As we transition from the temperate summer months to the cooler clime of early Autumn, now is a good time to contemplate our home environment and consider which of the current decor trends have (or haven’t) been working for us, and which will suit our spaces and ourselves the most.
As Jennifer Ebert of Homes & Gardens says “interior trends and our affinity toward certain looks, materials and colors have a lot to do with our personalities, environment, and experiences, so it is imperative to choose decor that makes you happier at home”.
With this sentiment in mind, take a look at 6 décor trends tipped by Living Spaces to be big this Fall season and see which pique your interest.
1. Nordic Retreat
With Pinterest citing a 400% yearly increase in searches for ‘cozy autumn aesthetic’, this Nordic Retreat update of the ever-popular Scandinavian interior design style is perfectly timed to deliver.
Rustic and handmade earthy elements are added to the typically minimal and cool styling to create a warmer and more characterful aesthetic.
Visual stylist Mary Zinnia says “this trend is all about personal spark and authentic imperfection, so display a hand-knitted throw, embroidered pillowcase or […] unique accessories with sculptural forms or accent pieces that you’ll find in a small artisan market”.
On our Interiors website you can find a range of beautiful handmade leather home accessories to perfectly compliment this trend, or pop into our Gallery & Interiors showroom in Fordingbridge to browse our full range of homewares and wall art.
Although its recent popularity wained throughout early and mid 2023, velvet is an ideal textile for creating a sense of warmth and comfort - a fundamental element of any autumn design.
It’s no surprise, then, that it is tipped to be the biggest soft furnishings trend once more this season. Its plush feel and luxurious texture create a consummately cosy autumnal ambience.
Try utilising scatter cushions in this sumptuously soft fabric to ‘luxe’ your existing furniture, pair with contrasting cottons and linen, or layer up the opulence by adding sofas and chairs in snug velvet, along with cushions and throws - and select rich jewel colours for ultimate fall vibes.
3. Modern Rustic
Living Spaces describes this look as “a little bit industrial, a little bit rustic-chic, and a whole lot cozy”.
The Modern Rustic style seeks to reinvent modern spaces by combining them with a soft colour palette (think pastels, warm whites, and light earthy tones) and distressed finishes - raw edged wood and richly patinated metals, and lacquered furniture with a ‘worn’ appearance achieve this look beautifully.
Sitting comfortably within the Modern Rustic aesthetic is the trend for distressed finishes - particularly tarnished metals.
Woods which show the character of the grain, and metals with an intriguing patina project a soft glow, which perfectly emulates the feel of the coming season.
Add this look to your home by selecting metal furniture with an antiqued finish, mirrors and frames with a distressed gold or silver finish, or artwork framed with handmade wood moulding lightly waxed ensuring that the natural grain remains visible.
A great way to create a sumptuous and snug space is to layer different textures and colours…and the great thing about this trend is that it can be applied to your own individual style and personal colour preferences.
Although different colours can be combined, the key to a cohesive look is to select colours of a similar tone (its brightness or deepness of colour).
A great Fall look could incorporate a collection of different warm coloured accessories, along with a selection of natural textures like cork, linen, leather, and wood.
Visual Stylist Cha’queza Tell says “layers of texture will bring coziness and get you ready for the fall season […] as the table centerpiece, place some decorative pumpkins in a wicker basket for an extra stylish look.”
6. Statement Lamps
Statement lamps are great for adding a little light to your space during the darker days at this time of year, and can make a real impact.
Try incorporating your favourite elements of other Fall friendly trends - perhaps selecting a velvet lamp shade, or distressed metal base.