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Fall Decor Ideas for a Cozy Apartment Kitchen and Entryway

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Fall decor ideas for a cozy apartment kitchen and entryway are the perfect way to usher in the season’s warmth and charm. As the days grow shorter and the air turns crisp, there’s no better time to refresh your living spaces with the rich colors, textures, and scents of autumn.

Fall Decor Ideas for a Cozy Apartment Kitchen and Entryway

The fall season is just around the corner, and you know what that means!

Welcome to the Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tour!

fall decor ideas for a cozy apartment kitchen and entryway collage of fall homes

If you’ve arrived here via Yvonne at StoneGable, a warm WELCOME to My Wee Abode! I’m absolutely certain you’ve been inspired by all the incredible fall decor in my dear friend’s home. Yvonne is not only my decorating hero, but also a wonderful Christian sister.

Whether you’re an enthusiast of rustic accents or consider yourself to have more of a minimalist approach, this virtual home tour will inspire you to create inviting and stylish spaces that capture the essence of fall right at your doorstep and into your kitchen.

The Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tour

Each season, I look forward to participating in The Bloggers’ Best Home Tour Series, hosted by my sweet friend Kelly at The Tattered Pew.

This fall, our lovely hostess has gathered a wonderful group of talented bloggers, and each one shares their cozy seasonal homes with their own special style and vibe.

Let’s take a look at some fall decorating ideas that will help transform your apartment or rental home into a cozy haven. Heck, this tour is perfect for ANY type of home! You can even use these tips for a comfy-cozy college dorm room!

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Tiny Apartment Entryway Fall Decor Tips and Tricks

My Wee Abode’s is a 930+ square foot apartment in So Cal. My apartment is shared with my 83 year old mother who has Alzheimer’s. Want to learn more about me and My Wee Abode? Take a look at my About Page.

Our tiny rental home’s style is a cross between minimalist decor and traditional (with maybe a touch of coastal?).

The light and airy feel of our little apartment has been zhooshed this fall with a bit of color, including gold, orange, and amber.

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This is the third year that I’ve been a part of fall home tours:

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As you swing open the apartment door (which luckily has a soft close mechanism πŸ˜‰ ), the entryway immediately greets you with a small storage bench and mirror – the perfect spot to drop your bag, toss your keys, or sneak a quick hair check before you dash out the door!

fall decor ideas for a cozy apartment kitchen and entryway with fall decor lantern and throw
The early fall decor is super simple this year, and it feels ‘right’.

This year, I decided to keep it simple and cozy by draping a warm-colored pashmina shawl over the bench and topping it with my all-time favorite oversized lantern. It’s all about those comfy vibes!

white bench with throw and lantern on top and birch logs in background

The lantern truly steals the spotlight, and still leaves enough room to sit and slip on your walking shoes. At last year’s Christmas tour, I had it resting on the floor… it looks great both ways.

Bringing in a fragrant candle, or even a little candle “garden” as pictured, is just the ticket to infuse your home with some delightful fall coziness! πŸ‚πŸ•―οΈ

fall decor ideas for a cozy apartment kitchen and entryway yellow candle pillars with orange berry sprigs

But always keep in mind, there’s absolutely nothing wrong (in fact, it’s quite wonderful) with sticking to your home’s signature scent all year round. It’s like a comforting hug for your space!

Oh, and here’s a little tip: make sure to create a spot for hanging your lightweight seasonal jackets and umbrellas. Personally, I love the wall-mounted coat hanger right above that cozy little seating area – it’s been a trusty fixture at My Wee Abode since we moved in!

fall decor ideas for a cozy apartment kitchen and entryway with fall decor lantern and throw

Fall Season Pantry Wall Cabinet Accents

Take a quick glance to your left as you enter, and you’ll find our awesome pantry wall. It’s safe to say this might just be my most fave spot in our humble abode!

apartment entryway with pantry wall and fall decor

It holds a TON of decor items, as well as pots, pans, appliances, and more! It’s a good thing, too, because the kitchen has very few cabinets and/or drawers!

The pantry is like a huge canvas, and I always get the urge to “jazz-up” those cabinet doors with something fun and eye-catching!

