11 Fall Mantel Decor Ideas Under $50

Flock your fall fireplace mantel with these high-style, low-budget decor finds.

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August 25, 2021

If you’re looking for a proverbial green light to pretty up your fireplace for fall, this is it. Embrace your obsession with all things autumn and treat yourself to some fresh and festive fireplace decorations. Because let’s face it, nothing feels cozier on a crisp fall day than a crackling fire crowed by a seasonally appointed mantel overhead.

Our top tip for giving your fireplace mantel a fresh fall look is to lean into the textures, colors and patterns associated with the season. Add foraged foliage and dried blooms from your yard (for free!), then layer in autumnal hues and tartan accents to bring your display to life.

Ready to shop? Snag our top fall mantel picks in the links below. The best part? You don't have to worry about breaking the bank to create a show-stopping fall fireplace display, because everything starts at $14.95!

Achieve the handmade look without the legwork with this unique pumpkin banner. The retro-inspired pumpkin details gradually shift in size and tone for a unique ombre effect. String the sweet design across your brick fireplace mantel, and style with brass accents to complete the cute and cozy look.

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Up the ante on your fall fireplace decor with this autumnal amber vase. The amber-tone glass vessel comes in four different sizes and serves as the perfect base for a lush fall floral arrangement. Add a single vase to one side of your mantel and fill it with tall foliage or floral stems to add height to your display.

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Celebrate the season with this felt ball and pumpkin garland. Dangle the garland across the front of your fireplace and style the top of your mantel with a set of black candlesticks, white taper candles and a cluster of black-and-white fabric pumpkins.

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Get your mantel in check for fall — literally. This playful buffalo check and pumpkin garland will add autumnal charm to your mantel in seconds. The classic print and rustic pumpkin detail play well with other rustic farmhouse accents like wooden candlesticks, weathered pumpkins and whimsical squirrel figurines.

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Prop this black-and-white pumpkin sign on your mantel to complete your modern fall decor. The fresh sign is handmade from wood and features a white backdrop and an inky mix of calligraphy lettering.

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Happy sunflower blooms pair with plaid ribbon, petite pumpkins, pinecones and lush eucalyptus to create the ultimate fall garland for your mantel. The classic orange gourds and inky plaid ribbon add autumnal flair to the otherwise fresh, leafy garland design. Style this stunner with a set of traditional silver or brass candlesticks to round out your mantel design.

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Dress your fireplace in fall's favorite print with this plaid pennant banner. We're obsessed with the ivory, black and camel color palette and how the wooden letters pop against the black backdrop. Choose between black, white or a wood finish for your letters, and pair with a collection of all-white pumpkins on your mantel.

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$37.50 (Set of 3)

Mix and match these brilliant velvet pumpkins to bring a cheerful and energizing touch to your fireplace display. The petite fabric pumpkins are made by hand and sold in a three-piece set including a classic orange, marigold and olive-green hue. Style the trio with brushed brass, antique bronze or weathered wood accents on your fireplace mantel.

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From $24.95

Snag a few of these contemporary natural-wood candleholders for your fall mantel and keep them out all year long. The shapely design features a modish silhouette and boasts a charming, honey-blonde finish that meshes with any fall vignette. Use white or amber taper candles, and group two or three together at one end of your mantel surrounded by a sea of faux pumpkins and acorns.

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Add some texture and interest to your garland, candle or pumpkin base with a set of these sweet farmhouse beads. Each set is handmade with blonde, pumpkin and sage-green wood beads in two alternating sizes, a maple leaf decal on one end and a jute tassel at the other. Drape the beads around your other accessories to achieve a luxe and layered look.

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Perk up your mantel with this prize-worthy pumpkin sign. The handmade wooden sign features a smoky charcoal backdrop, retro white pumpkin graphics and a distressed wooden frame ideal for any autumnal vignette. Snag one sign to create an edgy, asymmetrical display, or grab a pair to add charming symmetry to your fall fireplace design.

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