Autumn mantel decor featuring purple and cream. Simple DIY decorations and a mix of neutral with unexpected color give this Fall mantel a beautiful style.

Autumn Mantel with Purple and Cream

Autumn mantel decor featuring purple and cream. Simple DIY decorations and a mix of neutral with unexpected color give this Fall mantel a beautiful style.

Autumn mantel decor featuring purple and cream. Simple DIY decorations and a mix of neutral with unexpected color give this Fall mantel a beautiful style.

Creating this autumn mantel was a wonderful creative escape. It’s been a while since I did any decorating around our home, and I’ve missed it! Digging through all of my Fall decorations and coming up with this simple mix of creamy neutrals and purple was almost like a therapy session for my creativity.

For years I felt like I had to put my personal style preferences “on hold” in favor of more traditional seasonal decorations and color palettes. Over the past few years, I’ve seen more and more “non-traditional” seasonal decorating ideas, and these have inspired me to figure out ways to make the season work into my decorating style instead of forcing myself to work with things that didn’t feel like me. The first time included purple in my Fall decor, something just clicked! And I’ve been doing it ever since! Click here to see the progression of purple in my Fall home decor: 2015 / 2016 / 2017.

Autumn Mantel and Ideas for Fall Decor

This year was no different! As I pulled my purple pumpkins out of my Fall storage bins, I started to think about what I wanted to mix with them. I really loved the Tribal-inspired look I created last year, but I didn’t want to recreate the exact same thing. I’ve recently been coming around to brass (something I honestly never thought I’d say! I’ve been a silver and brushed nickel kind of girl for ages!), so I decided to create an Autumn mantel mixing purples, creams and a hint of brass.

Autumn Mantel Decorating Idea with purples, creamy neutrals and brass accents

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There is something that feels light and soft about my Autumn mantel, and it’s giving me all the cozy feels! Now the temperatures just need to dip below 80 so I can snuggle under a blanket, light a spiced candle and enjoy the view!

Autumn Mantel and Fall Decor Ideas

 

Today I’m joining a group of lovely and talented ladies for Decorate Your Mantel: Fall Edition, hosted by Amy of My Life from Home. All of our mantels are linked below. Please hop around, visit a few, and share some of your favorites!

Decorate Your Mantel - Blogger Home Decor Series. Fall 2017 Edition

8 thoughts on “Autumn Mantel with Purple and Cream

  1. Kim

    This mantel is so reflective of you and your personality, Emily – your purple pumpkins never fail to make me smile. I love that you’ve wrapped the season around your style rather than the opposite. I’ve become very mindful of doing that this year as well. It just makes the whole decorating process so much more fun and dare I say, effortless! I especially love the glints of brass!

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    1. Two Purple Couches Post author

      Thank you so much, Kim! And I agree – the decorating process is much more fun when you’re not trying to force a season into your style or vice versa! I still haven’t tackled purple at Christmastime, but I think I’ll stick with my love of metallics 😉

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  2. Bre

    I’m glad you’re letting your decor reflect more of your personal style because that’s how it should be!! The purples pair so well with the brass and the wood tones; it’s all just gorgeous! I’m glad you got a chance to participate. I know it’s so hard with a little baby, but it’s so important to make time for the things you love. 🙂

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  3. Iris Nacole

    Yes, I’m so happy to see that you are following your decorating heart, and sharing color! I tend to lean towards neutrals for my own spaces, but I absolutely enjoy seeing color splashed into other’s decor, especially when it’s done so thoughtfully. You’ve nailed it!

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    1. Two Purple Couches Post author

      Thanks so much, Iris! I feel the same way about neutral decor – I tend to go for color, but I love seeing how others decorate their homes with lots of neutrals. There’s always some inspiration to be found!

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