Countertop Décor for Fall

Countertop Décor for a Cozy Fall Kitchen

Countertop décor in the kitchen should be intentional, functional, and aesthetically pleasing.

One of the largest pieces of real estate in your home is your kitchen countertops. Countertops and what might be on them are the first thing someone sees when walking into a kitchen. Kitchen countertops serve so many purposes that they can easily become cluttered and unorganized. Let’s organize & style our counters and take a look at a few tips for adding the perfect countertop décor for a cozy fall kitchen!

Kitchen Counter Décor

Labor day is this coming weekend marking the unofficial start of fall. Can you believe that?! To get you in the spirit of fall, I am joining a few blogger friends to bring you inspiration for the upcoming season (keep reading to the end of this post!).

Fall Blog Hop Inspiration

If you are coming here from Marty at A Stroll Thru Life, welcome! I love how Marty easily transitioned her beautiful guest bedroom from summer to fall. Marty included so many great ideas in her blog post! I’d also like to thank Pasha from Pasha is Home for including me in this fall inspired blog hop!

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If this is your first time stopping by Eleanor Rose Home, hello! I’m so glad to have you! You can learn more about me (Hi, I’m Heidi!) and Eleanor Rose Home, here. And…don’t forget to download your copy of my eBook, “How to Style Shelves Like a Pro“!

For even more inspiration, continue to the end of the post for links to additional fall inspired blog posts from my talented blogger friends.

Fall Countertop Décor

Countertop Décor for a Cozy Fall Kitchen

You guys know I love fall décor and adding that to our kitchen countertops is an absolute must! I’ve had so much fun styling our countertops lately since we installed quartz counters with a bead board backsplash.

If you’re new here, check out our old counters and backsplash. Big difference, right?! Our kitchen is so much lighter and brighter now!

Farmhouse Kitchen

When organizing, styling, and choosing what stays on our kitchen counters, I like to ask myself these questions. This helps me decide what can stay on the counters and what has to go.

  • Is this something that we use daily?
  • Does this have a home somewhere else?
  • Will keeping this item on the counter affect the functionality of our kitchen?
Fall Kitchen Décor

Once you know what can to stay on your kitchen counters, you can begin the fun part. Styling your countertops and adding seasonal countertop décor!

There are three things to keep in mind when styling kitchen countertop décor; intentionality, functionality, and aesthetics.

Fall Kitchen Décor

What is decorating with intention?

You are probably asking yourself, what does she mean decorating with intention? Decorating with intention is simply decorating with purpose. Choosing pieces that bring out the purpose of the room to create a cozy, authentic space that reflects your personality and home.

That’s it!

It’s something I have started being more mindful of when decorating our home and when making home décor purchases.

Farmhouse Cottage Kitchen
Kitchen Counter Styling

Tips for Styling Kitchen Countertops

For this blog post, I want to share with you the countertops in this corner of our kitchen and the tips I use to add countertop décor to our counters for fall or any season. These tips are universal and can be applied to any kitchen countertop including the kitchen island.

Kitchen Counter Décor

Start With a Base for Countertop Décor

When filling empty counter space (like this corner of our kitchen) or creating a vignette on your countertop, start by choosing a base or anchor piece. This could be a cutting board, bread board, basket, or even a large platter. The base you chose should be an item that you would use in the kitchen. Remember, we are decorating with intention!

Fall Kitchen Décor

By adding countertop décor to a base, your décor will look collected & cohesive instead of messy & cluttered.

On our kitchen counter, I chose a marble & wood cutting board as the base of the vignette. I then added items to create a group on top of the cutting board. I love how the texture of the wood, marble, and silver create visual appeal and depth to this corner of our kitchen.

Cozy Kitchen Corner

Bring in a Little Nature

Mother nature makes everything feel just a little cozier! I always love to have a bouquet of flowers or cut stems from the yard in our kitchen to create a warm, welcoming space.

Faux Olive Stems

Faux or dried stems are another great option to add a little nature to countertop décor because they last so much longer (especially in a kitchen corner)! For fall, I love to fill vessels with faux olive branches. The muted green leaves with the brown olive berries are the perfect transitional stems from summer to fall.

Fall Kitchen Décor

I love how these olive stems are flowing out of the vintage silver trophy. It looks organic and adds a little brightness to an otherwise dark kitchen corner.

