And with that, another summer season has come to an end. This past September 22nd marks the fall equinox and we’re already starting to see the leaves change colour. So, whether you’re excited to bust out some extra layers as the temperature begins to drop or you’re taking a moment to mourn the end of your favourite season, there’s definitely one thing we can all agree on; fall is arguably the best time of year for home décor!
Maybe it’s the warm-toned colours trickled around the house, the smell cinnamon-spice candles permeating the rooms, or perhaps it’s that feeling you get from switching your thermostat from the air conditioning setting to the heater fan. No matter the case, we’re ready to make your home as cozy as possible with a run-down of all the Fall 2021 trend alerts, new Turkish Towels Etc. drops that are perfectly curated for the season, and a few budget-friendly styling tips to transform your space into an autumnal wonderland. Without further ado, let’s run down these trendy fall ideas that give an unexpected update to seasonal decor.
Earthy-Toned Colour Pallets Are a Must!
The leaves may come and go, but there’s one thing that will always stay the same when it comes time for fall decorating—warm tones! Reds, deep oranges, browns, and mustard yellows have always been a go-to when autumn rolls around. Reminiscent of changing leafs and the freshly-carved pumpkins, these nature-inspired colours add an air of comfort and sophistication to your home.
Even for those who are more apprehensive when it comes to adding colour to their space, these tones are actually a great place to start! These deep hues, regardless of the colour scheme of your base furniture, are quite simple to incorporate into your home and the hues actually tend to air on the more neutral side thanks to their earthy-quality. Even for those with cooler-toned couches and floors, bringing in some warmth with deep red and orange pillows or mustard throw blanket can create quite a lovely juxtaposition.
Unexpected Splashes of Cool
For the Fall 2021 season, interior designers have begun to weigh-in on their predictions for décor trends that are untraditional but still quite approachable for even the more amateur decorators. Put simply—deep jewel tones! Kathy Kuo, founder and CEO of Kathy Kuo Home notes her love for “deep greens and blues” in her fall décor rotation, adding that while they’re usually not associated with the season, they feel appropriate when added in tandem with the warmer shades mentioned earlier. Again, accent pillows and throws are always a great place to start, but skies the limit where you decide to add these colours. You can even try to switch out your table runner for an emerald shade or maybe adorning your front door with a wine-toned wreath even. So, if you’re feeling adventurous, experiment by adding a splash of these cooler tones to your autumn roster!
Add in Some Texture
The theme of this season when it comes to the décor element is earthy. Earthy colours, décor pieces, and textures. Adding textures, whether that’s through a woven pattern in the throw blanket or a roughed-up copper mantel piece, can absolutely transform the look and feeling of your room. Home décor is a great place to experiment with your creativity, so have fun! Try working with wood, velvet, woven elements, boucle’, and even fur to add a sense of warmth and coziness to any of your rooms.
If you’re looking to add some texture and colour to your kitchen or living room and don’t know where to start, try displaying some seasonal veggies like artichokes in a bowl. Even if you’re not a big fan of cooking with them, they’re stalky outer shell keeps them fresher longer and they’re such a beautiful vegetable to put on display.
Pro Tip: If you live in an area with pampas grass, grab the best-looking pieces and make it the center piece on your dining table! These furry plants are already dried so they’ll last forever and tie in perfectly with all your fall element.
A Focus on the Communal Rooms
While there’s really no rules when it comes to what rooms to add your fall décor (if the spirit moves you to transform every room in your home, by all means!), focusing on the living and dining areas are a great option for those looking for a subtler fall touch. Additionally, if you have an open-concept kitchen or if you find that your dinner guests tend to congregate in that room, you can also add some cozy elements there, too. Autumn is such a cozy season—with Thanksgiving on the horizon and dinner party invites rolling in, focusing your décor efforts on these communal rooms in the house just makes perfect sense!
Some of these design swaps are so simple and can easily make these rooms feel like a cozy dinner party waiting to happen. Try adding an earthy-toned table runner to your dining room, swap out some of your mantel décor for a few mini pumpkins you can pick up from most grocery stores, or add a warm and cozy throw blanket to your living room furniture (we can help you out in that department). The options are truly endless when it comes to spicing up your fall décor!
Another great and budget friendly idea when it comes to fall decorating is incorporating vintage and antique décor. Because of their rustic and weathered look and feel, second-hand lends itself perfectly for the Autumn season. Small items like wooden trays, amber glass bottles and vases that show they’re age can really take your space to the next level. Other common pieces you can almost always find in thrift shops that scream fall are those small brass trinkets—awesome for scattering across your mantles and bookshelves.
Even if you’re not much of a thrifter, make a weekend outing out of it and test your luck at your nearest Salvation Army or Value Village location. There’s nothing better than finding a small treasure from these places that only end up putting you back a couple dollars!
The Perfect Fall-Inspired Items
The our website is stacked-full of an assortment of luxurious Turkish-made towels perfect for all the seasons. Regardless of your style, you’ll be sure to find the perfect piece that are truly timeless and tie in perfectly to your décor theme.
Here’s a list of a couple our favourites for this Autumnal season:
Speaking of warm tones and texture, meet the Waffle Turkish Hand Towel in the colour Rust. Practical and stylish, these hand towels are the perfect whisper of fall in your kitchen or bathroom. These light-weight towels are super absorbent and also dry quickly, meaning they won’t get that mildewy-smell!
What’s more fall than leaves? This giant-sized peshtemal covers a queen mattress and is the perfect cuddle buddy on those chilly nights. While you can add it to your bed for an extra layer, you can also throw it in a basket in your living room for easy access or drape it across your couch to add some fall to your living space. Made with 100% Turkish cotton this piece is such a treat for all seasons—especially fall!
For those of you looking for a subtler fall touch, try the Chevron Turkish Throw in Beige. It’s really a go-to for any season thanks to its more neutral pattern and colour, but it really adds that perfect warm feeling to your space. Finished with hand-knotted fringes for a natural and stylish flair!
Swapping out your throw pillows is one of the easiest (and most affordable) ways of transforming a room. For the September to November months, the Modern Kilim Throw Pillow in Sunshine is such a beautiful option. It’s warms shades of gold and orange emanate comfort and are reminiscent of the changing leaves. Made with linen and cotton, the cushion is nicely textured while still soft to touch, making it perfect to lounge with!
Home design is all about having fun and taking risks. So, when it comes to adding new pieces to your space, don’t be afraid to test the waters with new styles that branch out from your norm. One great thing about fall that doesn’t get enough credit is how affordable it can be to transform your home.
If you don’t have deep pockets to purchase new furniture and carpets, have no fear! Fall is the time to walk outside and utilize nature to decorate your space. It can be as simple as picking up some fallen branches and leaves to DIY your own centerpiece, grabbing some Pampas grass from your nearby park, or heading to the thrift store for a couple vintage décor items.
Whatever the case may be, have fun and good luck!