Fall is a new season for fashion but it’s also a big one for décor. As temperatures cool, we begin spending more time indoors and are inspired to give our spaces a seasonal update.
So what’s hot in home décor for fall? From retro prints and statement sofas and the return of all-navy-everything, plan on giving your interiors a major style shakeup this autumn.
Our advice: don’t jump on all these trends at once. Like fashion, décor trends come and go. Instead, invest in either a key piece or a few choice accents. Here are some of our favourite fall home décor trends to inspire you.
In the navy
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No doubt navy is a crowd favourite, with the indigo hue popping up on everything from sumptuous velvet chairs to lamps, accessories and headboards. Like black, navy offers that rich, saturated look but manages to still feel cozy. It blends with virtually any existing colour scheme in your home while adding a decidedly elegant edge.
Let’s get tropical
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A continuation of last year’s trend, the tropical movement is showing no signs of slowing down. This year, it’s less about all those carnival bright pops of colour and more about a monochromatic palette of lush greens. It’s a bit Palm Springs and a whole lot of retro: think palm prints, wicker furniture, Martinique-inspired banana leaf wallpapers, ferns, orchids, batik or oak to give your space a nice urban polish.
Make a sofa statement
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Considering it’s one of the larger pieces of furniture in your home, why not turn your sofa into a centrepiece? Ultra-luxe, ultra-large and ultra-comfy sofas are de rigueur this season. Heavily-tufted, they make their presence known and the ones that are trending now are in extravagant jewel tones like emerald green, deep burgundies and violet.
Wild for tiles
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Ever heard of encaustic tiles? They’ve been around since medieval ages and now they’re emerging as one of the biggest design trends of the year. Made of two or more colours of clay, tiles are inlaid together to create a unique pattern. Today, improved versions are embracing a more contemporary feel, meaning they can complement any design scheme. With a multitude of colours and patterns to choose from, any room in your home can benefit from their stylish impact: kitchen backsplashes come to mind first but feel free to experiment with bathroom floors, front foyers, laundry rooms and even fireplaces.
All the rage in the ‘70s, chrome is back in a big way. The shiny metal is mostly seen in lighting fixtures and home accessories but we love the look in kitchen hardware best. It’s crisp, clean and will stand the test of time.
by Lara Ceroni @ realtor.ca