This autumn, I decided to add some oversized, cheery orange faux sunflowers, a sprinkle of fall-colored leaves, and a touch of sage green wired ribbon. It’s like wreaths, but with a simple twist!

fall decor ideas for a cozy apartment kitchen and entryway large orange sunflower with leaves and green ribbon on cabinet door

Tiny Kitchen Fall Decor Ideas

When it comes to fall decor in your apartment kitchen, the possibilities are as endless as the colors of autumn leaves! Whether you’re a fan of rustic charm, modern minimalism, or a blend of many different styles, there’s something magical about adding a touch of fall to your culinary “haven”.

fall decor ideas for a cozy apartment kitchen and entryway with fall elements

My kitchen is laid out in a way that’s reminiscent of a cozy galley, but with a little extra wall space at the end.

One nifty trick I’ve found is to maximize storage by hanging up wood and metal planters on that wall. They’re perfect for stashing kitchen linens, like towels and potholders. Plus, it’s fun to switch them out for autumn hues, like a soft muted orange, and throw in some seasonal prints for that extra pop of fall flair.

tiny apartment kitchen with wood-look cabinets and fall decor

It’s these little touches that really make the kitchen feel warm and inviting during this time of year!

Apartment Kitchen Countertop Decor Ideas

Are you a fan of adding word art to your home? I’ve got this sweet little fall picture that serves as a daily reminder to keep my thoughts focused on the Lord, be thankful, and to count my blessings. And, right next to it, there’s a rustic white vase that’s home to some faux wheat sprigsβ€”an ‘icon’ of the cozy fall season.

fall decor on bread board with fall sign hanging on wall in background
Keepin’ it real… the eggs are sweating!

See that green egg holder on my kitchen counter? It’s a real keeper because its color is so versatile… it compliments every seasonal palette!

And let’s talk about the ledge…

By the way, here’s another dash of traditional style in my kitchen: a charming collection of ironstone and whiteware displayed above the range and fridge.

fall decor ideas for a cozy apartment kitchen and entryway

And for a touch of fall spirit, I tossed in a couple of wooden houses with a hint of orange and blue, along with some delightful cinnamon candles nestled in orange cups.

wooden houses on cabinet ledge with ironstone tureen

And would ya just look at those delicate gold leaf charms? I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to believe they were a Dollar Tree find!

fall decor ideas for a cozy apartment kitchen and entryway cabinet ledge with milkglass and orange candle cup with gold leaf charm

More Fall Decor Tips for an Apartment Kitchen

If you peek over to the other side of the kitchen, you’ll spot a cute trio of white ceramic jars snuggled in the corner, topped with a charming little woven pumpkin.

white ceramic jars with wooden lids on kitchen counter with woven pumpkin

By the way, that thrifted pewter tray? It’s not just for serving – it’s found a new life as wall decor! You’d be surprised at the treasure trove of pewter goodies you can uncover at your local thrift store.

fall decor ideas for a cozy apartment kitchen and entryway pewter tray on side of cabinet

Easy Fall Arrangement Decor for a Kitchen Bar

Here’s a fun and simple fall DIY idea for you! To get started, how about creating your very own autumn foliage arrangement? All you need are two different types of leafy sprigs in beautiful fall hues and a few fuzzy pod accents. Then, simply and casually arrange these faux florals in a square of floral foam at the base of a rustic pot.

fall floral arrangement in white pot and velvet acorns on kitchen counter

And voila! You’ve got yourself a DIY floral masterpiece that adds that perfect touch of fall charm to the corner of a kitchen bar.

fall decor ideas for a cozy apartment kitchen and entryway floral arrangement in white pot and velvet acorns on kitchen counter

And for that extra oomph, sprinkle a few DIY velvet acorns around the pot – and you’re all set!

fall floral arrangement in white pot and velvet acorns on kitchen counter

Fall Decor Ideas for a Cozy Apartment Kitchen and Entryway

In your apartment kitchen and entryway, fall isn’t just a season; instead, make it a warm, inviting, and delicious experience that fills your home with the spirit of togetherness and comfort.

Do these fall decor ideas for a cozy apartment kitchen and entryway get you excited for the upcoming cozy and comfy season?

