14 Fabulous Fall Decor Trends to Spice up Your Home

The season is changing and with it, decor tastes are shifting. As we move from a light and airy sensibility to comfort-focused desire in the colder period ahead, new trends emerge. This fall there are a number of items that are gaining in popularity and showing up in designer rooms everywhere. Here, we show you 14 trends to incorporate into your own home. Find the ones that appeal to you and adapt them for some fresh looks in your living space.

Rich Colors

Rich jewel tones and deep earthy colors fit well with cooler weather and can be played up to increase the coziness factor. From deep orange and earthy browns to vibrant emerald green and red, all can be the base for a richly colored space. Perhaps you have a large piece of furniture to work around. If not, try adding larger accessories or temporary window treatment to include rich colors in your home.

There's nothing like a pumpkin-hued piece, like this sofa from Nick Alain.View in gallery
There’s nothing like a pumpkin-hued piece, like this sofa from Nick Alain.
Vibrant red is an attention-getting color in any living space.View in gallery
Vibrant red is an attention-getting color in any living space.
Modern decor is a wonderful place for adding richly hues pieces like these from Cassina.View in gallery
Modern decor is a wonderful place for adding richly hues pieces like these from Cassina.
Emerald green is a wonderful color year round, and is one of the colors trending.View in gallery
Emerald green is a wonderful color year round, and is one of the colors trending.

Earthy Elements

Earthy fall decor doesn’t have to include the stereotypical baskets of pinecones and wreaths of leaves. Try different styles of accessories and small furnishings to add a natural element to any room. For table tops, use containers fashioned from natural elements or vases full of earthy decor like cotton branches. Pick some candles that have a natural look or incorporate photo realistic pieces like these soft furnishings and cushions into your decor.

Bark-covered wood --whether real or photorealistic -- is a very natural addition to a room.View in gallery
Bark-covered wood –whether real or photorealistic — is a very natural addition to a room.
Small pots made from natural wood or bark are versatile and earthy.View in gallery
Small pots made from natural wood or bark are versatile and earthy.

Brass and Bronze

Some type of metal is almost always in style and right now it’s brass and bronze. Less glitzy and shiny, these metals have a homier, elemental feeling and provide a warm glow. Beyond accessories, lighting is a great way to add these metals to your decor and the fixtures can have brass and bronze accents or feature them in the entire construction.

Lights Up has this bronze fixture that is all metal but far from heavy or overwrought.View in gallery
Lights Up has this bronze fixture that is all metal but far from heavy or overwrought.
If your tastes run to silver, choose something more textural and matte, like this lamp from Stylenove Ceramiche.View in gallery
If your tastes run to silver, choose something more textural and matte, like this lamp from Stylenove Ceramiche.
Weathered bronze pieces have a lovely green patina and can be an eye-catching accent.View in gallery
Weathered bronze pieces have a lovely green patina and can be an eye-catching accent.

Gold Accents

It might be the season for earthier decor, but shiny gold is still very popular. It’s easy to incorporate because it doesn’t have to be a dominant accent. If you typically prefer more understated styles, choose smaller touches of this glamorous metal such as table legs, drawer hardware, accessories and lighting. Whether your decor tastes run toward the traditional or contemporary, many brands have incorporated gold accents. Otherwise, really go for the god and choose a piece of gilded furniture.

A fully gilded console table from Covet Lounge is a stately yet modern golden piece.View in gallery
A fully gilded console table from Covet Lounge is a stately yet modern golden piece.
Smaller pieces like this table from Cam Crockford are easy to work into existing decor.View in gallery
Smaller pieces like this table from Cam Crockford are easy to work into existing decor.
Anna Rablabs is all about the metal and minerals and her lovely accessories are perfect golden accents.View in gallery
Anna Rablabs is all about the metal and minerals and her lovely accessories are perfect golden accents.

Chunky Knits

Just like a warm oversized sweater, chunky knits in the home are great for encouraging curling up and cuddling. They’re casual and oh-so-comfortable for anywhere in the house. From big cushions to arm knit pillows and throws, items knit with a hefty yarn and nubby texture are all about fall.

Two's Company has this chair that looks like it's a big warm chunky hug.View in gallery
Two’s Company has this chair that looks like it’s a big warm chunky hug.

Accent Ceilings

Ceilings are an often-neglected surface in a home’s interior. Judiciously used, accent ceilings can be a dramatic tool for elevating a room’s decor. Try painting the ceiling in an unexpected, earthy tone, or add texture accents like moldings or tiles. You can also use unique lighting to create a certain mood or celestial feeling.

Cloud-like formations from Maison Gerard cover a ceiling and add plenty of drama.View in gallery
Cloud-like formations from Maison Gerard cover a ceiling and add plenty of drama.

Fire

One the four basic elements and probably the one that appeals to our most primal nature, fire is a very popular home decor feature right now. Once limited to houses or apartment that were lucky enough to have a wood-burning fireplace, now anyone can have the ambiance of dancing flames. New technologies use alternative fuels and even water vapor to recreate the look of an open flame, making it possible to have a fireplace in literally any part of any room.

