Fall is synonymous with cozy. So when it comes to enjoying the brisk season that brings so many people together, there may be no better time to redecorate your home with all the feels of the season. From chunky knits to warm and inviting colors, fall home decor trends play a pivotal role in defining your space to all who enter, including you. The best part? You don’t have to break the bank or complete an entire room remodel to bring in the vibes of the season. Instead, focus on a few staple fall decor trends that have taken off this year and infuse them into your home as you see fit.
Although there are hundreds of different trends and design ideas floating around for fall, I prefer to stick to the classics that make me feel warm and welcome year in and year out.
Here are my top 5 fall home decor trends for 2021:
1. Chunky Knits
Whether you’re outfitting the linens on your bed or changing out the throw blankets on your living room sofas, there are so many ways to incorporate chunky knits into your fall decorating. They double as a great relaxation cover when you’re cozying up to enjoy a warm cup of hot chocolate and a holiday movie on a cool fall night. Varying in options from classic neutrals to bright and vibrant multi-colored knits, you can add pizazz and comfort to any space. Think outside the box a bit with this option by adding chunky knit pillows to your outdoor seating area around the fire pit or filling an outdoor blanket bin with chunky throws to use on a cold night cuddling with your loved ones after a fun night of making s’mores together. The possibilities for this design option are quite endless.
2. Lantern Lighting
Nothing sets the mood like lighting. From Christmas lights in the winter to flamingo-themed lights in the summer months, lighting is integral to your overall home design and decor. The perfect way to set the mood for the fall season is by using lantern lighting. The ambiance of the deeper hues against the stark and distressed lantern designs is a combination that can’t be beat. Lanterns are versatile options for both indoor and outdoor use, allowing you to outfit them with real candles or faux battery-operated options. Add a lantern to your dining table decor, on top of your tv stand, or as an accent to your front porch seating. The mood will quickly change from dark to warm and inviting.
3. Fall Leaves and Flowers
Nothing says fall quite literally like the falling leaves that hit the ground and crunch under our boots as we stroll down a sidewalk on a crisp autumn morning. So when decorating your home this season, consider adding fall leaves and flowers throughout your home. Whether faux or natural, they add a level of nature and comfort that can only be found from their beauty. When choosing flowers, pick muted and deep colors, such as browns, dark oranges, deep yellows, and maroons. My favorite place to add them? To dining tables, entry tables, and bathroom counters. The subtle touch of the outdoors brings an instant feeling of the season.
4. Modern Farmhouse
A trend that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, modern farmhouse is the ideal home decor option for those looking to make a significant impact in their home this season. Whether you’re just moving into your place or hoping to change up the look of an entire room or floor of your home, modern farmhouse is an ideal and timeless option that will last long beyond the current season. Modern farmhouse can pair well with many home styles by mixing rustic chic with cozy hints of industrial elements. First, start small by changing some of your mantle, bookcase, or shelving accents with modern farmhouse options. Then, if you love the feel, go bigger and replace staple furniture pieces.
5. Woven Baskets and Distressed Trays
Remember all the rage that the photo accent wall brought to the design industry for years? Well, it’s back for fall with a cozy twist. Instead of designing a wall around your favorite portraits, frames and paintings, consider outfitting a wall with woven baskets and trays. Bringing in intricate dimensions warms up any space while providing a visually appealing look.
Although pumpkins and scarecrows are great added touches to your outdoor decor, especially with Halloween on our heels, there are various other ways to decorate your home for the season. Whatever you decide on, your goal for the season should be a home that exudes warmth, comfort, and peace. So tap into fall colors and comforts and enjoy the nostalgic season we are in.