Five Fall Furniture Trends to Fold Into Your Space

Put down the pumpkin throw pillows and decorative maize! (Well, at least some of it.) The next few months, many of us are looking to spice up our homes with some fall flair. But how to do so in a way that’s contemporary, elevated, and chic?  What interior design trends can we expect to see dominating look-books (and residences) this season?

To gather some expert insights, we caught up with Becca Roderick, head of interior design at One Kings Lane, a leading New York-based interior design firm. Founded in 2009, One Kings Lane is known nationally for its curated furniture collections and holistic design services. Keep reading for Becca's insights into what’s hot and what’s not for fall.

A Focus on Hosting

Credit: One Kings Lane; Photography by Frank Frances

Now that we are able to gather in ways that were not possible in 2020, we are expecting to see a focus on entertaining and hosting, explained Roderick. “This means upgrading table settings and linens – for throwing the perfect dinner party – and refreshing those guest rooms with new bedding, bath towels and even different bedside table lamps,” she says.

For inspiration, check out these ivory-colored porcelain bowls, which provide artisanal allure. Or, look consider a place setting in neutral colors, such as the the Cold Mountain Salad Plate in Bisque paired with the Unique bowl in Latte.

Sustainable Chic

“We are also predicting a love of all things vintage,” said Roderick. “With a renewed focus on sustainability, there’s an appetite for vintage pieces like never before and the added bonus that vintage pieces are often one of a kind!”

To answer the trend, One Kings Lane is expanding their vintage selections. A varied assortment of vintage elements, from tabletop decor to throw pillows, can help make your space unique. Two pieces that are sure to turn heads in any space are the Shiloh Swivel Stool and James Accent Chair in Rose/Copper Linen.

Credit: One Kings Lane; Photography by Frank Frances

Cozy Fabrics

As the temperatures start to dip, we always see a trend towards soft and cozy fabrics.

“We are loving a boucle fabric on upholstered pieces – such a great way to add a bit of texture to a neutral space,” said Roderick. “A cable knit pillow or throw blanket are perfect for those cooler autumn nights - and are right on trend as well.”

Consider the Hudson Sofa's lush upholstery, which carries the benefit of being stain-repellant thanks to its Crypton finish. Or get cozy with a good book in the Shaw Velvet Swivel Club Chair.

Coveting Color

Credit: One Kings Lane; Photography by Frank Frances

“After many years of neutral and textural interiors, we are seeing more appetite for color,” noted Roderick, adding, “I think we’re all looking for a little positivity and color is a great mood enhancer!”

Expect to see more bold and over-the-top color, including pattern play, taking more of a center stage this season. The Dalton Pillowtop Ottomon, in a rich berry hue, is the a perfect example.

For those interested in a more understated approach, simply add some earthy tones in a fun pattern to any neutral space. Case in point: the Safari Leopard Print Body Pillow looks fabulous when splayed across a sofa or daybed.

A Pause on Mid-Century

According to our expert, fall might mark the beginning of a waning appetite within design circles for one style: Mid-century modern. Its popularity may have peaked.

“The trend towards Mid-Century furniture is waning. For many years, this was the go-to furniture style, but we are seeing a move away from that Mad Men-era approach,” Roderick said. But, she added, there’s no need to ditch your Mid-Century pieces completely. Simply start to mix in new silhouettes for a more updated look.


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