The first day of fall is just around the corner, and while it may still feel like summer, it’s time to break out the cozy home decor to transition into fall.
Not only does the start of fall bring a change of scenery and cooler temperatures, the design trends that come with the new season should be embraced. Here are three simple design trends that can help make your home ready for fall.
Add some Light
The fall brings on shorter days and longer nights, so proper lighting becomes especially important. With less natural light, your home may feel darker than it did during the summer months. Simply add portable sources of light, such as lamps, to your home. Table lamps and floor lamps brighten up dark corners while creating a warm and cozy atmosphere. With zero installation costs and ample versatility, lamps are an easy choice for a quick decor update.
One of fall’s biggest trends in table lamps is placing two identical lamps on opposite ends of a console or chest, or on both bedside tables next to a bed. This looks creates balance and makes a room look put together.
Mix your Metals
Another upcoming trend for fall is mixing up metals. Wearing gold and silver jewelry together is a trend that has spilled over from the fashion industry and into the interior design world. Don’t be afraid to break the so-called “design rules” and go ahead and mix the finishes of your fixtures and hardware. If your home has chrome or nickel colored wall sconces, don’t hesitate to hang a gold or copper mirror in between. The same goes for larger appliances – bronze pendants can be used with a silver stove hood or refrigerator.
While chrome may be the finish choice that never goes out of style, brass and gold finishes are very in vogue. Sophisticated yet simple, gold and brass finishes are quickly becoming top sellers. Gold ceiling lights paired with a chrome sink faucet is a concept worth copying.
Save your Energy
Fall is a great time to think about how you can be more energy efficient. Save on electricity costs by swapping out regular incandescent bulbs for LED or upgrading to LED fixtures. LED bulbs consume just a fraction of the energy used by standard incandescent bulbs. Not only does this update save you energy and money in the long run, you’ll also save time by removing the need to change light bulbs every year since LEDs last for years.
LED fixtures are great for outdoor use, such as on your porch or in your backyard. Not only do outdoor fixtures amp up the curb appeal of your home, they also keep your home safe and secure. By choosing LEDs, you’ll have the option to choose from a variety of styles and designs, including fixtures that use integrated LED modules.
Is your home ready for fall?
If not, our Design Team is here to help make the transition as smooth as possible. Just contact us at Design@Lamps.com or call 888.602.7011.