You could also add a bowl of seasonal fruit or pumpkins here for a little touch of nature too!

Kitchen Countertops

Add Seasonal Pieces

Seasonal countertop décor can be fun and also functional.

Countertop Décor for Fall

I love ironstone all year long but for fall, I love to include antique brown transferware ironstone pieces into my décor. Here, I placed an old ironstone soup tureen. The dish adds vintage coziness and a little pop of brown to the countertop décor. With the lid off the soup tureen could be filled with apples, pumpkins, artichokes, the options are endless!

Vintage Ironestone
Fall Countertop Décor

For another seasonal touch to our kitchen countertop décor, I added my favorite fall sign from Joyfully Said. It fits perfectly under our kitchen cabinets. I simply leaned the sign against the wall behind the cutting board. This square Plaid About You sign would look beautiful as countertop décor, this We Love You Fall sign is adorable, and how gorgeous is this Fall Floral sign.

Kitchen Countertops

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Cozy Kitchen

The last seasonal piece I added here was a cream colored ceramic pumpkin. This is one of my most favorite fall pieces I have ever purchased! Target no longer carries this exact ceramic pumpkin however, they do have this large cream ceramic gourd or this rust ceramic pumpkin both of which would look really pretty styled on a kitchen counter as well!

Ceramic Pumpkin

Instead of ceramic pumpkins you could also add a faux pumpkin (see some of my favs here) or a real pumpkin once those are in season.

Fall Décor in the Kitchen

Group Objects Together

For visually appealing countertop décor, group objects together. This tip can actually be applied to any area you are styling whether it’s countertop décor, a shelf, mantle, or even a tablescape. Our eyes are drawn to groups of odd numbered objects. I like to group things in groups of 3’s or 5’s but any odd number of objects will work.

Seasonal Décor

On the cutting board base, I added three objects (salt shaker, pepper shaker, & ironstone pot) and grouped them together. The salt & pepper shakers are used everyday in our kitchen so by adding them here we are decorating with intention.

I added the old English ironstone pot to this group because I loved the contrast of the ironstone with the wooden shakers.

Cozy Kitchen Décor

Keep Countertop Décor Minimal & Functional

Remember to keep your countertop décor minimal and functional! Your kitchen countertops are valuable real estate and the décor you add to your counters should not interfere with the functionality of your kitchen.

Corner of the Kitchen

Be intentional with what you leave on your kitchen counters. Keep items you use all the time on your countertops and remove what you don’t.

Removing clutter from your counters and adding intentional, seasonal, beautiful countertop décor will make your kitchen feel organized and cozy.

Fall Kitchen Décor

More Fall Inspiration

Now that you’ve added cozy fall countertop décor to your kitchen, head on over to Truemans Treasures for 10 fall decor ideas for your entryway. Kylie’s home is beautiful and I know you will love her ideas for styling your entryway for fall.

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Early Fall Inspiration from 17 Talented Bloggers

Fall Décor Ideas // My Sweet Savannah

Beautiful Early Fall Décor Ideas with Queen Anne’s Lace // Open Doors Open Hearts

15 DIY Pumpkins Ideas for Fall // Tater Tots and Jello

7 Simple Ways To Transition From Summer To Fall Décor // Midwest Life and Style

Four Fun Ideas for How to Decorate for Fall // Pasha is Home

5 Cozy Farmhouse Console Table Décor Ideas for Fall // She Gave It A Go

Early Autumn Decorating Ideas for Your Porch // Simply 2 Moms

15 Ideas for Fall Decorating Outdoors // The Ponds Farmhouse

How to Make an Easy Fall Lantern // Cottage in the Mitten

17 Fall Décor Accessories for Your Home // Robyn’s French Nest

Early Fall Décor Ideas Before Pumpkins // White Arrows Home

7 Easy Ways to Transition your Home to Fall // A Life Unfolding

Easily Transition Summer To Fall – Guest Bedroom // A Stroll Thru Life

Countertop Décor for a Cozy Fall Kitchen // Eleanor Rose Home

10 Fall Décor Ideas for your Entryway // Trueman’s Treasures

How to Create a Beautiful Lakeside Fall Table Setting // Peacock Ridge Farm

6 Easy Ways To Transition Your Porch From Summer To Fall // White Lilac Farmhouse

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Summer Stovetop Potpourri Ideas

There is nothing better than coming home to a deliciously inviting scent to warm the soul, even during the hottest months of the year! A cozy home is engaging each of the five senses and that includes our sense of smell. These summer stovetop potpourri ideas will do just that. Citrus, herbs, and spices are the perfect natural scents to bring the smell of summer into your home.

