It is officially fall and the weather isn’t the only thing that will be changing. As the summer season comes to a close and the cooler weather starts to move in, we’ll see some differences in home decor as well. Darker colors. Thicker textures. Mixing metals.
Our homes reflect our personality. It’s one creative outlet we can have and an avenue for us to express ourselves. When seasons roll around, it gives us a chance to express our joy for that season by incorporating it into our home decor.
Some design trends require a lot of time, such as repainting. However, there are simple, easy trends that, when done, make a huge difference in a room.
Here are 8 fall home design trends that you’ll surely fall in love with, cheesy pun intended.
- A Softer Side of Black and White – Black and white will always be color staples when it comes to design, however, this fall the trend is moving toward softer hues of black and white. Using the two colors together can create bold, contrasting patterns. When you tone down the duo in your own unique way, you can turn a lively living room into more of a soothing sanctuary.
- The Art of a Gallery – Many of us have the problem of a blank wall somewhere in our house. You just don’t know what to do with it, but you know it needs something. Create a gallery wall. Pictures. Objects. Portraits. Paintings. Mix and match them in a gallery-like fashion. What a great way to add character to a room. This can also help you create or continue a theme in this space.
- Right on Track with Bright on Black – What better contrast than bright, bold colors against a rich black background. Get creative with this! Paint a small wall in your kitchen with chalkboard paint and use brightly colored chalk to write out your family’s weekly schedule. Add some colorful books and a white basket full of oranges to your black shelf to give it that contrasting pop of color. As fall settles in, this is a great way to use black and orange as well.
- Neutrals: Mix It Up – Neutrals will always flow and go together. We encourage you to mix it up this fall. Have fun with textures, patterns and different shades as you decorate for the cooler months.
- Entryway Makeover – Hang a wreath on your front door. This is a simple way to add character and charm to the exterior of your home. Nothing says, “Welcome,” like a door accessory. Home entryways can often easily get overlooked. Most people don’t spend a lot of time in others’ doorways, so they stay plain and unnoticed. However, if you take the time to add that extra touch, we promise it’ll get noticed and make guests immediately feel at home.
- Bundle Up – Sweaters. Scarves. Hats. Coats. This is how we bundle up. How do you bundle up your home? Add a couple more pillows on your couches. Spring for some fuzzy rugs. Put a basket in your living room filled with blankets for guests. These will increase your home’s coziness factor and will be sure to keep you warm as the temperature drops.
- You Should Try Wood – Try placing wooden accents throughout your house, large or small. This will add a rustic element to your home. You could implement subtle accents using wooden picture frames, bowls or baskets. You can also get creative using re-purposed wooden palettes, reclaimed woods, etc. There are so many ways to be creative with wood.
- The Outside on the Inside – Some of the simplest decorations that can add a lot to our homes are right in our backyards. Twigs. Berries. Branches. Leaves. Fall flowers. Go outside and explore and think about how you could incorporate some of the beautiful outdoor creations into your home for the fall.
Just like the weather outside, it can be easy for houses to feel cold. While the outside is getting colder, the goal is for the interior of your home to feel warmer. This will create a more homey, cozy and inviting feel. Use golds and warmer lighting. Utilize lamps and your fireplace.
Decorating can seem overwhelming, but you can start small. It’s wonderful to see how simple changes can make a big difference in the overall feel of your home.
What fall home trends will you try this season?