Fall Decorating in the Breakfast Nook

Today, I want to share with you how we decorated the breakfast nook for fall this year. After finally getting back on track after Hurricane Irma and recovering from our whirlwind travel schedule last week it’s been fun to start adding a few fall touches around the house again.

I completely understand this time of year can be a bit hectic, you guys. On one hand, you want to have a warm and welcoming fall home.

On the other hand, you may be doing well to get dinner made and the kids fed. Maybe you’re an empty nester and you’re wondering if you even need to decorate anymore.

Perhaps you’re busy traveling with work and you’re wondering if it’s worth it to even break out the pumpkins.

I may have shared this already but this year, we’re somewhere in the middle as far as fall decorating goes. We want our home to be festive but we don’t have a lot of time to spend making it that way. The good thing for all of us is that we can throw out the rules and expectations and decorate as much or as little as we want!

Choose a Fall Decorating Theme, Color, or Flower

The easiest way to start decorating for any season is to pick a theme for a specific fall item you want to use like cotton, gourds, berry branches, pears, figs, apples, acorns, or pumpkins.

Next decide what you want your color scheme to be. We chose muted shades of blues, greens and grays this year.

Set a Simple Place Setting 

Once you have your color palette set, gather the items you need for each place setting.

We usually use a charger, dinner plate and a salad plate or bowl but you can use whatever you love and have on hand.

Layering linens is a really easy and inexpensive way to add both color and texture to any place setting.

Create a Festive Centerpiece

After you’ve taken care of each place setting, you’ll know how much room you have for centerpieces. If you’re short on time or space consider filling a box, dough bowl, vase or container with seasonal items. You can pick up a mix of pumpkins and gourds like this at your favorite craft supply store.

Finally add your favorite fall flowers or plants. We usually use mums both inside and outside on the porches too but they haven’t been as readily available in our area because of the storm.

It gave us a chance to try something new though like these arrangements made from real and faux stems of lambs ears, texas sage, queen anne lace and more.

We’ve used the muted green branches on our texas sage bush season after season. It’s definitely one of our favorites.

Decorate Your Coffee Bar

If you’re breakfast nook is close to your kitchen or coffee bar, remember to decorate that area too.

It doesn’t have to be anything fancy at all just a few stems or floral picks in a treasured vase or container using the same color scheme as what’s on your breakfast nook will do.

As I shared earlier, I completely understand sometimes schedules get hectic and seasonal decorating can all but feel like a luxury. There are no rules when it comes to being festive so create a space that makes you happy – from minimal to extravagant, live with what you love!

Speaking of which, I know there are some of you like my bestie S that will feel the table is a bit too full so here’s a scaled down option that’s just as festive.

For more festive Fall breakfast nook tablescapes ideas, you can check out our Busy Girl’s Guide to Fall Decorating post here and check out our latest Breakfast Nook Refresh Reveal here.  Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. Hey CoCo – love your beautiful and festive fall table. We’re still big fans of those fabulous blue and white Bonjour plates too! Your layers are the best!

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