Do you find yourself in the kitchen more than any other room in the house during the autumn months? I certainly do. Let me show you 7 simple ideas for creating a warm and cozy kitchen for the fall season.
The kitchen is pretty much the heart of the home, especially come nesting time when summer is over and we’re indoors more and more as the season progresses.
I don’t know about you but I’ll be spending a lot of time here in the kitchen during these next few fall months. So I always try to create a space of warmth and comfort here. And it’s so simple to do!
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Ideas for Creating a Warm and Cozy Cottage Fall Kitchen
Let me show you some of the easy ways I will create a warm and cozy space in my cottage kitchen for the fall season.
1. Fall Flowers and Seasonal Fruit
Flowers are always part of my home decor no matter what the season.
If you don’t have fresh flowers available, invest in some faux flowers. Dried flowers are also a great decor addition during the fall season.
Have you ever dried hydrangeas from your garden? Read my blog post on 3 Easy Ways to Dry Hydrangeas. They make the best fall dec
I’ve even kept them through Christmas.
Enjoy fabulous fall flowers like mums and pansies in your kitchen. Check out the fall tablescape I created with pumpkins and mums.
The dahlias are still blooming in the garden, and are the perfect touch for a fall pop of color. I love using these beautiful blooms for fall tablescapes.
Mixing both faux and fresh fruits and vegetables in the kitchen is another way I create fall decor vignettes.
Artificial flowers, fruits, and vegetables have come a long way and are so realistic. Just look at these artichokes.
2. Add Warmth With Cozy Lighting
For those of you that are not familiar with the Pacific Northwest, it has a tendency to rain here. A lot!
Because of this, our home can get very dark during the fall and winter seasons. I’ve never been a fan of overhead lighting. To me, it’s much cozier to have a little lamp on my island, or a candle or two burning.
My fall tablescapes always have tea candles or pillars in candlesticks added throughout.
3. Open Shelving in the Kitchen
As far as I’m concerned, there is no better way to show off your fall decor than displaying them on open shelving.
I’m always showing off my favorite seasonal vintage pieces on shelving.
4. Copper Accessories for Fall
When I hear the words “fall decor” I immediately think of copper. There’s just something about the way it pops the entire kitchen.
Most of the copper pieces I have in my kitchen are from flea markets and thrift stores and you can usually find great deals out there.
5. Warm Wood Accents
Breadboards, wood trays, and dough bowls are perfect for a warm and cozy fall kitchen experience.
Check out how I made the DIY wooden pumpkin for fall.
Dough bowls are a great way to show off your best fall decor and so easy to change up the looks whenever you want. I use pomegranates, apples, oranges, eucalyptus, and pumpkins in mine.
Show Off Your Mini Pumpkins and Gourds
I told you I would show you SIMPLE IDEAS to create a warm and cozy fall kitchen. Well…there’s nothing easier than adding a mini pumpkin here and there to your kitchen vignettes.
Set them in an ironstone bowl or glass cloche to transform any kitchen space to fall.
7. Fill Your Kitchen Space with Fall Fragrances
Let’s face it, having dogs is always a stinky problem when it’s too cold and wet to leave the windows open.
Diffusers really help make the house smell good with so many amazing-smelling essential oil combinations for the fall season. I use vanilla and cinnamon as a personal preference.
I ALWAYS have candles burning in the fall. Not only do they provide soft lighting during the autumn season, but the kitchen smells like I’m baking pumpkin bread or baking cookies.
Antique Candle Co. has the most amazing scents available for fall. Don’t you wish there was some sort of scratch and sniff feature available here?
Thanks so much for reading to the end.
My hope is that you are able to take one or two of these ideas and use them to create your own warm and cozy fall kitchen.
What are your favorite home decor items you use for fall? Leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you.
Until next time,
Happy Fall Decorating!
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Jennifer Howard says
Oh, the bucket of dahlias! I’m going to go show my dahlias the picture and tell them how disappointed I am in them….
The table set with the bucket of Dahlias, apples and pears is my favorite! It’s one I know I can do myself. Simply done, but premium impact! Thank you!
lots of great inspiration. fall make me think copper too and i have the same copper canisters with brass labels and knobs. they were my mom’s.
Your kitchen looks so pretty! I just started decorating for fall.
Kim Waldorf says
I love your kitchen. It is so cozy and I like all
the different furniture pieces you have. Especially the green cabinet!
Thank you so much Kim! I’m so glad I finally got smart and painted that cabinet. It used to be black for years and years!
Your kitchen is the definition of cozy! I adore your fall tablescape, the flowers of course and all the wood accents. Beautiful!
Thank you so much Kelly! That’s very sweet of you.
The kitchen looks gorgeous! Love all the fall touches and that cute pumpkin breadboard!
Thank you Stacy! I am going to try to make one this week for a friend.
Carol Karl says
Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much Carol!
So koselig , which describes cosines in Norwegian , I must find a copper tea pot to Koselig up my kitchen.
Can you guess which town was my favorite to see on your boat tour , thanks so much for sharing those beautiful pictures !
Now I must order the apple cider donut mix .
I think I can guess the town Alexis! And I can’t wait to try those apple cider donuts!
Rebecca Payne says
I love your use of copper. I use it also.
Thank you Rebecca. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.
Oh my goodness, your home is so warm and cozy! I love your vintage cottage style, you are such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing, and Happy Fall,???
Thank you for the amazing compliments Vicki. I really appreciate you being here.
Rachel Harper says
I love this. Great ideas.
Thank you Rachel! Have a great week ahead my friend.
Luv your kitchen Kim. The cutting boards are awesome. Pinned??
Thank you so much Ann. I really appreciate it!