In this post: Want quick and easy autumn decorations for the kitchen? These fall decorating ideas will bring seasonal warmth to your kitchen in no time.⇒
The kitchen is one of my favorite rooms to add a taste of fall flavor to.
It’s super simple, as you don’t have to deal with furniture (for the most part). It’s all about the surfaces, which are usually among the spaces that could use the most refreshing anyway.
But what of you’re not really thrilled with the way your kitchen is looking? Perhaps you have a renovation planned, or at least one in the back of your mind, or at least on your list of dreams.
I’ve never been one to wait for perfection before I can enjoy decorating. If you try to do that, you’ll be waiting your entire life.
No. I enjoy working with what I have and adding a little extra pleasure to my life by celebrating the seasons in my home.
So today, as part of our series “20 Minute Decorating”, I’m sharing 10 super easy fall decorating ideas that can be added in no time and will bring seasonal warmth to your kitchen.
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Fall Leaves in a Garden Urn
Perhaps the simplest, quickest and easiest of all fall decorations is to take a cluster of fall branches with autumn toned leaves and add it to a fabulous container. I chose a vintage garden urn because I love the rusted patina, but any vase will do.
The leaves may be gathered from the yard outside or they can be faux, as mine are. When selecting faux branches, try to opt for leaves that are as realistic in color and texture as possible. It makes all the difference in the world.
Then just pop them in the container and in 3 seconds you have a great fall centerpiece that makes a statement!
Fall Flowers in Vintage Coffee Posts
The beauty of a floral mix is that you can select the colors and silhouettes that most suit your preferences. Unlike a cluster of leaves, you can play with the palette to communicate autumn, but alter it just a bit to take advantage of subtleties in hue. So the blush pink roses in my enamel pots, above, soften the look and fit with my taste.
You can also mix several varieties in one bouquet or separate them into groupings as I’ve done in my vignette. In either case, a range of heights and textures adds interest to the display.
Velvet Pumpkin and Fall Berries on a Cake Plate
I love the look of orange berries for fall and they make a wonderful little bed upon which to rest a sweet little velvet pumpkin.
Serve the pairing up on a pretty cake plate and you’ve got a terrific decor statement that took no time to put together.
Fall Branch with Berries on a Leaf Platter
While you want all your room decor to have a sense of harmony, it’s fun to alter the layout of your arrangements. If you have a tall composition here, consider something long and low there.
I have a slim leaf platter that looks wonderful adorned with a simple berry branch, and set out on the counter. Not everything needs to be presented vertically.
Pumpkin on a Cutting Board
Another super simple offering is to take a ubiquitous pumpkin (albeit in an heirloom variety) and display it in a surprising way. A platter or cutting board placed on the stove can provide a unique surface for an uncomplicated little flourish.
The vintage wooden bread boards add a note of seasonal warmth as a backdrop to the charming pale orange gourd.
Baby Boos in a Dough Bowl
And while we’re on pumpkins set against a rustic wooden background, who can resist a dough bowl full of mini baby boos? I love their enchanting diminutive size and their lovely creamy color reminiscent of buttery goodness.
They deliver a straightforward articulation of the homey feeling of the season.
Craft Pumpkins in a Fruit Bowl
But not all pumpkins need to be real. A lovely bowl of craft pumpkins can work equally as well. The more artfully they are created, the more pleasing they are to behold. Quality counts in this arena and I’d avoid plastic if at all possible.
This is also a great place to embrace full-on fall color. They’ll be observed in their position set deep in a bowl and you can get away with a bold flash of color.
Wheat Stalks in a Tea Pot
Any fall kitchen could certainly benefit from having a coffee station and a little seasonal nod would be welcome here.
Try wheat stalks in a teapot for an interesting contrast, balancing crisp gleaming silver against the organic look of the dry golden bundles.
Burlap Wrapped Candle Holder
Another fall decorating idea that can be achieved in a couple of minutes is wrapping a candle holder in wide burlap ribbon. Use double stick tape to hold it closed, then tie a bit of fall patterned ribbon into a sweet little bow.
I used rust gingham check ribbon for autumnal flavor and a pumpkin spice candle as the icing on the cake.
A bit of rosé wine caps off my fall kitchen decor, served in flutes with a rich gold rim.
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