Bring the colors and scents of autumn into your kitchen with these 8 cozy fall kitchen decorating ideas…use just a few or use them all!
When one season ends, and another begins, it’s the perfect time to update and refresh our decor. We all spend time in our kitchens, so it’s definitely not a space we want to overlook. Adding touches of autumn to our kitchens is as easy as piling some little pumpkins in a bowl, or baking a batch of pumpkin bread. (More on that later!)
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One of the reasons I shop at Walmart is that they are uniquely positioned to be an indispensable partner in our lives. They help us provide quality groceries and household items to keep our families strong and healthy. Walmart also offers an amazing assortment of products that help to make the year memorable. That means different things to different people. It could be back-to-school clothes, celebrating birthdays and special occasions, enjoying the holidays, or celebrating the changing seasons.
Walmart’s goal is to keep prices low everyday, so a better life is always within reach. They help us triumph without making tradeoffs. Right now, that means refreshing our spaces with the latest fall décor, without breaking the bank.
8 Fall Kitchen Decorating Ideas
Create a calm, inviting atmosphere in your home by embracing a simple, pared-back look that allows you to take the “fuss” out of design. Natural materials like wood, brass, ceramics, and stone offer texture and interest to every space in your home, but especially your kitchen. Incorporate natural elements, like fresh or dried flowers, and pumpkins, into your fall kitchen decorating ideas. This affordable design aesthetic feels collected, which I love, and creates an escape right in your own home—for less.
Set a Pretty Table
When it comes to a fall table setting, as always, I believe simple is best. In this tablescape, mostly neutral colors prevail, with pops of color coming from the placemats and flowers. Rustic and beautiful dinnerware, natural linen napkins, and fresh pumpkin bread are great ways to welcome family and friends to your home.
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 table or 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.
Pumpkins + Gourds
Little pumpkins and gourds, piled on a tray or in a bowl, add the perfect touch of autumn to any room, but especially the kitchen. The warm tones of the wood bowl and salt keeper naturally lend a fall coziness to our kitchen countertop, and they are an ideal compliment to the pumpkins. Before you begin decorating, make sure to give all your pumpkins and gourds a bath first, and they will last quite a long time.
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 and hand soap makes cleaning up your kitchen almost fun. (I did say almost!) My favorite right now is the Acorn Spice scent from Mrs. Meyer’s. I love the fresh and spicy scent, and both are very gentle on your hands.
Candles, Potpourri, + Scented Wax Melts
Another way to bring the scent of fall into your kitchen is with candles, simmering potpourri, or scented wax melts. The two yummiest scents for autumn are cinnamon and pumpkin. Burning a candle, simmering some spices on your stove, or melting scented wax, will make you feel like the very essence of fall is right there in your kitchen.
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. The trick is to simply add one or two towels that reflect the colors of the season to a prominent space in your kitchen. It takes literally a few minutes, but makes a huge impact.
A Cozy Rug
Adding a rug or runner in front of your sink, or if you happen to have a dining area in your kitchen, under your table and chairs, ups your kitchen’s cozy factor quickly and affordably. When I saw this runner, I knew the autumnal shades, along with some blue, would add color and a bit of whimsy to our kitchen. The fact that it’s very easy on my feet is definitely an added bonus!
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 are sad to see summer go, 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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