Simple, subtle early fall decorating ideas for a beautiful fall kitchen and dining room. These ideas will add cozy charm for the autumn season.
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Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tours
This week is the Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tours hosted by my talented friend, Kelly, from The Tattered Pew. A big thank you to Kelly for organizing and hosting this beautiful fall tour. Kelly is one of the kindest, most encouraging bloggers and I am so happy to be joining her today. Please make sure you stop by and visit her lovely home!
This fall blog tour has been happening all week! 30 talented bloggers have opened up their homes and shared their creative ideas for welcoming this new season into their homes. Please be sure to visit all of the links at the end of this post.
If you are joining me after visiting Pasha from Pasha Is Home, welcome! Don’t you just love her beautiful fall kitchen?
Simple Subtle Early Fall Decorating Ideas
Decorating for a new season is one of my favorite things to do, but I like to keep it easy. By adding a few simple and subtle early fall decorating ideas, you can bring a cozy feeling into your home. Come on in!
Early Fall Decorating in the Kitchen
Welcome! All of our friends always come to our back door. I like to hang a seasonal wreath here. For early fall, I added this dried hydrangea wreath that I made last year. Would you believe that it only took about ten minutes to make?
Creating little vignettes or groupings can add a decorative touch. I like to use groups of items, with varying heights, colors, and textures. These warm colors welcome the season ahead.
It’s apple season here in Connecticut. On the counter, I added this pretty apple print from Target with a basket of apples and a topiary. This leaf stamped tea towel is another easy and fun craft project from a couple of year ago.
In a recent Tuesday Turn About post, I shared that my cousin, Michele, and I we went antiquing together. We both purchased some copper pieces. I purchased this pretty mold that I cleaned up and hung using a Command Strip. I love the reddish-gold color and that I think of her every time I look at it.
Creating a vignette in a tray basket is one of my favorite decorating ideas. It is easy to move when you need to use the space, making it both pretty and functional. Zinnias from the garden and my favorite pumpkin clove candle from Anthropology, along with pretty napkins and pine cones complete this basket vignette.
Do you dry hydrangeas for fall decorating? This year, my blue endless summer hydrangeas didn’t bloom well this season, but my limelight hydrangeas bloomed beautifully. I love the pink, faded vintage look they develop at this time of year.
Of course, pumpkin bars are a favorite treat at this time of year. My daughter requested that I bake a batch before she left to head back to school.
Candles add such a cozy glow to the kitchen. These vintage looking blue glass votive and tealight holders were an Amazon find. I have used these all over my home during different seasons. They are both beautiful and functional.
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Early Fall Decorating in the Dining Room
Let’s head into the dining room!
This side table is a very special piece to me. My husband, Andy, bought it for me at an antique store right after we were married. It was one of our first purchases and I can’t help but smile when I see it.
This side table is also a spot that I like to change up for each season. For early fall, I added a small amber colored depression glass pitcher that belonged to my grandmother and some more dried hydrangeas from my yard.
This antique toolbox belonged to my great grandfather. He brought it with him when he came here from Scotland. It’s such a treasure to me! Right now it is holding some vintage plates and a milkglass vase.
When I was recently shopping at Target, pretty I found this scarf at the Dollar Spot. The mustard color is so pretty and the bee pattern is so sweet. That became my inspiration for this early fall table setting.
I also picked up a couple of coordinating bee printed pillows for our side chairs. It is so much fun to mix new with old to create a unique look.
By adding a few fresh hydrangeas to this centerpiece I had made a few years ago, I was able to reuse it. You can create such a beautiful display and brighten up your room by combining real and artificial flowers.
Thank you so much for visiting my home today! Simple, subtle additions of warm colors and rich textures have helped me to get my kitchen and dining room ready for the new season. I hope you are leaving with an early fall decorating idea or two to use in your own home.
Now, be sure to head over to visit my talented friend Kristin of White Arrows Home. She is sharing her stunning autumn lake house. You don’t want to miss it!
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.