Brabbu's cabinet features a long row of flames inside a cabinet that can still sport accessories on top.View in gallery
Brabbu’s cabinet features a long row of flames inside a cabinet that can still sport accessories on top.
Outdoor fire pits are not losing popularity either and this concrete model from DEK is super stylish.View in gallery
Outdoor fire pits are not losing popularity either and this concrete model from DEK is super stylish.

Cozy Nooks

No matter how large or small a home, a cozy little space where you can curl up and read, enjoy a cup of tea or just watch the world go by is a big draw. Window seats and alcoves are natural places for a cozy nook. Just add a comfortable seat cushion and a variety of textured pillows that beckon you to sink in and you’ve got it. There’s just something about the feeling of your own little space that makes nooks special.

A modest window seat with gorgeous textured pillows is perfect.View in gallery
A modest window seat with gorgeous textured pillows is perfect.

Seasonal Artwork

Seasonal artwork — and were not talking about pictures of pumpkins — is a great way to freshen up the look of a room. Change things up by swapping out some of your artwork on a seasonal basis, either by moving things around or by changing them entirely. Prints and art pieces that fit your mood for the season or evoke the feelings you want for the fall are good choices.

Hand-drawn pieces that have a tactile feeling are good choices for the fall and winter.View in gallery
Hand-drawn pieces that have a tactile feeling are good choices for the fall and winter.
Some prefer to display bright art in the fall, like this piece from the PPOW Gallery.View in gallery
Some prefer to display bright art in the fall, like this piece from the PPOW Gallery.

Mixed Materials

We’ve come a long way from the matchy-matchy era of yore and these days, it’s all about mixing materials. From the living room to the kitchen, using a variety of materials that range across colors, textures and surfaces adds interest and unique style to a space. Of course, not everyone can redo the kitchen to add this trend, but it is possible to add kitchen chairs in different materials or incorporate pieces of furniture that offer texture. As long as the look flows, anything goes!

This kitchen island area from Ammuneal features four distinctly different materials.View in gallery
This kitchen island area from Ammuneal features four distinctly different materials.
AB Home's living room mixes upholstery, fur, plexiglass and crystal.View in gallery
AB Home’s living room mixes upholstery, fur, plexiglass and crystal.
Luxe stools from Konekt feature mix velvet, gold accents and hair fringe.View in gallery
Luxe stools from Konekt feature mix velvet, gold accents and hair fringe.

Fall Florals and Greenery

Florals are really big in fashion right now and they are gaining in home decor as well — and the same with greenery. Adding natural elements like these immediately brighten and enliven a space. Whether you choose printed throw rugs, living plants or an entire garden wall, nature inside can help keep the long cold season at bay.

Rich florals like these from Miho Unexpected Things are perfect for fall.View in gallery
Rich florals like these from Miho Unexpected Things are perfect for fall.
Enjoy your living plants year-round with a stylish Growhouse from Modern Sprout.View in gallery
Enjoy your living plants year-round with a stylish Growhouse from Modern Sprout.
Preserved moss from Nordgrona can be used to create an entire maintenance-free wall of greenery.View in gallery
Preserved moss from Nordgrona can be used to create an entire maintenance-free wall of greenery.

Handcrafted Ceramics

Hand-thrown pots and chunky mugs are just some of the handcrafted ceramics that are currently in vogue. Even modern decor styles can incorporate handcrafted ceramics that have an artisanal feeling. More because of the method than the material, ceramic pieces are artsy and different. In today’s world of mass production, items created by hand provide a vibe that you can’t buy at the department store.

Ceramics don't have to look too crafty, as these modern pieces from Justin Teilheit demonstrate.View in gallery
Ceramics don’t have to look too crafty, as these modern pieces from Justin Teilheit demonstrate.

Handmade Accessories

The appeal of hand-made pieces goes far beyond ceramics too. There’s just something about an accessory that was patiently and expertly made the feels homey and heartwarming. Most regions have plenty of arts and crafts fairs during the fall, making it easy to shop for hand-made pieces that appear to you. From small plant hangers to larger woven wall hangings or artisanal accessories, adding these to your space does far more than personalize your home.

Bloomingville's hanging pots and wall pieces are textural and versatile.View in gallery
Bloomingville’s hanging pots and wall pieces are textural and versatile.
A hand stitched leather basket is a handsome and durable accessory.View in gallery
A hand stitched leather basket is a handsome and durable accessory.

Velvet

Velvet is another material that is dominating the fashion runways — and the interior design market. Chairs, sofas, cushions, and any upholstery you can imagine is being done in this luxe fabric. From bold hues to subdued tones, velvet and its soft and luxurious feel is extremely popular for all rooms of the house. Not time for new furniture? Try some velvet pillows instead.

ClassiCon's velvet armchair has a deep, distinctive back and a subdued mauve colorView in gallery
ClassiCon’s velvet armchair has a deep, distinctive back and a subdued mauve color
Pick a rich color like this plum velvet armchair from Resource Decor.View in gallery
Pick a rich color like this plum velvet armchair from Resource Decor.

Freshen your home’s look with any of these trends for Fall 2017. They are all versatile, stylish and amazingly adaptable.