame go so well – it makes the black tv look a bit less out of place (or so I tell myself!).
What do you think?  Is anyone else enjoying using non-traditional colors for fall decor?

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