The 8 Best Things to Buy at Target This Fall to Achieve Cozy Kitchen Vibes

published Sep 8, 2022
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Summer is slowly coming to a close, and sweater weather will soon be upon us. While the joyful days of carefree vacation will be missed, come September 22 (the official first day of autumn!), we’ll be ready to cozy up to fall at home.

The kitchen is filled with scents of warm spices, buttery baked goods, and hearty stews. Meanwhile, quick summer recipes are traded out for slower, more intentional meals.

With so much time spent in the kitchen, it’s the perfect opportunity to spruce up your decor and get your space ready for entertaining guests. There’s no need to look further than your local Target, of course, to get the job done.

Stocked with seasonal decor, it has everything you need from candles to cooking accessories and more — with prices that won’t blow a hole in your wallet. Check out our favorite picks for a cozy fall kitchen.

1. Opalhouse Pumpkin Pancakes Candle

Nothing says fall like pumpkins. So keep the festive spirit in the air with a pumpkin pancake-scented candle. Warm and sweet with a hint of spice, this aroma instantly creates a comforting environment when you’re brewing your morning tea or winding down for the night. The candle has accumulated five-star reviews for its long-lasting scent and ability to permeate the room. Plus, it comes in an elegant glass jar with gold accents for extra style points.

2. Hearth & Hand Plaid Kitchen Towels

Spruce up your kitchen towels with seasonal flair. Set in a classic plaid pattern, this two-pack from home renovation stars Chip and Joanna Gaines offers up a neutral palette with a touch of burnt orange for warmth. The towels are made from a cotton-linen blend to ensure a lightweight feel and quick drying time.

3. Hearth & Hand Wood and Wire Tray

This fan-favorite tray is perfect for serving up cheese and cracker snacks at your next impromptu gathering, organizing condiments for the table, or serving as a decorative display for candles. The round, wooden base is encircled by a brass wire finish — the oaky, warm tones are perfect for autumn. Rustic and elegant all at once, the tray is coveted not just for its looks. It’s also made of sturdy construction, and it’s roomy with a diameter of 16 inches.

4. Opalhouse Plum Crumble Print Mug 

Add charm to your coffee mug collection with this flora-filled beauty. Intricate flower designs adorn the surface in eye-catching deep plum and magenta hues. It’s a welcome dose of joy for nights sipping hot cocoa and snuggling up to a long night of chatting at the kitchen table. Made from stoneware, the 16-ounce mug is also dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

5. Haden Heritage Electric Cordless Kettle

Go out and get yourself a kettle that doubles as decor. You’ll love this pick from Haden Heritage. It’s sleek and stylish — without compromising on function. The 1.7-liter volume, removable filter, water gauge, and 360-degree base make it super convenient to use, too. We think the copper-black colorway is fitting for autumn, but you can also choose from rose and turquoise options for extra brightness.

6. Hearth & Hand Woven Potholder Set

These minimalist plaid potholders with a softly wrinkled texture provide soothing, homey vibes. Available in a set of two — one square and one rectangular — they can accommodate all of your cooking needs, whether you are pouring a steamy minestrone soup or taking out a batch of pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. Loops at the top make it easy to hang for storage. Plus, they are machine-washable. 

7. Threshold Brass Stand Planter

This gorgeous brass planter will keep your greenery looking golden, even in colder fall weather. Place it in your kitchen or in the dining room for added beauty and a pop of color. Try colorful aglaonema or hardy snake plant, or get your hands on an easy-to-care-for pothos.

8. Opalhouse Metal Leaves Fairy String Lights 

Bring fall magic into your kitchen with gold leaf string lights. You can stick them in a glass lantern for a whimsical display, or wrap them around a windowsill for a sparkling accent. The lights are battery-powered, which means you can place them wherever you want — no plug-in required. It even has an auto-timer so the lights can illuminate at the same time each day.

What are your favorite ways to add cozy fall decor to your kitchen? Tell us about your new discoveries in the comments below.