coastal kitchen decorated for fall

Fall Kitchen Decorating

Neutral fall colors, natural elements, and watercolor art are just a few of the elements I used in my fall kitchen decorating this year. Take a look at how I used decorative pieces I already owned along with everyday items to decorate my open shelving, countertop, and kitchen island for fall.

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coastal kitchen decorated for fall

Celebrate Fall Home Tours

In addition to sharing my fall kitchen decor today, I am also hosting The Celebrate Fall Home Tours with 23 of my blogging friends all sharing spaces in their homes decorated for autumn.
Every day this week you’ll find so much fall decorating inspiration for outdoor spaces, dining rooms, entryways and so much more!

If you are here from Southern Crush at Home, welcome!  I love the way Melanie decorated her dining room table!
Be sure to visit all the participating blogs at the bottom of this post.

fall kitchen decorating ideas

Fall Kitchen Artwork

A colorful piece of artwork is a great place to start decorating. You can build the rest of the area around it.

open kitchen shelving in coastal kitchen

I bought this image of a salt marsh online, created a watercolor look in Illustrator, then printed it on canvas and mounted it to a canvas frame.
The soft greens, browns, and golds are perfect for fall decorating.

Fall Decorating- Open Kitchen Shelving

After I chose the artwork for the background it was time to start decorating the open shelves which are my favorite spot in the kitchen to decorate.
I clear everything off the shelves and wipe them down so I have a clean slate to work with.

open kitchen shelves decorated for fall

It’s a bit of a challenge to find fall kitchen decor, especially for open shelving.
There’s not a lot of room for items that are only decorative on these shelves. I prefer to use functional pieces.

fall accesssories on open kitchen shelving

Most of our glass canisters are in our new butler’s pantry but I brought some out to pull the colors from the artwork.
Don’t you love the way the split peas, dried chickpeas, and lentils look in the canisters?
Glass canisters are functional and pretty!

green and brown fall kitchen accessories

These Cambria dishes from Pottery Barn are our everyday dishes.
I think they stopped offering the mushroom color which is disappointing because I need to replace some that were broken.
Hopefully, they will bring it back soon.

fall kitchen decorating open shelves

A couple of pumpkins and a candle holder were added then I was done with the shelving. Easy peasy.

Kitchen Counter Decorating

I do a lot of batch cooking in the fall so I need functional pieces on the counters as well.
This wooden cutting board gets a lot of use, mostly protecting the countertop from hot appliances, like the slow cooker and roaster.

Sidenote- do you batch cook? I enjoy it but slicing onions was my least favorite part. I recently bought a new food processor that is going to change my world!

cookbook on countertop
half baked harvest book on kitchen counter

This cookbook Half Baked Harvest Every Day is the only new thing I bought for my fall kitchen decorating.
I had never heard of Half Baked Harvest before (apparently I was the only one, she has millions of IG followers) but I saw this in a local shop and had to have it.
Every recipe looks amazing and the photos are absolutely gorgeous!

natural grass for fall decorating

Some grass clippings from the yard popped into one of my glass jugs add a whispy natural look.

fall kitchen accessories

This cute pear was a thrift store find.
The pale green matches the green in the watercolor art and the green split peas on the shelf.
All of these pieces are easy to move if more counter space is needed.

fall accessories on kitchen counter

I added the lamp to the counter when I did my spring kitchen decorating and I love it so much I can’t imagine not having a little lamp on the counter now.

Fall Decorations on the Kitchen Island

Our shiplap kitchen island has lots of space for decorating but I kept it simple there too.

wooden utensils and napkins in basket on kitchen island

Our white pasta bowls get used a lot so it’s nice to have them easily accessible.
The same goes for our well-used wooden utensils. Although I am already thinking about moving them back over by the stove.
I like the look of them in the basket on the island but it really isn’t practical.

aqua fall flowers

Do you recognize this floral bush from my fall dining table a few years ago?
I love the colors of the flowers and again the green matches the artwork.

coastal kitchen island decorated for fall

I like all the natural elements in my fall kitchen decorations including the wooden cutting boards and utensils, the woven basket, grass stems, and dried peas and sundries.
Mostly, I love that I used things I already owned (with the exception of the amazing cookbook!).
I hope you’re inspired to do a little fall decorating in your kitchen as well.
Speaking of being inspired, head over to Simply 2 Moms for fall entryway ideas!
Check back every day this week to see all the gorgeous homes in this tour.


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Sand Dollar Lane // Simply 2 Moms // Pasha is Home // My Family Thyme // Southern Crush at Home


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Bluesky at Home // DIY Beautify // Amy Sadler Designs // 2 Bees in a Pod


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Worthing Court // The Tattered Pew // Our Crafty Mom // Hearth and Vine // Thistle Key Lane


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Exquisitely Unremarkable // Aratari at Home // Sonya Burgess // At Lane and High // The Roots of Home


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Dabbling and Decorating // A Life Unfolding // Zucchini Sisters
Southern Home and Hospitality // Feet Under My Table

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  1. Leen I love your coast fall kitchen decor. The colors are subtle but so beautiful and I love that you used everyday items to style your open shelves. I need to check out that cookbook, looks like a great one. Thank you for putting this hop together, it is always a lot of fun.

  2. Leen, I love how you’ve decorated your kitchen for fall using items you have on hand. It looks so lovely and inviting! You’ve shown that you don’t need to spend anything to update a room for each season. Thanks for hosting this fun hop!

  3. Always so beautiful Leen! I love the colors and how you incorporated the gorgeous watercolor art! You have such a talent for incorporating function and style. Your new cookbook looks wonderful! I follow her on IG and will need to look for her book. Thank you so much for hosting this fun fall tour. It is always an honor to join you! Wishing you a lovely weekend!

  4. Leen,

    Your Fall art is gorgeous! I love adding art in non-traditional places, and you’ve inspired me to hunt for the perfect piece for my kitchen. xx

  5. Your home is beautiful and your kitchen wears fall well! I love the colors and your open shelves. They’re perfect for display and for storage. Thanks for hosting!

  6. What a great idea to add in all of the fall colors to the kitchen without all of the usual fall influence. Subtle touches that transition so beautifully! Thank you for hosting us all!

  7. Leen your Fall kitchen is just beautiful! I love your new cook book. I have one of hers too and love it…don’t worry my mom had to tell me about her:0 Thanks for hosting this lovely tour. So excited for all of the inspiration!

  8. Thanks for hosting such a fun fall home tour this week Leen. We’re honored to be a part of it. The colors you chose to decorate with in your kitchen are just perfect for your coastal home. I just love the natural wood tones mixed throughout the space. And the glass jars are not only useful but look so pretty on your kitchen shelves. I think I need a little lamp for my counter now! Pinned!

  9. Leen – I love the decor on your open shelves! I have some in my kitchen also and also find them so fun to decorate for the seasons!! Thank you for coordinating this home tour and including me ;)!

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