It’s a fall tour! We all love them. Today I’m sharing my early fall kitchen. There is not a pumpkin in sight! I’ve used what fall decor I had in my “stash” and what I found outside around our home to decorate! Welcome to the Early Fall Kitchen Tour, I’m so glad you came to visit!
This is a ONE ROOM FALL TOUR with some of my best blogging friends! Make sure you visit their tours at the end of this post!
My goal is to give you lots of ideas for decorating your kitchen using pretty natural elements! And NO pumpkins!
If you have visited StoneGable in the fall you know white pumpkins are my favorite natural to decorate with! Oh, I love them!
But sometimes we want to start decorating for fall and we are not quite ready to decorating with pumpkins. This tour gives you pretty alternatives to pumpkins!
Here are some important things to think about when decorating your kitchen for early fall!
USE A TIGHT COLOR PALETTE
Before we even put one fall decoration in the kitchen we should think about a color palette for our fall kitchen!
Keeping a color palette in mind will instantly make your fall kitchen decor look cohesive and pretty!
Much of the fall elements I used in the kitchen were in the green family. So I used greens, neutrals, and whites to be the dominant fall kitchen colors.
I can’t stress enough how much easier it is to decorate any room for any season if you establish a color palette first. And keeping the color palette tight makes a room look instantly well composed!
Did you know that all greens are supposed to work together? I somewhat buy that! However, I have a hard time thinking a blue-green and a citron green look great together in a room. Maybe that’s just me!
I chose to use the citron green in the hydrangeas as my most predominant green in our fall kitchen.
It’s good to have something that inspires you. And the hydrangeas were a big inspiration for this fall decor!
I added green to the glass cabinet. I used green goblets, a small container of dried hydrangeas, and a little faux green plant with some gold berries.
USE FALL DECOR SPARINGLY IN A KITCHEN
Adding fall kitchen decor is a balance. A kitchen should be very utilitarian because we prepare meals in it and wash dishes there too and more. And most kitchens gets used hard. At least my kitchen does!
But we also want to add some pretty decor that makes it a pleasure to work in.
The sweet spot when thinking about decorating our kitchens is to create small areas of fall decor.
Keep decor in “fall kitchen decor” designated areas! Don’t spread your fall decor all over the kitchen! And keep it very simple.
The long surface in the middle of my kitchen is where I do most of my meal prep. As you can see it is totally free of any decor! I never put decor in countertop workspaces.
I might add a tiny vase of flowers or a small pumpkin (in several weeks) on the tray that holds my coffee and sugar near my coffee maker. But I keep it very contained and not in the way of the countertop I use to make a cup of coffee!
CHOOSE NATURAL FALL ELEMENTS
The very best way to decorate for fall is to forego fall nick nacks and cutsie fall decor and stick to natural fall elements. They are far prettier and more sophisticated. There is nothing that compares to real fall elements in a fall kitchen!
For my fall kitchen decor I used what I could find in my yard and at our local Amish greenhouse down the road. I also used a few dried and faux fall elements I had in my stash too!
Here is the fall decor I used in the kitchen…
I have a few types of hydrangeas around my house but this beautiful limelight variety is my favorite. They dry wonderfully! And take on shades of soft greens, light sepias, and beautiful blush as they dry.
I have a few large containers I favor when using a mass of hydrangeas. This big heavy double-handled urn works perfectly to make a big statement on the kitchen island!
For me, hydrangeas are quintessential fall kitchen decor!
One reason I chose to use green in my early fall kitchen decor was the hydrangeas but another reason were these darling little gourds called spinners.
These tiny gourds come by their name honestly! Give them a twist between your thumb and index finger and they spin like a top. My grandbabies love them!
And they make the sweetest little fall decor to sprinkle here and there.
The Amish farmer had pretty gourds this year so I chose gourds that were green and other more neutral colors. I found a handsome handmade berry colander at a local shop to contain some of the gourds.
I love to decorate with apples and pears in September!
I have a box of faux green apples I’ve probably used for over a decade and I bring it out every year around this time.
Don’t you think fall kitchen decor should include fruit in season? Yes, me too!
BERRIES AND BRAMBLES, REAL OR FAUX
Beside the bowl of apples is a smoky green glass candleholder and a bottle with some greens with pretty berries picked from our side yard. Foraging for fall kitchen decor around my house is so much more fun than foraging for it in the basement for fall decor!
If you know what this plant is please comment and let me know.
The bush was planted before we moved in. It is quite gangly and tall and I was going to have it removed until I saw the berries. They are so pretty so the bush lives on for another year.
One new addition to the kitchen are a trio of botanical prints.
I’ve been looking for something for that wall for quite a while. I knew when I saw the right pictures I would just know. I was perusing a local decorating shop and there they were!
The kitchen hood even was donned with a small faux wreath of fall leaves!
I used a small clear Command Hook to adhere it to the hood. I keep them in a decor toolbox along with other items I use when decorating.
Did you notice I finally filled the glass cabinets along the ceiling with white dishes and other stoneware pieces?
OTHER NATURALS TO USE AS FALL KITCHEN DECOR
There is truly a bounty of pretty natural things you an use to decorate your kitchen this time of year.
Here are a few…
- queen Anne’s lace
- Goldenrod (if you are not allergic)
- Cat O’Nine Tails
- sticks and twigs
- brambles and bittersweet
- store bought bouquets
- seeded eucalyptus
- wheat sheaves
- mini Indian corn
Can you think of any more? Please let us know in the comments.
I hope you have gotten a few ideas for your early fall kitchen decor this year.
Next month I’ll switch out things in the kitchen for white pumpkins. But until then I’m enjoying a different fall look and I hope you are enjoying it too!
YOU MIGHT LIKE TO SEE…
Here are some sources for things I have in my kitchen and dining area. Substitutions for similar items are included when there are no sources of the exact items…
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