The kids are heading back to school and the weather is getting a little chillier. Now is the time to start preparing for the long seasons indoors by sprucing up your living space with fall inspired interior design ideas.
The most affordable way to update your home to reflect the change in seasons is to start with a neutral palette. Last year’s emphasis on grey as the new neutral will carry into this fall, and it’s a great choice for paint, window fashions and ceramic tile. Balancing the cool grey tones with a darker hardwood floor creates a nice contrast without being too dramatic.
Over top of this neutral palette you can then add splashes of color throughout your home using art, pillows, artificial flowers and other accessories such as candles. If you’re just finishing up your summer renovations and are now at the interior design phase, why not be inspired by some of the fall trends?. Fall brings to mind a certain coziness, which is reflected in fall’s interior design by emphasizing and mixing up different textures to create a warm and cozy interior. Ceramic tile is a fabulous way to create texture on unexpected surfaces like feature walls; adjacent to a sumptuous suede window treatment it adds depth and warmth. Add in a modern stainless steel lighting fixture for a cutting edge look, or a colored chandelier for a more eclectic feel.
Leather and leather look flooring is also becoming increasingly popular as it’s luxe look cannot be reproduced with any other material. Surprisingly durable, leather and leather look flooring is a great way to add warmth and coziness to almost any room. Layering dissimilar fabrics in your window treatments is also a great way to achieve that cozy, textured feel; and will keep you warm as winter slowly approaches. For those on a budget, simply adding a great throw rug, colored couch pillows or fuzzy blanket can enhance the cozy factor and warmth of your main living space.
The traditional color schemes of earthy browns, oranges and mustard yellows are back again this year, but for the more modern interior design certainly consider the rich gemstone blues and purples which look fabulous on a neutral palette. Though it’s certainly not a new trend, factoring in the energy efficiency of any of your interior design choices can deliver substantial savings. In preparation for the colder winters, look into reducing your home’s heat loss through windows by replacing outdated window fashions with insulated window coverings. Replacing your incandescent bulbs with energy efficient lighting for those darker winter days can also save substantial sums on heating costs. Implementing a combination of dramatic textures, fall inspired colors and energy efficient home products to your interior design project will have your home up to date with the latest in interior design trends for fall.