Hot fall décor trends and local finds to improve your time spent indoors as the weather cools.
It’s time to start looking inward. Pull in the patio furniture, spool up the Netflix and get ready to nest for the next few months.
To enhance your fall and winter indoor experience, add a few choice décor pieces to make things cozier, chicer and more personal. Here are some picks that reflect the top home-décor trends and will make you oh-so happy to be back indoors.
A hygge hug
The Scandinavian concept of hygge emphasizes cozy comfort and time with friends and family. Sounds like a perfect theme for fall and winter décor.
Start with throws you’ll be as happy to drape over your furniture as to cuddle up with. Local company Eighth Generation’s Wandering Clouds Throw Blanket ($72 at Eighth Generation, Pike Place Market, and eighthgeneration.com), in 100 percent cotton, has a gorgeous contemporary Acoma Pueblo design and trendy fringed edges.
Or opt for the sleek Seek & Swoon Hope Throw ($165 at seekandswoon.com), out of Portland, with a hot geometric pattern on an eco-friendly recycled cotton and polyester blend.
Add soft lighting with LED tea lights, or real candles, such as the Fin Faceted Beeswax Pillars ($12.50–$23.50 at findesignshop.com). The local furniture company paired with Seattle’s Big Dipper Wax Works on the minimalist pieces.
And be sure you are comfy on the couch — in style, of course — with the locally made Three Bad Seeds Tahoma from Seattle Pillow ($125 at shop.threebadseeds.com), featuring Mount Rainier cast in heavy Pendleton wool.
Entertain yourself and add a handmade feel to your décor — via your own hands — with a DIY project.
Create a trendy floating garden with the Air Plant Design Studio Sea Scape DIY Air Plant Terrarium Kit ($25 at Wayward, downtown). It includes a glass sphere and hanging string, plus sand, moss, shells and two air plants that you can arrange to your liking.
Modern embroidery is a hip addition to a gallery wall or small space. Make your own piece with the Namaste Embroidery Tropical Plants Embroidery Kit ($26–$28 at etsy.com/shop/NamasteEmbroidery), designed by Renton resident Jessica Long. The lovely design is available in two sizes and can be finished in two ways — as an outline for beginners or filled in for old pros.
Want loads of DIY ideas to keep yourself occupied all winter long? Check out San Francisco’s Yellow Owl Workshop’s “Make it Yours” idea book ($22 at yellowowlworkshop.com), filled with templates and tips on printing, stenciling, dying and more, on everything from tote bags to window coverings.
Or pick up local boutique owner Moorea Seal’s “Make Yourself at Home” book ($25 at Moorea Seal, Belltown, and booksellers), which features Instagram-worthy decorating ideas, plus step-by-step instructions for making pieces such as a blanket ladder and jewelry holders.
Not up for DIY? There are scores of talented artisans in the Pacific Northwest ready to do the work for you.
Seattle artist Jill Rosenast’s Young Porcelain vessels ($45–$130 at Niche Outside, Capitol Hill) are stunning, delicate pieces that, at first glance, look like shells and marine life, but are actually formed from porcelain with touches of color and gold accents.
Made by hand in Portland, The Granite’s Epoca Vases ($64–$160 at Join Shop, South Lake Union, and workshop-thegranite.com) can serve as a vase, carafe or stand-alone objet d’art.
Trendy open shelving calls for statement dishware. The Pursuits of Happiness Bump Mug ($54 at Prism, Ballard), made in small batches in Portland, adds both style and texture to a kitchen.
Plants are more popular than ever. Make displaying them easy by dropping a simple plastic container into a hip Appetite Bucket ($16–$36 at appetiteshop.com), made of fabric screen-printed by hand in Portland and finished with leather handles.
For style that’s streamlined, cool and timeless, borrow ideas from Seattle’s industrial past.
Get the concrete look with (a lot) less weight with the new Fatboy Concrete Seat ($87 at allmodern.com; available this fall), which is made of polyethylene and can be used indoors or out, as a seat, stand or side table.
Add dramatic lighting with the Schoolhouse Electric Factory Light No. 6 (starting at $369 at schoolhouse.com), inspired by 1930s factory lighting, but updated with a very modern LED module estimated to last 50,000 hours. Hand-assembled in Portland, the lights are made from powder-coated, hand-spun steel with an optional cage.
For a smaller accent, check out the locally made SML AXO Concrete Coasters Set ($40 for four at designbysml.com), which fit together to form a trivet and have felt backing to protect your furniture.
Finally, mix the softness of plant life with industrial edginess for a very on-trend look with Eric Trine’s Double Octahedron Pedestal ($95 at westelm.com), made from powder-coated steel in black or white.