|My fall mantle (contrary to what my husband thought, I did not hang a paper plate above my mantle). Bless his heart.|
After I got a little height from the lantern, I just started tucking things in to fill the space. I like a color story, or a theme (without being too "themey"...again, design term). I love nature inspired decor, so the antlers, feathers, and fern fronds fit perfectly. I also tucked in the most precious baby shoe form on the far right. It just makes me smile. They key is to just move stuff around. This didn't just come together without some serious rearranging. Get your anchor piece in place (mine is the breadboard with the not-paper plate), then go to the right and left, then fill in the middle.
|Galvanized bucket from a local imports store, galvanized metal spheres (Hobby Lobby), preserved floral and faux ferns (Hobby Lobby), and pheasant feathers (again, we hunt).|
|Pheasant from Homegoods a couple of years ago.|
If all else fails, and you are sitting in the fetal position rocking back and forth from the stress, go thumb through your favorite home magazine, or search "fall mantle" on Pinterest. All of us need a little inspiration sometime.
Have a wonderful weekend!