I know it’s hard to think about the seasons changing when it’s still 90+ degrees in Birmingham. But don’t let your weather apps fool you folks. Fall IS here. I don’t know about you, but I’ve already been thinking about all of the little ways to make my apartment fall-ready.
So in hopes of manifesting some cooler weather, I’m writing about a few of my favorite fall decor trends and how to bring them indoors when the outdoors is still a summer scorcher—Oh, and the best part: where to shop them in Birmingham.
Welcome to Fall, Y’all.
It’s hard to get in the ~fall mood~ when you’re still sweating buckets after a 30 second trip to the car, but we’re gonna try. My approach is just to start making small fall changes wherever I can: cooking fall-inspired meals, dressing in fall colors, and most importantly, bringing fresh, fall trends indoors.
So, you might be surprised when I tell you I actually stopped by La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Greystone instead of immediately surfing Pinterest to get some inspiration. The folks at La-Z-Boy are always on top of the season’s trends. Here are the top three trends they’re seeing for fall, and how to incorporate them into your Birmingham home.
1. Natural Textures
Think jute rugs, accent wall baskets and burlap-wrapped anything. Natural-fiber accents have always been a favorite of mine—no matter the season—but they seem especially popular coming into fall.
I’m a little biased towards this trend… (the amount of wicker baskets I own is frankly alarming.) What can I say? I’m just a sucker for any kind of versatile catch-all piece.
Turn a blank wall into the highlight of your home with an accent wall of baskets—I promise it looks so much better than it sounds.
One trend that’s transcending the summer season is layering. And this technique is perfect when working with natural textures. Throw a jute rug down under a plush rug, or add a burlap runner with fall-inspired centerpieces to your dining table for an easy transition into the new season.
2. Organic Shapes
Think ceramic vases, handmade decor and perfectly imperfect wall-art. The idea of this trend is simple. Perfection is boring. Sleek designs and modern silhouettes are by no means “out”, but this fall, handcrafted-quality and a soft organic shapes, are IN.
In a way it’s simply getting back to the basics of art and decor. And these pieces can bring a sense of warmth and comfort to a room—both feelings I associate with the fall season.
Whether you mimic the shapes of gourds and pumpkins in vases for a centerpiece, or repot your plants into a new planter—there are so many small ways to incorporate organic shapes into a space. Of course, you can add all the fall flare you want.
3. Warm Tones and Colors
Yes, this is a given. And pretty broad, but that’s why it’s a good one to throw in. It’s easy, makes sense and is actually a really fun trend play with. For me, there are a few colors that SCREAM fall to me no matter what season it is: burgundy red, burnt orange and navy blue—And no the last two have nothing to do with me being an Auburn University graduate.
The Pantone Color Institute publishes seasonal trend reports showing the colors that will trend every year. And the one they published this past February is proof that my fall-associated colors are trendy!! The 16 tones are mostly warm hues: oranges, reds and yellows—with pops of blue and a couple of greens.
So get inspired with traditional warm tones, but don’t be afraid to throw in a few surprises here and there—whether it’s with colorful fall flowers and planters or with accent pillows and throws.
Shop These Trends and More at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries
When you’re finding your own inspiration for getting your home ready for fall, make sure to keep your local La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in mind. They have so much more than recliners, including more trendy accent pieces and even entire collections picked by Kristen Bell herself!
And if you need a little more inspo, connect with the design experts at your local La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries. Consultations are FREE, and no matter how big or small your project may be, they are there to help.
📍Find the location closest to you, here.