How to Style Your Kitchen Decor for Fall

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I have updated my kitchen decor for fall and added pink pumpkins. Today I am also sharing kitchen decor ideas such as a DIY to make fall styled Cross Back aprons and painted wooden handle spoons.

aprons and fall decor in the kitchen

I love the fall season. I think that is because of the entertaining and seasonal cooking that lies ahead. We have dinner clubs to host, a Friendsgiving party for twelve, forty guests coming for Thanksgiving dinner, and a lot more. So I have decided to style my kitchen decor for fall cooking. 

Our kitchen is the nucleus of our home and I spend a lot of time prepping and cooking in our kitchen. I identified three things I wanted to do to style our kitchen decor for fall cooking. First, I wanted to add fall decor. Second, I wanted to make some fun aprons that I could wear with my cooking helpers or “chefs”. And finally, I wanted to add some fun fall color to our kitchen.

Add Fall to Your Kitchen Decor

I looked around and found exactly what I needed.

Pink pumpkins on the kitchen island

Pink pumpkins in the window sill

The first thing I did was pick my fall kitchen decor color palette. I found this fabric print and knew I wanted all of my fall decor to look like this!

fall linen fabrics

I wanted to keep the fall decor fairly simple in our kitchen because I need plenty of room to cook! I went down the fall aisle at JOANN and found these pink/blush pumpkins. I think I gasped. And then I put every single one in my cart!

pink pumpkins in a vintage box on the kitchen island

I love these pink pumpkins so much! They come in varied sizes and also come in white. 

pink pumpkins up close

How to Make Aprons for Your Fall Cooking

cross back aprons diy

I knew right away that I wanted new aprons for me, my cooking friends, and family to use. The fabric I found at JOANN is a Sew Classics linen look fabric and it’s perfect for aprons! Made of 55% linen and 45% rayon, this everyday apparel fabric has a lovely drape and measures 54 inches in width. I found two coordinating solids that matched the print and chose these three fabrics for my aprons. I have always liked cross-back aprons and decided to make that style for my fall aprons.

cross back linen aprons

The task that took me the longest in this entire project was finding a pattern for the apron! I finally found a pattern by Jenni Smith called the Hepworth Apron. I ordered it and it arrived within a week.

hepworth apron

It wasn’t hard to make these and I made all three aprons in one day. Each apron took two yards of this fabric. The most important step to remember is to pre-wash your fabric. You are going to want to wash these aprons often so prewashing will eliminate any shrinking of your aprons. I washed, dried, and ironed each fabric before cutting.

how to sew cross back aprons  

You need an iron nearby because there are a lot of edges to press before you sew.

Making cross back aprons on the sewing machine

I love how the aprons turned out. (The pattern comes with two pocket options and I still need to add them.) Aren’t they awesome?

finished crossback aprons

Just in case you don’t want or have the time to make aprons, I found some adorable aprons on Amazon.

Fall Decor Aprons on Amazon

Tap the photo or click this link to see my 16 favorite aprons for fall. Can I just say that they are all really well priced? As in well under $20 each?

How to Add Fall Color to Your Kitchen

how to paint handles on wooden spoons

I thought it would be fun to paint the handles of some wooden utensils. This DIY is really easy and I think these would make a great gift! There are so many wonderful acrylic paint colors to choose from!

materials needed for painted wooden handle spoons

 They took less than an hour to make. All you need to do is use some painters tape and mark the line on the wooden utensil. Paint the handle and that’s it!

painted wooden handle utensils

Choose any paint colors you want and start painting!

Don’t forget to prepare your kitchen for fall cooking. With decor, new aprons, and some fun utensils I am ready to cook, bake and entertain,

fall kitchen decor

Pin the images below to your Fall Decor boards on Pinterest (just click the Pin button in the top left corner). You can also follow along with me on Pinterest!

Fall cooking

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  1. Love the fall deco especially the colors. I would like to see the apron please share the pattern company & pattern number

  2. Would you please list the pattern company and number for your apron? Love everything about your post today. You always make things look easy.

    1. You mention the apron pattern was in a book, can you list it please, it’s just such a perfect apron ! I wanna make some for gifts too thanks

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