12 Fall Mantel Decor Ideas Under $50

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

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September 19, 2019

Nothing feels more at home to us than a seasonally decorated mantel and a crackling fire underneath. And once you spruce up the fireplace, it's time to start decorating. Get those creative juices flowing with these gorgeous fall mantel ideas that also happen to be under 50 bucks.


Grab this golden trio and your tried-and-true taper candles to create a classic and simple centerpiece for your fall mantel design. Surround the gilded gourds and candles with a gold-dipped magnolia leaf garland and add a few sprays of dark berries for good measure.

BUY IT: Target, $34.99

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Turn-up the texture on your fall mantel with a couple of these dried banksia bouquets. The bundle's natural, golden ivory hue makes an easy addition to your existing seasonal decor and the dried texture adds a subtle, rustic touch that even the most contemporary spaces can enjoy. Arrange your bundles in a clear or amber glass vase for a modern appeal, or achieve a farmhouse-style display with a dipped stoneware jug.

BUY IT: Anthropologie, $24

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Snag this simple candleholder set for your fall mantel, then keep it out all year long. The three-piece set features a timeless silhouette and boasts an elegant, antiqued brass finish that meshes with any design style. Use white or amber taper candles and display the trio together at one end of your mantel, surrounded by a sea of faux pumpkins and acorns.

BUY IT: Target, $24.99 (Set of 3)

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Up the ante on your fall fireplace decor with this autumnal amber vase. The rich, 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 with tall foliage or floral stems to add height to your display.

BUY IT: Target, $14.99

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Mix and match these antiqued glass pumpkins to bring a cheerful and energizing touch to your fireplace display. The plump and charming pumpkins are offered in five fall-ready hues including bronze, plum and gold. Create a custom set from your favorite finishes and style your picks with either brushed brass or weathered wood accents on your fireplace mantel.

BUY IT: Terrain, $20

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Flank your mantel with a set of these gorgeous gilded hurricanes. Each hurricane features a tropical hardwood base and an ornate metal body in a warm, gold finish. Grab two in both sizes to create a tapered look at each end of your mantel. If you're decorating a longer mantel, go ahead and treat yourself to a couple more. Burn your favorite fall-scented pillar candle within and bask in your mantel's autumnal glow until all fall long.

BUY IT: Anthropologie, $38 - $48

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Bring the outdoors in with this rustic oak leaf garland. The striking six-foot garland features painted paper oak leaves and lifelike pinecones scattered throughout. Warm brown, champagne and copper hues come together to create the ultimate neutral and adaptable fall accent for your fireplace. Pair with gilded pumpkins, glittered acorns and a porcelain squirrel figurine (or two) atop your mantel to enjoy throughout the season.

BUY IT: Crate & Barrel, $14.97 (Originally $29.95)

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Add height to each end of your mantel with this timeless iron candle dish. Style the dish with foraged fall foliage, faux autumn blooms or a group of miniature painted pumpkins. Choose ivory or white tapers for a classic appeal, or opt for tapers in a vibrant fall hue to bring warmth to your mantel display.

BUY IT: Terrain, $38

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Pack your mantel with a pile of plump felt pumpkins. This petite pumpkin variety is crafted from fuzzy, felted wool material and sports a lifelike resin stem. Take your pick from trendy autumnal hues like slate, tan and rust orange. Mix and match your favorite shades or stick to one color to create a minimalist fall fireplace display.

BUY IT: Terrain, $24

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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 three-dimensional 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.

BUY IT: Etsy, $24.50

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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 chic, black candlesticks, white taper candles and a cluster of black-and-white fabric pumpkins.

BUY IT: Etsy, $12 and up

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Drape this shimmery garland across your mantel to add glamour and warmth to your fireplace for fall. The gilded garland features durable cardboard leaves coated in layers of brilliant gold glitter and fastened to a jute twine string. Style this stunning piece with neutral porcelain pumpkins and birch pillar candles for an updated and cozy display.

BUY IT: West Elm, $29

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