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Beautifully Decorated Halloween Mantel Displays

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.

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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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