It's not a real mantel. It's actually the top of the built-in bookshelf in our office, but it has the same dimensions of a very wide mantel. I like to pretend it's the real thing.
There's my wheat bouquet I made a little while ago.
The wreath is quite large because I wanted a statement piece in the middle. I brought home a 24" grapevine wreath at first. It looked huge in the store, but as soon as it made it home, it must have shrunk. It did not make the statement I wanted. So it was "demoted" to the front door and back to the store I went for the 32" big mama at Hobby Lobby. (So glad they were 50% off!)
I didn't want to do the typical red, orange, yellow color scheme this year. So I went out on a limb and picked up some deep purple, yellow, and coral floral picks. I love how it turned out. Those colors along with the wheat and the white pumpkins, say "Fall" but still seem fresh and bright.
Then I added a trio of autumn spice candles and a little frame on the other side for balance.
Honey & Fitz shared a great resource a while back: How to Decorate a Mantel. You should check it out for more inspiration and a few guidelines to help bring your mantel all together.
Linking up to Home Stories A to Z's Tutorials and Tips Link Party and Hooked on House's Fall Decorating Link Party!