Fall-Inspired Kitchen Décor without the Kitsch
No season is as exciting in the kitchen as autumn. Cooler temperatures means comfort food is on the menu, and while you may already have your Thanksgiving menu down to a science by now, designing timeless fall decor for the kitchen can be a little more challenging.
Use these tips to create a fall-inspired kitchen that’s as unique as your personal style.
Feel the Warmth
Use soft, chunky textiles to create a warm feeling. Woven place mats help anchor table settings on islands or dining tables. You can also add dimension by using metallic chargers under dishware for a sophisticated look. In lounge areas, place knitted throws or pillows to create a sense of hygge.
The Season of Color
No matter what color palette you’ve used in your kitchen, you can integrate the warm tones of fall in tasteful, on-trend ways. Add complementary pops of color using seasonal flowers, fruits and vegetables. Mums come in a variety of colors ranging from purples to yellows, providing the perfect contrast to cool tones. Food items like oranges, cherries, flowering kale, pumpkins and gourds provide nearly endless color combinations as well.
Add Some Sparkle
While it’s wise to reserve full-on glitz for other holidays, warm metallics will add dimension to your fall kitchen décor. Copper and bronze create a look that’s simultaneously rustic and elegant. You can even integrate these finishes into your Café appliances with customizable hardware kits.
Brew Up Some Nostalgia
Never underestimate the power of scent when it comes to creating ambiance. Use an oil diffuser with your favorite essential oils or candles scented in apple, cinnamon, pumpkin or clove spice varieties. Or go the extra mile and keep a simmering pot of cinnamon sticks, cloves, orange peels and cranberries on your cooktop.
Light It Up with Lanterns
Huddling around a campfire is a quintessential autumn activity. Use candles in lanterns to safely—and beautifully—recreate the campfire experience. You can even fill the lanterns with fall-inspired décor items like mini pumpkins and gourds for a twist on a classic look. Place them in large groupings on the table for the perfect fall centerpiece, or create smaller groupings throughout your kitchen for show-stopping vignettes.
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