Cozy Fall Kitchen and Entryway Decorating Ideas

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Here’s your invitation to take a virtual tour of our home to find beautiful fall kitchen and entryway decorating ideas that will inspire coziness, warmth, and gratitude for the autumn season ahead.

Copper pot filled with fall flowers for fall kitchen decor.
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Fall decor has been slowly making it’s way into our New England home since the beginning of August. Early for most, I know. 

But with Labor Day now behind us, and the calendar marking the arrival of September, it’s officially time (and socially acceptable) to welcome the fall season and decor with open arms.

Our family is fortunate to call New England home, where fall is not just a season but a way of life. The landscape around us transforms into a gorgeous tapestry of bright leaves in shades of reds, yellows, and oranges, while the scent of crunchy leaves and wood burning fires fill the air. 

Fall kitchen decor ideas for a warm, cozy, and inviting home.

I invite you to take a peek inside our home to tour our entryway and kitchen to learn the inspiration behind my fall decorating choices. My hope is that you’ll discover decorating ideas and tips that you can use to create fall coziness in your own space. 

So grab your favorite pumpkin flavored treat, wrap yourself in a soft blanket, and join me as we welcome the beauty and coziness of fall decor!

25+ Fall Home Tours to Enjoy

Joining me today are more than 25 blogging friends each sharing their own unique & beautiful fall home decor ideas! 

Thank you to Kelly of The Tattered Pew for organizing such a great event. If you’re joining me from Michelle’s tour of 
The Crafty Mom, thank you so much for stopping by! Michelle has some great, affordable fall home decor ideas.

Bloggers' best fall home tour Pinterest graphic with fall home decor ideas.

After you’ve finished with my fall home tour, make sure to head over to Robyn of Robyn’s French Nest for her beautiful home decor inspiration. 

At the bottom of this post, you’ll find links to all 25+ home tours.

My 2023 Fall Decor Philosophy: Reuse & Repurpose

My fall decor philosophy took a mindful turn this year towards minimalism, sustainability, and affordability. I’ve decided to embrace the beauty of simplicity by using minimalist fall decor that focuses more on quality over quantity.

In year’s past I’ve been the first to head to the store to find the newest, trending fall decorations. Not this season. 

Autumn kitchen countertop decorating ideas for a cozy home.

I’ve found a deep appreciation for reusing and repurposing decor pieces already in our home, giving them new life and purpose for this year’s fall theme. 

By doing so, I’m able to use my imagination to create a unique and meaningful aesthetic in our home, without breaking the bank.

Fall Decor in the Entryway

Before we begin this fall home tour, I have to give a full discloser!

I’ve always been the kind of person that decorates gradually or throughout the season in stages. So, the autumn decorations I’m sharing in this post will continue to change as we go through the next couple of “ber” months.

I find decorating this way keeps the ambiance in our home fresh and it’s a great way to keep our decor evolving with the season.

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Let’s start this fall home tour with our front entryway!

Front Door Wreath

The easiest way to begin decorating your home for any season is by simply switching the wreath on your front door.

A seasonal wreath on the front door is welcoming to guests and serves as a delightful preview of what’s inside.

Adorable DIY Pumpkin wreath hung on a front door for fall.

This autumn wreath is actually a recent DIY. I took an old eucalyptus wreath that I was going to throw away and decided to give it new life with the addition of pumpkins and pinecones.

It’s funny how adding just a few embellishments changed the entire look and feel of this old wreath!

Fall Inspired Shelf

This shelf in our entryway is a fun little spot to style. It’s too narrow to be functional, which means I can use it for displaying decor!

Fall farmhouse entryway with greenery, wreath, artwork, and a fall scented candle.

I added simple fall touches start the season with just a few faux potted greens, framed art, and a seasonal candle

I’m all about smells when I enter someone else’s home, so I always try to make sure our house smells good. By leaving a fall-scented candle without a lid by the front door I know guests will be greeted by scents of autumn right when they walk in. 

Fall inspired entryway shelf with a seasonal candle and potted greenery.

Note: Leave your candle jars open to enjoy the scent without actually lighting them. The fragrance will gently waft through your home, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere, even when unlit. It’s a simple way to enjoy the scents of the season while preserving your candles for longer use.

The wreath hanging in the entryway is one I bought for a spring project that I actually never used. Instead of adding it to storage, I tied a brown satin ribbon around it and viola, instant fall decor!

Fall Artwork

On the opposite wall of the shelf and beadboard, I hung these adorable fall inspired framed prints. Updating wall art is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to incorporate the essence of the season into your home’s decor.

Horse canvas print and framed tree wall art hanging in farmhouse entryway.

These are two new purchases I made this fall, however I snagged both framed pieces for under $25 at Target.

I liked how the darker prints and frames popped against the neutral wallpaper in our entryway. It’s a little bit more of a moodier vibe than I typically like, but I’m here for it!

Tip
  • When it comes to decorating your home, don’t forget to step outside your comfort zone. Experiment with bolder colors or unusual decor pieces that typically you may not have. By doing so, you might discover new facets of your personal style and unearth creative possibilities you never knew existed. Remember, your home is your canvas, and embracing change can lead to exciting transformations that reflect your evolving tastes and personality.

