Harvesting the Trends: Fall Home Decor

by : Robert Nachman

Are you bored with your current home decor? Do you need a break from all things neutral? A great way to put some pizzazz back into your home is to change your style to go along with the seasons.

This Fall features an eclectic mixture of color and texture trends. There are so many hot designs this season, that you can easily find one to suit your tastes.

At this time of year, you want your home to be a cozy space, full of warmth, so choose colors appropriately. The classic colors of Fall include rich chocolate brown, dark shades of green, hints of orange, and deep red. Purchasing accents in these colors is a great way to bring richness into your room without overwhelming it. Area rugs, pillows, and other accessories like dried flowers are just a few examples.

While the classics will always be in style, there are also some hot new trends for the season that can liven up your space. The first of these is Asian-inspired decor. Any accessories done with an Asian flair are very big this season, and can add an interesting dimension to your already existing decor.

Metallics are also hot this year. Candlesticks, picture frames, and even upholstery are coming in shimmery materials. Because metallics have such a strong visual impact, use them in moderation to add visual punch.

Other hot colors right now include black and white, which always looks crisp and modern. Deep red makes a wonderful accent color. And clear accessories are going to be very popular in the coming months.

Nature inspired furnishings and home fashions are very hot right now. Transforming refurbished materials into unique and practical furniture pieces is becoming a new art form. Choose environmentally friendly materials and stylish recycled items. Wrap your room in natural looking colors like rich brown, sage green, or cranberry. Your home will feel warm, inviting, and fresh at the same time.

Bring nature in with decorative trees, and line your vases with attractive stones. The idea is to continue inside what nature is doing outside.

The rococo style is making a big comeback this Fall as well. Rococo is an 18th century French movement that involves very ornate furniture and accessories, mirrors, sculptures, and wall hangings. It is over-the-top elegance. Today, beautiful wallpaper designs can be found in the rococo style, as well as chandeliers, and curtains. You can either use only a few rococo details, or plan an entire room around this period.

Before redecorating, remember that not all trends will work in your home. Keep in mind the age and architecture of your home, as well as key elements such as what type and color of flooring you have. Take a look at the unchangeable elements of your home before adding too many trendy colors and accessories.