Shorter Days and chilling winds are heading our way. That’s right, Fall is waiting in the weeds and before we realize it August, once again, will be leaving us in its wake. But as the season changes, so does our tastes. Wines and beers become heavier, baseball gives way to football season, and pumpkin spice is everywhere. With all of these things comes a sense of being comfortable and cozy on those chilly evenings. To help warm your home this fall, here are a few of the upcoming design trends that will prepare you for those brisk days and long nights.
Color on the rise: “Blush”
Pink tones have been making a comeback as of late, so it’s no surprise the expected feature color this fall season is ‘Blush’. Subtle yet elegant this pink tone gives a light contrast to the typically dark earth tones (ALL of which will be in high demand once again this year) while maintaining the warmth we expect from a featured Fall color.
If you are a die hard earth tones junky, don’t worry, neutrals like browns, beiges, tans, and warmer grays won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. All will be the base of every home’s fall décor. Rustic tones such as deep greens, oranges, yellows, and reds will also be present, but use these sparingly as not to overpower the space. And as always be careful if you will be featuring ‘Blush’ among these bolder tones.
Texture, Texture, and more Texture
Another way to transition your home from its Summer vacation is to add textures where they are lacking. This can be done with dramatic weaves in area rugs, throw pillows and blankets, as well as wall art. You can also apply faux furs to your sofa to give the room a layering effect of warmth. Think of it as a wool sweater under a tweed jacket for your living room. Swap your light throw pillows for heavier earth tones and all you’re missing for a cozy night in is a good book and a glass of vino.
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This is a beautiful example of a transitional living room. The fall elements are represented perfectly with the orange armchairs, brass accents on the lamps and coffee table and the faux fur area rug. There’s even a splash of blush in both the wall art and the floral arrangements. All of these elements are added to the neutral charcoal sofa, walls, and floors making it easier to transition the same layout from season to season.
How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck… You know where this is going.
Wood, its everywhere except your… nope, its there too. Wood has been a design stable for years. From flooring to case pieces and everything in between, it seems to be one element that never stops expanding… pardon the pun.
This fall season is no exception to the wooden rule. Rustic woods are still the preferred species, but traditional hardwoods will also pass the muster.
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This space shows a perfect example of how to balance both rustic and traditional hardwoods with other design elements. The end result is rustic yet elegant, two things that are perfect for the Fall season.
It Comes Down to Brass Tacks… and Lamps, and Frames…
Brass is back baby! Now if you have decorated a home in the 1980’s you’re either very excited by this revived trend, or you’re huddled in the corner whispering to yourself… “I’m okay… I’m okay… I’m going to be okay.”
The best part of seasonal trends is just that, they’re seasonal… and therefore optional. But since I brought it up…
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When it comes to incorporating it into your living space, brass will always be a love it/hate it scenario. Its a bolder trend and therefore a much more difficult one to manage. But how does the saying go? Fortune favors the bold? If you are one that is biting at the chance to infuse this stern metal element into your living quarters, it is better to go small. Sleek lines and smaller touches of the vibrant material will transition and work much better with other Fall elements than it would in large increments. So if you want to show off your decorator’s eye, stick to multiple slender pieces that are placed throughout the room instead of larger pieces clustered together on the same end table.
Now that you know the latest design trends for the upcoming season be sure to include the most important design element in your home décor, yourself.