Though summer is still very much in full swing, fall will be here before you even know it. And once the cool temperatures hit, your wardrobe won't be the only thing in your life that will require a little reworking. But with a few subtle changes involving some of the biggest fall home decor trends, you can transform your space and enter the new season in style.
Whereas summer home decor focused on staycation vibes and organic shapes (in other words, capturing more of an easy-breezy feel), according to the experts, next season is all about architectural shapes and heavier weight materials for more of a grounding effect. In particular, Los Angeles based event stylist and interior designer Abby Pendergrast has picked up on an Italian influence in terms of forms and textures in the home.
And if you're worried about budget — don't be. Not every trendy addition for fall has to cost you a fortune. In fact, just even one strategic purchase can give you the feeling, whether it's the lamp trend that designers are loving or one luxurious throw pillow. Of course some of fall's best design ideas are a bit more splurge-worthy as well, like a podium-style marble table.
Regardless of what you've got to spend, take a look at four key fall trends as forecasted by Pendergrast. Find out which one would best work for your home and get a jump on next season.
The classic umbrella shade gets a decidedly modern upgrade in one of the season's biggest lighting trends, according to Pendergrast. "Umbrella lampshades are everywhere this season," she says. "Taking nods from Italian design you'll see this shade style from pendants to floor lamps and everything in between!" Her favorite? This version from CB2 which also features a marble base — another trendy material for fall.
Looking for a lamp style that's a bit lighter? Pendergrast is noticing that paper lantern styles are having a moment as well. Specifically, she loves a minimal and clean take on this trend, like those influenced by Japanese designer Isamu Noguchi. You can even find lookalikes for as little as $18, like this one from Amazon.
Plinth Style Table
"You've heard me say Italian design once already, but I'm going to say it again," Pendergrast says of this minimal, slab-style table trend. And the designer specifically notes that luxe materials like travertine, marble, or malachite will heighten the look if you're trying this one out for fall.
Just as is the case with your clothing, weightier fabrics in your home just feel a bit cozier for fall — and classic velvet is a no-brainer to get the effect. "Velvet is always a hit in the fall and I am loving rust tones," says Pendergrast. And you don't have to spring for a whole new couch just to get the look. Instead, the designer shares that a simple pillow cover, like this one from H&M Home is enough to give your sofa a refresh for fall in an instant.