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Updated on October 7, 2016
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Ideas for How to Decorate Your Fireplace Mantel for Halloween

Halloween is one of my favorite times to decorate my fireplace mantel. The mantelpiece is where you can let loose. A beautiful mantle can set the mood of the whole room and put your guests (or just yourself) into the Halloween spirit.

Whatever your personality, and whatever your style, Halloween gives you a chance to be creative and make it look amazing.

You may prefer to keep it simple and elegant, or go with crazy and scary. Either way, it is possible to keep it beautiful, interesting, and keeping with the style of the rest of your home.

Beautiful Branch Mantel
Beautiful Branch Mantel | Source

Beautiful Branch Mantel

This mantel display is gorgeous! It has such interest and scale that it stops you dead in your tracks.

This Halloween mantel has an amazing variety of items that provide a surreal scene, making you want to learn more about the person who put them together. A branch has been spray painted black, and gives the display great height. Halloween ornaments hang from the branch bringing color up the display. If you'd like to try your hand at a Halloween branch tree, but don't have ornaments to hand, consider making ones like these .

The other items on the mantle are an eclectic mix of items like a hand candle holder, doll parts in a fish bowl, orange flowers, a skull, vintage books, a snowglobe, ...

The spider lace works great to bring everything together as one.

Check out this same mantel decorated for Halloween a different year.

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Happy Halloween Garland

Martha Stewart Crafts Happy Halloween Bat Garland
Martha Stewart Crafts Happy Halloween Bat Garland

For many mantles, a Halloween garland finishes it off beautifully. Be careful with the editing of your mantle. If you don't need the garland, then don't have it there. If your mantle is very wide, then consider if you want to perhaps get a garland that can be tied up in the center.

Black and White Halloween Mantle
Black and White Halloween Mantle | Source

Monocromatic, Simple, and Elegant

I absolutely love the simplicity in this mantel display. This is a perfect example of how even the most formal of fireplace can be decorated for Halloween, without losing its dignified nature.

The two large frames with the tiny photos and over-sized mats give great sense of scale. Black candles in the distressed white candelabra give it that old Halloween feel. And, I love that the skeleton is wearing the tie - it dresses him up a bit. The Happy Halloween banner drives home that this is a Halloween display, and not just year-round quirky.

Overall, I think this is an amazing display that makes its point with a beautiful, elegant, subtle style.

Country Halloween Mantle
Country Halloween Mantle | Source

A Classic Country Halloween Mantel

This is a sweet and fun fireplace mantel with a hint of vintage and a sprinkle of whimsy. Choosing items with a distressed or primitive look give the country feel to the display.

The orange candles and the black cat help to give the display some height while the crows guarding the cross stitch sign ground the display in the center. I love how the witches feet dangle off the edge of the shelf.

The spiderwebs work well here to make the all items feel like they belong together as one united group. This is a great display that is easily accessible, since we all own lots of little knick-knacks that need their time to shine.

No one wants the same mantel display every year. Here is an example of changing your display without buying all new items. See how some items are the same but used in a different place. By changing the picture to a wreath and not adding the spider web, it's a whole different look.

Makeover Your Mantle for Halloween

Halloween Mantle by SecondSister
Halloween Mantle by SecondSister

Spooky Black & White

This spooky mantel display seems very dark, but I think that is mostly just from the shadows in this particular photo. I love how this is initially quite spooky, but you can't really tell why.

This is a beautiful symmetrical black and white display. The lack of color (except that pop of red), two bones, and the realistic skull start this display out with a spooky feel, but the other items are not really obviously scary. There is, however, a chilling feel caused by the spiky nature of the wreath, and the pointy white spirals, as well as the bat garland which almost looks like barbed wire.

Photo by April Meeker (secondsister) used by permission.


Eclectic Mix in Mostly White

The thing I love about this mantle is that at first glance it looks like a designer mantle that would cost a ton of money to put together. But as you look closer, it is totally do-able. White pumpkins are popular now and you can purchase a real one, or get a fake one (you can even paint an orange one white). This one is embellished with the word BOO done in silver glitter to give it a little extra sparkle.

The white paper jack-o-lantern on the right is made from a paper back book with each page folded down. You can also make a book pumpkin that is pumpkin shape or cylindrical.

Ouija boards are available wherever games are sold, and it looks great standing up on this mantle. Everyone has a few cool Halloween knick-knacks around that look great on a mantle. As for that amazing spider web, I don't know if it was something bought or handmade, but it shows a great way to utilize the mirror in the design as it reflects the web beautifully.

Martha Stewart Halloween Accents

Martha sure does know how to do Halloween! The Martha Stewart line of Halloween products is amazing!


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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 

      5 years ago from Lakewood New York

      We had a mantel to decorate for all of the seasons, but now we don't. I really miss decorating a mantel. Thanks I really like what you have done

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      5 years ago from Canada

      We live in quite a modern home now but growing up in the country it was really delightful to have the mantel upstairs and down to be decorated. I love the spider webs.

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      5 years ago

      It is an excellent share. I think decorating the mental is a joyful activity on halloween.

