There's nothing like those first few crisp days of fall to get people in the mood for fall comfort foods. And nowhere is that seasonal transition more important than your kitchen, where you'll be creating all those delicious family favorites. Here are some great ways to make your kitchen feel that fall is finally here.
Light Some Candles
Fall is all about spicy, warm scents and soft lighting. So what brings fall into your kitchen better than a few candles strategically placed throughout the room? Make your own centerpieces with fall leaves stenciled onto Mason jars or candle holders in fall themes. Food smells are popular in the fall, so stick with scents like pumpkin, apple, or cinnamon and other spices.
Bring in the Gourds
Pumpkins just scream fall, and they're only one of the many gourds that mature in the autumn months. You can go big with pumpkins of all sizes or you can take some of the smaller decorative gourds and give them a place of honor in the kitchen. If you like the natural look, you don't even have to do much with them. To give them a really festive look, use metallic spray paint on them.
Change Out the Countertops
This is more of a permanent change than a seasonal change, but it fits. Fall is a time of renewal, and if your counters are out of date, it's definitely time to renew them. While granite and other types of stone are popular, another option is to go with butcher block. Not only is it timeless, but it has a deep fall feel to it.
Invest in Fall Flowers
While the leaves are setting fire to the landscape in fall, they're not the only ones doing so. Fall's flowers tend to burst forth in the same rich colors: Orange, red, yellow, and deep purples. Look for bouquets of sunflowers, chrysanthemums, goldenrods, heleniums, and others. If you're not sure what you like, head to a florist and see what's on display.
Refresh Your Cabinets
Cabinets take a beating, and if they've seen better days then it's high time to go ahead and make a switch. If your kitchen is pretty dark naturally, maybe look for a lighter wood in your cabinetry. Keep in mind that even if you crave a modern design in your kitchen, you can still dress them up for a distinctly fall feel.
If you're ready to do something more dramatic in your kitchen, like replacing your kitchen cabinets, make sure that you contact a professional, like those at JB Kitchens Baths & Design Inc., to help you with your renovation and remodeling. An expert can help you to figure out exactly what will work in your space.