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Bring on the fall decorations! I’m sharing easy and virtually free ways to decorate your kitchen for the beautiful fall season.

A country kitchen with cabinets, benches and a table with a fall floral arrangement

The leaves on the mountains are starting to change color outside my window. Yellow, orange and red hues are starting to show in the foliage. That can only mean one thing – it’s finally Fall! Now is the time to get our homes ready for Halloween, Thanksgiving, house guests and gatherings.

Do you love fall the way that I do? It’s my favorite! I love all the pumpkins, gourds, garlands and wreaths that we get to play with during the fall. Fall home decor can be so beautiful.

A decorative fall cutting board, copper pots and dishes sit on kitchen shelves

I love adding simple touches of fall decor to my kitchen. A while back I shared a fall kitchen home tour from our last house. Today, I’ll be showing you how I decorated the kitchen of our pole barn home for fall. Best of all, these fall decorations are easy and virtually free! So, come join me for a look at our fall kitchen and learn what I did to get my kitchen ready for fall.

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Prep the Kitchen for Fall Decorations

Before I start decorating a space, I always like to give it a good cleaning. Fall is a great time to get everything cleaned and sorted before hunkering down for the colder seasons. It always feel so good to have a clean room to decorate.

A clean farmhouse kitchen ready for fall decorating

The TIDBITS kitchen is busy place so I keep the decor in here pretty minimal. However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t add special touches to welcome in the fall season.

Adding Fall Scents

The scents of fall are some of my personal favorites. I like to diffuse essential oils in my kitchen. When a new season rolls around, I swap out my essential oil selection to compliment it. Think cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and other warm and cozy scents for fall.

A farmhouse kitchen with open shelving, wood cutting boards, and copper dishes

If you like using room sprays or essential oil diffusers, you should check out my tutorials for fall room spray with essential oils or the most delightful 10 fall essential oil diffuser blends. They’re good ones!

But of course, the absolute best fall scents come from your own cooking and baking. Is there anything more delicious smelling than a baked apple pie? Lately we’ve been canning peaches, making apple sauce and drying apples for the winter months. It smells like fall in the best possible way.

Bundles of herbs are tied to a wooden baker's rack

Decorative Storage for Fall Baking

Since I was focusing on the kitchen, I also took the time to restock our baking supplies. I like to keep our frequently used baking supplies in decorative glass jars on my window seal. This way they’re easy to access when I’m ready to whip us a fall dessert.

A row of decorative glass jars that hold baking ingredients sit on a window sill

The gorgeous glass jars add a personalized touch to our baking supplies and act as functional decor. I love them!

Fall Centerpieces

A fall centerpiece makes for another great fall decoration. In my home, I made a very simple and beautiful arrangement for our dining room table with some scavenged elderberry branches and some miniature pumpkins that we grew in our garden.

This centerpiece cost me nothing to put together and I can’t get over how much I love these simple, natural elements.

A beautiful fall center piece with berries and mini pumpkins in a wood bowl

If you are interested in making your own fall centerpiece, you should read how to layer a fall floral arrangement for some helpful tips and tricks. Things like pumpkins, berries, sunflowers, pinecones and decorative corn cobs would all look great in a fall centerpiece.

Natural Greenery Decorations for Fall

Another idea for fall decorating is using natural greenery and herbs. This is similar to the centerpiece idea, but think about how you can use natural touches of greenery in other parts of your kitchen.

I hung some bundles of cut herbs from our garden to dry on our baker’s rack. Drying herbs always remind me of fall and they look charming in the kitchen.

You might want to consider natural greenery like moss, green heirloom decor pumpkins or cut branches to add a touch of natural fall decor. You don’t need to spend any money to add natural greenery, just get out into nature and see what you can forage.

If greenery isn’t your thing, it’s also easy to find more vibrant fall colors in nature. It can be gorgeous to use fall leaves in decor and they don’t need to cost a dime. That’s my kind of fall decorating for sure!

Fall Decor Touches

I always recommend that you think first about what you already own when decorating a space. Do you have favorite candle, some fall crafts, or a piece of wall art that reminds you of the season? Maybe you could take an existing decoration and spruce it up with some fall ribbons for a fall wreath. DIY fall decorations don’t need to be expensive.

The only things I picked up to decorate my kitchen for fall were an apple-shaped cutting board from the antique store and a cute glass pumpkin cookie jar. The cutting board looks adorable propped up on the counter and the pumpkin jar is perfect for storing cookies or other fall treats for the kids.

Fall Linens

Every kitchen has some type of linen or cloth. It could be a tea towel, hot pads, table runners, curtains or some other fabric. The fabric colors and prints in your kitchen can be a great way to add touches of fall decorations to your home.

Linen tea towels in fall colors hang in a farmhouse kitchen

I used some of my TIDBITS linen tea towels in soothing fall colors to help decorate for the season. We get a lot of usage out of these linen towels. You can find the full linen collection at my TIDBITS & CO shop.

If you are interested in any of the products I mentioned using in our fall kitchen, you can find all of them on my fall home decor products page.

Other Fall Decoration Ideas

And just like that, the kitchen is cleaned, prepped and decorated for fall. I was able to decorate for next to nothing by using produce from our garden, foraged plants, and items we already owned. I invite you do the same and welcome fall into your kitchen this season.

A country kitchen decorated with a fall centerpiece on a white table

Please feel free to share how you like to decorate your kitchen for fall. I love to hear your ideas! If you want more fall decoration ideas, please see:

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  1. Cami, I love it all, but the elderberry and white pumpkins in your table is the icing on the cake. So unique and so you!