15 Autumn Fireplace Decor Ideas For A Cosy Feel

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Autumn fireplace decor is one of the easiest ways to get your home elevated for cosy season, whilst it comes into its own for creating the most perfect focal feature in your space.

There are so many affordable ways to update your fireplace decor for Autumn, from string garlands, and faux foliage to a collection of pumpkins for an Autumnal nod to this special season.

These 15 Autumn fireplace decor ideas will get you inspired for this season in no time, whilst bringing that cosy and warm feeling into your living room and beyond.

15 Autumn Fireplace Decor Ideas For A Cosy Feel

1.Add A Rustic Light Up Garland For Ambience

A mantelpiece provides the perfect place for some seasonal styling updates, and generally, a fireplace is already the focal feature in your room so it really is the perfect opportunity to draw even more attention to it, and update your styling seasonally.

An autumnal leaf garland is a an affordable, and simplistic way to style your fireplace, intertwine it with some fairy lights for added ambience during the evening.

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2. Create A Faux Floral Garland

Fireplaces are a great excuse for elaborate decorating during Autumn and Christmas, and this is one of my favourite Autumn fireplace decor ideas.

This faux floral garland drapes from a mirror rather than across the mantelpiece, framing the fireplace beautifully.

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Image credit: @myvictorianhouselove

3. Embrace Autumnal Colours

It’s all about rusty reds, yellows and oranges when it comes to Autumn, and simply by incorporating these colours in garlands and decor accessories is a great way for your fireplace to give a nod to the cosy season ahead.

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Image credit: @sadieandthe4bears

4. Add A Cute Autumn String Garland

Why stop at just a garland draped across the mantelpiece?

Add a string letter garland like this for a rustic touch, these are simple enough to make yourself with some string, hessian material and stick on letters.

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Image credit: @vickyjwalters

5. Create A Cosy Corner of Pumpkins

Not everything has to be symmetrical. Instead, pick a corner of your hearth and create a gorgeous display with your pumpkins.

Use a range of pumpkins in different sizes and colours, this will create layered visual interest for an inviting look on your fireplace hearth.

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Image credit: @chloeroles

6. Use Your Hearth For A Pumpkin Display

If you don’t have a mantelpiece, use your hearth for some seasonal styling.

Add a pumpkin display with pumpkins in different colours, textures and height to draw the eye in, and engage your guests visually.

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Image credit: @athomeandontheroad

7. Create A Cascading Fireplace Garland

If you’re creating your own garland for your fireplace, create a cascading garland which hands further down on one side. It will almost frame the fireplace, and it adds visual interest.

There’s a number of different ways to create a garland like this. If you can’t find one bulky enough, combine a few different garlands and wrap them around one another to create your desired look.

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Image credit: @bridgewaydesigns

8. Use A Mix of Natural Dried Foliage & Faux Stems

I love this draped garland on the fireplace. It combines a mix of both natural dried foliage and faux stems for a substantial and luscious look.

Use greens for a sumptuous, fresh feel, and do mix with Autumnal colourings such as oranges, yellows and browns to tie the look together.

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Image credit: @sagelantern

9. Create A Natural Centrepiece With A Garland & Stack of Pumpkins

You don’t need to reinvent the wheel with autumn fireplace decor.

This simple look features a brown leaf garland, with a stack of pumpkins in the centre.

Introduce rustic textured pumpkins in a range of colours and sizes for visual interest, a stack of the same sized and coloured pumpkins won’t achieve the same look.

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Image credi: @myuglysplitlevel

10. Introduce A Range of Seasonal Colours

You don’t need to opt for the same tell tale seasonal colours throughout to appreciate Autumn styling.

Use a continuation of colours from purples through to oranges and yellow with dried foliage on a garland for an abundant, luscious look.

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Image credit: @beyond_gray

11. Keep It Simple, Yet Refined

Autumnal decor doesn’t have to be tacky, gaudy or bright orange. Refined styling can be simple, yet give a subtle nod to the changing season.

Place a vase with some autumnal dried stems on the mantelpiece, with a few well placed pumpkins scattered on the fireplace and hearth.

It’s one of the simplest looks from this edit, but it’s refined and elegant in equal measure.

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Image credit: @thestylebrunch

12. Create A Farmhouse, Fall Inspired Look

Nobody does fall or Autumn like Farmhouse inspired decor schemes.

Embrace that rustic side of the season with a dried twig wreath, black candlesticks, leaves and a Pumpkins sign.

It’s another subtle look, but it’s effective and looks great in farmhouse, cottage and modern rustic style interiors.

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Image credit: @thethriftedcottage

13. Use A Faux Fireplace Wisely

If you have a faux fireplace or inglenook with no fire, use it as a quirky way to create an Autumnal display. Alternatively, you could get think about a freestanding fireplace to fill the space, giving you an authentic cosy fireplace with minimal effort.

Stuff it full with a whole host of different sized, and coloured pumpkins. It adds beautiful visual interest and a fun focal feature to the fireplace.

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Image credit: @thefinleyfarmhouse

14. Use A Less Traditional Green & White Colour Scheme

Oranges and reds may be your more traditional Autumnal colours, but neutral, soft colours are becoming ever more popular as they work well with neutral colour schemes, and bring a different dimension to Autumnal styling.

Use greens for a fresh look in your foliage with whites, peaches and rattan textures.

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Image credit: @ctinstyle

15. Mix Textures & Colours

Keep it really simple on your fireplace with a foliage garland and a mix of textures and colours with your pumpkins for added visual interest.

Don’t forget to add a set of Autumnal candles for a full seasonal update in your living room…

Which of these Autumn fireplace decor ideas is your favourite?

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Before You Go…

Looking for some more ways to get your home seasonally ready for Autumn? You might want to head over to the following post next which is packed full of ideas on how you can elevate your hallway for Autumn…

21 must try Autumn hallway ideas for a warm welcome

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Nicole Sage

Nicole Sage is the founder of Sleek-chic Interiors and is a highly experienced interiors writer and skilled home renovator who has a passion for all things design. She has been featured as an authority at Pinterest, Ideal Home, Daily Mail and in countless other interviews. For 8 years, Nicole has written, observed key interior trends, renovated and undertaken interior short courses at the renown KLC school where she has gained her grounding interior design principles. With a keen eye for detail and a love of creativity, she shares her expertise on the latest interior trends, practical DIY tutorials, and styling inspiration to help others transform their homes into stunning spaces. With a commitment to delivering informative and engaging content, Nicole inspires and empowers readers to explore their own unique sense of style and create beautiful, personalised interiors. Contact her at hello@sleek-chic.co.uk for interiors advice, colour questions and any commentary.

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