Fall Home Decor Ideas for Your Custom Home

Do you feel that chill in the air? Autumn has officially arrived and has us feeling ready to refresh our living spaces with some of the season's newest fall home decor ideas. Are you looking for inspiration of your own? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite 2023 fall features that would be perfect to include in your luxury custom home or luxury remodel. 

Do you have big ideas for your current or future home, regardless of the season? Find out how our experts at Rufty Homes can bring them to life by calling 919-460-8550 or contacting us online

Incorporate Earth Tones in Your Design

This fall, interior designers are focusing on natural earth tones like rich terracotta, deep browns, olive green, warm beige, etc. This color palette is reminiscent of fall colors without being too on the nose, for a beautiful design that will extend well beyond the season. 

Consider using these colors on your walls, for your furniture, or with your decor items for a cohesive look that will complement nearly any home style. 

Highlight Different Textures for an Interesting Design

What goes better with natural earth tones than various textures throughout your design? To create a more interesting look in your home this fall, use a variety of different textures like handcrafted clay vessels, handwoven textiles, and reclaimed wood furniture. 

To take it a step further, layer different textures in a room, such as a soft rug underneath a rugged wood coffee table. These different surfaces will invite touch, helping to create a cozy ambiance that’s perfect for fall. 

By pairing these different textures with earth tones, you can create a unique connection between the indoors and the outdoors in your home. 

Create an Eye-Catching Look With Wall-to-Ceiling Colors

To instantly create a cozier look in your home, consider matching your ceiling color to your walls. In doing so, it will create the illusion of a lowered ceiling, which can make the room feel snug, especially when you choose a warm fall color. 

To add even more warmth to the room, consider hanging long curtains along the walls, to create the perfect fall vibe in your living room. 

Look for Vintage Finds

What’s old is new again! This fall, take a trip to an antique or thrift store to find the perfect vintage decor for your space. Mid-century modern pieces are all the rage right now, and designers predict that 1970s pieces are primed for a comeback next. 

As you’re searching for fall home decor, look for darker woods, faded fabrics, distressed finishes, and reclaimed pieces to create a warm and inviting space that’s perfect for autumn.

Add Fall Florals Throughout Your Home

While we typically think of florals for spring, you can incorporate fall florals in your home for a fresh look this time of year. Look for dried stems, eucalyptus, and muted colors, which will coordinate nicely with your seasonal decor. You can also use dried flowers to add a warm touch to your design. 

When displaying these florals, you can’t go wrong with a vintage or rustic vase. Another popular option this year is colored glass. Look for a brown or green glass vase to pull the design together. 

Go Green With Envy

This fall, the most popular accent color is green. From moody greens that evoke the idea of a forest to muted sage green linens and jewel-toned green tiles, it’s all about green this year and there’s no sign of it going away any time soon. Get creative with incorporating the perfect shade of green in your home. 

The obvious choice is painting your walls, but you can also use it as an accent color in your throw pillows, drapes, or even artwork. Whatever you choose, this nature-hue will look timeless and classic. 

Transition Your Outdoor Spaces

After spending all summer out on your porch or by the pool, take some time to update your outdoor areas so you can continue to use them even as the weather changes. The key here is comfort, so add a fire pit or heater to the space, put out comfortable throw pillows, and have easy access to washable wool blankets to encourage your family and friends to kick back and stay a while. Many fall design choices will work with home winter designs as well.

If you haven’t already, consider adding a TV to your outdoor living area to create the perfect spot to watch football or your favorite scary movies. Check out some unique home client design requests we've had!

Don’t Be Afraid of Plaid

If you think your style doesn’t pair well with plaid, think again. There are subtle ways to incorporate plaid in your design this fall so that it looks chic and not so obvious. In fact, designers are seeing plaid as one of the up-and-coming patterns of this season. 

For starters, try finding a plaid fabric that matches the rest of your color palette. Rugs, throw pillows, and table runners are all great ways to use this popular fall fabric in a way that feels fresh. 

Go All in With Porcelain 

This fall, porcelain is becoming a popular material thanks to its durability and beautiful aesthetic. It also has low porosity, which makes it less absorbent compared to other materials, so it’s ideal for heavy-use areas of the home. 

Aside from porcelain flooring, consider using this material for your kitchen countertops when you’re planning a luxury custom build or an upcoming luxury renovation. Available in a wide variety of patterns, surface finishes, and colors, the possibilities are nearly endless. 

Decorate With Abstract Patterns

One of the easiest ways to make seasonal updates around your home is to switch out your artwork. This autumn, decorating with abstract patterns is a great option to create an elegant look in your home in a way that catches the eye. 

When choosing the right abstract pieces, look for warm or moody colors to complement the rest of your fall design. 

Maximize the Coziness

With the chillier temperatures outside, we’re all about being as cozy as possible inside. Now that summer is officially over, many of us are spending more time indoors and focusing on quality time with our families, where coziness is key. The easiest way to make your house instantly cozier is by adding plush fabrics to your living room, bedrooms, and anywhere else people might gather this fall. 

We love cozy velvets, wools, and cashmere to help you seamlessly transition your home to the new season. Swap these out for your summer throw pillows and light blankets to instantly create a more inviting space. 

Incorporate Floral Patterns

Beyond just decorating your home with fall flowers, consider adding floral patterns to your home for a more vibrant look. Darker floral prints pair well with neutral designs and the earth tones we mentioned above. Look for floral wallpaper to create an unexpected pop in a powder room or keep it a little more subtle with a floral-printed throw pillow. 

You can also look for floral-print artwork when you’re scouring the local thrift stores for a vintage piece. 

Use Soft Lighting

The right lighting can set the perfect ambiance for your space. During the fall, create a cozier home by using soft lighting in a number of different ways. String lights are ideal for your outdoor areas while flickering candles can set the right mood inside. 

This season, designers are seeing a resurgence of lamps, using layered lighting to create an intimate mood. Try adding lamps to your floors, shelves, and side tables so you have sufficient lighting in the room without the need for overhead lights. 

Make a Statement With Your Sofa

While white, neutral sofas have been more popular than ever over the last few years, designers are seeing a shift this fall to more colorful and patterned upholstery. Adding a bold couch to your living can create an extra element of coziness that’s perfect for the fall. 

One of the most popular options is adding a cozy velvet couch to the living room for an instant boost that’s perfect for the season. Want to pick a bold color that’s not too much? Opt for a velvet couch in a deep, jewel-toned green that pairs well with an otherwise neutral design. 

Embrace Your Wild Side With Animal Prints

Along with floral patterns, designers are seeing a resurgence of animal prints this fall. With some homeowners looking for a way to dip their toes into a more “out of the box” design, small splashes of animal prints are a great way to do it. 

Consider draping a cheetah-print throw blanket over the couch or a leopard-print lampshade that makes a statement. 

Update Your Fall Home With Decor Ideas from Rufty Homes

After reading about these 2023 fall features, we hope you feel inspired to make some changes in your home. If you want to make big updates through a luxury renovation or start from the ground up with a luxury custom home, our experts are here to help you create the perfect home for your family. We can also help with design & decor in the Raleigh Triangle area. To learn more about what we can do for you, please call 919-460-8550 or contact us online

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