We’ve had amazing weather the past couple of weeks, but I can’t help notice that most stores have waved good-bye to summer. Displays have been changed to moodier shades and my inbox is bombarded with new fall product previews and color stories. As much as I like to stay on top of trends, I only choose items that “speak to me” for my home, despite what this year’s hottest color or must-have items may be. Believe me, this is something I’ve learned over time.
It’s no different than with fashion. So, bohemian print dresses and snakeskin loafers may be stylists’ top picks, but does it mean you should run out and buy them even if they don’t suit your personality?
Remember that your home is an extension of you and should reflect that. Go ahead and look through the pages of home decor magazines and take note of colors and items that draw you in. Notice common threads from store to store. After you’ve taken it all in, decide what’s for you.
This fall I’m noticing the continuation of industrial and vintage accents, which are two things I’ve scattered throughout our home.
Something I’ll definitely pass on is plaid upholstery. I’ve lived through this one already via “hand-me-downs” and I think I’ll admire this trend from afar. However, done right, I think it’s worth a consideration for some of you. This plaid chair would look amazing in a den or moody bedroom.
What fall 2012 home decor items have you fallen in love with? Do you remember a time when a trend influenced your purchase and you lived to regret it?
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