Create the Perfect Fall Kitchen

by c21commonweath_ldowling 6. November 2019 14:40

On Thanksgiving itself and the days leading up to it, many homeowners spend more time in the kitchen cooking for friends and family. If you’re hosting any dinners or get-togethers this November, why not decorate your kitchen to help set the mood? Here’s how to create a cozy, autumnal kitchen you and your guests will love.  

Squash, Gourds, and Pumpkins

Fall is harvesting season for pumpkins, squash, and gourds, all of which you can use in your fall décor. They all come from the same genetic family, but some are better for eating while others are better for carving and decorating. We recommend using pumpkins and gourds as centerpieces instead of squashes, which have meatier interiors and rot more quickly—eat the squash instead! 

To create the perfect centerpieces, arrange your pumpkins and gourds in large bowls with seasonal foliage and fruit, or place them on top of your kitchen counters and bars or next to candle displays. If you want to get even more creative, put your pumpkins and gourds inside of cabinets with glass paneling or on top of the fireplace mantle for more subtle fall flavor.

If you don’t want to overwhelm the space with bright colors, decorate your kitchen with white pumpkins. They’re a sophisticated choice, and they’ll complement other decorative items in the home. If you’re going for a more colorful display, combine orange, yellow, and green pumpkins with fall foliage to make your arrangements pop.

Add Autumn Colors

Weave dark textiles into your design for a cozy effect. Dark, natural linens and window coverings will complement softer textures, like pumpkins, fall flowers, and fruit. To add pops of color, use a couple of colorful hand towels or a table runner with bright colors to liven up the space.

If you’re feeling really ambitious with your decorating, you can always paint a wall or two in fall colors. Deep red, warm orange, or olive brown paints will make your space feel cozy and welcoming. If you don’t want to paint an entire wall, purchase a few colorful decorative items to hang up around your dining room table.

Get Crafty

Another fun (and affordable) option is making your own fall decorations. Paint mason jars in fall-friendly colors and fill them with utensils or flowers to organize and prettify the space. One of our favorite tricks is painting pumpkins with glue and sprinkling glitter on top to create flashy pumpkin centerpieces. Click here for a list of craft ideas that will inspire your next decorating project.

Get the Most Out of Your Space

Now that you’ve put the time into decorating your kitchen for fall, we hope you get to enjoy it! Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner or a neighborhood potluck, make sure you allow yourself some quality time to enjoy your cozy fall kitchen.