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Halloween mantel ideas with Fall decorations

Today I am showing you a living room where we are mixing halloween and fall decorations in our home along with halloween mantel ideas! Don’t want your Fall living room or mantel to look like a Halloween freak show? Then keep reading. I am not a huge Halloween decorator but I do love to add hints of Halloween with my autumn decorations.

Halloween Mantel Ideas

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Halloween Mantel with a Mirror

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An everyday mirror (similar) or this mirror (a little cheaper) serves as a backdrop on our stone fireplace mantel for each season and for Halloween, I decided to hang a large black spider to the mirror.

I personally love how the arched metal mirror softens the harsh square lines of the stone fireplace and adds a dramatic focal point.

The mirror also serves as a great backdrop for seasonal wreaths too, as shown here in our Fall Home Tour.

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How to Mix Fall and Halloween decorations 

  1. Decorate the stone fireplace with purple, rattan and metallic pumpkins 
  2. Layer halloween wall art or a halloween mantel sign on the fireplace mantel 
  3. Add a halloween skeleton or halloween figure that sits on the mantel 
  4. Mix in fall leaves or autumn dried flowers as a Fall fireplace garland on top of the mantel
  5. Mix halloween mantel lights across the mantel to add a fun twinkle at night 

A mix of rattan, glass and wood pumpkins sporting blush and purple create a whimsical classy Halloween mantel theme.

Use a wooden spooky halloween sign on your mantel mixed with Fall decorations to create visual interest and a pop of fun.

I also found this round Halloween sign that worked perfectly on my coffee table as a tray. Cute right?

If the Broom Fits Jump on it wooden sign

I am all about easy and simple these days so swapping out my everyday home decor isn’t an option with the change of seasons.

How to decorate a stone fireplace for Halloween or Fall

The majority of the Halloween decorations also serve as Fall decor so once Halloween passes, I will remove the black themed Halloween decor and in minutes, my Fall themed autumn living room will be back. 
 
You can soften a stone fireplace by added rattan or seagrass baskets, draping a throw blanket over the basket or add leaves for mantel garland along with a clothed decorative skelton. The black fabric on the skeleton softens the cold stone!
stone fireplace with wood mantel, burning fire, mirror, spider, blush, purple metallic pumpkins, halloween sign, skeleton The stone fireplace enhances the overall halloween theme. The orange plaid throw pillows coordinate with just about any Fall or Halloween themed pillows.
 
Can you mix Fall and Halloween decorations? 
 
YES! You can absolutely mix your fall throw pillows, pumpkins and gourds together with your Halloween decorations.
 
My Fall Plaid and checkered pillows are very popular this Fall season and I absolutely love how the Halloween witch pillow ties in the spooky Halloween theme.
 
The black candlesticks look fabulous on the coffee table and can be used year round in other parts of my home.

Halloween living room orange plaid pillow, orange halloween pillow, black candles sticks with candles, white sectional couch

Halloween living room orange plaid pillow, orange halloween pillow, black candles sticks with candles, white sectional couch

The white firefly tree lights on the mantel are perfect for Fall and Winter as they look so cozy at night lite up. They will look great with holiday garland during Christmas too.

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Tips on decorating a Halloween mantel with Fall decorations + stone fireplace with wood mantel, burning fire, mirror, spider, blush, purple metallic pumpkins, halloween sign, skeleton

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Halloween Mantel Lights

As I mentioned earlier, the firefly lights and the pre-lite tree branch lights add a pretty twinkle at night on the mantel. You also string christmas lights on the mantel too if you didn’t want to invest in firefly lights but these lights from Amazon are a good length for your mantel and affordable.  

 

The Fall decorations and faux dried flowers were actually trimmed from a bouquet that I purchased at HomeGoods.

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Black Halloween Decorations

The black garland piece is a small scarf from a halloween costume. You can find black fur pieces in the ribbon or sewing section of Michaels Crafts if you are looking to create this look on  your own Fall or Halloween mantel.

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You can’t go wrong with the color black when decorating for Halloween. The key though is to mix in other non traditional Halloween colors to keep the room from looking like a freaky gorey space, unless of course you want gore!

Black geometric or textured throw pillows mixed with gray and orange, white and hints of blush help keep the space classy and sophisticated.

Tips on decorating a Halloween mantel with Fall decorations + stone fireplace with wood mantel, burning fire, mirror, spider, blush, purple metallic pumpkins, halloween sign, skeleton

Black candle sticks in varying heights are a perfect Fall decoration for either a mantel or a coffee table.

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SHOP HALLOWEEN DECOR and OUR LIVING ROOM :

Related: See this stone fireplace with a granite mantel – before we ripped off the granite piece and added this amazing wooden beam.

Would you like to see this entire living room decorated with Fall decorations? See our fall living room decorated for Fall (click here). For more inspiration, be sure to check out our FALL DECORATING page. 

What halloween mantel ideas or decorations tips with Fall decor do you have? I am always looking for new ideas!

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  1. September Ryan says:

    Very cute ideas