Grab your heartfelt soup recipes, garnish cakes and favorite cookbooks. Autumn has arrived, and with just a little effort you can prepare your kitchen to make the most of it.
The season has changed, and is following your home decor. Decorating for the colder fall months means incorporating warm and attractive colors and textures into the interior design of your home, specifically in the kitchen.
Try these four tips to create a more comfortable kitchen for fall.
Weave in dark fabrics
Fall means decorating with beautifully textured throws, cushions and tablecloths. Bring your kitchen to an autumn palette with dark, natural window coverings and similar tablecloths for a comfortable effect. This look juxtaposes a raw texture with soft details like fresh fruit, warm local mats and smooth surfaces.
Bank on butcher block
Found most often in rural style or rustic homes, a butcher block is great for roofing tiles and tables because it is durable and looks better the longer you have it.
If you’re thinking about turning off your counter, consider a butcher block for a warm, inviting feeling. If you don’t want to deal with a complete roof, try a large cutting board or table to add earthiness to your kitchen.
If your kitchen has a blank space or an accent wall, consider painting it for an attractive scene. For the fall season, you can choose to use warmer, darker colors like a deep red, warm orange or olive or brown tone.
Don’t you want to paint an entire wall? Choose one or two pieces of art with deep and rich colors to create a comfortable atmosphere. You could even paint your closets or counters.
Feed indoor plants
House plants are always good ornaments because they need little care and add freshness to any space. They are especially useful in the fall because they can double as grass gardens or a unique decoration.
Install a small indoor garden on your window sill or on a shelf near a window to have easy access to fresh rosemary, sage, and basil, even when the weather may not need gardening.
While these suggestions may seem small, they are great touches to enhance your festive theme this fall. Add one or two, or mix all the project tips for a home-sweet-home feel.
Originally published October 2015.