From Calvin Klein’s chic knit collection to The Row’s boldly oversized silhouettes, this season’s runway shows featured some memorable looks for fall. The fun part of checking out the fashion trends—no matter how over-the-top some of them may seem—is to guess which ones will cross over into the world of interior design. The two industries do tend to sip from the same cup of couture, afterall, so inevitably, you’ll find the hottest, new décor ideas are inspired by the creative overlords of the fashion world. For example, the re-emergence of sixties couture (brought on by popular culture’s obsession with “Mad Men”) is 100% tied to the massive mid-century décor movement across the country—and who could possibly complain about bringing back one of the chicest design periods in our history? Well, there are some who may scoff at the loud geometric prints (a few may be a tad headache-inducing, we admit), but there’s no denying the trend holds some major fun appeal. And that’s only the beginning of the runway-décor crossover action.
So without further adieu, let’s take a look at five home décor ideas that could have come straight off this season’s runway. They’re whimsical, dramatic and even cozy—and they’ll definitely jazz up your home’s look this season.
1. Fall Knits
Sweater dresses and other knitwear is all over the runway this season and we found some wonderfully cozy crossovers into our home runway, as well. The Ecru Gluck Pendant Light is topped with a cozy knit cover that gives off a wonderful, warm glow. Another option is the beautiful Cable Knit Pouf Ottoman, a perfect accessory for relaxing on a cool, fall night.
2. Fun Fur
Fur—in all colors of the rainbow—showed up in almost every designer’s Fall 2014 show. Whether in the form of a coat (see the Marni show) or a cute little accessory (see a la Lagerfeld for Fendi), fun fur has been around for a couple of seasons now and doesn’t seem to be fading any time soon. So why not join the party at home? Throw a brightly colored faux fur pillow on your couch—like this teal number from Ethan Allen. Or pop this happy bean bag from PB Teen in your child’s room. Just remember: you can’t take yourself too seriously with this trend.
3. Sixties Swagger
Prints and bright colors are back in clothes and in home décor. From the famous Marimekko printed textiles and dynamic geometric rugs to furniture like Jonathon Adler’s Godfrey Swivel Chair in burnt orange, the sixties is swinging and swaggering into our lives and we love it.
4. Oversized Trend
Blame it on the 80s comeback, but big shoulders and oversized clothing is everywhere this season. One big positive (besides the fact that it can hide those winter pounds!) is the way this look is making its way into home décor. Oversized chairs and tables are not only fun pieces; they’re also practical. The Hamlin Chair in Calvin Sea Blue and Big Basket Chair are both oversized in comfort, while the walnut Astor Dining Table is not only appealing in its clean, modern lines, but its incredibly useful when hosting those fall holiday parties.
5. Bright & Bold
Bright, bold splashes of color are showing up in the hottest designer’s collections this fall and we are pleased as punch with that trend. Nothing jazzes up a house like one bright-colored wall, a smaller statement like the radiant Citrus Black and White Flower Lamp (that also evokes a bit of the sixties trend) or a bold piece of furniture like the amazing Normann Copenhagen Swell Sofa. It’s all about adding a feature or two that bring whimsy and fun into your space.
What are your favorite design trends for the fall season? Let us know what you’ll be adding to your home this fall!