1. Nordic Retreat
"The serene Scandinavian style is updated with more sustainable, grounding and artisan elements, giving more character and a more personalized touch to the home. Minimal becomes more studied and unique, warming your space without overpowering the eyes.
“Key materials include pieces handmade of earthy materials such as rough wood, stone and concrete. Elements include patterned ceramic accessories and in-tone fabrics with micro-weaved designs.
“Into a neutral living space, implement unique accessories with sculptural forms or accent pieces that you’ll find in a small artisan market. Even better, show off some of your own talent; this trend is all about personal spark and authentic imperfection, so display a hand-knitted throw, embroidered pillowcase or genuine ceramic bowl – made by you!” – Maro Zannia, Visual Stylist
In terms of upholstery, fall’s biggest trend is velvet, and we couldn’t be happier. Luxuriously plush and all-around irresistible, velvet is the perfect texture for creating a cozy, fall-ready ambience.
To embrace velvet’s plush luxury, think in terms of velvet layers, like the pillows and sofa pictured above.
Because velvet is already warm and comfortable by nature, you can have fun with bold, cooler colors – and not worry about detracting from a cozy fall ambience.
3. Burgundy + Brown Floral
"Burgundy and brown florals, along with red and orange – and extra greens and browns for a more rustic feeling.
“The fun thing about seasons changing is the color and texture in the florals. Adding pops of colors such as purples, browns and oranges within florals certainly make coming home on a fall evening worth it.” – Alyssa Moore, Design Consultant
4. Fall Leaves
"It's not fall without warm colors and cozy textures!
Cozy doesn’t just apply to fabrics and upholstery; when distressed with just the right amount of patina, woods and metals bring a soft glow perfect for fall.
Remember, too, that distressed metals aren’t just for furniture pieces – consider incorporating them into wall art galleries for unexpected fall charm.
“Placing a few votives on the fireplace, entryway table or outdoor patio is fun - bringing elegance and dimension.” – Alyssa Moore, Design Consultant
7. Chunky Knits
Knit throw blankets and pillows are a fall design favorite, but they can also work year-round when kept in neutral shades like creamy white or soft brown.
"Whether at your front door or going up the side of your staircase, lanterns are versatile enough for both indoor and outdoor use.
9. (Vegetative) Texture
"As the seasons change, the opportunity to add textures is more than a win-win.
“In the home, you can add textures with different types of textured pillows, blankets and even tabletop items such as figs and cotton.” – Alyssa Moore, Design Consultant
10. Retro Fusion
“I love this trend, because it is one of the most nostalgic ones of the year. It’s all about a combination of 70’s rich warm color palettes, such as mustard-and-honey yellows, millennial shades of pink, dramatic tones of red and lush greens.
“It combines Art Deco and Bauhaus lines in furniture – and it’s all inspired by the ‘20s and ‘40s of the last century. Besides warm colors and curvy scallop shapes, another bold characteristic of this trend is the return of velvet furnishing. The once old-fashioned multidimensional fabric is now embraced and reintroduced as new, luxurious and comforting.
11. Modern Farmhouse
In the living room pictured above, notice how there is almost no instance of pure white; when it comes to fall modern farmhouse, warmth is found in colors!
12. Pumpkin + Chocolate
“Sweet” isn’t just for your morning espressos and after-dinner desserts – it’s also for fall decor.
"Layers of rugs, throws, and pillows along with warm colors will bring coziness and get you ready for the fall season.
But Wait . . . There's More!
A quick and short summary of what you just read – plus a couple more ideas for good measure. Happy fall decorating!
How to Decorate Your Porch for Fall
By: Emilie Baltorinic, Interior Designer
One of the best things about the seasons changing is having a reason to refresh your porch. It’s the first thing you see when you get home, and the last thing you see when you leave, which means it should put a smile on your face. Autumn is such a dreamy time of year - the weather finally cools down, the trees change colors, pumpkin-spice flavored everything is back on the shelves, and people seem to be in a better mood and excited for the upcoming holidays. Decorating your porch for the fall season not only gets you in the mood for upcoming celebrations, it gives your neighborhood something interesting to see as they pass by. If you have enough space on your porch, pick out a few core pieces to style the entire seasonal design around. Start with a bench and some unique planters, then add lanterns for some ambiance! Decorating your porch for autumn should inspire plenty of creativity. You can use real or faux pumpkins, add haystacks for height and a sense of authenticity, use real or faux autumn plants/florals in your planters, and hang a wreath for the perfect final touch.