Shop Our Fall Entryway

Now that you’ve seen our fall entryway decor, let’s head over to the kitchen!

Fall decorated farmhouse kitchen for the autumn season.

Easy Fall Kitchen Decor Ideas

Our entire first floor is completely open so right off the front entrance, you immediately enter our kitchen.

For those that have been here for a while know that our kitchen is where I spend most of my time and is my favorite room to decorate in our home.

Fall coziness in the kitchen with natural materials.

It’s a space that effortlessly blends functionality and style. You’ll see that my minimalist yet cozy approach continues in this space, with a focus on natural elements and warm hues and soft tones. 

The kitchen is my canvas for seasonal creativity, a place where the heartwarming scents of simmering soups and freshly baked pies mingle with the comforting aesthetics of fall decor.

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Easy Fall DIY Ideas

Explore our collection of budget-friendly and accessible fall DIY ideas, perfect for turning your living space into an inviting autumn retreat. With these creative projects, you can infuse the warmth and charm of the season into your home without breaking the bank or compromising on style.

Cozy Fall Kitchen Island Styling

Our kitchen island is undeniably the heart of the home, the nucleus where everything happens in the kitchen. It’s where we prepare food, gather for meals, and share stories over dessert. 

Fall kitchen countertop decor with natural materials.

While the island is inherently functional, it’s one of the first things you see when you enter our home, so I like to elevate it with seasonal decor.

I always make it a point to have some sort of centerpieces on the island to reflect the season and time of the year.

This fall centerpiece was inspired by two natural elements; wildflowers and acorns. 

An autumn centerpiece on kitchen counters for the fall season.

I took a small copper pot and placed wildflowers I purchased from our local grocery store, and then filled in the holes with cut hydrangeas from our yard. To finish the arrangement, I used the same brown ribbon from our entryway to tie a bow on the pot handle. 

Note: Never underestimate the power of ribbon to elevate your decor. Wrap it around wreaths, vases, or even dining chairs for a polished and festive look. The versatility of ribbon makes it a simple yet impactful tool for transforming your fall décor from ordinary to extraordinary.

I’ve been obsessed with acorns this season, so this little acorn bud vase was the perfect addition to finish this kitchen island centerpiece.

Easy elegant fall kitchen decor ideas with a copper pot and seasonal flowers.

Here’s a few tips and tricks to keeping fall kitchen decorations on your island not only looking beautiful but functional too.


Tips

  • Place a rustic wooden tray or wooden cutting board on the kitchen island countertop. This creates designated areas for functional items like salt and pepper shakers, utensil holders, or condiments, while also adding a stylish touch.
  • Use decorative baskets or bins to corral items like kitchen towels, cookbooks, or baking supplies. This keeps everything organized and visually pleasing.
  • Choose decorative items that also serve a purpose. For instance, a decorative dough bowl can hold seasonal fruits, pine cones, or small pumpkins.
  • Keep the island’s surface clean and uncluttered. Regularly clear away any unnecessary items to maintain a functional and visually appealing space.

This pumpkin centerpiece was a part of last year’s fall decor and added a pop of color to our kitchen. Click here to see it styled on our kitchen island.

How to Style Kitchen Shelves for Fall

The open shelves in our kitchen is such a fun way to add seasonal decor to this space. Since we added this open shelving to our kitchen last summer, I’ve styled it at least 50 different ways!

Open shelf kitchen decor with dried eucalyptus, faux pumpkin, and cookbooks.

Sticking with a simple fall kitchen theme, I knew I only wanted to add a few items to the shelf.

This meant I needed to be really mindful of the elements I chose to incorporate texture, warmth, character into the kitchen.

Kitchen countertop decorations for a cozy farmhouse kitchen.

In the middle of the shelf I added a vintage trophy which I filled with dried seeded eucalyptus stems. I adore the wild textures and simple beauty of seeded eucalyptus…don’t you?!

Faux pumpkin on a kitchen shelf with dried eucalyptus.

To the right of the silver trophy I placed a stack of plates, a small pedestal, and a faux lopsided pumpkin for a whimsical autumn touch.

And to the left, I added a couple of cookbooks and three tea cups. 

Open kitchen shelving decor with cookbooks, tea cups, and seasonal linens.
Tip
  • When arranging decor elements, always opt for odd numbers, like three, five, or seven items. Odd-numbered groupings tend to create a more visually pleasing and balanced composition. They draw the eye in and offer a sense of harmony and diversity.

On the pegs hanging below the shelf, I hung seasonal linens.

One of the tea towels I made myself with an ink pad and rubber stamps. You can grab the easy DIY kitchen towel tutorial and the supplies I used here

DIY dish towels for personalized kitchen decor.

Did you notice the design on the tea towels I created…yup those are little acorns!

Fall Kitchen Countertop Decor

The decor on our kitchen counters has been quite the topic of discussion on social media lately. After a couple of my kitchen reels went viral on Facebook & Instagram, I had a lot people saying our countertops looked cluttered and messy.

