Autumnal Kitsch: 5 Fall Trends We’re Eager to Try This Season

by Alex ThatcherOctober 15, 2018

Give Your Home a Fall Refresh With These Trendy Updates

We’re all familiar with the concept of spring cleaning — you know, where you go through your house methodically, and one by one, you clean, purge, and generally spruce each room up after a long winter. But we often neglect to put the same energy into our homes at the end of the summer season. Instead of cleaning your home at the end of this winter, spruce it up by incorporating these autumn trends now.

As the weather cools down, you’re going to be want to spend more and more time indoors. For this reason, autumn is the perfect time to freshen up your interior design so you’ll to be able to enjoy it all winter long. From moody wallpaper to oversized everything, here’s a list of the top five interior design trends that are keeping even the best design firms occupied this season.

autumn decor trends

1) Prairie Chic

It’s 2018 and country-chic is everywhere, from the runways to the home design shows. Take a tip fromFixer Upper‘s Joanna Gaines, and incorporate a little prairie chic into your home this fall. Shiplap, ruffled textiles, faux leather, and swingy fringe are back with a vengeance.

Don’t be afraid to go all-out by mounting a pair of faux antlers on the wall, or if you aren’t into that look, you can instead mount a stag-horn fern for a nod to the country-western design element. Throw in a rattan lampshade here or there, and you’ll be soaking up the prairie chic vibes all season long.

2) Oversize Florals

Oversize florals are everywhere right now. From book covers and blouses to textiles, oversize florals are sweeping the design scene. Floral is back like never before, and this time the patterns are bigger than ever. Oversize florals are exploding off the pages of interior design magazines, and if you’re following the trends, then they should be making their way to your living room, too.

According to Victoria Advocate, this season, oversize florals are popular on punchy murals, bed linens, wallpaper, and just about everywhere else. Start the season off right by taking advantage of big bloomers with a bouquet of live hydrangeas, dahlias, or sunflowers.
autumn decor trends

3) Bronze Accents

Over the summer, you may have noticed lots of gold accents in all the design stores and magazines. This fall, the trends are transitioning into a more brooding bronze as the metallic accent du jour.

Art deco inspired trims and gilded details will add a sheen to the little things. Think small, like bronze coasters, picture frames, candle holders, and planters. Hammered brass cups and bowls, and plant pots will add a nice texture to your trinket displays.

4) Chunky Knits

The temperatures are dropping, and that means it’s just about time to hunker down with a pumpkin spice latte, a good book, and some super cozy oversized knits. Luxuriously thick Moroccan rugs will add texture, comfort, and warmth to your home in addition to being great conversation pieces. Go all out with your throw blankets — the fluffier the better for fall 2018.

Think decorative quilts and anything tufted; pair your luscious textiles with minimalist light fixtures to bring a nice contrast into your space. A delightful mix of industrial chic with luxurious fabrics will always do justice to your space.
autumn decor trends

5) Go Black

Fans of monogram, rejoice! Vogue Australia recommends painting your floors black this fall — but if you don’t feel like going quite that far, there are plenty of other ways to invite striking black accents into your home. Consider painting your cupboards black or installing some black shelves to create a compelling contrast between white walls and your accent details.

Scour the racks for design magazines like Vanity Fair and Domino Magazine, and you’ll notice that moody walls appear to be everywhere. Since the advent of fall means that it’s going to be getting darker and darker as we progress into winter, you’ll want to be careful not to go too dark on all the walls of your house. But a dark eggplant shade as an accent wall is fair game for a room where you’ll be spending lots of time.

Don’t Hold Back When It Comes to Design Trends This Fall

The design trends this fall are all about going big, going dark, and going plush — so don’t be afraid to go crazy and really let your personal style shine through with these trends. What are your favorite design trends this fall? Leave a comment and tell us about it.

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About The Author
Alex Thatcher
Alex is a home staging guru who moonlights as a writer. She loves everything about interior design and loves working in the industry. Alex is an expert in finding what makes people light up when they walk into a room, and has made a living by creating interiors that are unique, warm and inviting. When she isn't arranging flowers or making sure she's found the right loveseat for prospective buyers, she writes about her passion — home design.