Photo by French Country Cottage


Photo by French Country Cottage

When it comes to autumn mantel decor- I am all about bringing nature inside over here.

Fresh flowers, leaf garlands, and pumpkins are perfect for creating a charming display. They add a bit of drama and ambiance with candles and pretty little details found while shopping HomeGoods, once you combine them it will be perfection!

Today I am sharing several looks for mantel decor that mixed fresh with dried with faux. And how you can pick up elements at HomeGoods to recreate the look.


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Style #1. All Natural Mantel

This one is covered in fresh eucalyptus and fresh flowers. Be sure to load up on a few bundles of greenery that will work perfectly for your base- and then add some loose faux flowers or dried flowers and a 4 pack of the faux artichokes for your perfect look.


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Style #2. Dried Florals & White Pumpkins

This is another look that all starts in the preserved floral aisle at HomeGoods.  This white flower is called Gomphrena -and is one you can find right among the dried flowers quite often.

I used 2 bunches of flowers to create a soft white landing and added a couple dried roses leftover from summer and a couple white pumpkins.

Recreate the look with dried florals and faux pumpkins – it is so simple yet really gives a full Fall look.


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Style #3. Grapevine Pumpkins

Oh how I love this charming little mantel styling and as easy as 1,2,3 to put together.

I combined preserved Eucalyptus, dried flowers and grapevine pumpkins.

Create a base with the eucalyptus and add a few roses for a bit of romance and those grapevine pumpkins are just placed however you like best. Simple and sweet. One side note: that bottle with the label is a soap bottle from HomeGoods that I  repurposed as a vase. Try to look for uncoventional decor items when browsing in store.


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Style #4. Garland and candles 

For a simple and easy look that will last all the way through Thanksgiving- think garland and cozy.


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There are so many gorgeous garlands to choose from in the seasonal aisle- for this look – find one that has leaves or a more muted palette such as magnolia. Then head over to the candle aisle and load up. I used faux candles for safety – and another nice thing about that is that you don’t have to buy them over and over again.

Each of these mantel styles has a different look- though they use many of the same elements – which means you can change them as the mood strikes you (and don’t have to worry about budgets with HomeGoods). Do you have a favorite look for a mantel for autumn?

Courtney writes the blog French Country Cottage where she shares lifestyle and design inspirations, DIY projects and the ongoing renovations of her 1940s cottage. Connect with Courtney on her blog, French Country Cottage.


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