Well, there’s even more inspo to be had! Be sure to visit Jennifer at Cottage on Bunker Hill! She has even MORE tips on how to cozy-up your home for the fall!

And don’t forget to drop by here throughout the week to get a warm welcome into the cozy fall havens of all my blogging buddies! You’ll be blessed!

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all floral arrangement in white pot and velvet acorns on kitchen counter

Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tours

This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tours. Thirty talented and creative women will be opening their homes up for you to tour all week long. You can visit each home tour by clicking the links below. 

Monday’s Tours

Bloggers' Best Fall Tour 23

The Tattered Pew // StoneGable // My Wee Abode
Cottage On Bunker Hill // Bricks n’ Blooms // My Thrift Store Addiction

Tuesday’s Tours

Tuesday Tour Collage 23

She Gave It A Go // Midwest Life and Style // Open Doors Open Hearts
Peacock Ridge Farm // Cottage In The Mitten

Wednesday’s Tours

Wednesday Fall Tours 23

White Lilac Farmhouse // Shiplap and Shells // The Ponds Farmhouse
WM Design House // DIY Beautify // This Is Simplicite

Thursday’s Tours

Thursday's Fall  Tours 23

Eleanor Rose Home // Robyn’s French Nest // Worthing Court
Southern Home and Hospitality // Amy Sadler Designs // Our Crafty Mom

Friday’s Tours

Friday Fall Tours 23

White Arrows Home // A Life Unfolding // County Road 407
Thistle Key Lane // Pasha Is Home // My Family Thyme

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52 Comments

    1. Hi, Fernie!!! I hope all is well with you! So good to hear from you. And thank you for the kind words. I love fall decor, as well! Have a lovely week, and happy fall!

  1. I just read on Yvonne’s post that you are going for a visit in December, that’s so fun! I’m sure it doesn’t feel like Fall out there but you did a good job of styling for it! Sending you prayers for your Mum.

    1. Oh… I’m just starting my rounds and haven’t read Yvonne’s post yet. Yes, I visited her a couple of falls ago, and it was amazing. One of the best vacations I have ever had! Yvonne and Bobby are amazing hosts, yet it was so easy-going… just the perfect time. So, Yvonne said I should come in December to see Christmas in Lancaster. It’s taken a couple of years, but I’ll be going early in December. I’m really looking forward to seeing her, and I’m in desperate need of some extended respite time. Thank you for the prayers, Jennifer… really appreciate it!

  2. Julie, Your apartment looks so pretty decorated for fall. I love al the simple touches and pretty fall foliage.

    Happy to be touring with you this week. Pinned!

  3. Julie, the lantern in the entry is such a cozy welcome! I love your floral arrangement and the cozy colors you used! Oh and those velvet acorns are darling! Happy Fall!

    1. Thank you, Cindy! I actually missed a couple of key things I wanted to share, so I think changes will be made, and shown at next week’s tour, along with my living area and balcony! Looking forward to seeing your home!

  4. Hello Julie! Thank you for inviting us into your Wee and beautiful Abode! I have to say it has been fun to watch you find your groove when it comes to decorating your place. I am loving your kitchen decor. I LOVE what you did above the cabinets…so perfect! Thanks for sharing and sending you hugs and prayers for you and your mom. Lots of love!

  5. Julie, you have shown me areas of your wee abode I have never seen before. I don’t recollect seeing those great storage units across from your foyer decor. Oh, my goodness! They are apartment-living gold! And new to my view is the area above your cabinets. So cute! I did not know that you collect ironstone! Your kitchen looks so tidy and fresh with your touches of fall! The pewter bread plate that says, “Give us this day our daily bread,” says it all about the harvest season. Thanks for showing us how to do apartment living in style and decorating it with pretty touches of the season. Can’t wait to hug you in person! xo

    1. Thank you so much, Yvonne. Yes… I have gotten all my pieces of ironstone for a steal at Goodwill and Salvation Army! And I broke my favorite tureen while moving! I don’t collect as much anymore because of style changes and storage. But, I love my milkglass, too! πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much for the kind words!

  6. Julie, thank you for sharing your fall decorating tips. I love the oversized lantern. I would never want to put that away! I’m a huge fan of sunflowers so also loved seeing those on your cabinets. Happy fall!

