Want inspiration for how to decorate your kitchen for fall? Here are 17 ideas to decorate your kitchen for fall with accessories (that you might already have!), and some helpful tips and tricks! No pumpkins required. Make your kitchen feel oh-so-cozy featuring pretty and practical ideas I’ve used in my own kitchen and the items I’ve decorated with over the years!
Sources (click each below for details):
Rug – Machine Washable several size options // Petite Table Lamp // Utensil Holder // Blue Pan (other color options) // Round Wood Paddle Serving Board // Cookbook – Half Baked Harvest Every Day: Recipes for Balanced, Flexible, Feel-Good Meals // Wood and Brass Cookbook Holder Stand // Footed Wood Serving Board Pedestal Trivet // Amber Glass Bottle with Faux Fall Foliage Arrangement // Mustard Yellow Leaf Pitcher // Autumn Striped Kitchen Towels Set of 4 // Homebody Mug
How to Decorate a Kitchen for Fall:
Display Cookbooks and a Cookbook Stand
Set up a cookbook on a cookbook stand to inspire you for fall meals! You can also simply stack or lean cookbooks on your counter or an open bookcase in your kitchen. Select cookbooks focused particularly on food you enjoy making in the fall (crock pot meals, fall pies, etc) or cookbooks with spine colors that feel like ‘fall’ to you. Here are some of our favorite cookbooks (that are pretty to display, too!).
Set a Lamp on Your Counter
A lamp is an unexpected cozy addition to a kitchen. They add charm and warm inviting lighting you will love in the evenings or early mornings. Find inspiration photos for lamps on kitchen counters here. Find sources for mini accent lamps here.
Put Plants, Branches or Flowers in a Vase
Plants will add organic color and interest to your kitchen. You can use faux branches (like this arrangement in an amber glass bottle), or try options like eucalyptus (which will last a long time and looks pretty even when dried!), fall hydrangeas, a fall bouquet or potted plant, or forage for branches from your yard!
Use a Raised Footed Tray
Elevate the style, texture and functionality of your kitchen with wood footed trays. Use them to raise the height of items on your counter like your soap dispensers, a plant, or any kitchen accessories. See how I use wood footed pedestals in my kitchen here, plus some of my favorite sources.
Organize with Kitchen Canisters and Jars
Use kitchen canisters or jars for storing coffee beans, flour, sugar, rolled oats, etc. Whether they are on your counter or in your pantry, they bring a sense of style with function to your kitchen. You’ll feel inspired and ready for fall and winter baking. See inspiration and a round up of canister sources here.
Display a Pitcher
Add a pop of fall color or pattern with a pretty pitcher! Maybe it’s an entertaining item you use occasionally, but you can put it to good use every day on display in your kitchen. Give it a job like holding flowers or branches or just let it shine on its own.
Create a Coffee Station / Cozy Sips Station with Mugs and a Mug Tree
Display your favorite mugs for the season! I love having a few special ones for fall. Here are some favorite fall mugs to make your day cozier.
Creating a special station for your fall coffee or tea ritual makes it an extra special experience. Plus, it adds beauty and function to your kitchen! Mugs can take up a lot of cabinet space, so putting them on a mug rack like mine will not only look pretty on a counter, but it can save cupboard space, too!
Find inspiration photos for Cozy Sips Stations here.
Add Warmth with Wood Cutting Boards
Wood cutting boards are not only functional, but beautiful to look at! Keep them out on display! You can layer several of them against your counter. You can also lay a board out on your countertop and place a lamp or vase on it, a stack of cookbooks, coffee making supplies etc.
Hang a Fall Towel on Your Stove or Over Your Sink
Add some fall color with a kitchen towel. Try a pretty fall color in a pattern like gingham, stripes, or seasonal botanicals and florals.
Add a Runner or Rug
Every space can be made cozier with a rug, including the kitchen! A runner will add warmth, comfort, and pattern to your space. Try adding one with fall toned colors. These machine washable rugs are great for kitchens–they look beautiful and are easy to toss in the washing machine if they get dirty! See more of my favorite machine washable rug designs here. I also love using sisal rugs in my kitchen for warm natural texture. You can see other rugs I have in my home (plus tips and where to buy them!) here.
Hang or Lean Artwork
Artwork in the kitchen always adds a homey touch! It can represent a place you’ve been, a palette that sets the right mood for the season or anything you think adds the right touch. Or add a painting with a fall scene. You can also switch out any print you already have in a frame for one that better represents the season. If you don’t have wall space, you can lean small artwork on your countertop or on an open shelf. Find some of my favorite artwork sources here.
Put Wooden or Metal Utensils in a Crock on Your Counter
Place your everyday utensils into a crock on your counter. You can be selective with the utensils you display (group attractive pieces together, such as all wood, or metal, or a uniform style or color set).
Display Your Cookware
Leave a pretty pan or pot out on the stove to add to your decor and be convenient when you need it! We use this multipurpose pan daily–it’s non-toxic and nonstick and beautiful to leave out on display! It comes in several colors and is currently on sale here.
Use Warm Metals
Touches of warm metals like copper or brass will cozy up a kitchen. You can add it in small doses, like with a copper French press, copper salt and pepper shakers or other accessories. You can even hang pots on the wall or on a special pot rack!
Display Fruit and Vegetables
Display fruit and vegetables fresh from the farmer’s market or grocery store or even your own garden in a pretty serving bowl.
Streamline with Baskets
Put a small lidded basket on your counter to contain loose items or things taking up drawer space (like vitamins, tea, coffee tumblers, etc). It will not only organize and streamline your kitchen, it will simplify what you see visually and add a warm texture, too. The lidded baskets above would be great options to consider! (Sources for above: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4).
Style Your Open Shelves or Cabinets
If you have open shelves or cabinets, utilize those to create a beautiful but functional fall display! Check out this post for styling ideas and inspiration photos: Kitchen Open Shelves: The Best Inspiration and Tips