Decorating For Fall With Copper In My Breakfast Room + A Video Tour

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Fall is all about creating warm, welcoming spaces in your home and that’s easy to do when you add decorative copper accents to your fall decor.

Open shelves decorated for fall with copper accessories.Pin

There’s no mistaking what season it is in my breakfast room here at Worthing Court!  I went a little bit wild with copper home decor accents on the open shelves in my breakfast room. The dining room now feels instantly cozy, warm and welcoming!


A wooden hutch with open shelves above it and copper accents on the shelves.   The top shelf has a a basket full of golden yellow flowers.Pin

The open shelves in my breakfast room are truly a visual focal point that can be viewed from the family room and the kitchen so it’s important that what I use to decorate them with ties into the rest of the seasonal decor in my home.

A large wooden table in the dining room with a chair and an orange pillow on the chair.   There is a rustic lighting fixture above the wooden table.Pin


In addition to all of the copper accents, I threw in some organic wood pieces and pretty yellow /copper colored mums and now I have the perfect recipe for my favorite standout look this time of year!

A large basket filled with Mum's, copper plates, copper cups and a wooden cutting board on the hutch.Pin

I’ve been keeping my decorations on the simple side throughout the rest of my home, so these open shelves are probably the most elaborately decorated spot in my entire home this fall.

I was able to keep my cost to a minimum by careful shopping, borrowing some copper decor from my daughter (the vintage canisters and some of the Moscow mule mugs) and using honey bronze items I already had on hand.

Brass canisters and Moscow mule cups are on the open shelves.Pin

I don’t care for the look of a lot of blank wall space at the back of my open shelves, so I always add some sort of appealing accent against the wall to help fill the emptiness.  For this display, I spray painted some very old, gold plastic chargers with dark copper spray paint and leaned a large wooden bread board against the wall in the lower section.

The bright copper really pops against the dark copper plates/chargers and the grapevine wreath that I attached to the front of the bread board (using a piece of ribbon and a thumbtack) adds some much needed rustic texture.

The Moscow mule cups are on a wooden tiered tray that is on the hutch.Pin

With all that’s going on on the shelves, I certainly don’t need anything too fussy on the kitchen table.

Fall centerpiece with traditional fall colors and orange candles.Pin

I simply filled my reproduction vintage toolbox with a few copper colored candles.  Then I added some lovely fall picks that include all of the colors that I’ve used in this space.  Super fast and easy!

There is a vintage wooden toolbox filled with candles, mini pumpkins, and leaves on the table as a centerpiece.Pin




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  1. Just love that bright autumn look, especially the wreath on the lamp shade. Have a lamp on one of my kitchen counters – now in search of a small wreath.

    1. Thank you, Carol and I’m glad you found an idea!

  2. Love the display. I am getting ready to have two floating shelves made for my breakfast room. How do you get your plates to stand up against the wall and stay in place without plate grooves in the shelves?

    1. Thank you, Tamra. That’s a really good question! The plates (and anything else that I place there) are just leaning against the wall, but I always make sure to put something in front of them so they won’t fall over or slide down. Hope this helps!

  3. Love all the wood and warm colors of the copper. Such a welcoming cozy room.

  4. Loving your edited looks!

    1. So happy to hear that – thank you!

  5. Alright, SuzyQ. When did you get a job as a photographer for the Pottery Barn catalog, because every single one of these shots looks like it could have been ripped from the pages of one. I LOVE IT ALL SO MUCH!!!! Copper is my signature color these days, so you called my name with this post.

    Happy fall, friend!

    1. Oh my goodness, sweet friend. You just made my day – thank you! Happy fall to you too!

  6. I love your style and always glad when I see something that you have that I also have. I am thinking about adding copper and love the idea of painting the charger plates, I never thought of that. I am also thinking of getting parsons chairs for my table

    1. I’m so happy that you found some inspiration, Wanda!

  7. Jean Marie Stein stein says:

    Hi…I am wondering where you purchased your shelf brackets? THank you!

  8. The copper and the wood look so good together! So pretty! Here from The Scoop.

  9. Thank you and thanks for stopping by for a visit!

  10. Pnky at Designs by Pinky says:

    Good morning, Sy! Grt minds…..I have been planning to use copper as my accents for Fall this yar. I am guessing this is from last year? Somehow I missed itYour shelves always look gorgeous! Have a beautiful day!!!!

  11. Julie Briones says:

    Love all the copper and wood tones! And your photos are just lovely! I added copper to my kitchen this year… I really like it!

  12. You know I love all this copper! I started collecting copper when you posted this originally! Still think it looks so pretty! Hopefully it will make a comeback with all your new blue accents!

  13. Absolutely gorgeous! I’m a copper loving gal so this Fall design was right up my alley. And, not too little and not too much…it’s just right. And I thought using the vintage tool box instead of a bread bowl was very clever. Only one teeny thought though, may I suggest that you reconsider the bright green wreath on the lamp. It’s trying to grab the attention away from the gorgeous fall tones and copper. Can’t wait to see what you do in the family room and foyer! I know it will be equally inspiring.

  14. Love this look. How many inches are between the top of the sideboard and the bottom shelf? How many inches between the two shelves? Thank you.

    1. Thank you! There is about 20″ from the top of the sideboard to the bottom of the bottom shelf. There are 18″ between the two shelves. I recommend measuring some of the items that you will be displaying before hanging your shelves to make sure that they’re far enough apart.