Throughout autumn and winter, we find ourselves spending more time in the kitchen than ever. Gone are the hazy summer days where we’d throw together a salad and gather around the BBQ. It’s all about slow cooker stews, warming soups and getting cosy. Have you ever thought about changing the decor in your kitchen in time for autumn? It can really add to the seasonal vibe, and it doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive.
Is there anything more autumnal than rustic decor? This works particularly well if your kitchen is wooden. Keep the decor simple, but not too simple. Think leather stools for your breakfast bar, copper-coloured pendant lights over the dining table, brickwork-inspired tiles, open shelves, and visible pan racks. If you’re in need of furniture, go for pre-loved vintage styles. If you have beams in your kitchen, accentuate them with a fresh wood stain!
As Miranda from the Devil Wears Prada might say: ‘pumpkins for autumn? Groundbreaking.’ However, there’s no denying that the ultimate way to make your home feel like its autumn is to introduce some pumpkins. They’re best when you don’t carve them into a scary face – think of using them as a vase for your autumn fresh flowers, or drape lace over the top of them to make a delicate statement. For a table centrepiece, add dried flowers and leaves to a pumpkin on a tray.
In keeping with the rustic theme, if you have artwork to display on the walls, display it in a wooden frame. If you have kids, why not take them out on an autumn walk to collect leaves, conkers and other natural autumn collectables? You can dry them out and place them within a frame for an autumn display you can bring out every year with great memories attached.
Rusty burnt oranges and browns are the colour of the season, and you don’t have to keep the touches of colour around permanently. If you have a seating area in your kitchen, pop a few burnt orange cushions on them – this particular works well with wicker chairs for that rustic vibe we talked about! If you have a fireplace or a mantle, simply drape burnt orange bunting across the top for a pop of colour.
Get a New Kitchen in Time for Christmas
Not strictly Autumnal, but if this time of year has got you hankering for a new kitchen and preferably in time for the Christmas dinner, there is a way. Usually, ordering a brand new kitchen takes months, but what if there was a way to get a kitchen in great condition quickly? If that sounds like something of interest to you, check out the Used Kitchen Exchange. They are an eco-friendly seller of used and ex-display kitchens, and they’ll even help you with trading in your old kitchen, so you can make a bit of money for Christmas. They assess every kitchen for quality, list any damage and take professional photos. If you’re buying, you can arrange to visit the kitchen before you purchase, and you might even be lucky enough to find one with appliances included!
Will you be updating your kitchen decor for autumn?