    1. Thanks, Michelle! And it’s so special to have you with us on the tour! Yeah… that oversized lantern will be up for Christmas, too! πŸ˜‰

  7. Julie!! How have I never seen all those cabinets in your entryway!! That is the best for apartment living…well, for any kind of living really. I wish we had more storage closets in our house. I love the way you decorated above your cabinet too!!! I envision a beautiful Christmas village in our future with those beautiful Fall houses up there now haha!! Have a great week!

    1. Hmmm, a Christmas village, huh? I may just have to consider that. Yvonne said the same thing about the pantry wall. Too funny… when we moved in, I actually Facetimed Yvonne and showed her the pantry…she gasped. But, we are all so busy, sometimes we just don’t have the space in our brains to remember EVERYTHING about EVERYONE’s homes! LOL!

  8. Awesome tips for fall decorating Julie! And I love the vibrant colors you chose to use this year. That scarf sets the tone in the entry. Happy Fall friend! pinned

  9. Love all your cozy fall touches, Julie! I especially love the word art vignette you have on your counter in the kitchen. The floral arrangement and velvet pine cones also make for a lovely centerpiece. Pinning!

    1. Thanks so much, Crissy… I think I’m already going to make some changes… especially to the entry! πŸ˜‰

  10. Julie, I just love all of the special touches that have made your apartment so cozy and warm for fall. And, I love that scarf in the entry! I love the idea of using those wood and metal planters, too. So functional, yet cute!

    1. Thanks, Pam! I have a foldable vintage footstool that goes against the wall, too. It needs a makeover, so has yet to be seen! πŸ˜‰

  11. Julie, you have the apartment looking so lovely for the fall. I that row of storage closets. So cute that you decorated them too for the fall.

  12. Such great ideas, Julie!! Your cozy apartment looks so pretty all decked out for Fall. I really love how you hung that ribbon and flowers on the fronts of those cabinets! Such a cool idea and it adds so much color to that area!
    Happy Fall(ish) and thanks so much for sharing at Home Imagined this week!

    1. Thanks, Rachel… those cabinet doors got a tweak this week, and they’ll be shown next week on Part 2 of my fall home! πŸ˜‰

  13. SO many fantastic details Julie. Your home is ready for fall in such a wonderful way. I love your lantern in the front hall and those little velvet acorns get me every single time. You did such great job with them and the mushrooms too. Thanks for sharing at the Home Imagined party friend. Happy September! XO- MaryJo

    1. Thanks so much, MaryJo! I’m enjoying the decor this year. Part 2 of the tour is this coming week, with some tweaks to the entry, too!

  14. So cute! I love the long sticks in the doorway. I can be tempted to bring them in from outside but I’m afraid I’ll also bring critters with them πŸ™ As for those pantry cupboards, would your landlord let you paint them? Hmmmm decor idea inspiration?

    1. Thanks, Priti. I did get those branches from HL… excluding critters. πŸ™‚ I HAVE asked the property management about painting my cabinets. It’s a “no”, even though in my first loft apartment, I did the bathroom cabinet and they came out amazing! I need to think about other options, and test them out. πŸ™‚

  15. I love your pretty cozy touches for fall Julie! What a wonderful home you’ve made for you and your mom. You certainly deserve that trip to see Yvonne. My mother had early onset dementia and it was so hard on my father because he tried to keep her at home for a long time. So please take time and care for yourself too.πŸ’—

    1. Thanks, Kate! I’m enjoying learning what MWA 2.0 needs, and also how to use lighting in the area, since we get very little natural light (not fun with sundowners!). My siblings are very good about getting me respite time. I’m actually going on a short trip with my daughter in a couple weekends. We’ve never done that, so we are both looking forward to a break, and time together! πŸ˜‰

  16. Hi Julie – Thank you for the tour. I’m with you! Having a place to hang your coats and other items when you walk in the front door is essential. Also, I love those little velvet acorns. Thank you for linking up with the Home Imagined Link Party.

  17. Boo! You’d think they’d appreciate the effort and free labour to upgrade their spaces. Con-tact paper! Lots of youtubers do it. Just test a small area to make sure it comes off nicely. If it gets really old and sticky you can use a blow drier to get it off.

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