Done in a Day: 9 Inspiring Fall Mantels

Last week, we showed you how to add some cool fall-touches to your centerpieces, but what about that neglected space you call a mantel? Give your fireplace a much-needed makeover by taking a cue from these inspiring displays:

fall mantel decor ideasPhoto: Positively Splendid
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This simple Halloween-themed display from Positively Splendid is perfect for fall -- it's well-designed without being too over the top.
fall mantel decor ideasPhoto: Kimborup.blogspot
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Who says Halloween decor has to be cheesy? This mantel from Kimborup proves that a few fun touches can go a long way.
fall mantel decor ideasPhoto: The House of Smith's
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The House of Smith's blogger Shelley put a plain, white wall to use when a mantel just wasn't an option. (Bonus points for those candy jars!)
fall mantel decor ideasPhoto: Craftaholics Anonymous
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Neutral accents and mixed metals give this shelf a sleek, modern look.
fall mantel decor ideasPhoto: Proverbs 31 Girl
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Shades of white and cream lend a minimalist vibe to this DIY display.
fall mantel decor ideasPhoto: My Blessed Life
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The best part about this cozy setup? Blogger Myra found every single accent item by shopping around her home.
fall mantel decor ideasPhoto: Candace Stringham Photography
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Black and white accents keep this mantel from looking too overdone.
fall mantel decor ideasPhoto: My House of Giggles
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House of Giggles blogger Tracey says her husband calls her mantel "Halloween eclectic". We call it super-creative.
fall mantel decor ideasPhoto: All Things Thrifty
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Want to really make your spot look spooky? Take a cue from Brooke at All Things Thrifty.

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