When the evenings start to cool in mid to late August I start getting excited about fall. All the fall decorating things come pouring into my mind. After a hot summer, the idea of decorating for a cool cozy season brings me joy.

When it comes to decorating our home, I try to keep things simple. We live in a small, almost cottage-style home, so filling it with loads of fall decor can get overwhelming pretty quickly. I’ve come to realize over the years that my excitement for fall decorating isn’t about all the store-bought fall items, but it is the feeling of the outdoors that makes it my favourite season.

This got me thinking about what I use to decorate for fall. I have a bin full of fake pumpkins with not enough space for all of them. This year I decided to bring the outdoors in, and stay minimal with my fall decorating.

Planning My Fall Kitchen Decor

I love beautiful fall kitchen decor, but sometimes it can get in the way of your daily kitchen use. Instead of adding more to the kitchen, I wanted to use the zones that were already established in my kitchen but make it a little more cozy for fall.

Decorate In Zones

When decorating a kitchen space I like to think about the zones in which we use the kitchen and add to that. Right beside the stove, I have a crock full of our daily kitchen utensils. This acts as the perfect place to add a few fall elements to decorate for fall.

I added a few dried hydrangea stems that I had previously dried as well as some cute white pumpkins from our local grocery store. I grounded the pieces with a large cutting board.

A few other great zones to decorate for fall are:

  1. Kitchen sink
  2. Coffee station
  3. Island
  4. Dining table

Use What You Have

Instead of going out to buy pieces for fall decorating, shop your home first. See what you have that will work well with the theme you are going for. For my utensil zone, I could have gone out and purchased a brand-new cutting board, cute faux pumpkins, and faux fall florals. Instead, I thought ahead and cut the hydrangeas ahead of time in preparation for fall decorating, as well as picked up a bag of mini white pumpkins that can be used for multiple purposes for only $2!

Things to Use For Fall Kitchen Decor

As I mentioned, before heading to the store to buy new fall kitchen decor see what you have, and go for walk to forage pieces to use throughout your home. Things to look for are:

  1. Pinecones
  2. Dried grass
  3. Branches
  4. Moss
  5. Dried Florals

Things that you have in your home that can add to your fall decor are:

  1. Cutting boards
  2. Baskets
  3. Coasters
  4. Blankets
  5. Dishes and Bowls
  6. Candles

More Autumn-Inspired Posts:

  1. How to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall
  2. Apple Harvest Mule
  3. How to Dry Hydrangeas

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Simple Fall Kitchen Decor Ideas


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