8 Fall Decor Trends of 2021

September 30, 2021

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 implement 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 2021 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. Deep, comfortable furniture pieces like oversized lounges and armchairs are popping up as 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 sees 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. 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.

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 or sequined embellishments, or even 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. Opt for Vintage or Retro Elements

The retro sports street vibe popular in the 80s is making 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 in 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.

If the 80s 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 2021. Vintage furniture, textiles, art, and more can all help you play with this “blast from the past” decor trend.

5. 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.

6. Include Marbled Patterns

Marble is 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.

7. Make a Statement

Statement pieces always seem to be on-trend. This fall decor trend focuses on statement furniture and statement ceilings. Statement furniture is usually an easier trend to incorporate because furniture is usually easier to change and switch out than an existing ceiling.

In the living room, sofas 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.

When it comes to ceilings, you can 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 upgrade the crown molding to create a statement ceiling.

If you’re still in the construction 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 and recessed lighting or rope lighting.

8. Choose Natural Furnishing

A more rustic, natural look has been an ongoing decor trend for a while now. This fall is 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.

Regardless of your personal taste and style, you’re bound to find something you like in these fall decor trends of 2021. If you happen to find yourself inspired to start planning out your own custom home, contact Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090 to make your dream a reality.