As the weather turns cooler, people are spending more time indoors, which, for some of you, this reminds you that your homes may need a few updates. However, when redecorating, you definitely want to make sure that your choices don’t make your home look like a 1976 time capsule. For some ideas about what is in style, we put together some hot home trends for this fall.
Gone are the days of ivy-print wallpaper border – the new trend is using a vivid wallpaper on an accent wall. Wallpaper has been growing in popularity, and geometric designs, vibrant colors, and vintage floral prints are all very popular this fall. These are just to be used on an accent wall so as not to overpower the entire room, but instead just to add a liveliness with contrast and color.
Big Floral Designs and Prints
In both fashion and home design, floral prints are making a huge comeback. Along the lines of vintage furniture that is meant to evoke a romantic feel, big vintage prints such as cabbage roses, have been very popular and continue to be heading into fall. If you’re unsure about buying floral-patterned furniture or wallpaper, you can add pops of flowers with new curtains, throw pillows, or a tablecloth!
If you aren’t comfortable with wallpaper, geometric prints, and “granny” floral designs, that’s okay! Neutrals are popular for fall, especially shades of gray, light brown, taupe, and the trendy color: “greige” (a combination of gray and beige). Neutrals make a room feel put together and sophisticated, and you can dress it up with accessories.
Black and White Kitchens
While a black and white kitchen is considered a classic, the current trend is making it all about contrast. Think sleek, modern designs with black counters and bright white cabinets. If you are concerned about your kitchen looking industrial or minimal, adding wood such as a butcher block island can add warmth. If you have a tile backsplash or tile floors, grout cleaning services can be helpful to brighten up older floors and tile to ensure your kitchen looks well put-together.
Kitchen Cabinet Coordination
While all-white cabinets or oak cabinets are lovely, new kitchens are showing a mix-and-match style with one style or texture for top cabinets and a different style for bottom cabinets. Some people are choosing to go bold with paint or unconventional materials, while others are going for more subtle differences. If you don’t want to do an entire cabinet overhaul, look into cabinet refacing – it is a much quicker, less expensive option than getting new cabinets while still refreshing your look.
While granite still continues to be popular, quartz countertops are on the rise. Quartz can be neutral and subtle, which looks great in both modern kitchens or classic kitchen designs as you can design around your counters instead of them being such a focal point. Also, quartz is heat-resistant, nonporous, and resistant to stains and scratches.
Shades of gold, silver, and brass have been popping up in home design trends, and the trend is continuing into fall. Lately, using rose gold in design themes has been popular. Whether you are updating bathroom fixtures in bold brass or choosing vivid gold lamps, metallics are a great way to add glamor to a room. Adventurous decorators may choose metallic furniture, such as a new bed frame or a statement overhead lighting fixture. You can also the subtle route with accessories, fabrics, and hints of paint.
Whether you choose to go with neutrals, florals, or metallics, or you are looking at making a big design change or just some touch-ups, there are so many directions you can look at to update your home. The most important thing to remember is that you love it and make sure it reflects what you want your home to be!