Okay if you know me at all, you know about these cubbies! I LOVE decorating this space, and even though it wasn’t what I had in mind when I set out for cubbies, it worked out even better! I snagged this baby before I even knew what I would do with it, and it sat behind my couch for a couple weeks before I found the perfect home! On the cabinet in front of my stairs is where they landed, and I couldn’t be happier!
My cubbies measure about 12 inches deep, 3 ft tall, 3 feet wide and each cubby is approximately 6 inches wide & 5 inches tall. I always get asked for these dimensions, so I figured I would give them here, but honestly any cubbies of any size will work just fine, and when you’re thrifting for some, you have to sort of take what you find, so don’t worry about it too much!
This is what my cubbies looked like for the most part, before sprucing them up for Fall! You can see more pics of the before here, as well as read about my decorating tips for year-round cubbies!
And here are the cubbies after they’ve been spruced up for Fall! As you may be able to tell, I did change out pretty much all of the decor, but that was just the vibe I was feeling this year– more monochromatic and white with pops of color here and there! There is no strict science to decorating these cubbies, it’s more of putting a couple pieces in, stepping back and seeing how you feel about it! You can always change it up if you’re not feeling the arrangement!
Sometimes things might not fit the traditional way you may think they should, and that’s ok. This pumpkin can’t slide all the way inside the cubby, but I think it looks absolutely fine slightly spilling out– I may even like it more this way! Same goes for the candlesticks slid in laying down! You may want to stand them up traditionally, but in my cubbies that wouldn’t fit, and that’s ok! It adds some texture and interest to that area in my opinion!
Even though I stayed pretty true to white pumpkins here, I mixed in some china, mugs, plates, white jars, cotton, even some jute! Unexpected is good!
And you can definitely place pieces in front of and on the cubby as well! Of course if you’re going to do that, you don’t necessarily have to decorate the cubbies that will be hidden, which means more for the other cubbies!
On the bottom right corner, I placed this beautiful platter gifted to me by a friend, a sweet tureen, and of course a candle with matches to add decor and keep it simple! I personally love this little corner, and it gives a vibrant POP to the white monochrome cubby.
Lastly, I added a vintage-inspired scale to the top (because scales are always a yes in my decor), along with some large pumpkins that would NOT fit in the cubbies, even if they spilled over! And for my favorite– the wreath! It brings the cubby out to you, to life, and of course adds some color! It stands out because of the white background, but when you look closely, you can still see all of the fun, unexpected pieces laying behind.
At the end of the day, don’t overthink this whole cubby decorating thing. The whole point is that it’s easy AND beautiful– and there are quite literally no rules here, so go wild!
If you want to watch me decorate this cubby, you can see that here!
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