While some people use the change in seasons as an excuse to buy a whole new wardrobe, others see it as an opportunity to give their home a refresh. If you fall in the latter category, now’s the perfect time channel your inner Bobby Berk and revamp your interior. No matter if you want to buy a new piece of furniture or undertake a full-blown makeover, we’ve rounded up the latest home decor ideas that are trending this fall. Spoiler: There’s not a decorative gourd in sight.
Not only do mirrors make rooms appear bigger, but they also can double as wall art. “Whether round, square, rectangle, brass or chrome, mirrors that make a statement an remain a relevant design trend,” explains Cathy Hobbs, interior designer and home staging expert. Adding one is the easiest way to completely change the look of a wall — or if you’re feeling bold, try hanging multiple mirrors to create a gallery feel.
From galvanized metal trays to repurposed mason jars, the Fixer Upper aesthetic is slowly reaching peak saturation. A good way to put a new spin on the farmhouse trend is by mixing rustic pieces with more modern ones. “Layering in brass and other metallics along with geometric patterns makes rustic feel fresh,” says KariAnne Wood, interior design blogger, author, and Lamps Plus Brand Ambassador. Another idea? Place country-inspired furniture on top of eye-catching, contemporary rugs to create an unexpected contrast.
Concrete isn’t just for patios: The utilitarian material is now making its way inside your home. “From coffee tables, accent tables, and tabletops, there are number of pieces that give your place an industrial edge,” says Hobbs in regard to the rise of furniture fashioned out of concrete. The only caveat: This is one home decor idea that can get pretty pricey.
For years, it seems like everyone has had varying shades of white walls and neutral accents, but color is finally making a comeback. “One of the most popular trends for 2020 includes playful color combinations,” Wood explains. Get ahead and try adding complementary pops into any space, no whether if it’s with furniture, artwork or the paint on your walls.
“I love adding warmth to a space by combining unusual materials,” says Wood. “One of my favorite pieces is this Cosgrove table lamp. It has beautiful geometric carved layers on its base combined with a rustic woven shade.” Beyond lamps, look for pillows fashioned out of fabrics with differing textures or furniture that fuses together unexpected elements.
Brighten up your walls with a patterned wallpaper (go with the removable kind!) or fresh coat of paint. Make it the focal point of the room by only putting it on only one wall. “It can help ensure your artwork and furniture pops,” says Hobbs.
Hygge is not losing steam anytime soon, and the Danish term, which refers to anything that evokes a feeling of coziness and comfort, is ideal for fall. While there are lots of ways to channel Hygge within you walls, Hobbs suggests doing it through accessories, from throws to sumptuous pillows to candles.
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