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!
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!).
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!
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.
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!
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?“
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.
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.
It’s something I have started being more mindful of when decorating our home and when making home décor purchases.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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!
Add Seasonal Pieces
Seasonal countertop décor can be fun and also functional.
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!
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.
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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