I thought I’d shy away from the more traditional, spooky décor post this year and show you how I’ve been styling our mantelpiece lately. I’m totally loving all the little squashes and munchkin pumpkins that are everywhere at the moment, and I think that choosing an alternative colour (aside from the bright orange associated with the season!) allows you to just continue this décor theme for another few weeks. We’re calling it Autumnal guys! 😉
Rather than go overboard, I just picked up two at my local M&S. The perfect pastel green ghost pumpkin and the sweetest little Harlequin squash too. I love the colour combination and, paired with some of my dried Hydrangea and some Cabbage roses and ivy, It has all the seasonal feels whilst still fitting with my colour palette…
a few more tips for mantel styling…
- Group things together in similar colourways. I’ve picked up on the green and cream shades here and teamed them with glass accessories on a white background. The use of different glass jars adds texture without being too busy!
- Work with height. I generally like to either keep everything the same height and quite uniform, or else have it all a bit more eclectic and haphazard. On a long stretch like a mantelpiece either works so well!
- Mix seasonal with the everyday. I’m already planning my Christmas mantel and am thinking of eucalyptus in tin jugs mixed with new season bulbs in mossy terracotta pots. Lots of my pieces have been collected over years and I use them regularly, mixed in with fresh flowers and foliage. You only need three or four stems of something seasonal to update your look and it’s eclectic and so very personal to you.
Some other ideas for Winter Living on my Pinterest board here!
Hope tonight brings you more treats than tricks! 🙂