Update Your Home for Fall With These 5 Essential 2018 Interior Design Trends

Update Your Home for Fall With These 5 Essential 2018 Interior Design Trends

Fall brings new colors, weather, daylight, and design. Update your home’s interior design for the fall season with these 2018 interior design trends for fall.


Going into the fall season is an exciting time; you can break out your favorite pair of boots, partake in fall festivals, and enjoy perfectly mild “sweater weather.” But it can also be an exciting time for your home.

Fall represents the perfect time to give your home’s interior design an update that’s on-trend with fall’s unique color, vibe, and style. The best part? An updated look doesn’t have to mean a whole new design. Below, are five essential and easy fall interior design trends to usher your home into the new season.  

1. A Fall-Forward Color Palette

Pops of color bring contrast, freshness, and energy into your home in any season. And fall is no different. Color is easy to incorporate, too, as adding a bit of color doesn’t need to involve new wall coverings. Instead of heading to the paint store to find a new fall shade, pick up some colorful throw blankets, drapes, centerpieces, accent pillows, vases, bedding, or wall art. These little items can go a long way in bringing new, refreshed colors into your home.

But what colors make for a good fit this fall? Navy blue and plum are this season’s top color trends as they make a great contrast against any nude or neutral furniture or decorations. The darker colors also help usher your home into fall, toning down your spaces from the light and bright colors of summer.

Fall Living Room With Pops of Navy Blue

2. The Golden Touch

Gold is a classic interior design trend that will never truly go out of style. It’s a timeless look that creates visual interest through texture and shine, something that can’t be achieved through other colors or patterns. This fall, add soft touches of gold to your home through utensils, cabinet hardware, lamps coasters, or picture frames to add some fall style to your home’s spaces. Because gold is richer than other neutrals and beiges, it also gives off some much-needed warmth for the cooler fall season.

Formal Living Room With Gold Candle Holders

3. Natural Wood Decor

Changing leaves, while gorgeous and vibrant in color, also reveal the beautiful bark and wood they stem from. Bring some of that wood into your home to give your home an earthy and welcoming look. 

Wood adds new and exciting textures thanks to the different grains of wood you can find. For example, wood slices give you both the smooth and jagged texture of wood in a single piece of decor. If you’re not sure how to use those slices in your home, they make for great seats (if they’re large enough), mantle decorations, or table centerpieces.

Natural Wood Centerpiece

4. Dominant, Oversized Florals

Floral prints are a huge design trend in both the spring and summer. Colors come alive during those seasons and floral designs are a great way to showcase bright, bold shades that reflect the season. But fall also has its own unique, beautiful floral arrangements. 

Steeped in purples, oranges, and greens, fall floral patterns bring a whole new color palette into the mix and feel earthier in comparison to their spring and summer counterparts. Place these beautiful florals in your home through wallpaper, patterned pillows, or artwork.

Bedroom With Large Fall Floral Print Wallpaper

5. Bright, Playful Patterns

If your home has plenty of solids, patterns and prints are excellent for mixing things up. For fall 2018, bright and playful geometric patterns are making themselves known through throw pillows, upholstery, wallpaper, and art. They’re great additions to spaces thanks to their bold colors and shapes, drawing attention and capturing wandering eyes.

Couch With Brightly Patterened Pillow

Even your area rug can rock a playful pattern that sets the tone for the rest of the room. For example, our patterns wool area rugs come in fun, classic patterns like diamonds, keys, and waves. Give them a look for yourself below.

Patterned Wool Area Rug

If you want the same look in your home, shop our Patterns Wool Sisal Collection and choose the Wave Sahara color/pattern.

Fall in Love With Your Interior Design

Having the same design year-in, year-out can get boring. Give your home’s most-loved spaces a much-needed update this fall season with trends like patterns, wood decor, pops of navy blue, gold accents, and more.

For more interior design ideas that can help you revamp your home, check out the rest of our interior design trends for 2018.

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