Stovetop Potpourri

During the cooler months I always have a pot of stovetop potpourri simmering on the stove with spicy aromas filling our home. (You can find my Christmas stovetop potpourri, here.) Why not do the same for summer but with fresher, lighter scents like citrus and herbs! Stovetop potpourri is a simple and inexpensive way to add seasonal scents (that are completely customizable) to your home.

Summer in the Kitchen
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One of the great things about stovetop potpourri is that it’s a great way to use up edible ingredients (typically fruit, herbs, spices) that may be old or expiring. Maybe you made homemade lemonade with fresh lemons. Take the squeezed lemons, that you normally would have thrown away, and add them to a stovetop potpourri. Those squeezed lemons will smell delicious for days simmering on your stove! Or maybe you made my DIY Lemon & Herb Citronella Candles. Take the lemons and the herbs once your candle has burned out, and use them in a stovetop potpourri.

Summer in the Kitchen

Stovetop Potpourri is a great natural alternative to candles, air fresheners, or diffusers. Once you start simmering your own potpourri, you will love the delicious fragrances that will permeate your home.

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Limes & Herbs

Here are 3 simple stovetop potpourri recipes that will instantly make your home smell like summer!

Williams-Sonoma Stovetop Potpourri

Lemon & Herb Stovetop Potpourri

Walk through one of my favorite stores, Williams-Sonoma and you are met with the soothing aroma of citrus and spice. You can recreate that amazing Williams-Sonoma fragrance in your own home with lemons, rosemary, vanilla, and peppercorns.

Lemon & Herb Stovetop Potpourri

Ingredients:

  • 3 Sprigs rosemary
  • 1 Lemon, sliced
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. Black peppercorns
  • 8 cups Water
Summer Stovetop Potpourri

Directions:

In a Dutch oven, combine rosemary, lemon, vanilla extract, and peppercorns. Cover with water and bring to a simmer over low heat. Continue to simmer, uncovered for up to 2 hours. Replenish water as needed. Can be used for multiple days (keep pot covered when not simmering), as long as water is replenished.

Lemon & Herbs
Lemon & Herbs

Tropical Stovetop Potpourri

Simmering Stovetop Potpourri

Bring the scent of the tropics into your home with this stovetop potpourri filled with lemons, limes, oranges, pineapple, and coconut. The delicious aroma of this potpourri will transport you to the Bahamas or the Caribbean without the cost of a plane ticket.

Citrus & Pineapple Juice

Ingredients:

  • 1 Lemon, sliced
  • 1 Lime, sliced
  • 1 Orange, sliced
  • 1 can Pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp. Coconut extract
  • 8 cups Water
Tropical Stovetop Potpourri

Directions:

In a Dutch oven, combine lemon, lime, orange, pineapple juice, and coconut extract. Cover with water and bring to a simmer over low heat. Continue to simmer, uncovered for up to 2 hours. Replenish water as needed. Can be used for multiple days (keep pot covered when not simmering), as long as water is replenished.

Tropical Stovetop Potpourri
Tropical Stovetop Potpourri

All Green Stovetop Potpourri

All Green Stovetop Potpourri

All green stovetop potpourri is my favorite to have simmering on the stove during the summertime. This potpourri will make your home smell fresh and clean with mint, thyme, limes, and vanilla extract.

All Green Stovetop Potpourri

Ingredients:

  • 2 Limes, sliced
  • 4 Sprigs thyme
  • 2 Sprigs mint
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 8 cups Water
Herbs & Limes

Directions:

In a Dutch oven, combine limes, mint, thyme, and vanilla extract. Cover with water and bring to a simmer over low heat. Continue to simmer, uncovered for up to 2 hours. Replenish water as needed. Can be used for multiple days (keep pot covered when not simmering), as long as water is replenished.

All Green Stovetop Potpourri
All Green Stovetop Potpourri

Stovetop potpourri is completely customizable! You can use these recipes as a base or a template to create your own personalized potpourri for your home. The options of the type of fruit, herbs, and spices you use are endless. No matter what you use, I guarantee your home will smell amazing!

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