Featured Image: Fall Tablescape
Changing leaves, kids going back to school—reminders that fall is a time for change and renewal. The mindset of transitioning from summer to fall is the perfect opportunity to reevaluate seasonal décor. Enjoy these tips from Richmond American Homes on how to get your kitchen ready for autumn!
When you walk into a kitchen, the island often stands out as a central focal point and gathering space. Adding fall-scented candles wrapped with ribbon and warm-colored place settings immediately adds to the warmth and seasonality of the space. If you're feeling adventurous, you might consider changing out barstools to complement the other fall décor.
If you’re like many Americans, drinking coffee is an integral part of many mornings. Incorporating a fall-themed coffee station into your seasonal décor will take your kitchen ambiance to the next level. Have fun with it! Be sure to add unique flavors—we like to keep cinnamon sticks, vanilla syrup and marshmallows on hand. A coffee station is also a great way to put your favorite seasonal mugs and décor on display.
Pinterest contains a wealth of inspiration on decorating trends, and our Seasonal tablescapes board is a great place to start! Using a fall-themed runner can be a great foundation for decorating your table in style. Alternatively, select a neutral table runner that works year-round and then accessorize with seasonal items. Even if you don't decorate your home seasonally, you may want to spice it up for guests by creating a terrific Thanksgiving Tablescape.
Towels and pot holders come in many fall themes—and from Halloween to Thanksgiving, you should be able to find a fabric that suits your tastes. Cloth napkins are another fun and environmentally friendly way to embrace the season.
Adding warm tones to your kitchen helps create a welcoming atmosphere. Lighting has a significant impact on the color and feel of a room, and switching out bulbs can be a straightforward way to warm up your kitchen for fall. Now is also the perfect time to put your orange, red and yellow cookbooks on display! Decorating with books may be non-traditional in the kitchen, but it's a practical and appealing way to introduce more color.
Image: Autumn Arrangement with Pumpkin Pie
Fall candle scents are delightful, but they’re no match for the aroma of freshly baked seasonal desserts. You can't go wrong with pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread. Not a big fan of pumpkin? Try an Abundant Leaf Apple-Cranberry Pie. Also try purchasing a fall-scented soap for each room with a sink or decorating with fresh mums—these fall flowers come in a variety of autumn shades.
Nothing warms a home like inviting guests over. Use your fall-themed kitchen and Recipes for Fall Dinner Parties to set the stage for a festive holiday season!
We hope these fall décor tips will help you usher in a new season! Learn more about Richmond American Homes.