Fall kitchen decorating has become so fun for me! Maybe it’s because this is the first time I’ve been able to decorate my kitchen here at the Tanglewood house. So, come on in and see fall in my newly renovated kitchen!!!
Today is the ONE ROOM FALL TOUR! Yay!
My blogging friends and I are celebrating fall by taking you on a tour of one room in our home that represents fall decorating at its best! And what makes this tour so special is how each of us interprets “fall decorating”!
A big thank you to Lory at Designthusiam for organizing our fun group. I LOVE these amazing ladies!!! They are such good friends and have such generous hearts! Please go visit their fall rooms at the end of this post! ❤️
Just to refresh you memories, here is what our kitchen looked like before the renovation…
And here it is now…
The kitchen is not quite finished. There are still lots of little things that need to be done! So this week the workers will be back. And I’ll temporarily move the fall decor until they are done!
Here’s a look at our new kitchen and a few fall kitchen decorating ideas!
BEST FALL KITCHEN DECORATING IDEA
No matter where your kitchen is located in you home, keep the fall decorations and the color palette the same as the rest of your home.
I love, love love the look of a cohesive home! And two of the biggest ways to create a gorgeous look no matter what season you are decorating for is to…
- use the same color palette as the rest of your home
- repeat the same fall elements throughout your home
My kitchen is white so it is easy to add almost any color to it when I decorate. But I also know that using the same color palette as the rest of the fall decor in my home will make a beautiful, pulled-together look! Even a color palette can be considered a repeated element.
I talk about my fall color palette in this year’s FALL HOME TOUR here.
Did you notice all the white pumpkins scattered about?
I call Lancaster County “pumpkin land”! As I drive there are fields and fields of pumpkins! Pumpkins fill roadside stands and farmer’s markets here!
So, I’ve used them liberally throughout our house. They are repeated fall decor. Subconsciously your eyes have been looking for them because they see white pumpkins as a repeated pattern in my home.
And repeated patterns make our minds perceive this as attractive!
THE IMPORTANCE OF RHYTHM IN DECORATING is a must-read! It explains the concepts of repeated patterns and more and will help you be a better decorator!
This best fall kitchen decorating tip is very important in our home since the kitchen can be seen from so many rooms! Keeping a sense of rhythm with fall decor creates a connected look!
KEEP FALL KITCHEN DECORATIONS TO A MINIMUM
Okay, this is a do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do tip!
I did go a bit overboard with the urn of hydrangeas. But I hope you will give me a wee bit of grace, after all this is the first time I’ve gotten to decorate my kitchen!
The point is to keep any decorations away from your working areas!
In this kitchen, I have A LOT of counter space!!!!
So leaving my workspaces open is pretty easy to do!
The last thing I want when making a meal is to fight with my fall decor! Or get it splattered or greasy! UGH!
I put fall decor in the corners of my kitchen that are not heavily used!
USE NATURAL FALL ELEMENTS
I think the prettiest fall decorations are those from nature!
Let them be the stars of your favorite room!
Here are a few favorite natural fall things to use in your home…
- colorful leaves and branches
- Indian corn
- dried sunflowers
BRINGING THE OUTDOORS INSIDE is a post of my top 10 favorite fall naturals and how to use them in your decor. So many good fall decorating ideas in that post!
AS THE SEASON CHANGES SO SHOULD YOUR FALL DECORATIONS
I really believe this about any season! But let’s talk fall!
Start with just a few repeated fall natural elements and build them up and change them as we move into October.
By mid to the end of October my real pumpkins have seen better days so I remove most of them. I only keep a few faux pumpkins out.
As fall moves towards Thanksgiving I love to decorate with deer sheds and turkey feathers and even a bit of snow. Also lots of pinecones, candles, and lanterns!
One big advantage of decorating this way is by the time Christmas rolls around I have almost no decorations to put away!
My kitchen is a big new decorating adventure! I hope you have enjoyed seeing it decorated for fall!
Now, go see what my blogging friend are sharing!