Fall is officially here, and I must admit, I'm pretty excited! Although I love summer, and all its sunny weather, fall has always held a special place in my heart. Colours get deeper and richer, the air gets crisper, fashion gets edgier, and who doesn't love a trip to the pumpkin patch!
With the season changing, that means it's that time again for some new design trends. I've always enjoyed predicting what I think will be trendy, and in the past, have been surprisingly pretty accurate -Lets just hope I didn't just jinx myself there. My strategies are; noting what I'm seeing more often in stores, magazines, on TV, in fashion, etc., what was starting to be introduced last year around the same time, but didn't quite become trendy, and pure gut feeling.
Let's start with colour!
Burgundy/ Oxblood- We started to see some interest last year with the deep red tones. It appeared here and there in magazines and in fashion. I was slightly obsessed with the colour last year, and was determined to find “thee” right nail polish shade (You'll be happy to know, I did find it. It's called Wicked by Essie, my favourite fall shade to wear!). Since it didn't take off last fall, I'm expecting the deep reds to come back full throttle this year. I've already been seeing it used in fall clothing, it's only a matter of time before it shows up in home decor.
Navy Blue- Teals were huge this summer, and now that the season is changing, I suspect that navy blue will take its place. I have been seeing it paired a lot recently with orange (who doesn't love a complementary colour scheme!), burgundy, and olive green.
Orange- Orange was a favourite this summer and I can see it transitioning into fall. Although I believe it will get rustier than the bright oranges we seen this summer.
Natural Wood- For awhile, it was all about painting your furniture. The DIY's are everywhere! Now, leaving the wood natural is gaining popularity again. Don't get me wrong, painted furniture is still a big thing, but with the trendy colours becoming deeper and richer, it's only natural for wood to be a number one pairing with all its natural warmth and depth.
Horizontal Wood Paneled Walls- In the past, I have seen focal walls done in wood flooring or barn board. Its a great way to add texture and warmth to a space. Since natural wood is becoming a favourite again, I can see applying wood on accents walls becoming quite popular. Especially in commercial spaces.
The reclaimed wood planks add warmth and texture to this simple, neutral bedroom.