We’re well into fall now, and winter is on its way. For many homeowners, that means it’s time to do a little redecorating.
Refreshing the look and feel of your space can help you more fully enjoy your time indoors when the temperature drops. It also provides the opportunity to try some of the unique fall decor that’s cropped up recently!
If you’ll be redecorating this fall, here are five trends to try out right now…
1) Floral wallpaper
The word “wallpaper” is enough to instill fear in the hearts of many homeowners. Fortunately, the options you’ll currently find in stylish home design shops bear little resemblance to those that were popular in the 70s and 80s. Bold colours and patterns—and florals, in particular—are having a moment. From Victorian-inspired roses to oversized wildflowers in vibrant hues, today’s flowery designs are far from drab.
2) Natural Fibre Rugs
Nothing quite pulls a room together like a rug. While some make a strong statement, I’ve been seeing a lot of subtler options lately. That’s a great thing if you’re looking for versatility! In particular, natural fibres work well in every room of the house—especially if you’re aiming for a chic-yet-relaxed vibe. From sea grass to hemp, look to earthy fabrics for a pared-down aesthetic. As a bonus, these rugs are super durable (making them perfect for family homes).
Every living room should have at least one focal point—whether it’s a television, fireplace, or eye-catching piece of artwork. Paintings are a popular option, but the right tapestry can add just as much life to an indoor space; Don’t worry. I’m not talking about fabrics printed with psychedelic designs (those are best saved for dorm rooms). Instead, try a little sophistication with an antique landscape in muted colours.
4) Monochromatic colour schemes
I’m no fan of boring colour palettes, but I appreciate a monochromatic scheme when it’s done right! Using many shades of the same hue may seem unimaginative, but it doesn’t have to be. When you choose a rich, saturated colour, layering different versions of it can boost a room’s visual interest. Think indigo blue, not taupe. Don’t forget the power that an unexpected pop of colour (which is to say, one outside the palette you’re working with) can have.
5) Bringing the outside in
No matter the season, decor that reminds you of the great outdoors can provide a substantial boost to your mood. For many homeowners that means lush potted plants (since the right ones can flourish through winter). For others, it means tall grass, bullrushes, or willows in a vase. If you’re really keen on an outdoorsy aesthetic, you might even consider furniture made of natural-looking materials—like driftwood or rustic stone.
Fall is the perfect time to get cozy at home, and the first step is making sure you love your space! Whether you opt for a full-on redesign or add a few new touches to liven things up, there’s no shortage of new trends to explore.
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