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Cozy Fall Kitchen Decorating Ideas

Bring the colors and scents of autumn into your kitchen with these 7 cozy fall kitchen decorating ideas…use just a few or use them all!

traditional older kitchen fall decorating ideas

I haven’t shared our kitchen since my big organizing project earlier this year, and nothing has really changed, except for one thing. It’s been given a little face-lift with some easy fall decor. Welcome to another edition of 20 Minute Decorating, a monthly feature that focuses on quick and easy decor that can help you update your home in no time. Except for the pumpkin bread idea (which you’ll see in a minute,) everything I’m sharing can be accomplished in less than 20 minutes. Let’s get started!

fall kitchen decorating flowers in sink

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7 Fall Kitchen Decorating Ideas 

No. 1: fresh flowers.

I’m a firm believer that fresh flowers can transform a room, and in hardly any time at all. They add color, texture, and life. The simple task of placing a small pitcher of flowers on your kitchen counter can not only cheer you up, it will breathe life into your space. I don’t always have flowers in the kitchen, but when I do, it makes spending time there even more enjoyable.

fall kitchen decorating white pumpkins on counter

No. 2: pumpkins and/or gourds.

Little pumpkins and gourds, piled on a tray or in a basket, bring the perfect touch of autumn to any room, but especially the kitchen. Make sure to give them a bath first, and they will last quite a long time. 

fall kitchen decorating ideas scented soaps

No. 3: soaps featuring seasonal scents.

The aromas of autumn are almost as good as the sights and colors, so bringing them into your kitchen just makes sense. Seasonal dish soap or multi-surface spray makes cleaning up your kitchen almost fun. (I did say “almost.”) My favorite right now is the Apple Cider scent from Mrs. Meyer’s. Seasonal soaps and lotions can also be found at discount stores and places like T.J. Maxx or HomeGoods. 

Tip: I love the Mrs. Meyer’s multi-surface spray for my glass cooktop. The spray shines it right up and there are no streaks. Wiping with a paper towel works best. Try it!

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mrs. meyers apple cider candle and soaps

No. 4: candles or simmering potpourri.

Another way to bring the scent of fall into your kitchen is with candles or simmering potpourri. The two yummiest scents for autumn are cinnamon and pumpkin. Burning a candle or simmering some spices on your stove will make you feel like the very essence of fall is right there in your kitchen. 

kitchen fall decorating ideas

No. 5: festive, colorful linens.

Changing your linens is one of the easiest ways to bring seasonal style to your kitchen. You don’t have to completely swap out your regular, every-day kitchen towels. Simply add one or two seasonal towels to a prominent space in your kitchen. One of the easiest fall kitchen decorating ideas ever!

corner of kitchen decorated for fall

No. 6: add a touch of copper.

Copper is one of those metals that goes with anything, and pretty much any style. The color of copper beautifully lends itself to fall decorating, and it doesn’t take much to make a statement. Feature a copper pitcher on your countertop, place a copper teapot on your stove, or bring out those copper mugs for your apple cider!

pumpkin bread on cutting board

No. 7: bake a batch of pumpkin bread.

This last idea doesn’t have anything to do with decor, but it will make your kitchen smell like fall, and you’ll have a delicious snack to enjoy on those crisp autumn afternoons. Anything baked with cinnamon and spices fills your kitchen with the most amazing aroma. If you are struggling with the arrival of fall, and don’t want to say goodbye to summer, bake a batch of pumpkin bread. You’ll be waving goodbye to summer before the bread comes out of the oven!

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Get the sweet pumpkin Chex mix recipe {HERE.}

copper mugs and pumpkin bread on kitchen counter

Sources for Fall Kitchen Decorating Ideas

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kitchen towel set (similar) | copper tea kettle | copper mugs | Kitchenaid mixer (matte fresh linen) | navy utensils | Keurig coffee maker (sandy pearl) | fresh bittersweet on eBay

Mrs. Meyers Apple Cider soaps

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  1. I love to read your blog. I never miss a post. Today you have so many lovely ideas for a Fall kitchen update.
    On Homestyle Saturday’s I always wait until I get to your post to read all the posts even though I subscribe to some of the other blogs. But your blog is so neat and organized it’s easy to read. The others are too crowded and confusing.

    1. Thank you so much Nancy! I am so happy to hear that you find my blog easy to read. You made my day!

  2. Your kitchen is so pretty! The blue and white mixed the copper has inspired me to use what I have.

  3. The fall flowers are beautiful and the pumpkin bread sounds yummy,I’ll have to try it.

  4. Adding a few colorful additions and a few pumpkins to your lovely neutral kitchen has it ready for fall. Thanks fo the inspiration.

  5. I love your simple fall inspiring ideas for kitchens. Also, I doubt that you will hear often what I’m going to say, but I love your kitchen countertops. Yes, I realize they are not solid surface, but tile with grout – and that’s not a popular opinion. I had similar countertops back in the 90s in my ranch home in California and loved the look then and still do. Yours look beautiful and while they are more work, I know, the somewhat retro feel they give a kitchen is right up my alley. Just thought I’d let you know ….

  6. Ann, your fall kitchen is a delight. I have a small pumpkin lamp on my counter and PB pumpkin plates in my vertical plate holder. Can you believe it’s October 1 and we are going for 90 degrees here in Ohio? Happy you introduced us to SW Navel when you painted your front door. It’s the color of 2020.

  7. Love the cozy touches in your kitchen!! I’m off to burn a candle right now!

  8. hi ann, love the simple details like seasonal soaps and pumpkins on a cake plate. Love the inspiration. sharing on the weekend edit this weekend! laura

  9. Maureen Provost Ryan says:

    Our kitchen decor includes two of your framed pumpkin fall printables — they really add a lot. I have a shelf that is like a mantel where we display seasonal items and this year’s really turned out nicely! Thanks, Ann!

  10. Your fall kitchen is so warm and welcoming, Ann! I feel like I can smell the yummy scents right through the computer!

  11. Thank you for the tip about Mrs. Meyers Multi Surface Spray for your glass top stove. I love mine, but spend hours cleaning it, sometimes 3-4 times over the week-end. I love how you combined your white pitcher and cake plate with such pretty fall decor. It’s bright and simple, cozy and inviting !

  12. Love seeing your kitchen-it is perfect to me. Your fall ideas are some of the ones I use. I always have something from the outdoors in my kitchen. Sometimes it’s just some pinecones and twigs of nandina. Again, I really think your kitchen is the best-love blues and whites. I know you’re not wild about the tile, but I sure am.

  13. So pretty Ann. Thanks for giving us inspiration to get ready for Fall…love your ideas.

  14. Love the Fall the best. I have decorated already and will keep until the Christmas decor is put up. Thanks for the great ideas, as usual.

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