The new season has made its official appearance and wardrobes everywhere are trading shorts and flip flops for scarves and cardigans. Along with the additional layers, we usually see bright summer colours swapped for moodier ones like cognac, olive and maroon, and Pantone’s seasonal picks like sailor blue and warm sand. While you're changing over your closet and maybe even picking up some of this season's must-have pieces, here are some home decor items and trends to consider reflecting the change in season inside your home, and the best ways to incorporate them.
- Don’t forget texture. While colours may make the most immediate impact, textures like chunky knit, velvet and leather provide an additional depth to your interior (and wardrobe!).
- Invest in classics, scrimp on shorter-lived themes. If you’re loving navy or sailor blue this year but are not sure if it’s a long-lasting relationship, incorporate less expensive elements like this printable abstract art from Etsy. Save the bulk of your home budget for splurges like a tailored leather armchair in a colour you know you’ll love for years to come (and that also easily transitions through the seasons).
- When in doubt, toss a throw on it. Arguably the easiest and most affordable way to bring those fall feels into your home is a classic knit throw in an autumnal colour of your choosing (very much the same way that a scarf can completely shift your outfit into fall-mode). Feeling like some extra cred? Why not try knitting one yourself?
- Remember the hygge. It’s not just colours and new accessories that transition your space from summer to fall. Steep some chai tea and light an assortment of candles to truly bring the cozy in, and start putting that throw to good use.
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