If you have a fireplace, decorating your fall mantel is a wonderful way to show off this season's bounty. You can use pumpkins, ornamental gourds, dried flowers, fruit, leaves, leaf prints and other seasonal beauties.

When temperatures drop, a fireplace is where the whole family can gather and spend quality time together. How you decorate the mantle depends on what style you are going for and what seasonal touches you want to add to your home's décor.

"Fall" into the spirit with these inspirational mantels:

Opposites Attract:

Rhoda Vickers of Southern Hospitality blog uses jewel tones and touches of red, opposite but complementary colors that work beautifully together for fall. The peacock feather wreath is the star of this fall mantel, tying in the red of the color palette and adding some glamour. Tall, leafy branches give the display height as well as bring out the colors in the rock fireplace.

Image: Southern Hospitality Blog

Paint It White

If you don't want to use traditional orange pumpkins, buy faux pumpkins and spray paint them white. 

Image: Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Go Glam

If you want to go Glam this season, check out this Gold and Glam Mantel.The symetrical look is centered by a beautiful mirror and dough bowl filled with glittery pumpkins, gourds and antique acorns.  If you don't have a fireplace, don't worry, go ahead and create a Faux Mantel.

Image: Decor Chick