The Trendiest Fall Design Ideas
Summertime is all about outdoor fun and gardens, but fall is where interior designs gets to shine. Not only do you get to utilize rich, spectacular colors in every piece of decoration you hang up, but you get to do it with hot chocolate or a pumpkin spice latte in your hand. From your living room to your bathroom, you get to give everything a fresh new look, and this year the trends are irresistibly gorgeous and simply far too fun to miss.
Are you eager to give the home a little makeover and make it more pleasant and inviting for the guests? Then join us as we explore some cool new design trends. Whether you want to make a few minimal changes or do a complete design overhaul, here you will find plenty of ideas to inspire you. Can’t wait to get started? Then read on!
Pumpkins are timeless
While they might sound like a cliché, in truth pumpkins are simply a great way to decorate for fall. They can easily give the home a touch of fresh warmth, and you can arrange them in a million different ways to create different accents in every room. They will always remind people of fall and trigger good memories, and they also smell really nice so they can almost be used as an air freshener.
We recommend that you find several different pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and colors, and spread them strategically over the household. They’ll look lovely on the front porch if you hold them in big tin buckets, and they can also be placed on mantelpiece, windowsills, and even in the bathroom. There’s something very charming about pumpkins in bathrooms because they give it a lovely fresh, natural look.
Wheat and berries
Wreaths are not exclusive to Christmas time, and you can actually make wreaths that are elegant and beautiful rather than gaudy. Wheat is a great option here because of its pale warm color, and it goes great with caramel-colored elements.
You can also weave in a few pops of color with pip berries. Here’s how you can preserve your berries so you can use them in floral arrangements. Apples, cobs of corn, and autumnal flowers can also be used for this purpose.
Ornament your bathroom with candles and accessories
Without fresh spring and summer flowers to make our house smell good, designer Kimberly Rider thinks that candles are the next best thing to use. A pleasant bathroom is one of the most important aspects of any interior designs, and you want this room to be as comfortable and as beautiful as possible.
Scented candles are a good choice if you want a subtle scent to permeate the room, and it’s even better if you pick colored ones that you can match to accessories. Soap holders, towel bars, toothbrush holders, showerheads, and even tiles can be coordinated to make the whole room look more pleasant and luxurious. Of course, pick the candles with traditional fall scents – apple and cinnamon, pumpkin spice, fallen leaves, or wood fire.
Purple with orange accents
This is an unusual color combination that works really well during fall. The warm, deep orange matched with rich purple will make everything look extremely fashionable and opulent, and it’s definitely a good way to break the monotony of the room.
If you don’t want to overwhelm your house, use simple accent pieces such as cushions, curtains, and vases.
Interior designer Rose Murray of These White Walls has started a trend of cork paneling and natural wood used in interiors to decorate for warmth and comfort. With their design of HIDE in Mayfair, they show versatility in the use of both light and dark wood in natural tones to create an earthy, rustic feeling that gives a person a sense of being welcome.
To incorporate wood the right way, consider ditching the cold, clinical plastic and metal chairs and tables for some rich oak. You can also use wood and cork paneling, shelves, and even sculptures to arrange the space. When it comes to your bathroom, wooden countertops and shelves will give it a homey feel, and if you mix that in with a few luxurious pieces you will create a very stylish picture.
Make a game table
One of our favorite recommendation from an interior designer Stacey Lapuk is to make a game table for fall. Placed close to a wood stove or a fireplace, make some room for puzzles, board games, and cards.
It can be the central part of the home during cold months, a place where the family gets to gather around and bond as they play together and make memories.
Who says foliage is only for the outdoors? One of the easiest tricks to bring lavish decoration inside is a simple DIY project. Get metallic spray paint, and find fallen leaves, gourds, pumpkins, and any flowers that you can find and spray them over from all sides.
Wait for everything to dry, and then you can use it to ornament the home. We recommend the mantelpiece as the focus point, but these kinds of pieces can work in bathrooms and bedrooms as well.
Flower arrangements in your bathroom
This is yet another way to bring more comfort into the bathroom, and if you’ve never had flowers in this room of the house, you’re missing out. Sunflowers, wheat stalks, winterberry, chrysanthemums, burning bush, yellow beech leaves, gold spider mums, and even crabapples can be perfect for this purpose.
This is a particularly good idea for bathrooms that have a very sleek, polished look full of metallic accessories because it will give the whole room a little more warmth and contrast the chromatic details quite beautifully.
Give every room a warm plaid blanket
Plaid is reminiscent of cold nights under a warm blanket with hot chocolate in our hands. It’s such a cozy pattern that will immediately make any house look more like a home, and if you want to match the rooms, put one big, plaid blanket on every bed.
Use firewood for charm
A woodsy charm is one of the most pleasant things to look at, and if you have a fireplace you can easily use the actual firewood for it as decoration.
Stack rows of it on a bottom part of a shelf, and make sure to clean up any twigs and dust off any dirt. It will look neat and rustic, and it will make the room a lot more practical.
Prepare the guest room
Fall usually means a lot of relatives will be visiting for the holidays, which also means extra sleeping space, and a lot of bulky coats, shoes, and bags that you don’t have anywhere to put. To prepare for guests, there are a few things that you can do. First, think about storage space – the designer Sarah Richardson likes to add bump-out closets for all the extra suitcases and guest items. If you don’t figure out where to put them on time, you’re likely to have them taking up every available surface around your house and making a lot of unnecessary clutter.
The next part are the bedrooms. You want them to look cozy and welcoming, and the best way to accomplish that is through some color-coordinated bedding and decorations. Think of russet, ochre, gold, and burnt sienna – fall shades that will give everything a sense of warmth. Instead of light summery bedding, use several heavier linens and thick, fluffy blankets and covers. Pile on a few decorative pillows, leave a vase with a small flower arrangement, and make sure that the guest bathroom is full of clean, fresh towels and scented candles.
Marble is an iconic detail that has been used ever since Cleopatra’s times, and people who are looking for something a little more fresh and modern can definitely utilize it in their bathrooms. Just look at Valerio Olgiati’s unique sky blue design and you’ll understand that there’s more to marble than just a white surface.
It’s a great fall detail because it looks crisp and modern, but you can easily pair it with gold details for more luxury, or polished chrome or silver for something cool and sleek. We recommend offsetting marble details with framed photographs, interesting soap holders, and even flower arrangements just to make it a touch homier.
Fall is the perfect time for rich colors and fun details. You can easily get creative and make any home feel warm and inviting for all the guests, and as long as you pick one of these trends you’ll have something very fashionable on your hands. Get inspired by our ideas and go make magic happen!