Decorating Ideas to Bring a Touch of Autumn to your Home

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New England in the Fall via Etsy

If you’ve ever experienced New England in the Fall, you know the vibrant beauty that seems to suddenly appear out of nowhere, transforming busy highways and cottages by the sea into picturesque scenes of color. From gold toned leaves to the comfort of a fireplace to crisp cool nights spent in cozy sweaters, these are the things that make Autumn one of our favorite seasons. So why not invite some of the warmth and magic of the harvest season into your own home? With autumnal colors and natural accents, to decorative pumpkins and more, adding a touch of fall flavor to décor is very simple to achieve.

Bring Nature Indoors

The heart of Autumn decorating stems from the beauty of nature. From pine cones and berries to acorns, pumpkins and leaves, creating a gorgeous wreath or a rustic centerpiece out of natural details is an easy and stylish fall addition.

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Image via Better Homes and Gardens

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Image via Pinterest

Cozy Accents

Layering your room in a variety of cozy throws and blankets adds both warmth and texture to décor, fashioning a comfortable fall escape for you to enjoy on those chilly days and nights.

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Images via Daniella Marie Blog & Pinterest

Decorative Pumpkins

It’s not about the plain orange pumpkins anymore! Painted and glittered, golden and shiny, pumpkins have come a long way and can be both a chic and stylish fall accessory to home décor.

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Images via Lauren Conrad & Country Living

Shades of Autumn

Rich browns, brick reds, burnt oranges and golden yellows all lend their part in creating an Autumn inspired atmosphere. Decorative pillows or kitchen linens are a great way to add in unexpected pops of these toasty shades.

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How To: Decorating with Geometrics

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It’s no surprise that geometric patterns have made their way from Greek art to fashion to furniture, wallpaper, rugs, pillows and more! They continue to lie at the heart of great design and can transform even a drab room into a chic and stylish sanctuary. Geometric designs help to both modernize a home’s look and bring visual interest and depth to a room with a variety of simple shapes including diamonds, chevron prints, hexagons, circles and waves. Finding the right way to incorporate these uncomplicated prints into your personal space can be a headache and challenge when knowing where to begin may seem like an unending puzzle. However, we found with just a few elementary tips and tricks, decorating with geometrics can be as simple as pairing wine with cheese and black with white!

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Images via Pinterest & Design Milk

Starting with easy, basic changes is the first step to transforming your room into a modern oasis. Some simple ideas include hanging geometric style art or paintings with a modern twist on walls, redoing shelves or bookshelves incorporating square, diamond or block print patterns and finally bringing in a chevron rug or pillows as accents to your décor. Just remember that geometric prints are both bold and loud so only changing a few pieces is necessary.

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Geometric rugs are a wonderful solution to starting small. They bring both texture and balance to your room without being overpowering (image via Pinterest)

When working with geometrics, the two most important tips are making sure that the colors in the room flow properly together so they are not competing against one another, as well as the ratio of prints to solids is balanced. You need to have a place for the eye to breathe, away from all the attention grabbing elements. By creating spaces that are clean and devoid of design, your room will be proportional and inviting rather than busy and unwelcoming.

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A perfect example of balance, a geometric wallpaper offset by a solid duvet cover and pillows (image via Brewster Home Fashions)

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With coordinating colors and perfect balance, this room provides a wonderful example of geometric decorating done right (image via Brewster Home Fashions)

The last tip to keep in mind when incorporating geometrics into your room is when layering patterns and prints. Keep scale and balance in mind, offset smaller prints with slightly larger designs so they work together rather than overpowering one another.

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A large scale geometric rug offset by a small scale contemporary art design (image via decoist.com)

Have your own tips when decorating with geometrics? Share them below!

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2014 Home Decor Trends

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Fashion does not merely reflect the culture of the times, it is a key characteristic of a culture itself. As each passing moment marches on, and history is written, so do our tastes evolve. While good design is truly timeless, it is a pursuit of happiness and inspiration to keep on top of the constantly emerging trends.Each year we look forward to Maison & Objet for a fresh perspective on home decor trends and the best showing of rising looks. It is the pinnacle of cutting edge interior design energy, where promising artists and visionary concepts mingle with the finest standards in the art of decor. Maison brings talent and influences from around the globe together for a show that is not to be missed! Soon after Fashion Week takes over NYC and we get to see how the home and garment trends intersect and play off of each other. Dominant colors, patterns and finishes emerge and we cannot help but be swept up in a la mode fascinations and artistic expression of the design world. Here are a few of our observations from the halls and runways this year.