I think the amount of decor on your kitchen counter or lack there of depends on your style and how big or small your kitchen is.

Cottage farmhouse kitchen decor for fall with soft tones and warm hues.

I am fortunate to have a large amount of countertop real estate so I’m able to experiment with a generous array of decor elements.

It’s essential to remember that personal style plays a pivotal role in kitchen counter decor, and what might feel cluttered to some can be seen as cozy and inviting to others.

White pitcher with wooden spoons on kitchen countertops.

As for me, I find immense joy in styling my kitchen with a carefully curated selection of items, each one chosen for its aesthetic appeal and functionality.

The presence of a lamp, vintage dishes, and a white pitcher with wooden spoons not only adds character to our space but also enhances the practicality of my kitchen. 

Vintage transferware plates on kitchen island countertops.

It’s a reflection of my love for both form and function, and it makes my daily cooking and baking experiences all the more enjoyable.

Your kitchen is your canvas, and it should always reflect your unique taste and the way you love to live.

Simple fall touches on kitchen countertops for autumn.

Shop Our Fall Kitchen

Side Kitchen Entrance

I couldn’t wrap up this fall home tour without showing you our side kitchen entrance, the coziest place that encompasses the heartwarming essence of autumn with a canvas banner and basket of apples.

Fall cider canvas banner sign at our side kitchen entrance.

Shop my apple canvas banner here, and use code eleanorrosehome15 at checkout for 15% off your purchase!

Apple picking is one of my favorite fall activities and this area reminds me of that cherished fall tradition.

Create the coziest space for the fall season with an apple canvas banner.

It’s a gentle nudge to savor the season’s simple pleasures, like sipping on a warm cup of apple cider or biting into a crisp, freshly picked apple.

This corner of our home is a small but meaningful tribute to the joys of the season and a reminder that the magic of autumn can be celebrated in the smallest of gestures.

Easy fall kitchen decor ideas with seasonal fruit and natural elements.

Come see how I styled our living room in part II of our fall home tour here!

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I look forward to sharing more of my home with you and inspiring you to have a well loved home! Follow me on FacebookInstagramPinterest, and LIKEtoKNOW.it.

xoxo, heidi

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 Fall 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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Copper pot filled with fall flowers for fall kitchen decor.
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48 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for opening up your stunning home! I’ve been looking at all of your beautiful photos and my mind is spinning with ideas. Everything is so warm and welcoming. So happy to join you on this tour. Happy fall!

  2. Heidi, your photos are gorgeous. I am going to get my hammered French copper stock pot out of the basement and use it to decorate this fall….brilliant. Thanks for sharing all your fall inspo.

  3. Heidi, everything looks so pretty and the pictures you’ve taken are amazing! I especially love the wreath you repurposed. Happy fall!

  4. Heidi, I’ve spent about a half an hour on this gorgeous fall home tour! I adore you style and your edited hand this fall. The only way I can truly describe your home is yummy! The colors are warm and welcoming! Beautiful, beautiful tour! Happy Fall!

  5. Heidi, I really appreciated your minimalistic approach to fall decor, while still creating a warm and cozy feeling! That satin ribbon is a beautiful touch!

  6. As always, your kitchen and entry look lovely, Heidi… and I love the side entrance, too! Lovin’ that acorn vase… so pretty. And I don’t think your counters look cluttered at all! I think your kitchen is magazine worthy!

  7. Heidi I just love your style! It’ is fun to look at all of the details in each of your space. Your kitchen shelves are my FAVORITE! You are the queen of styling open shelves for sure. You do Fall decor so beautifully! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Your home is a sensory experience! I can almost feel all your beatiful fall touches and textures (and smells!). Just so gorgeous!

  9. Your fall decor and photos are breathtaking Heidi! I pinned the copper pot with the flower arrangement straight away. Your kitchen is so inviting and doesn’t look cluttered at all. It takes talent to have “things” on the counters and have it look beautiful and you definitely have it!

  10. Your home always makes me smile Heidi. Every detail is so thoughtful. Love the red apples in the basket on the stool with the plaid blanket. Every vignette in your kitchen tells a wonderful story. Happy Fall sweet friend.

  11. Very nice, and lots of enjoyment. Beautiful decor. I am crushing on your centerpiece arrangement, and I am inspired by your diy tea towels and just might pick up one of those acorn vases. Your home is fall pretty and I am looking forward to your Part II.

  12. Heidi, I LOVE your hand stamped tea towels and that copper acorn! I’m a huge fan of reusing and repurposing to create a reloved layered look, too. Your home is beautiful and you’ve really added that little something extra with the charming decor details. Blessings, Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction

  13. I am so with you on the reusing and repurposing decor pieces already in our home. I did not go out and buy a bunch of stuff. I reused many of the items from previous years or repurposed a few. A few pillow covers were purchased using a gift card and costed me nothing. Someone gifted me a few new fall items for my birthday. Love it. Your home is always so beautiful and incredibly cozy.

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