Monday, September 3, 2018

The Global Styler: Scandinavian Fall Mantel Decor

First of all, yay for another Global Styler post. With selling and moving and summer I have totally skipped out on many months of joining my friends Kathy, Corinna and Stephanie to share globally inspired decor and DIY's. I'm so happy to be back....and that they let me come back. ; )

The Global Styler: Scandinavian Fall Mantel Decor

I know it's Labor Day and, especially here in Texas, it won't feel like fall for a very long time BUT today we're talking fall mantel styling. I've never had a mantel. I'm so excited!

The Global Styler: Scandinavian Fall Mantel Decor


I decided that I wanted to give our mantel a Scandinavian vibe. To me this means simple, neutral and with natural elements.

The Global Styler: Scandinavian Fall Mantel Decor

Yes, this is minimalist. To me. I could have layered tons more stuff, people! This shows restraint.

The Global Styler: Scandinavian Fall Mantel Decor

I just shopped our house for most of it. The birch bark candles were thrifted but originally from pottery barn. The wooden bowls from a garage sale add warmth.

The Global Styler: Scandinavian Fall Mantel Decor

The green vase was my Grans. I just cut a branch from outside for a little height and greenery.

The Global Styler: Scandinavian Fall Mantel Decor

At our house books abound so they are always a free way to add in some color (or not), height and more layers. The woven bamboo tray and wooden vase are thrifted too.

The only other thing I did was quickly decorate some wooden acorns from the Target dollar spot.

The Global Styler: Scandinavian Fall Mantel Decor

Because Scandinavian design consists of very simple, clean lines, I decided to add a grid pattern to the acorns.

The Global Styler: Scandinavian Fall Mantel Decor

I just used a ruler and a white colored pencil, (no dry time) and made lines down.

The Global Styler: Scandinavian Fall Mantel Decor

and across. Using the width of the ruler to space them evenly.

The Global Styler: Scandinavian Fall Mantel Decor

To hang them from the tray I just used some jute string we had and tied them at different heights.

The Global Styler: Scandinavian Fall Mantel Decor

I love it! I can easily add some pumpkins in as the weather cools down and I go full-on fall.

The Global Styler: Scandinavian Fall Mantel Decor

Those fireplace plants are not realistic but I risked my well being to bring in what could have been a creature infested fern for a good pic. You're welcome.

The Global Styler: Scandinavian Fall Mantel Decor

Make sure and head over to the other blogs to see their fall mantels.

Casa Watkins Living:

Casa Watkins Living: global fall mantel ideas
Fall Mantel Ideas in a Global Style


Up to Date Interiors:

How to Fashion a Colorful Global Mantel for Fall
The Global Styler: Scandinavian Fall Mantel Decor
For more fall-y reading go here:

The Global Styler: Henna inspired pumpkins
Henna inspired pumpkins

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fall decorating and easy wall art

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2 comments:

  1. How absolutely cute are those painted wooden acorns! I haven't shopped the dollar section this season yet, but now I have to and fast! :) Beautiful mantel Jessica!

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