Spring 2014 Color Trends for home Decor

 

Decor Color Trends 2014

Decor Color Trends 2014 as Observed by our Creative Director Paula Berberian at Maison et Objet

Colors! Pantone are the color authorities and our go-to resource for color trends.This year the color of the year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid and we have already seen the hue start to take off in everything from pillows to jewelry, wall decor, and clothes. Striking an equilibrium with the imaginative purple hue, pretty pastels like hemlock green, placid blue and soft violet are balanced with dazzling blue with a cobalt tendency, celosian orange, freesia yellow and cayenne red. Sand and paloma grey bring thoughtful neutrals to the mix for a sophisticated poise. We were certainly seeing a lot of orange on the runways at FWNY last week, as well as delicate blushing pinks and purples and olive greens with plenty of black, grey, cream and white. Walking the halls of Maison, pink was the belle of the ball. Deep coral pink tones, as well as mid-tone pink pastels were gracing home decor products across the boars. Mid tone pastels including sage, yellow and pale blues were also popular, in addition to plenty of timeless taupes, beige and grey neutrals.

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Western influences via Hooked on Houses

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Miss Print Guatemala Wallpaper tropicana print and subtle retro via design milk

Prints! Western prints and themes have been picking up traction. We have been seeing more antlers and quirky taxidermy influences in decor, as well as global versions of Southwestern prints. Think Ralph Lauren American cabin inspirations, with plaids, checks and ropes as well as animal pelts. Dhurries, colorful area rugs indiginous to India, were prevalent, layering floors with a mix of worldly patterns and contemporary prints. We are also seeing a lot of Tropicana inspirations like pink flamingos, bananas and palm trees. Subtle retro looks that have been simplified for a sophisticated, modern appeal are everywhere. In the same category, Geometrics reminisce on the 80′s, but with a fresh perspective. Flower prints took on a pixelated, blurry look for a futuristic yet pretty effect. Baroque influences were also evident across all sorts of home decor looks. Cultured, ethnic inspirations are still very much in. Beautiful blooming florals, watercolor florals and elegant textures were prevalent, as well as traditional designs with new techniques.

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Mimosa Lane Decor Tropicana theme wallpaper pink bamboo

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Building Materials, Textiles and Finishes: brass was plentiful, and gold, as well as heaps of copper and dark metals, along with feathers, wood, and stone, including marble and agate and chunky knits. Painted furniture is chic. Innovative DIY types are upcycling pieces that may have gone unnoticed with fresh colors. This trend has emerged way beyond white, with bright turquoise, chartreuse, yellow and bubblegum pink reinventing even the plainest of jane furniture into desirable pieces.

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More Notable Trends: Accessories, especially lamps, were designed with soft faceted angles, like cut gems with obscure shapes. Pendant lamps continued to grow in popularity, now in even more colors. Wallpaper, including graphic designs, geometrics, glamour prints and trompe l’oeil effects like marble were taking walls to new levels of captivation. Dimensional accent effects like beads, sequins, and raised inks were also popping up on walls and textiles for a heightened interest in decor. Typography and graphic branding design, like retro neon signs, ironic logos and street-smart snowboarding and skateboarding graffiti style words were featured on the runways and in decor, too.

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faceted orange lamp via Better Homes & Gardens

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Fashion Week 2014 via Stylesight.com

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Faceted lamps via Vogue Best in Show from Maison & Objet 2014

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Modern floral prints and orange trend by Peter Som via Stylesight.com

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Decor Color and Design Trends 2014 as observed by Brewster home Fashions Creative Director Paula Berberian at Maison et Objet

 

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Zebbie black & white zebra print wallpaper

Zebbie black & white zebra print wallpaper from the Zinc collection

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Zebbie Taupe Zebra Print wallpaper from the Zinc Collection by Brewster home Fashions wallpaper

Zebbie Taupe Zebra Print wallpaper from the Zinc Collection by Brewster home Fashions wallpaper

Flavia Grey Embossed Snakeskin wallpaper from the Tresca wallpaper collection

Flavia Grey Embossed Snakeskin wallpaper from the Tresca wallpaper collection

Talamanca Beige Abstract Leopard Print Wallpaper from the Ibiza wallpaper collection

Talamanca Beige Abstract Leopard Print Wallpaper from the Ibiza wallpaper collection

Jimmy Choo's living room with a leopard print rug photo via Elle Decor

Jimmy Choo’s living room with a leopard print rug photo via Elle Decor

Python Olive Snakeskin wallpaper from the National Geographic collection

Python Olive Snakeskin wallpaper from the National Geographic wallpaper collection

Talamanca Blue Abstract Leopard Print Wallpaper fromt he Ibiza wallpaper collection by Eijffinger

Talamanca Blue Abstract Leopard Print Wallpaper fromt he Ibiza wallpaper collection by Eijffinger

Donatella Versace living room mixes animal prints photo via Elle Decor

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