Fall kitchen decor

I finally got around to decorating the kitchen for fall. Actually, I should say I finally got the kitchen clean enough for 10 whole minutes to photograph the fall decor in it.


I typically like to display small groupings of similar objects above my cabinets. I find that allowing open space between these vignettes gives a more cohesive look than covering every square inch with individual items. In graphic design, they call this technique “giving the eye somewhere to rest” … or something along those lines.


Fall-vignette-pitchersFall-vignette-cupboardThis year I added some indoor/outdoor rugs I got on sale from Ballard Designs. They are still 15 percent off until Oct. 22, I believe.


I love indoor/outdoor rugs in the kitchen because I can use my Swiffer SweeperVac on top of them and it is also OK for them to get wet. One thing I will mention about these particular rugs … you’ll want to use double-sided carpet/rug tape under them because they will scoot around if you don’t. I get my rug tape from Walmart (in the painter’s and duct tape section).

Here’s another vignette I created on top of the counter.


And of course I updated my drink station with my fall favorites: caramel apple cider and café mocha.


I hung up my fall, one-hour napkin curtains.

Napkin-curtainsAnd added a few more touches around the room.


Have you finished decorating your kitchen for fall? Does it ever stay clean enough for you to enjoy it? If so, what’s your secret? 😉

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14 Responses

  1. Lol — I have the same dilemma… have to wait until everyone’s out of the house for an afternoon to do this! Love your fall touches, Susan!
    xo Heidi

  2. Billie York says:

    Thank you for your helpful emails, they give me inspiration. Since I’m currently at home from the government shutdown, I have used the time to get things done around the house. I cleaned off all of my kitchen counters and put things back sparingly which made a big difference and shows off my beautiful granite.

    The way you did the top of the cabinets are very pretty. Mine probably looks too cluttered so now I thinking of redoing like yours!!

    Thanks for the great ideas!

  3. Pam P says:

    2nd week home from the hospital and haven’t had the energy or ability to decorate for fall. So decided I would just enjoy the ideas of others. Simply Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings, Pam

  4. Golie says:

    Hi there:
    Beautiful kitchen. Where did you get the napkins at?

    • Susan says:

      The napkins for the napkin curtains? I got those from a little country store near where I live called Peachey’s. They were on clearance for $1.50 apiece.

  5. I can spend two hours cleaning my kitchen, and as soon as I finish, someone comes in to make something to eat. Really? LOL I want to say, just go hungry! I recently pinned a picture of a note a mother left on her counter. It said I spent 1.5 hours cleaning this kitchen. If you mess it up, I will cut you. love, mom. I totally relate to that!

    • Susan says:

      Oh my. I can totally relate, too. If I thought too hard about how much time I spend cleaning my kitchen on a regular basis and how quickly it gets messed up again, I’d probably go insane. I guess I’m not the only one with this exasperating problem. 😉

  6. Sheila Moore says:

    My kitchen never stays clean enough to enjoy. I am either crafting something or baking something….I sometimes wished I didn’t do either but then I don’t know what I’d do….lol

    • Susan says:

      I actually made my entire family eat dinner outside on the patio for a whole month this summer because I was so sick of cleaning the kitchen floor and table. 🙂

  7. Lois says:

    I much prefer to see a kitchen decorated as you have done. I love the groupings you put together.

    No I haven’t decorated for fall yet, I have things that need to be completed, I restore furniture, and moved out so I can give everything a good cleaning and make the home feel more like fall.

  8. Pat says:

    Everything looks soooo pretty! I haven’t done one thing…guess I will just enjoy what everyone else does. 🙂


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