2017 Fall Trends

It’s hard to believe that fall is just around the corner. Now is a great time to walk through your home and take stock of your interior.  Fall colors and rich textures are big this year.  Updating your interior design for fall can be fresh and exciting as the weather gets cooler, and the best part… it doesn’t have to break the bank.

Let’s take a look at the hottest trends that are “in” for fall and some trends that are on the way “out.”

White is out . . . Rich shades of brown, black, green and blush are popping up in homes everywhere.  Use these colors in an entire room or, use them on an accent wall.  Bring in furniture pieces that incorporate these colors.  Even decorative pillows in shades of green, blush, brown and black can liven up a space for fall.

Marble is Trending out . . . Now don’t go ripping out your marble countertops, these are always timeless.  However, stay away from putting marble everywhere.  Instead of marble, consider earthier materials, like wood, clay, and metal with worn finishes.

Copper Accessories are out . . . Like marble, rose gold and copper have seen better days. Don’t panic: Your real copper fixtures and copper farmhouse sink will always be in style. It’s the overly shiny, obviously fake home accents that have flooded the market in recent years that are beginning to look dated. Instead, the trend is now moving toward classic aged brass.

Matching Furniture Sets are out . . . Once a popular choice, they tend to be bland and boring, so they are trending out.  Try adding an interesting piece to liven up your space.  It could be an interesting area rug, dining or coffee table arrangement, lamp or decorative pillows.  Another look that is going by the wayside is the mid-century modern theme. Sometimes too much of a good thing can go overboard.

This season, switch things up in the bedroom. At least, when it comes to your bedding. “We spend about one-third of our life in bed, so why not have interesting bedding?” interior designer Andrew Howard tells CountryLiving.com. “The days of a white coverlet, white shams, and a duvet on every bed are changing.” Interesting bedding is in for fall.  Get excited and take off those plain white sheets.  Patterned and monogrammed sheets add a new texture and depth to your bedding.  In addition to new bedding, you can add dimension with a custom upholstered headboard.  Make a grand statement.  It’s fresh and new and creates interest in a room.

Painted Cabinets are in . . . and for fall the new color is green.  Green is a color found everywhere in nature, bring it indoors to your kitchen.  Combine it with natural woods and leather.  Now accent with brass and cream and watch how the indoor now becomes blended with the outdoor.

Relaxing Spaces are in . . . We live in a hustle bustle world.  It seems we never find time for ourselves.  We are consumed with digital devices. Find time for you and then carve out a place in your home without electronic devices to decompress, meditate, read, and relax.  A great place to unwind is in the bedroom.  Make your bedroom the no tech zone, incorporate soothing colors and finishes, and enjoy the simple peace and quiet.

Velvet is in . . . What could be more soothing? The fabric feels luxurious and welcoming for fall and winter, and when combined with rough natural textures (think reclaimed wood and woven baskets) and smooth metals and ceramics, it adds visual interest and tactile coziness to a room, contributing editor and stylist Heather Bullard tells CountryLiving.com. Velvet is in so go ahead, add something velvet to your home for fall.

Woven Textures are in . . . They bring a deeper dimension to a room. Think baskets filled with throws.  Add a wicker stand with a plant on it.  Swap out a boring pendant light with a basket light.  Offset the woven piece with velvet or hand-knit wool.  In addition, add accessories like mirrors, ceramic accents and even metal side tables.

Blush is in . . . and looking fabulous for fall. Paint colors like Benjamin Moore’s Tissue Pink and Sherwin Williams’ Holistic paints like Coral Island and Roycraft Rose are sure to bring inspiration to your space. Look for home accents in blush shades.  Liven up a pantry in blush.  Have fun with this color.

Faux Finishes are in . . . and they don’t have to cost a fortune.  Have a tight design budget?   Find neat faux finishes that look like a million bucks but are very cost-effective. Want to spruce up a room with color?  Add removable wallpaper.  It looks incredible!  How about adding floor decals or stick-on subway tiles?  You can even add faux wood beams to your ceiling for immediate impact Fixer Upper style.

Brass is in . . . and it’s replacing copper, especially when incorporated into furniture in an overt way, says Anne White, personal styling manager at BHLDN + Home at Anthropologie. Furniture can now come with brass frames.  Look for brass faucets and hardware.  Even brass accessories add new flair.  All beautiful design items sure to add impact to your fall décor.

Quilts are in . . . Remove the duvet and replace it with a quilt. This fall, we predict a return to an old classic. Quilts offer a handmade, homey element to any bedroom—modern or traditional.  So go ahead, pull out the old quilt and add it to your space for fall.

Dark Paint is in . . . Time to move on from farmhouse white and gray and add the deep tone and drama of dark paint.  PPG Paints, Glidden Paints, and Olympic Paints & Stains all announced cozy shades of black as their 2018 Color of the Year—Black Fami (PPG1043-7), Deep Onyx (ooNNo7/000), and Black Magic (OL116), respectively.  You don’t have to be like Darth Vader and go all the way to the dark side.  Use chocolate brown in your décor to add sumptuousness…especially in the fall.  Think chocolate brown velvet pillows or throws.

Matte Black Accessories are in . . . No matter how you use black in your space, it tends to add a sleek sophistication. Matte black enhances and upgrades a space. You can go big—like a gorgeous matte black claw foot tub—or small (think flatware and table clocks), or use something like Mudpaint Charcoal to update an old piece of furniture…just don’t miss out on this trend.

Terracotta Tile is in . . . Now, it can be argued that it was never out as it’s been used for literally thousands of years.  Think about adding terra cotta tile to your kitchen floor or as a backsplash. Don’t want to add that much terra cotta tile?  Use terra cotta trivets and pots to warm up a space and add character to your home.

Statement Ceilings are in . . . Heads up, literally! You’ve heard of accent walls, but how about an accent ceiling? Almost any material adheres to the ceiling.  Try textured wallpaper, tin or embossed foam ceiling tile, shiplap, wooden beams, or a bold paint color.  Count this as your “fifth wall.”

Incorporating bits and pieces of what’s in for fall will create that cozy, calm, inviting space sure to offset the hustle and bustle.  Enjoy the season!

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