It has been forever since I last did a blog post. I missed the whole spring and summer season. I had been working very long days at work and weekends were always busy or I was too tired to get at the computer. But here we are. Another fall season. I am definitely a summer and warm weather girl, but I do have to say I love fall. I just don’t love what comes after fall. WINTER. But today was hot and humid and it didn’t feel like fall at all even though it is starting to look that way.
If you have been following me, you know that my home is done in light colors, mostly blues and greens. So when it comes to fall décor, I stick with neutrals. While I find the colors of fall beautiful, I have never used red, orange, or gold as my primary décor colors. I believe you can create a cozy fall look using neutrals and soft muted tones. Today I am sharing my kitchen decorated for fall using these soft neutral colors.
I used the same centerpiece and table runner as I did last year mainly because I love them both so much. Although you can’t see much of the table runner here, it has pumpkins in muted blues and greens and goes perfectly with the centerpiece. I added some candlesticks for a slightly different look. The blue, green and tan paisley napkins coordinate with the colors, but introduce another pattern to the table. New this year are the cute burlap napkin holders that really can be used all year long, not just for fall.
I am really at a point where my seasonal décor is taking up way too much space in my home. I have been trying to focus on purchasing items that I can use in different ways throughout the year. Changing things up from year to year and using décor items in different places and different ways keeps things from getting kind of boring year after year. See that pumpkin painting on the left? Last year it was on my mantel. This year, I decided to use it in the kitchen.
I really lucked out finding fall kitchen towels in the exact colors of my kitchen. I think they are perfect!
The ceramic white pumpkins fit nicely on my kitchen window sill above my sink. A few fall picks were added for a little more color.
I usually have a small wreath of some type hanging on this cabinet door throughout the year. For fall, I am using this small cotton wreath from Kirklands. I went a little more farmhouse this fall. The acorn jars I picked up last year at Tuesday Morning. Sadly, Tuesday Morning closed near me. I could always find unique holiday décor there. I will miss that store. Using hydrangea from my yard is something I love to do. Tucking in a few blossoms with the acorn jars and adding some soft greens created a pretty corner in my kitchen.
I changed out my previous tiered tray with this galvanized version. It is decorated very similar to the one I did last year, but this year I added some gourds from my family members’ farm and used the mercury glass votive candle holders. Took advantage of the hydrangea again and tucked a few in the display, just seem to soften everything up. The squirrel and fox just added a little fun. My fall tiered tray is always one of my favorites.
This little kitchen cart in the corner of my kitchen usually holds a basket for mail, but more hydrangea in that basket look better than mail, right? The pumpkin plate from Pier 1 was new this year. The colors were perfect! The ball of pumpkins wrapped in grape vines is also from Pier 1. I had to get that too. I would have loved to have the whole set of pumpkin dishes, but I stopped myself.
And one final view of my table. I never get tired of these muted colors. So, while you won’t see traditional fall colors in most of my home, it is possible to bring some cozy fall décor into your home using neutral colors that work with your décor.