Inside: Are you ready for the comforts of fall? Come over and take a look around my fall kitchen and family room for some easy fall decorating ideas to get you excited for the cozy season!
“Why I Love Decorating With Pumpkins in August”, by Kate Rodgers.
That may sound sarcastic. It’s not. Yes, it seems wrong to be putting out pumpkins before September 1. But as a home decor blogger, I decorate much earlier than I would normally, so that I have the fall inspiration and motivation up here when you’re ready for it.
If there were a moral to that story title in the first sentence? There would be one: sometimes changing a few decor items in your surroundings can uplift your whole mindset.
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And after a brutally hot summer such as this one, the promise of plaid cozy blankets, chunky sweaters, cute boots, and the smell of sweet pumpkin spice wafting through the air is the best mental medicine.
So I’m embracing those pumpkins, fall leaves, and acorns this year, even at the very beginning of September. Because they lift my spirits, and take me to a happy place of comfort.
If you’re ready to go there with me, come on in for the second part of my fall home tour!
This time it’s in the kitchen and family room. Because what better place to bring the warm fall feels to, than the heart of the home?
I’m excited to be part of the 2023 Fall Home Tour, hosted by Marty at A Stroll Thru Life. This group of creative bloggers are all opening their homes to you to share how they’ve decorated for fall. If you’re visiting me from my friend Suzy at Worthing Court‘s beautiful fall porch, welcome! Make sure to visit the rest for more fall inspiration at the bottom of this post.
Easy fall kitchen decor ideas.
I’m not a big fan of orange, and in the first part of this fall’s home tour, I went totally sans orange and used subdued natural colors in olive green and cream. The fall hues in this part of the tour of the kitchen and family room are more traditional. But I’ve kept the tones mellow with burnt orange, dark red, and honey in this earthy muted color palette.
You can catch up on the first part of my fall home tour with its neutral fall decor in the entry, living room, and dining room in the post, “Elegant Fall Decorating Ideas That Don’t Involve Orange“.
As you enter this area, the focal point of my cozy fall kitchen decor is a stacked pumpkin topiary.
I connected three faux pumpkins, placed them in a copper bowl, and tucked pieces of small branches, leaves, and berries in my muted autumn colors between each layer.
See the details on how I made this fall centerpiece in the post, “Make This Easy DIY Stacked Pumpkin Topiary to Welcome Fall“.
A copper mercury glass pumpkin gleams through the glass cloche—I love warm copper in the in the fall, and you’ll see it in several places!
A fresh loaf of pumpkin bread to kick off the season right, and some fall kitchen towels add to the cozy kitchen vibe and finish off fall on the kitchen island countertop.
Then, I added a little autumn to the back kitchen counters as well.
Rustic wood cutting boards, a pumpkin tureen, and a vintage copper pot of dried wheat cozy up this corner of the kitchen countertop.
And another dash of fall kitchen counter decor sits beside the stove. Here I piled a simple fall kitchen arrangement of mini pumpkins and pine cones in various sizes into a dough bowl.
When the baby boo pumpkins show up in the store, I’ll replace a few of these faux small pumpkins—I can never resist those tiny fresh pumpkins because they’re just so cute and they last all season!
The dining nook is our last area of fall kitchen decorations.
For the kitchen table, this pumpkin vase DIY was such an easy way to make a cute fall centerpiece!
It takes about five minutes and it’s a more fun way to hold fall foliage. See the details in the post, “How to Make An Easy Pumpkin Vase for Fabulous Fall Decor“.
I placed it in a copper tray on a wood slice, along with a heavenly fall-scented candle.
Simple Fall Styling Ideas for the Family Room.
Now let’s move over into the family room, where I’ve carried the same muted fall colors throughout this living space.
The family room fall decor needs to bring the fall coziness just as much as the kitchen!
So I started by adding a chunky cable knit throw to the sofa to snuggle up under.
Then I totally cleared the summer coffee table off for fall-friendly items.
And these wooden acorns were a quick and easy addition to bring fall to the coffee table tray.
See the large arrangement of fall items in my coffee table centerpiece from last fall season in the post, “Style a Stunning Fall Coffee Table Centerpiece in Five Minutes“.
The fireplace mantel is simple, with a rustic vase full of faux branches of fall leaves in lovely different colors in muted earthy tones from Hobby Lobby.
And in the open shelves beside the fireplace, I tucked in more fall decor—wheat, a copper acorn, and a DIY bowl of fall leaves with striking burgundy and brown tones.
See how I made this leaf bowl in the post, “DIY Pretty Fall Leaf Bowl With Faux Leaves and Mod Podge“.
Over on my mother-in-law’s hutch, I infused the display of white dishes with more warm copper with mugs and mercury glass pumpkins.
And added some natural elements with a wheat bundle, fall leaves, and pinecones.
For more simple fall decorating ideas, see the previous years tour of this area in, “24 Budget Friendly Ways to Cozy Up Your Home This Fall“.
A few simple decorating touches can bring all the fall warm feels, even if it’s still very warm outside. I hope this look around my kitchen and family room has helped put you in the fall spirit—or at least a cozy-comfort feel good mood!🍁
Happy Fall, Y’all!
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Now continue on the tour for more fall decor ideas. Your next stop is our wonderful host, Marty’s house at A Stroll Thru Life!Monday Sept. 11