10 Fall Decor Trends of 2023

September 28, 2023

Decor trends come and go and, often, come back again. It can be exhausting to try to keep up with it all. Instead of changing everything with the trends, work on identifying styles you like and implementing those. It likely won’t be too long before they’re “on trend” again. If you’re looking for some new things to try, here are a few fall decor trends of 2023 to inspire you:

1. Go Big in Your Home

As the cliche goes, “go big or go home”. In this case, you’re already home and the trend is oversized pieces and accessories. You don’t necessarily need to go for full maximalist interior design. Instead, you can focus on a few oversized pieces to enhance a room.

Deep, comfortable furniture pieces like oversized lounges and armchairs are continuing to be a popular decor trend. You can also incorporate oversized pendant lighting to brighten up a room. If it’s not time to upgrade your furniture or lighting and you still want to try this fall decor trend, chunky knits can be used as throws to easily add oversized flair to a room while also adding a sense of hygge.

Artwork is another easy way to incorporate an oversized aspect or feel to a room without drastically changing it. Big prints, posters, or pictures allow you to add this fall decor trend to a room. You can also opt for smaller pieces and create a gallery wall.

2. Play With Darker, Rich Colors

Autumn brings cooler weather and tends to see decor trends switching to dark, rich colors. Trading out citrus or pastel-colored throw pillows, blankets, or bed linens for darker purples, burgundies, emeralds, navy blues, or even mustards is a good way to try out this trend. You can even play with these colors in your fall mantel decor to bring an autumn look and feel to your fireplace. 

For a more semi-permanent element, you can add some paint to a room. An accent wall or painted trim can make a room stand out without overwhelming it. You can also play around with painted ceiling trim or even painting the ceiling.

3. Add Texture

Textures are a great way to add interesting touches to a room and they’re also included in this year’s fall decor trends. An easy way to add texture to a room is with cushions or pillows. Plus, texture isn’t just cloth; you can also add texture to a room with reflective surfaces, sequined embellishments, or even decorating with houseplants.

Another way to add texture is by embellishing the walls of a room with different types of trim or by updating a furniture piece with some interesting textured aspects like tiles, scalloped wood, or even paint that gives the illusion of texture. There are plenty of ways to add texture to your walls, so there are a lot of options to choose from to help you get the look you want.

4. Try Out Plaid

Plaid is a classic rustic, country, farmhouse, etc. pattern that also can enhance the autumnal feel of your fall decor. As plaid rises in popularity again, there are more options than ever to decorate with plaid and include plaid patterns in your decor.

In addition to traditional plaid colors and combinations, jewel tones, brighter colors, and more are also popping up. Between the color combinations, the sizing of the pattern, and the composition of the pattern, you’re bound to find the perfect plaid to round out your fall decor. Plus, plaid and mixing and matching patterns are fall color schemes that work year-round, so you have a lot of flexibility no matter the season.

5. Opt for Vintage or Retro Elements

The retro sports street vibe popular in the 80s and into the 90s is continuing to make a comeback. Bold primary colors paired with graffiti-style or graphic text decorations are a great way to incorporate this decor trend.

Graffiti, graphic text, and big numbers can be easily incorporated with throw pillows, cushions, prints and artwork, or bed linens and throw blankets. From there, you can add the bold primary colors as an accent wall or on the trim. For something a little more easily changed, you can also go with an area rug. Using area rugs over whatever flooring you have, even layering over the carpet, is one of the flooring trends as well.

If the 80s or 90s retro vibe is too bold and bright for the look you want, a more subtle vintage look is also one of the fall decor trends of 2023. Vintage furniture, textiles, art, and more can all help you play with this “blast from the past” decor trend.

6. Go for Elegant, Tailored, and Classic Elements

Seemingly on the other end of the spectrum is an elegant, tailored, and classic fall decor trend. This trend is more minimalist and has high contrast. It’s all about clean cuts, classic lines, scaled-back details, monochromatic palettes, and less clutter.

