When the weather starts cooling off in the fall, it is time to move indoors. There are many ways to spruce up your home so that you'll gladly want to get cozy and spend more time inside. Below are some new trends to check out as you consider a home makeover for a fresh new look.

Color Trends

According to some designers "in the know," gray is the new beige. Different shades of gray make any room look cool and rich. If you're not a fan, then stick with cream colors or white, and create visual aesthetics using different textures and shapes. 3-D art can be especially appealing.

If all that gray and beige isn't your thing, then consider jewel tones to add a splash of color. Indigo, peacock blue, emerald green, and fuchsia get your attention in celebration of the bright colors of precious stones. It is easy to brighten up even the most subdued room with these brilliant hues.

Bring the Outdoors In

Nature-inspired wall coverings or accessories are hot additions to any home this fall.

Think butterflies and deer antlers and you'll see how creative your home decor can be. Whether you fancy yourself a lover of beach-inspired art or something from the woods, let your taste be your guide as you reclaim part of the beauty of nature for your home.

The Americana Farmhouse style is another popular trend as the weather cools down. Homey wood elements and flowers make for a lovely way to incorporate some of nature's gifts into your home. Animal motifs are also popular.

Bold Accent Walls

This fall, accent walls are "in." The trend is not the solid walls from yesteryear when you'd paint one wall a darker solid shade of the same basic color, or go with a red wall for dramatic effect. Bold geometric patterns and floral designs are taking over instead, adding some whimsical wall art to what would otherwise be a blank space. Two favorite choices for achieving this home improvement are stencil art and wallpaper.

Small Furniture Reigns Supreme

In design circles this fall, the "bigger is better" motto no longer rings true. Instead of huge pieces of furniture that it takes an army to move into your home, smaller pieces are in vogue. One of the cozy benefits of smaller pieces is that you can rearrange a room into small conversation hubs within a large room.

Mix and Match

There's good news for homeowners who are prone to picking up things at garage sales and other spots with no particular motif in mind. The whole "matchy matchy" philosophy no longer applies this fall. Now you can mix it up with different design genres without fear of being judged for it. The word eclectic describes it best.


There are are plenty of ways to add some pizzazz to your home this fall. Try some of them on for size and see how you feel. Use color or some exotic wallpaper to get started.


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