The leaves are changing color and falling from the trees, the weather is getting cooler, and pumpkin spice everything is starting to show up in stores. Yes, autumn is here! And that means it’s time to start decorating your home for the fall. After all, we’ll spend much more time indoors over the next few months. And one room that could use a little autumnal sprucing up is the kitchen.
From adding a few fall-themed decorations to changing your color scheme, there are plenty of ways to make your kitchen feel cozier as the weather gets cooler.
Let’s take a look at a few ideas:
Seasonal Flair with Kitchen Basics
One of the easiest ways to add some fall flavor to your kitchen is by swapping out your regular dish towels and pot holders for ones with seasonal designs. You can find these at most stores this time of year, or you can make your own!
Other items that can help prepare your kitchen for fall are oven mitts, aprons, and tablecloths with autumnal prints.
Bring in the Flowers
Hydrangeas, chrysanthemums, and sunflowers are all in season during the fall, so why not add a pop of color to your kitchen with a fresh bouquet? You can also find fall-themed floral arrangements at your local grocery store.
If you have a windowsill, consider adding a herb garden. It will add some greenery to the room, and you’ll also have fresh herbs for cooking!
Mums, pansies, and dahlias make great fall centerpieces for your kitchen table.
Get Creative with Pumpkins
Pumpkins are synonymous with autumn, so it’s only fitting that they should have a place in your fall kitchen decor. But instead of just carving one and putting it on your front porch, get creative with how you use them!
Mini pumpkins make great utensil holders, and larger ones can be used as serving bowls or vases. You can even use pumpkins as candle holders! Just hollow them out and add some pillar candles.
Try painting pumpkins in metallic colors or using patterned washi tape to decorate them for a fun and festive touch.
Candles and Lanterns
As the days get shorter, you might find yourself reaching for candles more often to add some light (and ambiance) to your home. And there’s no reason why your kitchen shouldn’t benefit from this cozy trend!
Look for candles in autumnal scents like pumpkin spice, apple, and cinnamon. Or, for a more neutral option, choose candles with scents like vanilla or lavender.
You can also add lanterns to your kitchen for a touch of autumnal elegance. Just make sure to keep them away from any open flames! You don’t want to start a kitchen fire.
Change Your Color Scheme
An easy but impactful way to decorate your kitchen for fall is by changing up your color scheme. It doesn’t mean you have to go out and buy all the new dishes (unless you want to, of course).
Instead, add some accent pieces in fall colors like orange, red, yellow, and brown. It could be as simple as a vase of autumn leaves, a fruit bowl, or colorful placemats.
You could even repaint your kitchen if you want to go all out! A fresh coat of paint can transform a space, and there are plenty of great fall colors to choose from.
Additions to Your Kitchen Island
Do you have a kitchen island? If so, you’re in for some good news: it’s the perfect place to add fall flair to your kitchen!
One way to do this is by hanging a wreath above your island. You could also add some fall-themed dish towels or pot holders to the island for a pop of color.
Trays with a mix of fall leaves, acorns, and pinecones also decorate kitchen islands. And if you have some extra space, consider adding a basket filled with apples or pumpkins.
Wall Art is Imperative for the Vibe
“Hello Fall” sign? Check. Rustic wooden “Give Thanks” sign? Check. Cute framed print of a squirrel eating a nut? Check.
When it comes to fall kitchen decor, wall art is a must! You can find great prints and signs at your local craft store, or you could make your own.
If you want to get creative, try adding some framed leaves or autumn-themed fabric to your walls. You could even string up fairy lights to give your kitchen a warm and cozy feeling. Lights are always a good idea.
Enhance with Warm Wood Accents
Save bonfire night for the outdoors and enjoy all the warmth and comfort that wood can bring to your indoor spaces this autumn.
From floors and cabinets to islands and walls, there are plenty of ways to add wood accents to your kitchen.
If you want to keep things simple, try adding a few wooden bowls or cutting boards to your kitchen counters. Or, for a more dramatic look, try using reclaimed wood to create a kitchen backsplash or accent wall.
Adding some wood accents is a great way to make your kitchen feel warm and inviting this fall.
The Gist of It
Fall refreshment for your kitchen doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking. With these small tweaks, you can enjoy all the warmth and comfort of autumn without breaking the bank. Just remember to please all your senses. From sight to smell, your kitchen should ooze coziness. And don’t forget the pumpkin spice lattes – the goodness of fall in a cup.