Are you looking for some Fall decorating ideas? One of the most prominent interior design trends for the Fall 2013 season is bringing the outdoors into your home. Not in the literal sense, but rather via color, materials, and objects. The need to feel cozy and grounded in our dwellings during this time of year is no surprise. With dropping temperatures, the loss of summer foliage, and the promise of Winter and its holiday gatherings quickly approaching–we want calming comfort and the promise of the sustainability of life. So what are the big trends this upcoming season? Below we take an in-depth look.
Inspired Fall Decorating Ideas:
Natural colors are very popular this season. We are bringing elements of nature into our homes with rust tones, rich earthy browns, grays which mimic slate and stone, neutrals reminiscent of bone and sand, and then adding a pop of color with deep berry reds. This color scheme echoes primitive man and his surroundings. We have a desire, in this sometimes hectic world of ours, to get back to the basics from a time that was far less complicated.
Another big color trend this season is green, which is also reflective of our desire to be close to nature within our homes. The forest is represented in this popular color scheme, which includes several shades of green ranging from light to very dark, neutrals ranging from tan to brown, and then pops of winter-berry red and icy blue.
The forest colors remind us of the holidays, when some of us really do bring nature indoors in the most literal sense by erecting a holiday tree. Being surrounded by these colors brings a sense of well-being to our homes.
Materials and Objects
If your search for Fall decorating ideas has caused you to be inspired by the “primitive man” color trend, the materials you use within your decor, along with the specific objects and furniture should all be reflective of nature in its most basic state. A wood-burning stove would make an incredible visual impact within this theme, as fire was discovered during the time period you will be conveying.
Objects made of leather, or beautiful stones purchased or found will get along well in this type of decor. Very rustic rugs, pillows, and blankets/throws made of knobby yarn are also recommended.
The “forest” theme calls for organic materials to be used in your space as much as possible. Wood should be a big focal point, whether it is in the form of furniture or accessories. Inviting houseplants into your space will also lend credibility to the vibe you are creating. Natural light is a big bonus as well, so if you have large windows or skylights, be sure to let as much light in as possible. This can be achieved by either using no window treatments, or using very light, transparent, airy coverings.
Whatever your style, you are sure to find some great Fall decorating ideas you can use in your home this season.
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Melina Divani is the owner and creator of Decoholic.org. Interior Design is her infinite passion without stop.