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      5 years ago

      Nice lens, really enjoy it.

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      CashBlog LM 

      5 years ago

      Gorgeous Halloween collection, I might pick up an extra decoration or two with my leftover earnings! :D Nice lens!

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      5 years ago

      This lens is really cool! I don't decorate for Halloween, but seeing this may make me change. I may just start decorating for a few other yearly events.

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      Stanley Green 

      5 years ago from Czech Republic

      Unique ideas! I should show this lens to my sister... she is crazy for arranging and decorating interier spaces!

    • rebeccay104 profile image


      5 years ago

      Love this!

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      5 years ago

      I wish I had a fireplace! Thank for sharing your ideas!

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      5 years ago

      I've never decorated the mantel for Halloween. I love the branch mantel and will use that idea for decorating inspiration. Thank you1

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      Leah J. Hileman 

      5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      I love the fall colored/nature-inspired looks especially. There are really great ideas here, both in the photos and in the videos you selected.

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      5 years ago

      Great decorating ideas, thank you!

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      5 years ago from Croatia, Europe

      Nice ideas, thanks!

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      5 years ago

      You have given me some excellent inspiration!

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      5 years ago

      You inspired me. I think I will get out my boxes today and put the Halloween lights and decorations on my mantle. I will play my Halloween Carols to get me in the mood.

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      Tricia Deed 

      5 years ago from Orlando, Florida

      @dchampagne1: I like pretty, and your lens was refreshing with a non-spooky, but keeping in theme with the celebration. Liked your ideas very much.

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      5 years ago

      These ideas are great. Maybe time for a change this year.

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      NatureFan LM 

      5 years ago

      I do believe my mantel will be a bit scarier this year, thank you very much. =)

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      5 years ago

      I like the black and white décor. This lens gave me some good ideas for decorating my mantel this year. Thanks!

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      5 years ago from UK

      Some good ideas here for decorating the mantlepiece for Halloween.

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      Jenny Rowling 

      5 years ago from London, UK

      I don't have a fireplace, but now I wish I did :) The branch and cobweb decoration is simply beautiful.

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      5 years ago

      These mantels look great!

    • tammywilliams09 profile image


      5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing. I like the spider web because it is simple and compliments the decorations nicely.

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      5 years ago

      Great mantel ideas! If I had a mantel...

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      5 years ago

      very nice amazing how a little detail can set off an arrangements

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 

      6 years ago from Washington State

      bringing some of nature in, for every season, every holiday, what a wonderful thing. Such beautiful ways to display them, I found here, thanks again.

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      6 years ago

      Great decorating tips.. thanks for sharing.

    • Rangoon House profile image


      6 years ago from Australia

      Happy Halloween!

    • Scotties-Rock profile image


      6 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      Great Ideas... I will have to save for next year!

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      6 years ago

      Wow, The mantels are really very beautiful!

    • Momocha profile image


      6 years ago

      The first picture actually looks elegant from afar.

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      6 years ago

      These mantels are gorgeous! I love all the black against the white mantel.

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      Susan Deppner 

      6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      P.S. I've been studying on that black branch mantel. That would actually work quite well with our tall ceiling. And I love the spiderweb lace, Yep, that's my choice. Thanks again!

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      Susan Deppner 

      6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I do have a mantel and I need all the suggestions I can get. Love these! Thanks for referencing my lens - I appreciate it! Congratulations on your very timely Lens of the Day!

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      6 years ago

      Fantastic lens

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      6 years ago

      Hi Kab, you've got some wonderful ideas showcased for mantles. It makes me want to get creative and do mine! Thanks. And Congratulations on lotD.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Lovely Halloween mantel decorating ideas. I'd love to have a mantel to decorate all year.

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for the great lens and information on the mantles

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      joancol lm 

      6 years ago

      I learn a lot from this lens and it's no surprise that you deserve LOTD.

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      Faye Rutledge 

      6 years ago from Concord VA

      Awesome Halloween mantles! Congratulations on LotD!! Happy Halloween!

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      The Falcon Press 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      Congratulations on LoTD. I love Halloween and your mantle is beautiful. Great ideas.

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      Blonde Blythe 

      6 years ago from U.S.A.

      Those Halloween mantle displays are boo-tiful! Wonderful lens! A big congrats on LotD! :)

    • perfectbabybuys1 profile image


      6 years ago

      Very nicely put together. Congrats on getting lens of the day!

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      6 years ago

      Very cool lens. Fun decorating ideas. Congratulations on getting LotD!

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      WNJ631 LM 

      6 years ago

      That's a great variety of Halloween theme's, thanks for sharin'!

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      Tea Pixie 

      6 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD! I love this idea. My mantel is covered in photos and my kid's awards and such. It would be very refreshing to refresh it for Halloween. ;)

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      Mary Stephenson 

      6 years ago from California

      Congratulations on LOTD. Fun way to decorate a mantel.

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      Linda Jo Martin 

      6 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Congrats on LOTD... I love interior decoration and wish I was better at it.

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      6 years ago

      Stunning pictures of beautiful mantles! Congratulations!

