Cozy textures, globe-trotting flair and a contemporary take on collectibles are big themes in fall home décor.
Although home fashion can’t exactly make its way down the runway, designers, bloggers and décor tastemakers have spoken, and there are some definite trends for fall.
Cozy textures, globe-trotting flair and a contemporary take on collectibles are all big themes. But it doesn’t take a total room makeover to look up-to-date. All it takes are a few key pieces to transform a room into a Pinterest-worthy showcase. Here are a few top picks.
Beige is back! Also, white on white, silver on white, and shades of linen and taupe. The idea is to keep foundation pieces within the same blank-slate color palette, then add visual interest with similarly toned patterns and shapely furnishings.
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Accent walls and guest bathrooms are a great place to play with pattern. Anthropologie’s Tiled Crest Wallpaper ($128 per roll at anthropologie.com) has a shimmery imprinted design that offers impactful but subtle contrast. If you fear wallpaper paste, know that it comes with SureStrip adhesive that allows for mess-free DIY application and easy removal.
Natural woods and fibers offer timeless style. Opt for a modern, light-colored piece, such as Area 51’s Groove Stool ($150 at Area 51, Capitol Hill), made of fir branches and a collage of cut wood rounds to offer multi-use functionality.
And because clear goes with everything, consider the chic Magino Accent Table (on sale for $179 at Kasala, downtown) in 1-inch-thick acrylic. Leave it empty to make it disappear, or highlight your favorite art magazines in its leg folds.
Sweaters aren’t the only items bulking up this season. Invite guests in with faux fur, nubby knits and fluffy floor coverings you can really sink your feet into.
Because throw pillows are one of the easiest ways to update a room, layer up your look with mix-and-match knits. Target’s homey Waffle Knit Square Pillow ($57 at target.com) comes in an array of neutrals, or opt for the classic fisherman-style Pillowlink Cable Hand Knitted Pillow Cover ($64 at etsy.com/shop/pillowlink) with adorable wooden-button details.
Ikea’s Tejn Faux Sheepskin ($13) is a versatile piece you can put anywhere that needs a little fluffing up: across your favorite armchair, under a coffee table or at the foot of the bed.
And Urban Outfitters’ Faux Fur Poof ($198), in cuddly acrylic and polyester, can be used as an ottoman or side table, and just may prove to be the favorite seat in the house.
Not into neutrals? Go bold and bohemian instead with rich hues such as indigo, burgundy and mustard. Add to that displays of treasures from your travels near and far, and you’ve got the look.
With an innovative mixed-media design, the psychedelically patterned Day Tripper Area Rug ($98–$198 at uncommongoods.com), designed by Trish Andersen and Maureen Walsh, is a versatile conversation piece that can be used indoors and out.
The vibrant poppy red, hot pink, turquoise and yellow on the Ink and Linen Ikat Pillow Cover ($25 at etsy.com/shop/InkandLinenCo), sewn by a former drapery maker in Vancouver, is certain to liven up any space. And the colorful Block Print Jungle Throw ($195 at Ten Thousand Villages, Roosevelt, and Giraffe, Vashon Island), handmade in India, is a whimsical addition to a child’s room.
Part global, part Hollywood glam, Z Gallerie’s Ming Boxes ($60 for two at Z Gallerie, Redmond) come in glossy orange or aquamarine with an Asian-influenced gold geometric medallion. They’re a stylishly functional addition to your front entry table or bedroom dresser.
Blame it on Etsy or Pinterest, but collections are back in a big way. Whether you’re into Legos, family photos or flea-market finds, new display options offer stylish ways to corral your personal pieces.
The Umbra Hangit Photo Wall Display ($20 at Bed Bath & Beyond and Nordstrom) works like a chic clothesline, providing a creative way to display photos or artwork without having to invest in (and hang) individual frames. And you can change out your displays any time you want.
Round up your quirky collections (toy cars, figurines, action figures) and show them off in Land of Nod’s Radial Wall Shelf ($189), made of 100 percent powder-coated iron in an eye-catching circular design.
More minimalist minded? Tuck your treasures inside the compact floating design of the Urbancase Snap ($750 at Digs, Ballard), which can also double as a bedside or entry table.