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As soon as the summer weather turned down a few degrees, it seemed everyone was eager to embrace Fall and the years’ fall trends.
I get it.
Fall is about comfort, warmth, and indulging. Your dreams of warm sweaters, comfy leggings, and cozy nights are realistic once more. The Pumpkin Spice Lattes you’ve dreamed about since last Fall are back in spades and even more items are being touched by the Pumpkin Spice Fairy.
There are some perks to Fall, such as how beautiful all the colours are! And they go so well with my house. There are some great fall decorating trends that you can use to give your home a mini makeover. Aaand there are some tacky trends that you’d be better off avoiding.
You may also want to check out my post on Summer Decor Ideas.
Best Fall Trends
- Chunky Knits– These blankets and pillows look so warm and comfortable. Don’t you just want to wrap yourself up in one of these heavenly blankets? The colour options are pretty limitless, so go ahead a choose what will work with your colour schemes. A knit blanket or pillow is a great way to add texture to a room and instantly adds a homey feel. If you are crafty, you can try making one yourself too! Etsy has some wonderful shops filled with handmade blankets and pillows for you to select from such as this knot pillow and blanket. I am in love with them! Aren’t they fabulous?
Best To Avoid These Fall Trends
- Orange Everything– Do not feel like you have to let go of your coordinating decor and decorate just in oranges and reds for the season. If that does not suit you and your home, then don’t do it! The beauty of decorating in your style is that you can do whatever you want! You can find great fall decorations that don’t assault your eyes and sense of style, and if all else fails, a can of spray paint can do wonders!
- Pattern Everywhere– This is a tough one for me because I love patterns and incorporating a mix into my designs. But it can be hard to draw the line. And there is a ton of plaid out now, especially our favourite up here in the North, Buffalo Check. The general guideline I use is buffalo check for the fall and plaid for Christmas. Feel free to toss that guideline out the window if you have a mad love for plaid, heck I love wearing it year round for that matter. What gets me though is when it’s matching everywhere, tablecloths, curtains, tea towels, throw pillows, blankets, etc. Please, please, please don’t drench a room in it. You lose the effect of this playful pattern, or any pattern really, when you overuse it like this.
- Spider Webs– I know, I know, I’m guilty of doing this too. With Hallowe’en around the corner, authentic spider webs are not only creepy but free! And it’s such an easy decoration when schedules get really busy! All jokes aside, Fall is also a good time for a good house cleaning. (I do think I’m really funny, thanks!)
- Mixed Up Holidays– Generally, there is a holiday per season: Easter with Spring, Canada Day/ Independence Day with Summer, Hallowe’en with Fall, and Christmas with Winter. It is fine to mix holiday decor (Hallowe’en) with the corresponding seasonal decor (Fall). What doesn’t look so good is the Christmas decor with the Fall decor, or Hallowe’en and Christmas, or any combination of the three. There is one exception though to a degree: Christmas lights can be hung in the fall but don’t turn them on yet. In colder climates, it’s safer to be up on the roof installing Christmas lights in the fall before everything is covered in snow and ice. And actually, most houses leave them up all year round, you just don’t notice them because they aren’t turn on until Christmas.
These are just my thoughts on fall trends and decor. I hoped this gave you some insight and inspiration for how to mix fall decorating into your design style. But hey, it’s your home! Decorating should be fun so feel free to pick and choose what you want to do!