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More Fall Design – Colors & Home Decor To Try In October

With fall officially here new design looks are everywhere! Every year, I try and find what's new and exciting to use for each season, avoiding stagnant and repetitive looks for my own home. With that said, I've observed a few current trends that I'm really liking for fall 2017, from unique color combinations to furniture pieces to overall design styles.

Here are four of my favorite looks to try this month!

Merging Warm & Cool Colors

blue-green-living-room-design Image Source : Lumar Interiors

mediterranean-living-room Image Source : Crespo Design Group

Love the vibrant, cheerful hues of summer as well as the warm, welcoming ones of winter? This look is obviously a win-win for those who adore color and want to show off a larger spectrum of color palettes.

Merging warm and cool colors works beautifully when pairing darker cools with warmer hues, as seen by Lumar Interiors (the dramatic blue sofa definitely passes as an honorary warm color!). However, if you enjoy light and airy interior designs, this example by Crespo Design Group showcases just how perfect warm rose and coral can work with green and blue!

Mustard Accents

Illinois-kitchen Image Source : Chi Renovation & Design

issaquah-sunroom-design Image Source : Michelle Yorke Interior Design

Mustard accents definitely aren't new to the interior design game, but there's something about their matte golden hue that works beautifully in fall. Mustard pairs perfectly with the rest of one's fall decor, including the usual oranges, reds, and rich browns.

Although I love this color for seamlessly fitting in with the typical fall color palette, I also find it brings warmth to more modern and contemporary designs. If you find your neutral interior could do with a little pick-me-up this holiday season, a mustard accent (or accents) will effortlessly fit right in!

Refined Rustic

transitional-dining-room Image Source : Nandina Home & Design

eclectic-powder-room Image Source : Design Directives

Rustic styles are huge during the fall, of course. However, this year I am noticing a lot more "refined rustic" -- a style that emanates the natural beauty of rustic/country design but is a bit more contemporary and polished. This can include glazed finishes, metal accent pieces, smooth lines, or custom designed casegoods.

Don't get me wrong, I love and appreciate the beauty of natural materials, but I also find more "polished" pieces more adaptable, easily taking on new and impressive looks throughout the year. Since the overall style of these pieces are more contemporary, you don't have to worry about sticking to one style - in fact, you can mix and match rustic, contemporary, and modern elements!

Global Influences

southwestern-living-room Image Source : Design Directives

Dining_Room Image Source : Bayberry Cottage

Globally influenced designs are always refreshing and stylish, I know. In fact, merging different global and cultural pieces is one of my all-time favorite looks. For this reason, I am glad to be seeing more of this awe-inspiring combination, as it's a timeless style that always shows off the homeowner's unique personality.

Whether you're a world traveler or an avid antique shopper, creating your own look out of the different global styles never fails to impress. Try mixing prints, textures, artwork, and decor while bring the different pieces together with rugs, window treatments, and other textiles. Merging global styles is easier than you think, you just have to do a little creative experimentation- but it's worth it!.