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This Year's Fall Design Trends For Your Home

Written by Jaymi Naciri on Saturday, 13 September 2014 11:48 am   Realty Times

If you're anything like us, you were done with summer three weeks ago, and the only thing keeping you going is the fact that you'll soon be able to replace sweat with sweaters and flip-flops with fireplaces. Hallelujah, it's almost fall! In honor of the coming season, some more temperate weather, and all the goodies this time of year brings, we've compiled a few fall style musts for your home.

"This fall, it's all about cozy decorating ideas," said HGTV. So ready, set, cozy throw draped across your couch!

Color Scheme: Gray continues to be the hottest color around for home and fashion (layer various shades of gray for a modern look), but if you're worried about it being too drab—especially during the months when the sun is hidden behind more gray, bring out the heavy metal. Metallics are an easy way to bring in some depth, warmth, and interest to the walls and throughout your home, and because they are so on trend right now, they are everywhere.

"As we usher in autumn, it is the perfect time to add some beautiful, warm metallics to your home," said Cindy Ambuehl. "Warm metallic colors are much more of the gold and bronzes than the silvers. These shades look good on almost any decorating style. For a modern look, you can use black, gray and white with brass accents. Even if your style is rustic, ethnic or vintage gold accents can look good, just be careful to use it sparingly, like frames, furniture edges or small details on a ledge."


If you’re looking to bring in a few new pieces, keep with the metallic theme and bring in some leather. "This new glimmering leather treatment put a shine on classic furniture shapes," said Elle Décor. You’ll find metallic leather this season in everything from ottomans to dining chairs to couches, with shapes and styles that can suit almost any type of décor.



Throw pillows for fall are also a great way to inject color, as well as pattern and texture. Your summer citruses or flirty fabrics can take a hiatus after Labor Day. Instead, think deeper colors and more substantial fabrics, like faux fur.

Lest you think your color scheme has to match up with a shade of squash or gourd, you'll be happy to see jewel tones being used as accents this season.

"Colors always shift with the seasons, but this year (there is) a more saturated palette," said HGTV. "The colors are juicier than in previous years. Add pops of rich hues like indigo, fuchsia, peacock blue and emerald green to instantly refresh your space.


The aforementioned throw is a must have year round, and a go-get-it-right-now-item when seasons change. For fall and winter, you want to make sure you have something with texture—ruddy, tweedy, sweatery. If you're going for a more traditional look, think plaid. Want something more transitional leading to contemporary? Stripes or a graphic pattern can help create an easy, inexpensive focal point, all while keeping you toasty and covering that annoying stain on your couch.

Other Accessories

If you adopted the beach chic trend for the summer, you're not out of luck. Now is a good time to swap out some of the more pastel accessories, but you can autumn up your beach theme, with a more rugged twist, for fall. Driftwood is a huge trend, and is being shown in everything from sculpture to lamp bases to tables.


You can also use found items to create your own unique accessories. If you have sand and shells in your accessory mix, try introducing some more fall-like texture and colors (deeper, darker shells, beach glass in richer hues, black sand), and layer in a hurricane. Driftwood stacked in a firewood holder is another way to stay seasonal and on trend without losing your beach theme.

Seasonal Décor

Once fall arrives, the desire to carve pumpkins and create festive vignettes showcasing nature's bounty hits. But you don't have to turn your front porch into pumpkin city. Continue the metallic trend with a gathering of gilded pumpkins. Leave behind the sprigs of wheat and put up a unique fall wreath that is welcoming and stylish. Or better yet—make your own. You can celebrate the season without looking like the festival came to town and set up in front of your house.