Let’s take a look at simple fall decor you can add to your tiny home. We’re talkin’ dorm, tiny house, and apartment fall decor that you can easily use in any size home!
SIMPLE FALL DECOR YOU CAN ADD TO YOUR TINY HOME
This entire week, 30 bloggers (6 each day) are sharing their fall homes, tips, and tricks to get us inspired and ready for the autumn season. So, when you are finished here, be sure to visit each of the bloggers that are listed at end of this post! You’ll be blessed!
Now hold on because this is a long one, filled with ideas for your fall porch and kitchen!
Adding Simple Fall Decor to A Tiny Porch
One of the reasons I’m so excited about being part of this HUGE home tour is because… I’m the only apartment home in the whole group! Seriously… my little place in the midst of all these full size homes… #BLESSED!
So, welcome to my small apartment porch, on a very overcast So Cal day!
Not only is My Wee Abode an apartment… it’s a TINY apartment! How tiny? We’re talkin’ 400 square feet of well-used space! There are definite pros and cons to living in a tiny space, but I won’t go into those details here.
However, I WOULD love to show you how to add some lovely fall elements to a tiny apartment porch (and then the kitchen). It’s definitely one of the ways to add style and beauty to a rental space.
What Should I Put On My Tiny Front Porch
The first thing to add to a tiny front porch is natural elements.
- Flowers: mums (perfect flower for fall), dahlias, gerber daisies, aster
- Pumpkins (real and faux)
I was VERY surprised to find mums already at Walmart! However, they were either fully bloomed, or just starting to bloom. So I picked up one of each!
The firey orange blooming mum was a bit large for my wee porch. Okay, it’s huge, people… we’re talking GINORMOUS! Like, it takes up a quarter of my patio!
But, it’s SO refreshing to see it outside my door when I leave and come home from work. Plus, when my front door is open (which is a lot these days) I can actually see my whole porch from my sofa while I’m relaxing (or blogging). 😉
I also picked up a tiny purple mum that is still itchin’ to open. Pro tip: When you purchase mums, be sure to get plants that have lots of closed buds… this way you can dead-head old flowers and the new buds will open throughout the season!
These sweet little Asters are a first from me… the leaves look like a gerbera daisy and the flowers have a dainty mum look. They are so pretty in their terra cotta pots, resting on some raffia in my little window box.
Add Some Pumpkins
There were actually mini pumpkins at my local grocery store! It seems that lots of my blogging buddies are having a hard time finding these since summer still seems to be going strong.
Adding some pumpkins to a crate with some more raffia added another natural element with some great texture!
And the little crate was topped off with the purple mum, giving another height dimension to this tiny patio. Remember, adding decor at different heights not only adds interest to a tiny porch, but it saves space!
Place a Fall Wreath on Your Door
Using a wreath on your front door is a lovely way to welcome guests and family members to your home. And a large wreath makes a grand statement on a tiny apartment porch, too!
This fall wreath is a quick ‘makeover’ from last year’s DIY 15-Minute Fall Wreath that hung above my media console. This year, the arrangement is a bit more whimsical and perfect for the front door!
Thanks to a wonderful new lens I’m trying out, the whole front porch at My Wee Abode is being seen for the first time, including a picture of my door decor!
So now that you’ve seen how to decorate a small apartment porch for the fall, shall we enter My Wee Abode and take a look at the fall kitchen decor?
How Can I Decorate My Small Kitchen for Fall?
Try as I might, I tried to have a lighter touch than last year with my fall kitchen decor. I’m not so sure I succeeded. 😉
Adding neutral tones with just a touch of yellow, orange and copper seemed to be the perfect way to keep things on the less cluttered side of fall.
When adding decor to a tiny kitchen, use a limited color palette.
If you’ve been around MWA for any time, you may notice the views of my kitchen are a bit different, thanks to the new lens I mentioned earlier! I’m still learning HOW to use it, but I’m pretty amazed that these were taken at the edge of my kitchen!
And, we’re keeping it real here, friends. My little kitchen area is also home to my ‘mudroom’ as well as my heating unit!
Having to work with dark cabinets is a challenge for me. I’m still trying to muster the courage to ask my landlord if I can paint them white. She hasn’t seen my newly painted bathroom cabinets… yet. 😉
The shaker cabinets are in VERY good condition, for which I am truly thankful, but the color. Sigh.
When adding decor to a small kitchen, add large items with a few small ones.
Yvonne from StoneGable always says, “Go big or go home”. I’m still learning that using large statement items in a small home works better than cluttering it with lots of small “tchotchkes”.
Hobby Lobby had this large pedestal cutting board on sale for $20, and I grabbed it! Right now, it’s being used to hold my kitchen necessities… and a cute little pumpkin!
And this copper soap dispenser is perfect for the fall!
Using a large white pitcher with ivory hydrangeas sets the tone for the rest of the open shelving fall decor.
These wire baskets were originally bronze. A nice white-wash and a bit of destressing and now they are the light neutral color that ties in with the pitcher.
Adding some raffia and some real and faux autumn produce makes for a great nod to the season. (And I love the cutting boards on either side of the top shelf for some different texture.)
My white dishes tie in with the white pitcher at on the top shelf.
This large sign reminds me to be grateful for my wee space!
And I’m loving these antiqued copper acorn ‘jingle bells’. Do you love using acorns for fall decor? I used some wood acorns in my fall cloche for last month’s Pinterest Challenge.
A pretty wooden pear with a copper stem/leaf is a new fave of mine from last year.
Take the minimalist route where you can!
The shelf above my microwave and oven holds a new fall “garland” I created a couple of weeks ago… the tutorial is coming soon!
I love that this shelf is definitely more on the minimalist side. 🙂
Though not decor, use double or triple-duty furniture in a small kitchen!
And last but not least, I’m sharing a part of my little kitchen that has never been seen on the blog before…
When my mom down-sized at the same time that I moved into My Wee Abode, she asked if I wanted her antique baker’s cabinet (also lovingly referred to as a “Hoosier”, which is a brand of baker’s cabinet).
I have always loved this vintage furniture piece, and even though I wasn’t sure how it would work in a tiny loft apartment, I wasn’t going to let it go to a stranger!
Adding counter space (that enamel “counter” pulls out), cupboard space, and drawer space, this special piece of furniture also works as a room divider between the kitchen and living area. It can even be used as a table for two!
Why Such a Secret?
So why haven’t I shared this part of the kitchen before? Well, it needs some love. Truth be told… I want to paint it.
Now don’t go throwing tomatoes at me quite yet. This is NOT the original finish of this piece. My parents actually stripped the original paint off and stained it because they loved oak.
So, I just want to put it back to it’s original painted look… I’m doing a good thing! 😉
This is the corner of my kitchen that has my vintage items, including an old wash board…
And my mom’s butter melter that also holds sweet memories of movie nights with buttered popcorn while growing up. The perfect color for a touch of fall!
And that little memory wraps up the tour of My Wee Abode’s fall porch and kitchen! Thank you so much for stopping in and sharing this time with me!
Next on the tour is my sweet friend Jen from Midwest Life and Style! Jen has a great cottage farmhouse style and she’s sharing three area of her home with us!!
And don’t forget to check out all of my blogging friends’ homes by clicking on the links below… and come back tomorrow to wrap up the tour with 7 more inspiring homes!
And sharing the rest of the week…