Nothing is more classic than a black-and-white pattern for high contrast. Area rugs featuring a black-and-white pattern and throw pillows or cushions with a tufted button are an easy way to incorporate this trend without going overboard. Subtle touches like these can help you incorporate bold patterns into your custom home decor without going too far in one direction.

7. Include Marbled Patterns

Marble continues to be a popular material for tiles and makes its appearance in countertops. Because there are a lot of ways to incorporate marble into your interior design, it’s creeping into other aspects of decor as well.

Furniture, like coffee table tops and side table tops, is coming in marble. Colored marbled patterns are showing up in accessories like fabrics, dinner plates, and mugs. As a pattern, marble adds depth and layers to a look and can do the same for a room when you add accessories featuring it.

8. Make a Statement

Statement pieces always seem to be on-trend. This fall decor trend focuses on statement furniture and statement ceilings, which is one of the interior design trends. Statement furniture is usually an easier trend to incorporate because furniture is usually easier to change and switch out than an existing ceiling.

Statement Sofas or Sectionals

In the living room, sofas or sectionals tend to be the largest piece of furniture in the room, so they’re a popular choice for making a statement. Heavily tufted sofas, sofas with an interesting shape, those using a luxurious material, or that come in a rich color stand out and are a great way to add a statement piece to a room. They can also help you define spaces in an open-concept floor plan.

Statement Ceilings

When it comes to ceilings, there are several types of ceilings you can consider if you’re in the design process. You can also make a statement with an existing ceiling by updating the lighting fixtures. Going from a standard overhead light to a chandelier certainly makes a statement. You can also add color, wallpaper, or use crown molding ideas to create a statement ceiling.

If you’re still in the design process, the options are endless. Tray ceilings, where the center section is recessed, are a great way to add depth and dimension to your ceiling. With these, you can further create a statement ceiling by using paint, recessed lighting or rope lighting, or other tips for decorating tray ceilings.

Statement Glassware

Making a statement doesn’t always have to be large design elements or large decor. You can also make a statement with smaller decor pieces. One of the fall decor trends of 2023 is statement glassware. Glassware in bright colors or bold colors, interesting finishes, unique shapes, and more can all help you incorporate this decor trend.

Usually, statement glassware is displayed as part of a larger tablescape featuring centerpieces, table runners, dinnerware, flatware, and more. If you have open shelving or a deeper plate rail in your kitchen, these can be great areas to secure and display statement glassware when not in use.

9. Choose Natural Furnishing

A more rustic, natural look has been an ongoing decor trend for a while now. This fall continues to be no different. Patterned wood floors, pragmatic and stylish wood pieces, sun-bleached wood, and vegetable fibers are all on-trend this fall.

Patterned wood floors or other flooring options take a standard hardwood floor a step up to add some depth. Wood pieces can add a durable, natural element to a room. Sun-bleached wood often ends up in soothing brown tones, brings texture to a room, and also offers a sense of warmth. The same is true for vegetable fibers like wicker, rattan, bamboo, and more.

10. Create a Welcoming Front Door

Welcoming design and decor elements are things every entryway needs. When welcoming front doors are one of the fall decor trends, you can start outside and seamlessly extend that look and feel inside in your entryway.

If you have one of the larger front porch styles, then you have more room to work with and can likely incorporate more fall outdoor decor ideas. With space for seating and larger displays, a front porch can give you a lot of flexibility to create a warm and welcoming space.

Even if you don’t have a large front porch, there are still plenty of ideas for fun front door decor you can use to create a welcoming front door. Something as simple as a seasonal wreath or sign on your front door can go a long way in creating a welcoming space that you can then extend and enhance in your interior entryway.

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Regardless of your personal taste and style, you’re bound to find something you like in these fall decor trends of 2023. If no amount of redecorating or remodeling is turning your current house into the home you want, consider working with a custom home builder to design and build a custom home that is suited to your style and needs. If you’re ready and inspired to start planning out your own custom home, contact Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090 to make your dream home a reality.