This simple fall kitchen tour is all about little touches added for the season and leaving room for what’s really important.
I love fall and I have a home blog, so you would think I would be more on top of the seasons as far as getting content and posts up early. Here’s the thing though: I decorate my home in real time. And while I know there is a business side to getting seasonal posts up early, I’m just really bad at it because it takes the fun out of decorating for me. So generally, I try to stick to a schedule that feels authentic to our home and how I really do things around here. Thus, a fall kitchen tour post at the end of October.
I finally got around to decorating our kitchen this week with a few falls items, and I must say, it felt good! Mostly I just made simple changes, switching out a few bowls and my dutch oven. But I also added in a few pumpkins and gourds, along with a couple of dish towels that have some serious fall vibes. We cook and eat just about every meal here at home, so I wanted to keep the decor from getting in the way of the actual kitchen function. Come on in and take a peek!
Simple Fall Kitchen Tour
This cute little corner is always a favorite of mine. I just love getting my dutch oven out for fall each year. It might sound cheesy, but soup cooking in a pumpkin shaped cocotte just makes me so happy. We make soup 2-3 times a week for dinner, so that little pot gets a workout come fall!
Other than the functional decor in the form of the cocotte, I kept it pretty simple by just adding my green cake pedestal and a pumpkin. Side note – did you know when pumpkins freeze outside, they immediately start to rot? I did not know this. So thanks to a 6 degree night last week this little pumpkin is the only one left from my fall pumpkin patch haul.
Functional Fall Decor
Speaking of functional decor, nothing is more functional to me in a kitchen than a dish towel. So why not choose something seasonal? It really is the easiest way to add a decorative element to your kitchen without having to reinvent the wheel (which as a busy mom, I’m all about).
I picked these cotton dish towels up earlier this month and I love everything about them: The size, the chunky texture, the colors, everything. They feel pretty substantial and I’m hoping they’ll last for many falls to come.
I added this oval wooden bowl to our kitchen island. It’s filled with some gourds we picked up at the local orchard a a few weeks ago. To me it feels simple, a nod to the season without having to have a million things cluttering up the island (because we do that enough with our everyday items).
Decor That Feels Homey
I wrote about my new found love for making sourdough bread in my last post. The amount of bread now being eaten in our house is almost embarrassing. I finally broke down a couple of months ago and got a proper bread board that has now taken up permanent residence on our kitchen counter. It was a little detail that I didn’t really think about much until my husband mentioned how homey it felt having it there.
Now I don’t know how much attention your husband pays to the nuances in your home, but mine doesn’t bring up a lot of home related things. So when he mentions that something feels “homey” I take note. It was a good reminder to me that the making of a home doesn’t require a lot of fancy things or overthinking, sometimes making your home feel homey can be as simple as…… adding a bread board.
Decorate With What You Use
Other than dish towels, my favorite things to decorate the kitchen with are books. Ok, let’s be honest, I love to use books everywhere. But cookbooks in the kitchen might be my favorite. I keep a stack of my most used cookbooks on the counter year round, but come holidays I love to add one or two holiday specific ones.
I feel like they add a touch of seasonal decor that isn’t in your face, and when they’re readily available, you are more apt to use them. To finish it off, I added my tulip wreck jars and some extra dishcloths to the shelves in this little baking corner, and I must say, it’s looking cozy!
I hope you enjoyed this tour through our simple fall kitchen. Thanks so much for stopping by!
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