**This post is sponsored by Gordmans. Our house now a home was given items to feature in this post, all opinions on products are my own**
Ok friends, are you all still with me on this fall decor? Or have you gone to the dark side that is Christmas tree’s and reindeer’s? I am giving fall and Thanksgiving the respect it deserves, we all have family and friends coming over and need to invite them in with the best that fall has to offer. I am sharing a simple and neutral fall mantel for you all. I was fortunate enough to work with Gordmans on this post, as part of their Fall finds. If you are following along you may have come from my friend at What Rose Knows. I adore her home and ideas, and this is a tough act to follow. I will do my best to entertain you all with my simple and neutral fall mantel. I also had to throw in a quick and easy tutorial here. This would not be Our house now a home without a tutorial.
I purchased a bunch of amazing things from Gordmans, one of them being three massive birch sticks. They are gorgeous! I put two of them to use framing my fall leaf picture I made. I had one left over and decided to put this front and center, with the help of some fake fall leaves and some rope.
I used a hole puncher and punched holes in the center of each leaf.
Cut off a portion of the rope, long enough to loop it around the birch stick a few times. I left the two ends to be staggered and slightly different sizes.
Tie the rope through the leaf hole.
That is it! I repeated this a few times to cover the hole 48 inch long birch stick. I love the simple but festive look it has.
I had so much fun putting the rest of my new fall decor into my home. Mixing it up with pieces already purchased and a few DIY projects I had already created. This is such a simple, clean, and light feeling fall look. I absolutely adore it! I created the fall leaf string art last year, which you can find the tutorial for here.
These beautiful and over sized galvanized rope lanterns were one of my new pieces from Gordmans. They are stunning! I filled them with pumpkins and a candle. Gving just a pop of fall and color in these. It made them work perfectly on my coffee table.
Because I was going for a simple look for this fall look, I wanted to do a more subtle approach to fall decor. I selected this 3D star gold accent. I loved the hint of gold, it felt fall to me without being over the top. A more vintage feel to it.
To match the star on the other side of the mantel I selected this large orb. It has the same finish as the star, but is obviously different. I felt it has a perfectly-imperfect feel to putting these together. Again, gold accents feels very fall to me.
Because the large orb was larger sized than the star I felt there needed to be something to balance out the two ends. Helping the mantel have the same “weight” on both sides. I evened things out by adding the Fall bucket list sign. I fell in love with it and am so happy I found a place for it on the mantel.
Putting it all together in a simple and subtle fell look. Once Christmas comes it is all bright colors, filled with greens’ reds, and usually overstuffed with Christmas coziness. I was looking to simplify a few things. Quiet it down a little for Thanksgiving.
These lanterns are beyond swoon worthy! To be honest I was not expecting them to be so big, and was thrilled when I saw how bulky they were. These are true statement pieces!
Did I bring you back from the brink of pulling out the Christmas tree ornaments? Let’s let them sit for just a few more weeks. Enjoy the gold, orange, and natural colors of fall in our home for just a little bit longer. I know I was heading down that path, but adding these simple touches and having the clean and fresh feel to fall gave me a new appreciation for the moment we are in. I guess it made me become thankful for the present. That is what this holiday is all about. As I stated earlier this is a post if with a group of other bloggers and Gordmans working together. The next talented blogger on this fall find journey is Katalina Girl. Be sure to head over to her blog to see what she found to add to her home for fall. Lastly, I have a special coupon where if you sign up you get an extra 20% off your next Gordmans order! You can find that here!
Here is the other bloggers showing us their Fall Finds-