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      6 years ago

      I've never decorated my mantle for Halloween before, but these are some wonderful ideas. I especially love the first one with the branches. Good job!

    • JanisSkutanis profile image


      6 years ago

      Lovely lens! My self is still haven't started to prepare for Halloween, looks like that will start tomorrow and use some ideas from your lens :)

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      6 years ago

      These are creative mantel designs.

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      6 years ago

      Fireplace mantels are classic display areas - great for Halloween - and for hanging the X-mas stockings. I like the b&w spooky one.

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      Mr-Panda LM 

      6 years ago

      Beautiful displays here. Thank you so much for your lens!

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      poldepc lm 

      6 years ago

      congrats on the LOTD...very beautiful

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      clouda9 lm 

      6 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD. Love all your clever ideas for decorating a mantel for Halloween.

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      6 years ago

      Congratulations on your LoTD. Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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      6 years ago

      Great Job You Deserve LOTD for this one :) Very Well Put Together

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      6 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD! Beautiful and fun décor.

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      faye durham 

      6 years ago

      Lovely collection of ideas. Congrats on LOTD.

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      6 years ago

      I haven't decorated the mantle before, but now I know that I should. Beautiful ideas here.

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      6 years ago

      I haven't decorated the mantle before, but now I know that I should. Beautiful ideas here.

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      Angela F 

      6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Great suggestions for Halloween. *blessed

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      daisychainsaw lm 

      6 years ago

      really inspirational! great ideas, thanks!

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      6 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      Beautiful ideas for the mantel display .

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      Loraine Brummer 

      6 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Congratulations on LOTD! Beautiful lens.

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      6 years ago

      We don't get into Halloween hardly at all, but these are awesome for people who love Halloween!

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      Michey LM 

      6 years ago

      Great collection. Happy Halloween!

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      6 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! Nice lens... I don't do Halloween but have fall flowers and colors speckled around the house.

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      ConnieGreen LM 

      6 years ago

      I never would have thought of decorating my mantel for Halloween - thanks for the idea!

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      6 years ago

      Very nice. i'm going to decorate my mantle too. Great lens.

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      6 years ago

      Beautiful Halloween Mantel Displays. Congratulations on LOTD.

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      6 years ago

      There are so many great ideas here. I'm glad I found your lens. Thanks.

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      6 years ago

      fulfills UUU and congrats for LOTD

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      Virginia Allain 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Very appealing page. I could use these decorations on my entertainment unit that covers one wall (no fireplace mantel to decorate).

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      Paula Atwell 

      6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      I've visited this lens before, and it is still top notch. :) Congrats on LOTD. Well deserved.

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      6 years ago

      Beautiful ideas. Congrats on LOTD.

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      6 years ago

      What a beautiful way to get into the Halloween spirit - thanks for sharing! Blessed by a SquidAngel, and congrats on your well deserved LotD! :)

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      6 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      Great looking mantles! Such wonderful ideas and congrats on LotD. :)

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      Stephen J Parkin 

      6 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      Some very interesting ideas here.

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      6 years ago

      Beautiful lens, great ideas

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      6 years ago

      Beautiful Branch Mantel... its really awesome idea

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      6 years ago

      These are great ideas to throw your living room into the Halloween spirit! Very nice.

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      mouse1996 lm 

      6 years ago

      I love the ways these mantles are decorated. I don't have one or I would do something similar. Maybe have a Halloween village on it or something neat like that.

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      6 years ago

      This is a wonderful collection of Halloween ephemera. Tres chic! Cheers~cb

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      Essentially Ind 

      6 years ago

      Wowwwww lovely and attracting decorating ideas..................Loved this.

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      6 years ago

      We love decorating our house on Halloween and this gives me some great ideas. I never thought about decorating the mantle.

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      Expat Mamasita 

      6 years ago from Thailand

      Congrats on LOTD. I love you decorating ideas

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      Emaily LM 

      6 years ago

      Your ideas are so wonderful, love it!!!

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      6 years ago

      So creative! I never think of the mantle at Halloween!

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      6 years ago

      I love this creative lens: thanks and Blessed Be!

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for posting these great ideas!

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      6 years ago

      Thank you for another informative web site. Where else could I get that kind of information written in such an ideal way?

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      6 years ago

      Love the Spooky Black and White look. Great ideas for decorating.

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      6 years ago

      Neat ideas! I love the crocheted spider web decorations!

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      6 years ago

      Elegant and classy Halloween Fireplace Mantel decorations!

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      6 years ago

      Rely nice tips for decorate my hows for halloween!

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      6 years ago

      I consider my sideboard my mantel; that's where all the seasonal décor goes. We made our own haunted castle which is really effective! I love some of the things you've included here, especially the black accessories, the crystal ball, etc. Great ideas!!!

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      6 years ago

      The mantelpiece is such a focal point of the room that it makes perfect sense to decorate them at this time of the year as well as Christmas. Maybe this year I will! Fantastic ideas and images, thank you!

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      6 years ago

      mantel are really one of those things which are prepared during halloween. thanks for this tips


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