Want to update your kitchen without taking on a major overhaul? Instead of painting or remodeling, simply add one of these 25 accessories that can take you from fall to winter without a hassle.
When accessorizing your kitchen, there are a few things you want to keep in mind: Keep the look simple but elegant, and remember that since the kitchen is the most used room in the house, you want to keep it as clutter-free as possible. Adding a few of these fun accents and accessories will instantly liven up your home for fall and winter.
Plates, stemware and serveware
Deep colors like plum, orange and red are extremely trendy for home accessories this fall. The gorgeous ombre stacking mugs (World Market, $13), fig double-handed soup crock (World Market, $8) and ruffled pie plates (Williams-Sonoma, $46) are perfect for adding some trendy fall colors to your kitchen. We love wooden bowls like this acacia curve bowl (Macy’s, $16) because they work for just about any season, from fall to summer. The Edin pedestal stand (World Market, $17) is also versatile for fall and winter and will be perfect for your apple pies and Christmas cookies!
Artwork and wreaths
Adding a few wreaths or pieces of art can quickly give your kitchen some personality. Distressed items like this green and white mirror (Etsy, $46) are very popular in home decor right now and can give your kitchen a fresh, seasonal look. For winter and the holidays, drape with some string lights or ferns. The fluffy burlap wreath (Etsy, $26) is cute (and can be made easily with this DIY), and the rooster ramble dried floral wreath (Home Depot, $98) also works for fall decorating. Chalkboards like the cuisine chalkboard (Pottery Barn, $50) are also versatile for seasons and can be updated daily with fun quotes and sayings.
Linens, napkins and runners
Spruce up your chairs, table and kitchen bench for fall and winter by adding a few of these Fern Khadi chair cushions (World Market, $13), one of these amber throws (Furniture Pick, $70), some apple-green brush dot place mats (Sur la Table, $17) or a set of these Laurel leaf napkins (My Tableware, $6). For an easy holiday look, mix the yellow napkins with the patterned Aurora Paisley table runner (Williams-Sonoma, $60) for a simple yet elegant look. These soft throws (Wayfair, $234) with a few of these floral felt pillows (Land of Nod, $42) will make your kitchen pretty and cozy.
When buying furniture, you want to make sure it’ll work for any season, not just the one you’re buying for. This stunning storage bench with baskets (The Simple Stores, $724) is a perfect place to showcase your pinecones, pumpkins and mini Christmas trees. We love this white island (Home Furniture Showroom, $1,340) because for fall, you can add deep colors like plum, fig and orange and for winter, you can add enlivening colors like gold and silver. For fun lighting, try adding some of these perched bird lamps (Lamps Plus, $231) or rust pharmacy lamps (Bellacor, $155) to your dining area. This fun Hyden dining room set (Furniture Cart, $907) with a bench is casual but can be dressed up for Thanksgiving and Christmas with a festive centerpiece.
We love the idea of mismatched chairs in the kitchen, so add a few in pretty fall colors like this Mathilde accent chair (Joss & Main, $310) and add a few in a wintry cream or beige like these Safavieh Becca Linen dining room chairs (HSN, $240). If you have a bar, set up a few of these fun patterned Saddle Bar barstools (West Elm, starting at $429), which can be accessorized for any season with bright throw pillows and blankets. To instantly update your kitchen (and hide flaws on the floor), add a fun rug like this Möborg rug (Ikea, $80).