7 Decorating Trends for Fall 2016

7 Decorating Trends for Fall 2016

Stay trendy with a refresher on this year’s decorating trends. We picked out the seven biggest.

1. Layered neutrals

Keep things interesting by using a variety of neutral colors. You could go for several shades of tan, simple white on white, or the same neutral shade with several different textures.
Fall 2016 decorating trends - layered neutrals - white on white Fall 2016 decorating trends - layered neutrals - living room with tan textures  Fall 2016 decorating trends - layered neutrals - off white bedroom decor, lots of textures

2. Mix-and-match

Buy what you love and put it all together. Don’t be afraid to mix design styles, or materials and accessories for that matter. Make your own style by combining existing ones in a fresh way.
Fall 2016 decorating trends - mix and match - accessories Fall 2016 decorating trends - mix and match - vintage country kitchen subway tile backsplash exposed beams dark counters white marble countertop Fall 2016 decorating trends - mix and match - green and purple living room, floral wallpaper, textures and patterns

3. Bold

Bold is in. See if you can bring bright colors into your room — and definitely use more than one a time! High contrast is a great way to accentuate the effect: colors pop most on a dark background. Bring boldness in through furniture too with statement mirrors and large furniture.
Fall 2016 decorating trends - go bold - bright colors bold patterns Fall 2016 decorating trends - go bold - bright colors bold patterns
Fall 2016 decorating trends - go bold - living room with contrast dark walls bright art and table, neon pink coffee table

4. Graphic patterns

We’ve been saying it for a while: wallpaper is back! Pick whatever funky (or simple) pattern you like and create an accent wall. Patterned fabric for curtains, rugs, upholstery, etc. is also in right now. Incorporate this with the previous two trends, and get yourself a bold print you love. Don’t fret if it doesn’t perfectly match your existing style.
Fall 2016 decorating trends - graphic patterns - bathroom with black and white wallpaper, gold accents Fall 2016 decorating trends - graphic patterns - fancy bedroom with tufted white bed and map wallpaper accent wall
Fall 2016 decorating trends - graphic patterns - rustic country living room with printed fabric upholstery armchairs

5. Gallery wall

Tiling frames is a fun and visually appealing way to show off your art or favorite photos. Look at photos of gallery walls online if you need inspiration for how to arrange your frames. Mix big and small, portrait and landscape, and maybe even the frame material.

Fall 2016 decorating trends - gallery wall - office with pastel art in frames, tiled Fall 2016 decorating trends - gallery wall - dining room with fish prints
Fall 2016 decorating trends - gallery wall - decorating around a TV - Shauna Mailloux blog

6. Plaid

No one’s thrilled about the 80s style coming back, and we wish we could say something different for plaid. It’s been all over the runway this year, so stay trendy by incorporating it into pillows, curtains, or upholstery. But don’t make it too permanent — we think this trend will be more short-lived than the others.
Fall 2016 decorating trends - plaid - nautical east coast cape cod long island living room with tan plaid curtains
Fall 2016 decorating trends - plaid - plaid pillows and plaid blankets  Fall 2016 decorating trends - plaid - bedroom with plaid bedspread simple country bedroom

7. Matte surfaces

The big thing last year was metallic pieces. While metallic decor is definitely still popular, 2016 brings matte surfaces to the table as well. Contrast shiny decor with matte, like soapstone countertops, unpolished tables, and chalkboards.
Fall 2016 decorating trends - matte surfaces - matte unpolished marble soapstone countertop in white and gray modern kitchen

Fall 2016 decorating trends - matte surfaces - chalkboard wall, matte dark gray wall in living room Fall 2016 decorating trends - matte surfaces - matte flat gray table

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