Fall is one of my favorite seasons for decorating and this year I am loving simple autumn decorations.
Read on to see how I decorated our kitchen with simple fall style.
Decorating for fall can be as simple or as extensive as you prefer.
I tend to add just a few fall colors, textures and of course, pumpkins to my autumn decorating.
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Bloggers Best Home Tour
Today I am excited to be part of the Blogger’s Best Home Tour hosted by my friend Kelly at The Tattered Pew.
Whether you are a long time Sand Dollar Lane reader or are visiting from She Gave It a Go, I am so glad you are here!
I love Brendt’s pretty fall porch, she is so talented. She was my mentor at the virtual Haven conference last year and she is so sweet and fun!
Be sure to check out all the gorgeous autumn decorating inspiration at the end of this post!
Now, on to our kitchen with simple autumn decorations.
Autumn Décor for Kitchen Open Shelving
We built these open shelves years ago and I still love them!
Sometimes they are more decorative, other times, they hold only useful items.
You can see how I decorated them in the past here, here and here.
Most of the time, like this fall, it’s a happy combo of both utilitarian items and pretty decorative items.
How to Decorate Open Kitchen Shelves for Fall
Since our dining area is right next to the kitchen, I used the same fall colors in both spaces.
Navy blue, whites and off whites, greens and wood tones are my go to fall color choices.
Click on the pic below to see our dining area decorated for fall this year.
Here are a few things I used to decorate my kitchen open shelves for autumn.
- cobalt blue goblets – I found this set recently at a local thrift store. I love the pop of color they add to our shelves.
- white bowls – These are the dishes we use for salads and pasta. That means we use them a lot!
- sugar jar – I love the little wooden lid on this and the coffee jar. The coffee jar holds flavored coffee and the sugar jar has sugar packets in it. Since we don’t use either of these items often I don’t mind keeping them on a high shelf.
- blue canisters – These canisters have just a slight tint of blue to them, making them stand out a bit from our regular canisters.
- clear glass canisters – We store just about everything in these. The entire set is spread out around the kitchen, some on the open shelves, some on the counter and others in the cabinets.
- Blue Serving Bowl – this beautiful bowl was a wedding gift and today happens to be our anniversary! 22 years!
- White Serving Platter – this is the platter we use the most. It’s so versatile and pretty!
Countertop Fall Décor
We don’t care for cluttered countertops so I kept this part simple.
On the countertop under our open shelves, I stacked my wooden cutting board collection in a white wire basket.
The two rectangular cutting boards with the dark stripes were made by two of our boys 11 years apart in high school carpentry class. They are precious to me.
I added a amber glass vase with a few branches of firethorn bush from our yard, then stacked some small white dishes that we use for small snacks mostly.
On the opposite side, I added a white and blue jar to pull those colors down from the shelving and popped a little succulent plant in it.
Island Top Decorating
We’re in the process of planning a reno of our kitchen island so next time you see it it will be very different!
In the spirit of keeping things uncluttered and simple there’s not much on our island.
This pretty table scarf will be a favorite for years to come.
I love the cream, navy and rust colored stripes.
Did you notice that the tray on the island matches the tray on the dining room table?
They are actually both parts of a three tiered tray that separates.
I added some of the blue goblets and small white dishes from the open shelving area. A stem of yellow leaves in a ironstone creamer from Emory Merchantile ties everything together.
More Autumn Decorating Ideas
Up next on the tour is Robyn’s French Nest. You are going to LOVE her gorgeous tour! Robyn is one of my favorite bloggers; her home and heart are both beautiful!
This week I’m joining my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tours! All week long we are welcoming you into our homes. You can visit each Fall home tour by clicking the links below.