I love Halloween! I love dressing my kids up and I love the colors, the season, the parties, and of course, the sugar. I have to hide my Halloween candy from myself most years. One of my favorite parts of Halloween is transforming my home into a spooky spectacle. I am not into the horror and gore of Halloween, but I love classic spooky elements and beautiful autumn colors.
If you have a fireplace in your home, the mantel is a great place to start decorating. As the focal point of the room, I love to have a statement mantel that really brings out the holiday season. Here are a few of the mantels I have my eye on this year, which one is your favorite fall style?
This mantel is traditional Halloween scare without being over-the-top or gruesome. I love that they used all black, white, and shades of grey. I think it gives even more spooky appearance. I also love that the bats travel up the mantel, don’t forget to continue your design all the way up, which can show off high ceilings and beautiful architecture in your home.
If spooky isn’t really your style, go for more of a modern Halloween décor with classic black and orange elements. I love the use of simple black and orange pinwheels that give the illusion of pumpkins. The 31 mugs add a darling touch and the cobwebs added give just the right amount of ghostly elements.
This mantel looks like it is straight out of the Addams family living room. With the tall black candles and the oversized spider web covering the mirror, it’s classic and spooky while still being absolutely beautiful I also love the addition of black birds, backwards books, and even a few strategically places spiders.
If you prefer cute over creepy, bring in a classic fall gingham print, and swap the all black candles for a striped version. You can easily make these yourself by adding black striped to basic white candles. Throw in a few fall flowers and some metallic accents and you’re ready for an adorable mantel that is more treat than trick.
I love transitional décor, because it extends throughout the month and you can use it all season long. This is a great transitional mantel for both Halloween and fall. Once you remove the black elements and the Trick or Treat banner, you have a beautiful Thanksgiving mantel without any additional effort. That’s definitely a win win in my book.
For something that is seasonal and yet still classy, stick with white and classic metallic to create a Halloween mantel that is subtly spooky but still completely stunning. I love the addition of the black bird and small spiders that give that creepy element. When Halloween is over, remove the black and add a few fall florals and you have a transitional mantel to enjoy for months.