The Biggest Fall Home Decor Trends, According To Pinterest
Fall's brisk air brings us back inside, and with that comes the urge to nest. Whether you're thinking about re-painting a room in an on-trend color or just adding a cozy throw , some new art , and a few new pieces of decor to a space, you'll probably find yourself on Pinterest looking for home decor inspo. The sheer volume of people searching makes it a treasure trove of data for what's trending next, which is why the coupon code site WeThrift tracked searches on the site for the last four months to pinpoint what will be big this fall. Below, we've rounded up the 10 fall home decor trends WeThrift identified along with a few tips for getting each look in your home.
The popular farmhouse aesthetic is not quite finished yet. In fact, it saw a 316% increase in search on Pinterest since May. While the word conjures up images of the style's trademark deep kitchen sink, farmhouse style is so much more than that. It mixes wood accents with neutrals and old and new furniture to create warm, inviting spaces.“It’s easy to replicate, and people are incorporating the trend with a modern approach throughout the home, with minimalist elements that resemble Scandinavian design,” says Nick Drewe, a trend expert at WeThrift.
Light, bright, and airy, nature-inspired spaces are designed to reduce stress, increase focus, and improve overall well-being. Look for natural materials like wood, rattan, stone, and bamboo, and find ways to bring as much light as possible. Skylights can do wonders, but if that’s not feasible, try adding different types of reflective materials and sheer drapes.
With search for “bold patterns” up over 217%, here’s your sign to go big, bright, and bold. And it doesn’t have to be complicated. Try wallpapering or adding curtains or a rug with a bold, bright print or mixing striped pillows in a room with crisp white walls.
“Adding bold patterns into your home doesn’t have to feel daunting, it can be easy to do and can make your space feel brighter and more energetic,” says Drewe.
If you have any minimalist holdouts in your home, now’s the time to max them out. “For years we have seen the interior scene saturated with beige colors and minimalist living spaces, but now we are seeing interior lovers creating homes that are a statement of their personality,” says Drewe.
This trend is all about mixing colors, prints, and textures — don’t be afraid of intentional clashing. You don’t need to be a pro, just have fun layering colors, prints, patterns, art, and accessories.
If you prefer clean lines, a neutral palette, and organic silhouettes, you’ll want to embrace contemporary style, which is up 154%. “It’s the opposite of maximalist interior and is more for an individual wanting a minimalist space,” says Drewe.
The aesthetic is less about showing off objects and more about showing off a space. It’s subtle sophistication that’s defined by open spaces and set off with nickel, steel, and chrome throughout.
“As we wave goodbye to BBQs and start to bring the outdoor celebrations inside, more people are looking to upgrade their tableware," says Drewe. Ceramic dinnerware is a great way to bring some earthiness to a space. Match dinner plates, bowls, and serving plates for a cohesive feel, or mix and match sets for something more laid-back.
Retro style never really leaves us, but it has waned a bit in recent years. Fortunately, it's back for fall 2022. The throwback aesthetic is all about bold, playful prints, the clean lines of mid-century furniture, and saturated colors like avocado green and mustard yellow. Mixing bold hues like blue with purple or red with orange is encouraged.
Similar to retro style but with a bit more wood, rattan, and bamboo, ‘70s interiors have returned with their earthy, saturated tones. Fortunately, you don’t have to turn your home into a time capsule to play with this trend. “You can start with small changes, by adding fringe material to your rugs and carpets, adding terrazzo plant pots throughout the room, and velvet cushions or even a couch,” says Drewe.
While the Mediterranean trend pulls from Spanish and Italian architecture, you can play with it by bringing indoor and outdoor decor together, making sure there is plenty of natural light, and incorporating natural materials (think ceramic and terracotta). While pure white dominates this style, you’ll want to balance it out with colors inspired by the Mediterranean Sea and the land that surrounds it — think blues, light greens, yellows, and browns.
With mid-century styles back, it’s hardly surprising that search for vintage furniture is up. Secondhand furniture is not only one of the most sustainable options, but also it usually adds a personal touch to a space. “Individuals want to stand out with furniture that feels completely unique to their home and doing so is driving this desire for vintage and secondhand furniture,” says Drewe.
Some of the most popular searches are "‘70s modular sofa," "curved art deco furniture," and "rattan chairs," but search for whatever era or items you love to see what turns up.
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