This year’s fall interior design trends circle around creating dramatic impacts with combinations of vivid colors, bold patterns and simplicity. With this in mind, here are some tips that might help you help yourself.
Bungalow Bed by Stanley Furniture in Gloucester Grey.
Although the neutral palette will never be forgotten, the current trends return to the
celebration of color. Deeply saturated hues like navy, indigo and all shades of gray are considered the “new” neutral, because of their ability to blend with other colors and styles so easily.
Also on the move is pink. This pop of color can help break up more monotone interiors without becoming too overwhelming, especially when used on furniture rather than covering entire walls.
Thomas Altamirano, Principal Designer for Studio Alta Inc. of New York, states “Use color to accent special features in a space such as a significant piece of furniture or a cozy nook. Don’t think of color in such a literal sense such as an accent wall. An interesting blue chair is a much more interesting conversation piece than a blue wall.”
Romero Accent Chair by Cisco Brothers
2. Embrace the luxurious side
Fabrics like velvet, earthy suede, textured corduroy are on their way up the popularity ladder, but don’t forget about cotton and linen. These classic fabrics, now rejuvenated with the addition of metallic finishes, can be seen faithfully across the industries and can add a feel of sophistication to any space.
Examples of metallic fabrics
3. Floral Prints and Patterns
The addition of floral patterns to any space allows it to instantly feel softer and more welcoming, but lets make this clear, it’s not your grandmothers’ floral patterns. These are new age patterns with a modern twist.
Examples of modern floral patterns
You can also expect to see large prints with darker backgrounds along side their floral pattern cousins.
Examples of floral patterns on a dark background
4. Matching patterns – Not so much!
We all know that harmonious colors don’t have to match, and the same goes for pattern finishes. Don’t be afraid to try bold styles and mix finishes like the two-tone dining table by Hooker Furniture.
Corsica Round Two Toned Dining Table by Hooker Furniture
You’ll be surprised at how far you can push the boundaries and still create a cohesive look.
5. Performance? Not just a word for cars
Selecting the right fabric is extremely important when it comes to protecting your furniture from wear and in some cases, family members. David Horst, Designer for Greathouse Furniture, believes “It’s a good idea to buy the best quality fabric your budget can afford when shopping for furniture, especially upholstered furniture.”
In addition to this, you should always consider these simple factors when shopping for indoor or outdoor furniture. Weather resistance, UV protection, easy cleanup and fabric life expediency, are all key factors to consider before you make that big jump and purchase your merchandise.
6. Think out side the box
The one issue most individuals have with following trends is not thinking out side the box. Have the confidence to try bold trends and add your perspective on the interpretation of design style.
Some trends are not trendy and they are not usually here one season and gone the next, instead they sometimes morph and grow leading us into other styles, but they do influence us every day and virtually in every place in our lives.
7. If all else fails, then get some help
If your lost, confused and clueless on where to begin, then it’s okay to ask for some help. Not everyone is born with the knack on knowing what looks good and what doesn’t.
If this is you, then get some help! Greathouse has an excellent design staff that offers in-house consultations. This means, one of the design staff will come to your home and offer their insights on how to proceed. This is a great feature for those individuals who have an idea, but need the extra help to see it become a reality.
Greathouse Design Staff