With different events occurring throughout the season, fall is full of decorating themes and traditions. It is also the time of the year when people start to use their fireplaces, and a mantel that is festively decorated for fall can make your hearth area even cozier to gather around with your loved ones. For 32 years, Ace Chimney Sweeps has been providing superior professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation services to the Elkton, MD area. Not only do we know how to help your chimney and fireplace system work at its highest levels of efficiency and safety, but we also know how to make your hearth look like a beautiful focal point where your family and friends love to spend time together. We would like to share with you a few fall mantel decor ideas from Southern Living if you need some inspiration.Decorate Your Hearth for Fall - Elkton MD - Ace Chimney Sweeps


Of course, pumpkins and other gourds are one of the most popular fall decorations, but you do not have to be limited to displaying them only outside on your front porch. While you can find gourds in a variety of colors other than orange, you can paint them in metallic colors to add a gilded touch to your mantel. If you are looking to add a pop of a unique accent color, you might want to try painting a couple of your pumpkins turquoise. Another idea is to stencil letters onto pumpkins to spell out a message to celebrate the season or even to cheer on your favorite football team.


Chrysanthemums, pansies, begonias, marigolds, and other fall flowers can really brighten up your hearth area, but if you really want to make this floral display look unique, Southern Living suggests adding a garland of foliage made from magnolia and oak leaves. To complete this fall mantel look, you can arrange your flowers inside simple pottery crocks with more autumn leaves and seasonal berries.


This holiday is a favorite for home decorators because of the many different options that are readily available in just about every store in town. For your mantel, our advice is to keep it simple and stick to one Halloween motif, such as spiders and cobwebs or witches and brooms, instead of displaying every Halloween-themed item you can fit on the mantel. This will keep your mantel looking more like a treat than a trick. You can always add a couple of Jack O’Lanterns if you need a pop of color.

Decorating your hearth for fall is a fun way to celebrate the start of fireplace season, but Ace Chimney Sweeps wants to remind you to refrain from placing paper or other combustible items on the mantel to avoid an accidental fire. Contact us for any of your professional chimney and fireplace needs you may have this fall and winter.