The weather has FINALLY cooled off and we’re breaking out the snuggly sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes! To complement all the cute boots and scarves making their way into your fall wardrobe, here are a few of our favorite fall design ideas to keep your home looking as on-trend as your outfit.
1.) Jewel Tones
Bolder colors are perfect for fall, and it’s easy to embrace them if you stick to small doses like a set of toss pillows, cozy throw blanket, or accent chair. We don’t necessity recommend having your entire living room painted a vibrant shade of eggplant or peacock teal, but those colors are at the top of our list for “pop of color” pieces like a fun vase or lampshade.
2.) Geometric Patterns
Spring florals have given way to geometric prints, and we are here for it. From upholstery fabrics to curtains to the inlaid designs on the furniture itself, geometric designs are everywhere. For a more subtle way to embrace the patterned look, think Parquet-style woodwork, but in the form of an accent table or wall hanging.
3.) Hard-to-define Color
Ever noticed that certain shades seem to shift depending on the light? Those ambiguous colors are very in this fall, and their adaptable nature helps them lend a soothing feel to any room. The paint colors Benjamin Moore “Palladian Blue” or Farrow & Ball “Mizzle” are excellent examples of this trend. Both take on more of a grey/green/blue hue depending on the light. (And for the record, “mizzle” is a British slang weather term for mist+drizzle.)
4.) Au Naturale
More rustic materials like wood, stone, leather, cotton, and wool are having a moment this fall, replacing concrete and colorful acrylics. The cozy, earthy feel they evoke is perfect for chilly weather, bringing to mind a rustic cabin and simpler times.
5.) Eye-catching Lighting
Sculptural lamps and light fixtures are very popular at the moment, and a simple way to update your home without spending a fortune. Swapping out those builder-grade dome lights (a.k.a. ‘boob lights”) is, in our opinion, the #1 easy way to add character and style without undergoing a major renovation project.
In the interests of our personal and home decor style aging well, we like to pick one or two trends at a time and put them to use in small doses, rather than going HAM on all the trendy looks at once. (After all, we are old enough to remember the 1980’s and cringe at some of the things that were all the rage once upon a time.) If you really love something, you should go for it, but don’t feel obliged to redecorate every six months just because the styles have shifted. It’s your house, so decorate with things that speak to you. With that said, if anybody needs us, we’ll be at HomeGoods looking for a few stylish accents to update our space. Happy fall, y’all!