The fall season is in full swing, and what better way to celebrate than by decorating our homes?! Today, we’ll be doing just that, by adding fall décor to a small kitchen… a ‘wee’ kitchen at that! 😉 But, what’s more, these tips can be used for any size kitchen!
What’s your favorite season of the year? It’s hard to choose, isn’t it? Winter is lovely, with its cold temps and icy colors (and CHRISTmas). And spring has such gentle breezes, moderate temps, and gorgeous flowers. Summer pounces on us with its stifling heat and sand in your car (LOL! Sorry…Can you tell I LOVE summer! NOT!) And then there’s fall… Autumn (it even has TWO names) has temps that eventually cool down with the promise of cozy sweaters, super-fun crafting, and so many ways to decorate! Hmmm, wonder what season this girl leans more towards?
Check-out my most fave DIY fall project for this year HERE.
ADDING FALL DÉCOR TO A SMALL KITCHEN
Living in a small home, apartment, or tiny house often limits the space for decorating. But, if you take a little time to plan, the challenge can actually be quite fun!
One of the FOUR rooms that I LOVE to decorate in My Wee Abode is the tiny kitchen, especially the corner that has the open shelving. Let’s take a look at the elements that add autumnal touches to this tiny space.
Take a look at how the kitchen was decorated this past spring!
Light and Airy
Because the kitchen is only a total of 100 square feet, keeping the area ‘light and airy’ gives the appearance of being larger. Since the cupboards are dark (I’m still trying to get the guts to ask my landlord if I can paint them), adding a white portable island, a light rug, updating the counters to faux marble for under $50, plus adding some bright hardware, has helped to keep this small space bright and cheery!
All of this ‘brightness’ creates a wonderful background for fall décor. (Oh, and of course, nothing says ‘beautiful fall decor’ like a stainless steel trash can, don’t ya think?)
Keepin’ it real…Your eyes are not playing tricks on you… some of these photos are a bit blurry… Using a new lens for the first time! There’s that photography learning curve… again! 😉 Thanks for being patient with me!
Open shelving is the perfect stage for adding fall décor to a small kitchen. Installing dark shelving, to tie-in with the cupboards, helps to bring continuity to the kitchen. If white open shelving had been used, it may have looked like a battle was being fought with the cupboards, ya know?
Use White Dishes
To keep this fall décor looking bright and “clean”, I used all white dishes. Soup tureens, pitchers, ironstone bowls, and my everyday dishes give this autumn look a neutral background for the pops of color and texture that were added next!
Add Pops of Color
Using pops of color brings in the unexpected and breaks up the neutral tones that can sometimes look monotonous. A green vintage-look scale, peach candles, and a ceramic plate with all the fall colors added some extra beauty to this tiny space.
Oh…and by the way, black is a color! And adding in just a bit, to an otherwise light and neutral area, can ‘ground’ the whole look. These mini lanterns were added at the very end… what do you think?
Add Natural Elements (Real or Faux)
This is probably my favorite. Bringing nature indoors is so special, don’t you think? Faux or real, it just gives a space some extra ‘umph’.
Boxwood… (not the real thing… IKEA for $3.50!)
Acorns (again, faux….really! LOL!)
And this wooden acorn is one of my little treasures… I just love acorns!
ALL. SO. LOVELY.
I hope you enjoyed this little tour! I hope it has inspired you to think about adding fall décor to a small kitchen… or any size kitchen! 😉
What are you using to decorate your home with for fall? Are you getting ready for Thanksgiving? Please share what you are up to in the comments! I love reading them… it helps me to get to know you! And, I’ll answer, too! I promise!
P.S. Those little candles get lit at night, and they bring a special bit of cozy to the space! I figured you were dying to know! 😉