We’re a couple weeks away from the first days of autumn here in New England. Whether you’re looking to decorate a new home, or just want to give your favorite room a fall facelift, check out these top design trends for the season.
From boho to disco, ’70s interiors are having a moment. Both the style (peg legs on furniture, rattan, cork, and bamboo) and the colors (terracotta, sage, and mustard). Relaxed and fun, this look is evocative of the open, free-spiritedness of the time. Laid-back styling with natural materials that complement earthy tones is actually quite timeless.
Make it Cozy
Textures and layered fabrics bring comfort and visual interest to your space. Texture goes far beyond furniture and rugs — herringbone floors or lime-washed walls can also help add depth and dimension. Fabrics like nubby boucle and linen instantly make a room feel cozier — and rich velvet pillows are a great (and simple) way to update for the new season.
Green is back in a big way. In fact, according to Urbanology Designs, green has edged out blue as the most popular decorating color. The muted sage variation is everywhere this fall — including kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, even entire walls. Myriad hues of green were selected by top paint brands as the color of the year for 2022.
Supply-chain interruptions (and the long waits that followed) only increased the desire for vintage and antique items in recent months. Instead of sourcing new, home-owners and decorators are buying second-hand — which is eco-friendly and often more affordable. Adding an older piece to a space can create a really nice juxtaposition between old and new.
Keep it Natural
Designs that accentuate natural finishes have taken off over this past year. The popularity of the Organic Modern Trend has given rise to more natural materials — from blonde wood, to tactile natural glass, to woven fabrics. The trend toward natural even extends to color (warm beiges, browns, and blues are big right now) to create lighter, airier spaces.
Hit the Curve
Our list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning curves. Soft lines, arches, and rounded furniture pieces are definitely trending this fall. Adding more curves lends a modern look and creates a sense of softness and femininity. Accent pieces like stools, coffee tables, and ottomans — and decorative items like mirrors and lamps — are a great place to start.