5 Interior Design Trends to Try in Your Home This Fall
Want to bring just a little extra to your home’s interior design this fall? Try making use of one of these decor trends. Don’t be afraid of using bold colors or patterns or of adding a bit of texture to your space.
Pumpkins, gourds, and hay bales might come to mind when you think of fall decorating. But, what about your home’s overall interior design and decor? That takes a bit more than a few pumpkins or decorative items. While you don’t want to be too committed to current trends when redecorating or redesigning your home in Philadelphia, knowing what’s trending this season can help you keep your home up to date.
Rich Colors and Textures
The color of the year for 2015 is Marsala, according to Pantone. Marsala’s a deep wine color, making it a great pick for fall interior design. Incorporate the hue into your decorating by choosing throw pillows or a set of curtains that feature it. If you really love the color, try looking for an armchair in that hue. If you’re not a fan of Marsala, consider other intense colors, such as aubergine, rich blue, and mustard.
It’s not only colors that are rich this season. Fabrics are, too. Create a sense of luxury in your home by choosing heavy, rich fabrics like velvet or brocade for furniture, pillows, or curtains.
Metallic details, particularly metallics paired with something more low key, such as wood, are big this fall. While pretty much any type of metal will do, brass seems to be having the biggest moment. To add a touch of metallic to your design scheme, look for table lamps or other light fixtures made out of your favorite metal. If you want something a bit more subtle and temporary, try trading in your current drawer and dresser pulls for an upgraded version. The Anthropologie in Rittenhouse has a great selection of drawer pulls in a variety of metals and other materials.
Bold and graphic patterns are also big this fall. The safest way to work them into your home’s design is to invest in a few throw pillows or pillow covers. A more permanent, slightly more daring option is to pick out a wallpaper in a vivid or eye-catching pattern. Use it to create an accent wall in a room or even to cover the ceiling. Colonial Wallcoverings, located near South Street, has a decent selection of patterned wallpaper, with styles ranging from cartoon animals to large geometric prints.
A Bit of Contrast
Contrast, or mixing and matching styles lets you put your personal stamp on a space. It also happens to be a big trend this year. When thinking of ways to use contrast in your decor, think of opposites, such as warm and cool, light and dark, natural and man-made. Mixing metals with wood is an example of using warm and cool together, while placing an aubergine colored, velvet pillow on a light gray couch is an example of combining light and dark. For natural and man-made, try mixing organic elements, such as cut flowers or plants placed in concrete planters.
The 1970s called and they’d like their clothing and houseplants back. This fall, the 70s trend continues both in fashion and at home. Houseplants that were big in that decade, like aloe, snake plants, and succulents, are making a big comeback this season. Fortunately for many people, those plants are also pretty easy to care for. Just go easy on the water and pick a spot that doesn’t get too much direct sunlight.
If you don’t want your home to look too trendy, pick just your favorite and ignore the rest. You can also try out every trend and keep the ones you like best.
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