Ah fall; cozy sweaters, apple cider, logs in the fireplace and the smell of burning leaves – we love everything about this season! As the temperature begins to drop, we tend to focus on the transition of our wardrobe, but don’t forget about transitioning your home décor as well! Fall’s home décor trends are all about subtle changes that add the calmness we’re usually craving after summertime. Your home will look amazing for fall using trends that include shimmer, architectural mirrors, lavender and navy tones, unique uses for doors and velvet fabric.
Make sure your home has some added glow this season, with hints of shimmer throughout. Shimmer is one of the best trends to hit the home décor world; just as it adds something special to our clothing, it can do the same for any room in your home. These hints of metallic are most popular when used in the fabric on chairs, curtains and pillows. The key is to keep the shimmer subtle so it complements, rather than dominates, the space. Our favorite shades for shimmer décor include grey, lavender, cream and blue. These tones add a light airy feel. Whether your home has dark wood furniture or white furniture, hints of shimmer work well with both of these tones.
Add dimension to your room for fall with an architectural mirror. These aren’t the boring round or square mirrors you can find anywhere. These mirrors take the ornamental traits from windows and doors to give an architectural appeal to the space they’re in. Mirrors are great as décor, because they make the space look bigger too! Depending on the frame used, these mirrors can add a rustic vibe, or a completely modern feel. Our favorite architectural mirrors have an ornate wooden frame to them. Place one over the mantle or lean one against the wall on an entryway table, and you’ll instantly give your space more dimension and character. Look for a detailed metal frame, if you’re looking for a modern look.
Tip: Can’t find a mirror with the ornate framework you want? Make one! Take an old window and remove the glass. A hardware store or a glass shop can replace the glass with a mirror that will fit perfectly. Or, take a mirror you already own and add pieces of a vintage doorframe so that they fit around the shape of the mirror.
Lavender and Navy Tones:
In bedrooms and bathrooms, many of us struggle with how to go girly without going overboard. The solution is one of fall’s biggest décor trends; mix lavender and navy tones! Lavender brings the femininity, while navy completes the look with touches of sophistication. The possibilities are endless, as far as which color to use where, and there’s no wrong way to use the two colors. If you’re fonder of one of the colors, simply use that color in the larger spots of a room, such as the bedspread in your bedroom. Then add hints of lavender in a throw, lampshade and rug.
Tip: Try to stick to one or two shades of navy, and one or two shades of lavender. Once you start adding too many shades into the mix, your décor beings to pull away from the clean, crisp look the trend intended for.
There’s no denying that velvet is luxurious and beautiful. This fall, home décor designers are under its spell and are creating pieces for the home that highlight the material. You’ll find fabric being used in chairs, pillows and drapes. Because velvet can be quite showy, it’s important to only add touches of it throughout your entire home. More than one velvet piece in a room can begin to look overdone. We adore velvet pillows on a bed. In this case, we would suggest matching them to your current color scheme to get the most life out of them. To really bring fall to your home, look for drapes for your dining room or family room in deep fall shades; plum, grey, Chianti and forest green.
Unique Uses for Doors:
Doors have always been one of the focal points on a home’s exterior. A pretty door is often considered more welcoming. Because of this, doors come in a variety of styles; some simple, some ornate. This variety of designs is one of the reasons we love repurposing doors, and why it has become such a huge trend to do so. Besides being eco-friendly, repurposing an old door is really fun! It can add a vintage feel to your home too. We often see doors being used, just as they are, for dinner tables. This works great in a country-style or rustic home. Other unique uses for doors include room dividers, wall art, seating and storage. If you have access to a door, this trend is a great way to save money on a new piece of furniture. If you don’t, check your local Goodwill for cabinet doors that can supplement for a large door.
Tip: Not sure what to repurpose your door into? Click here for more inspiration.