The fireplace has always been the focal point of the living room, making it a key area when decorating for various occasions. And while many people go all-out on their porch Halloween décor, dressing up the mantelpiece is another way to celebrate this fun night. Here are six ways you can elevate your fireplace mantel for this special holiday.
Seeing pumpkins on display is a clear sign that autumn has arrived. These gourds are iconic fall accents, and they make the ideal Halloween mantel décor whether carved with a Jack-o’-lantern face or not. Use stacks of them to flank your hearth or place them in clusters atop your mantel. For a creative twist, choose pumpkins in different colors so they stand out in black and orange décor.
Add Themed Greenery
Capture the feeling of walking through a dense, scary forest with Halloween mantel garlands and wreaths. Illuminated at night, they give an ominous glow that complements the rest of your fireplace décor. Set up your mantel with themed foliage or decorate traditional greenery with spooky accents like miniature spiders, worms, and other creepy crawlers.
Give your Halloween mantel a hint of eerie energy with witch silhouettes near your hearthplace. When lit up, they cast shadows on your walls that make them look spookier. Complete the scene with DIY potion labels attached to old bottles to resemble apothecary paraphernalia.
No Tricks, All Treats
Bring the fright night tradition of trick-or-treating indoors with a basket of candies. Use a clear glass bowl or a hollowed-out pumpkin as a container so guests can take one as they pass by your mantel. Another option is to go for a woven basket of a familiar household pet for a whimsical twist.
Bring on the Critters
Get the little ones involved other than just dressing up for the holiday with themed DIY paper crafts. Choose between hanging bats, spider handprints, paper bag monsters, and more as your special project, then add them to your Halloween mantel décor for a playful look.
Flickers of Fright
Candles cast a spooky glow in any room, whether on their own or inside vintage lanterns. You can also pair them with pre-lit greenery and pumpkins for a unified look. If you have a non-working hearth, fill it up with flameless candles in varying heights and sizes to add dimension to your fireplace Halloween décor.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below we answer more of your mantel decorating questions for Halloween.
How To Decorate a Mantel for Halloween?
Start with pumpkins as the base of your mantel décor, then add themed greenery that complements the color or structure of your gourds. You can also add a Halloween greeting sign in place of a wreath or a statement mirror decorated with cobwebs and flanked by flameless candles.
What Should I Display on My Mantel?
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