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Fall Fireplace Inspiration

Fall is many people’s favorite season — a magical time of year when the air crisps, the leaves turn into a patchwork of spectacular colors, and there’s pumpkin spice everything. With the onset of sweater weather, it’s time to turn to the fireplace and think about building the first fire of the season. And while a fireplace is a beautiful focal point of your home, decorating it for fall can make it even more attractive. We hope to inspire you with a few fall fireplace decorative ideas in this post.

safe fall decor for fireplace in Ontario CAClassic Harvest Theme

A traditional harvest-themed fireplace emits warmth and charm, and you can enhance that with pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, and dried wheat sheaves. Here are some ideas to consider.

Pumpkin Medley

Use an assortment of pumpkins in different shapes, sizes, and colors and arrange them in a cascading pattern, starting with the biggest at the base and the smaller ones on top.

Natural Elements

Scatter dried leaves, pinecones, acorns around the fireplace, and maybe some corn cobs and chestnuts for detail.


You might wonder why candles when you have a roaring fire. Well, candles add splashes of color, like burnt orange, burgundy, and deep gold, that go perfectly with fall. Moreover, candles add a soft, cozy glow in the evening, even when you’re not using the fireplace.

Rustic Woodland Theme

Do you love the woods? Hiking, camping, hunting, and getting lost in the vastness of creation? If so, this theme is for you. 

Wood Logs

Stack logs neatly inside or beside the fireplace to add a rustic touch.

Moss and Berries

A creative way to bring nature into the home is by draping moss across the mantel and adding sprigs of fall berries.

Forest Animal Accents

To complete the nature look, include woodland animal figurines or artwork, like foxes, squirrels, owls, and deer. Or, if you want something more authentic, consider adding deer sheds, which can be natural or replicas.

Vintage-Inspired Decor

This is for the history lovers out there and those who appreciate timeless classics and antiques. 


Place one or more vintage lanterns on your mantel or hearth. These can be stand-alone pieces or filled with candles, fairy lights, or even small pumpkins. 

Old Books

Stack vintage books with weathered spines and tie them together with twine or ribbon for a scholarly fall touch.

Antique Frames

A wonderful vintage idea is to display old family photos or autumn-themed artwork (maybe from your children) in ornate vintage frames on the mantel or the hearth. 

DIY Ideas

One of the best things about decorating your fireplace for fall is the endless opportunities for getting your kids involved, where everyone’s creativity plays a role.

Hand-Painted Signs

Create a wood sign as a focal point with fall slogans like “Give Thanks,” “Autumn Blessings,” or “Fall in Love.” You can use stencils or do it by hand if you’re up for a challenge.

Fabric Garland

A neat fall fireplace craft idea is to make a garland using fall-colored fabric. Cut them into strips, tie them onto a string, and drape them over the mantel for a homespun, crafty look.

Decoupage Pumpkins

Give your pumpkins a unique look by decoupaging them with fall-themed fabric paper. This is another fun activity the kids will love. 

Chimney inspections in Redlands CAModern Minimalist Fall Decor

If you have a modern fireplace, keep it simple, focusing on clean lines and emphasizing quality over quantity.

Neutral Pumpkins

Opt for white, gray, or beige pumpkins for a sleek appearance. Or, if you’re feeling creative, you could paint traditional pumpkins in muted tones.

Metallic Accents

Gold, bronze, or rose gold candleholders, vases, or bowls can add a contemporary touch while adhering to a fall theme. 

Monochrome Florals

Choose flowers in a single-color palette, like all whites or deep purples, and arrange them in a sleek, modern vase. 

Decorating your fireplace with these and other ideas you can find online will make your living room’s natural focal point more festive and help you and your family celebrate the season’s unique charm.

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