Nature inspires fall home trends with tips from the Lynda Anderson Team at Boulder Bay Realty Group

By: Stacey Kellogg Last Updated: September 19, 2020

A quick search on Pinterest reveals that the nation’s leading idea hub is following suit with what most designers are recommending when it comes to staging and decorating your home in fall 2020. They are taking their cues from Mother Earth, in a big way.

Agents at Boulder Bay Realty Group encourage the staging of a home before selling it, to maximize the seller’s potential and delight the buyer’s eye. Boulder Bay Realty Group also wants their clients to be excited about decorating their new homes, so they’ve created a list of the top trends to watch for this fall.

Natural tones and colors

Pulling inspiration from nature into your home is easy. Start with neutral tones on walls and floor coverings, such as light beiges, whites, subtle greys and even soft greens, blues, or golden colors. Hardwood floor or their close cousin, laminate, or vinyl, give a natural, woodsy feel, and tiles with mild texture can add depth to smaller floor areas such as bathrooms or foyers.

Natural fabrics and materials

You can also take local inspiration from the Region’s Indiana Dunes National Park and incorporate natural materials into the home décor, such as linen, cotton, soft terrycloth or polyester blends. Such items mimic the colors found on Northwest Indiana’s shoreline.

Heavier dark oranges, blacks, and browns of a typical fall décor are out of trend when it comes to covering a room, but do not be afraid to add them in small doses. Think of a Lake Michigan sunset, and consider shades of pinks, oranges, and blue grey for accent pillows, throw blankets, and vases.

Mum’s the word

Inside, consider replacing any traditional Halloween or Thanksgiving-style decorations with more universal inspirations from autumn. Lose the plaids and cornucopias and choose things like sprigs of real or natural-looking faux autumn leaves or wheat, acorn-patterned throw pillows, or bold-patterned accent rugs that pull out the colors of darker accent walls. Mums are a great addition to any home for autumn curb appeal and never go out of style.

What do to with tablecloths?

Table coverings seem to go in and out of style like the moon waxes and wanes. The recommendation for this fall is to use them sparingly, not like a focal point in the room. When the table covering blends in, it gives that “blanketed” feel to the room.

To keep the room open and airy, consider table coverings made of lighter materials and bold patterns to offset neutral walls, but only if you want to draw attention to that part of the room. Otherwise, lose the cloth and either leave the table empty, or stage it with a modest centerpiece made of natural elements, or placemats inspired by Mother Earth.

For more information about getting your home ready to sell, contact the experts from the Lynda Anderson Team at Boulder Bay Realty.