As we enter the month of September, it’s about time we switch out resting in the sun with snuggling in front of the fireplace. And with the temperatures dropping and winds getting chilly outside, you’ll need to make it super cosy indoors.
These are our favourite 2023 fall interior design trends you can take inspiration from, to update your interior this season.
Retro Influences, the Contemporary Way
The retro style will be revived in autumn-inspired interiors this fall because of the nostalgic yet timeless appeal they create. With the ever-evolving technologies and rapidly advancing design themes, people have begun to find comfort in styles of the past. So, if you’re a fan of interior design with historical influences — especially those from the 1950s to the 1970s — you’ll love the unique character of retro-style fall decor trending in 2023!
The secret to adding retro influences is having fun with your decor. Create a quick set up, for example, a mismatched set of tabletop decor pieces. Adding a hint of the traditional decor style also helps add to the retro style.
Fall 2023 is all about making your home cosy, especially through luxurious textures. With the popularity of stark, all-white interiors, people are now looking towards the sensory experience created by textures. These provide depth and comfort, making the interior feel warm and welcoming — perfect for fall. Two top textures to use include chenille and velvet. Consider incorporating these by breathing life into old stuff, especially your worn favourites, by reupholstering them using these fabrics. This is a great idea for long-term fall decor that will last you for years.
Another fall essential is plush rugs. While wool is a classic choice for autumn rugs, you can also opt for more natural and rustic options, such as jute. If your home gives a breezy vibe, you can instantly shift it to cosiness with richer, heavier drapery. Velvet window treatments are a great choice if you want to make a statement.
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Moody colours are having their moment in fall decor this year, particularly because of the drama they add to the interior while keeping it seasonal. Again, they make for a great change from the regular all-white interiors seen in most homes these days.
Moody colours are particularly warm colours (here’s how they differ from cool hues). Famous autumn picks are deep burgundy, navy blue, and rust.
Such hues add a nostalgic touch to your decor while making it more inviting. For best results, mix and match them with neutrals. If you’re a fan of such rich colours, you can add them as the primary colour, for example, the walls. For folks seeking a seasonal change, adding moody-hued throw pillows and decor pieces is a great (and easy-to-change) alternative.
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The progression of technology has sparked the appreciation for physical books — and the good part is, they make for a great addition to fall decor. Make your autumn 2023 interior design trendy by adding a themed book nook. You can stack your fall favourites (or simply ones with bold-hued covers) in built-in shelving or use a mini freestanding rack. Pair it with plush seating and a warm lighting fixture to create an incredibly inviting ambience with fall vibes.
Subtle Halloween Themes
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With more and more people seeking dual-purpose decor items (that may save cash as well as free up space in the home), an emerging trend is doubling the purpose of your autumn decor by adding a subtle theme of halloween. This creates a fall-inspired interior while ensuring it works for Halloween festivities, too. This can be with the addition of a black and white colour palette (plus bursts of orange).
Everyone loves mealtimes with their family, and fall-inspired tablescapes create a cosy atmosphere that can enhance these cherished moments.
Lay a seasonal table cover or runner to set the base. Plaid prints are a crowd favourite in tablescapes — and across interiors for fall decor (here are 25 plaid fall decor ideas for inspiration). Top the base with seasonal dinnerware and decor pieces, such as small pumpkins and candles and enhance the mood with fall scents.
From quick refreshes to long-term upgrades, there are plenty of ways to inject the autumn spirit into your home this year. Bonus — add another dimension to your decor by regularly baking your favourite treats. The aroma adds to the cosy fall interior like none other!
Loving the top autumn interior design trends but don’t know how to start decorating or where to source the items? Our Interior Design Gurus can help! Book them for a 3D Visualisation or a Shopping List and transform your space into a cosy haven this season.