Early Fall Decor Ideas for the Kitchen

Do you struggle with decorating ideas for late summer – early fall?  Honestly, I think we all do!  So, I’ve come up with some easy ideas you can try in your home.  Today, I’m sharing some early fall decor ideas for the kitchen!  Hopefully, I’ll inspire you with simple ways to transition your decor from summer to fall…

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Early Fall Decor Ideas for the Kitchen:

Green hydrangeas in white woven container - early fall decor for the kitchen

In addition to sharing my early fall decor ideas, I’m joining a group of 11 talented bloggers for a Transitioning to Fall 2021 Blog Hop!  My friend, Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home is hosting us and she’s also the first stop on the blog hop!  Today, she’s sharing her easy last summer to early fall decor so be sure to swing by her gorgeous blog.  If you are just arriving from Thistle Key Lane …Welcome!  Michelle always decorates her home so beautifully so I’m sure she inspired you! 

Also remember to visit the rest of the bloggers listed at the end of this post.  Get ready for tons of early fall decorating inspiration!Transitioning to Fall 2021 Blog Hop

Early Fall Decorating:

If you’ve read my blog before, you know that I try to savor every last minute of summer.  Sure, I love fall (for the most part) but I can’t get motivated to fully decorate for the season until after Labor Day.  So, what do I do during this transitional time?  Well, I try to ease into fall with decor that will work for late summer as well as early fall.  Today, I’ll show you my fall kitchen decor.

Early Fall Decor in the Kitchen:

For me, it makes sense to decorate the kitchen with items that are in season.  Since our backyard hydrangeas are blooming like crazy, I cut off a bunch and brought them inside.

white kitchen - late summer early fall decor ideas

Everyone seems to love hydrangeas and they’ll so versatile.  In the past, I’ve used them in a flower box centerpiece and I’ve also  decorated with them in many ways throughout the spring and summer.

For my early fall decor this year, I mixed my green hydrangeas with my blue and white pieces.

white kitchen decorated for early fall

To continue with the green color, I added some apples to my fall kitchen decor.  After all, apples are in season this time of year.

Hydrangeas with blue and white porcelain - early fall decor ideas

Pears are also in season.  Recently, I found this green ceramic pear at Homegoods.  Isn’t it cute?…

Blue and white plate with hydrangeas and green pear - early fall decor ideas

Though, I can’t decide if I like the shine or if I’d rather have a matte finish.  (You can see my reflection in the middle of it.) Maybe that will be a future DIY…

Hydrangeas with blue and white plate - early fall decor ideas for the kitchen

I’ve always loved adding green to my blue and white collection.  In fact, last year I decorated with similar pieces.

Blue and white kitchen towel - early fall decor ideas

Yes, I’ll make any excuse to decorate with blue and white!  Check out the other ways I’ve decorated with blue and white in the fall!

green hydrangeas on windowsill - early fall decor ideas

exact seagrass glassesvery similar seagrass glasses

This year, I bought these adorable seagrass glasses.  So far, I’ve used them to decorate my summer bar cart, on an outdoor table setting and now I’m using them as vases for the hydrangeas on my windowsill.  Isn’t it great to find several uses for things?

Hydrangeas on island with blue and white - early fall decor ideas

Another example is my blue and white planter.  Last Christmas I filled it with poinsettias!  For now, I’ll just enjoy the hydrangeas and the late summer – early fall look!

As you can see, I barely made a dent when I cut a bunch of flowers for my home!  Look at these crazy hydrangea bushes!

hydrangea bushes - early fall

Hopefully, I’ve inspired you with my early fall decor ideas for the kitchen. 

Once September arrives, I’ll be adding more autumn accessories to my home.  No need to rush things… I plan to enjoy every moment that’s left of the wonderful summer season!  If you can’t wait, here are 7 simple kitchen fall decor ideas!

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Once again, thank you to Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home for hosting this lovely tour!

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  1. Your hydrangeas are just gorgeous and I’m so jealous these all came from your yard. It’s true I never get tired of seeing beautiful hydrangea arrangements and I love the way you use them to decorate for early fall. Pinning!

    1. Thanks so much Michelle! Hydrangeas obviously love heat and humidity because that’s all we’ve had this summer! Great hopping with you, friend!

    1. Thanks so much, Marty! We added them the year we put in the pool because the deer can’t reach them with the fence. They’re blooming like crazy this year!

  2. Shelley, I absolutely adore hydrangeas in any form and your the different arrangements you created are so lovely! Pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  3. LOVE love those gorgeous hydrangeas and green apples. Just an amazing way to show off your blue/white pieces. You have such a beautiful kitchen, Shelley. I always love seeing what you’re up to. Perfect was to head into Fall!

  4. Shelley, your green hydrangeas are gorgeous. You are so lucky. Ours are pretty much gone for the season. The green looks so good with the blue ceramic pieces. It’s a very nice look for this time of year.

  5. I love that you’re taking a leisurely approach to the fall transition. A total emersion into fall can be too jarring. The shiny pears are wonderful.

  6. I always admire your decorating style. I love how you make a statement, subtly, and always classy. The touches of green are so pretty!

  7. Shelley, Your kitchen is one of my favorites. You know I love all the blue and white. I have hydrangeas, but need to plant more like yours. We had a large row of similar, and one year they just all died at about 10 years old. It was kind of crazy. The green is so pretty in the blue and white. Enjoy the upcoming fall season.

  8. Absolutley gorgeous transitional ideas! I love the blue and white with the pretty green hydrangeas. Your kitchen is always a treat to see. Looking forward to what you will share for fall too. Thanks for joining the hop!

  9. SO beautiful! I could just stare at your kitchen all day. I love the way you use blue and white, and all the touches of green are just right for early fall decor.

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

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