The days until September are numbered. Then, we bid farewell to the vibrant colors of summer and welcome the golden hues of fall. As autumn decor trends start to dominate the aisles of your favorite stores, we are here to share some helpful tips on how to incorporate warmth and coziness into your space.
By the end of this article, you would have a solid background on what to look for, which items to choose, and a clear vision of how you want your space to transform this season. We will also be including fall decor trends mentioned by credible sources, to make sure you stay up to date with the latest trends!
Choose a fall color palette
First up, start by selecting a color scheme for your space. Colors have a significant visual impact as it's what catches our attention first. By choosing a color palette from the get-go, you will find it easier to determine how to decorate and choose suitable home decor items. In line with the trending fall color palettes of 2023, consider the following options:
- The trending fall color which is the hues of honey (yellowish tones)
- Moody and soft neutrals (muted neutral colors)
- Bold earthy colors (bright hues)
These are only the team’s top picks but you can check other color trends for this year in this article by House Beautiful. Fair warning, you may become overwhelmed because they are all so pretty!
Curate from your great collection and create a gallery wall
If you have a collection lying around, you may want to give them a prominent spot on your wall instead of letting them hide rent-free in your attic. We can only imagine the diverse range of items that people collect, but here are a few ideas to inspire you:
- Special edition posters
- Vintage or rustic artwork
- Album Covers
- And many more!
We understand that curating may be quite challenging when everything holds sentimental value. So here’s a helpful suggestion: create a gallery wall using your chosen color palette. If that still doesn’t help, follow your instinct and pick what speaks to you the most or what aligns with the vibe that your space emanates.
Moreover, since we’ve mentioned gallery walls, we can’t help but give a shoutout to a few of our products that would be perfect for hanging up your most prized possessions! Here are the picture hangers we recommend for creating a gallery wall:
For a detailed guide on creating your own gallery wall, read How to Create a Gallery Wall Like a Pro from our blog!
Don’t be afraid of adding textiles
It isn’t fall without its hypnotizing nature of feeling cozy and welcoming. As the temperature slowly starts to drop, it’s only natural to welcome back various heavyweight house items to enhance the room’s comforting ambiance such as blankets, beddings, throw pillows, curtains and drapes.
The best and ideal textiles for fall include knitted or faux fur, soft flannel, and luxury upholstery fabrics. Here are three easy ways to incorporate them in your space:
- Drape knitted or faux fur blankets over your furniture. This creates an inviting atmosphere that even the sight of a beautifully laid blanket on the couch exudes coziness.
- Swap out your lightweight linen and cotton beddings for heavier alternatives like soft flannel. This simple switch adds an extra layer of warmth as the weather gets colder, ensuring you feel snug and comfy during chilly nights.
- Consider updating your curtains and drapes with thicker, more substantial fabrics. The rich textures and colors of these textiles will contribute to a warm and welcoming environment.
Speaking of curtains, other trends for fall 2023 includes the use of heavy drapes and upholstery.
Heavy drapes are thick curtains that are mainly used for blocking the sun and providing insulation. Visually, they’re also great in setting the tone of the space and gives off the instant shift of coziness. The same applies to upholstery.
Reupholstering your favorite pieces, especially with luxurious fabrics like velvet or chenille, is a great solution to giving new life to what you already have while skipping on the splurge. Incorporate your chosen fall colors, and voila! You have a fresh, unique, and in-season look in your space.
Swap your furniture
If reupholstering isn’t up your alley, you can always explore other options and get new pieces too! This fall, organically curved designs are making a coming back, stealing the spotlight from the traditional angular shapes we are used to. The soft edges offer a refreshing and modern aesthetic. Some examples of this trend include curved tables, mirrors, lounge chairs.
Embracing this trend brings elegance and fluidity to your space. Whether it is a perfectly round lounge chair or a gracefully arched table, incorporating these pieces will give your space a contemporary yet inviting feel.
Add some lighting fixtures
Light, at its core, has the power to illuminate any room. With the nights growing longer from September onwards, it becomes imperative to incorporate light fixtures into your space. Whether through layered lighting, statement lights, or even candles, adding lighting options is a resounding YES this year. These fixtures not only provide functional illumination but also contribute to the much-needed warmth during the colder weather, instantly creating a cozier ambiance in your space.
Be one with nature
Is it just us or does the fall season immediately make us think about leaves or plants in general? Home decorating experts, regardless of time of the year, consistently recommend incorporating a touch of greenery into your space. Not only does it offer a calming and visually pleasing element, but also promotes a healthy atmosphere.
When selecting the types of botanicals, choose the ones that spark joy in you. Consider plants with autumnal scents, preserved leaves or dried flowers.
If you’re unsure where to start looking for options, this article by House Beautiful has valuable information and features nine houseplants that are predicted to dominate homes this year. One of which is the family of cacti and succulents which is also recommended by one of the experts featured in this article by Forbes Home.
So, show off your green thumbs or flower arrangement skills as you add nature to your space. It will undoubtedly enhance your overall aesthetic and contribute to a more refreshing environment.
Take fall outdoors too
Well, what better way to feel the autumn season than by extending your decorations outdoors, where the magic truly happens?
The best way to infuse the fall season into your front porch or backyard is to combine previously mentioned tips: color, texture, and lighting. This powerful trio will create the perfect outdoor fall decor setup while gradually accommodating the changing temperature.
With that in mind, let’s start by prioritizing light and warmth. Instead of string lights, opt for lanterns or tapered/pillar candles. For those with extra time, consider creating a DIY tabletop fire pit.
Lanterns add a touch of seasonal style, candles exude elegance, and fire pits create a more casual ambiance. The choice is yours, tailored to suit your space and preferences.
Next up is texture. Introduce table runners for outdoor dining and incorporate flannel pillowcases and knitted blankets for the benches. These elements add a cozy vibe and elevate the comfort level of your outdoor space.
Lastly, when it comes to colors, ensure they belong to the same palette you have chosen for your overall fall look. Coordinating the color scheme across your outdoor decor will create a harmonious and visually pleasing atmosphere.
By combining lighting, texture, and color, you can create a captivating outdoor setting that fully embraces the spirit of autumn.
There's no better time than September to prepare your home, not just for fall, but for all the festivities happening in the last quarter of the year. Before autumn approaches and the leaves start to fall, we hope we are able to help you get started in brainstorming on how to decorate your space in a way that perfectly suits your preferences and style.