Design Trends

A Look at 2017 Fall Trends in Home Decor

It’s almost officially fall, and with it comes a new batch of trends to keep an eye on. While some trends linger for multiple seasons, others fade away just as quickly as they arrived. After much research, we narrowed down some of our 2017 favorite trends in home decor–ones we think will be around for at least a few more years–that would be fun to add to our own homes. Take a look.

Pretty Pinks

Unless you’ve been on a media blackout, it’s hard not to hear about the color pink, or “millennial pink,” as it’s been referred to this year. The soft, rosy blush tone has transcended fashion and landed in the world of design with a bang. With no sign of it going away anytime soon, it’s time to embrace the color and think about adding an accessory to your home.

Balance Box from Umbra

Designed by Philippe Malouin for Umbra, the Balance Box is made from ash wood and comes in a subtle shade of pale pink. The storage box comes with a rounded bottom that softly tilts when you fill it with items, like jewelry, office accessories, keepsakes, or makeup.

Iittala X Issey Miyake Small Plate from Iittala X Issey Miyake

Part of the Iittala X Issey Miyake collection, the Iittala X Issey Miyake Small Plate is small, like its name mentions, but its softly curved pentagonal shape makes it stand out, as does the color. Perfectly sized for snacks, condiments, or spices, the minimalist plate would even work well as a place to put your rings or other small jewelry.

Jewel Tones

Jewel tones are pretty classic no matter what design genre you’re into, and every couple of years these vibrant hues return as a major trend. The rich colors add a punch to design like no other shade.

Jie Blue Rug from Nanimarquina

The Jie Blue Rug was designed by Neri & Hu for Nanimarquina with a pattern that was inspired by Shanghai streets. The rich, sapphire-like blue color pairs well with the unique pattern, which was created using different pile heights and carved sections.

Mini Container from Good Thing

The Mini Container from Good Thing is the perfect place to contain all of those little things you have lying around with no real home. The poplar cube base is painted an emerald green with a hard maple sphere acting as a clever lid to this adorable, modern container.

Graphic Patterns

Bold, graphic patterns have also sustained quite a bit of longevity in the design sphere, as people have become more adventurous with their decorating. Busy patterns had their moment, but two-tone graphic patterns have been making a comeback and are still bold, but much more palatable.

Siena Blanket from Artek

Artek’s Siena Blanket comes in classic black and white with the graphic, dash-like ‘Siena’ pattern that really grabs the eye. It’s super soft and made from warm Merino wool with the pattern that Alvar Aalto originally designed in 1954, but was reintroduced in 2013 as part of the ABC Collection.

Maze Graphic Print Pillow from Vitra

Featuring a 1961 pattern by Alexander Girard, the Maze Graphic Print Pillow from Vitra is another bold pattern with a playful, maze-like twist. The printed pillow comes in three vivid colors– blue, mustard yellow, and pink–as well as black, with an abstract design that will definitely make a statement.

Color Blocking

Color blocking isn’t a new idea, but product designers have been getting pretty creative with how they’re incorporating it. It’s definitely had a prominent spot in fashion as it’s an eye catching way of using color, but now we’re finding it trickling into objects with the same fun results.

Shibuya Vase from Kartell

The Shibuya Vase was designed by Christophe Pillet for Kartell and it features three striking colors: two contrasting colors on the bowl of the vase and a third for the lid. The lid can be removed to turn the vase into a two-tone bowl, both of which make for a dynamic centerpiece.

Sumatra Pillow from Missoni Home

The legendary Rosita Missoni designed the Sumatra Pillow 12×24 for Missoni Home with contrasting stripes in black, white, and a bright mix of pastels to result in a simple yet elegant pillow for your outdoor space.

Unique Textures

Minimalism has had more than a few moments in recent years, but recently things with more design details have been at the forefront, especially with unusual textures. For something a little different, say hello to items with a more intricate design for added visual interest.

Clearwater Ceramic Table Vase from Surya

With its ocean-inspired look, the Clearwater Ceramic Table Vase from Surya has a raised dotted texture that resembles the shell of a sea urchin. The vase is made of porcelain ceramic with a light glazed finish that highlights the textured surface.

Prime Opulent Scented Candle from Zaha Hadid Design

Featuring her signature futuristic look, the Prime Opulent Scented Candle by the late architect/designer Zaha Hadid for Zaha Hadid Design, has a geometric textured surface made of bone china. The matte black exterior displays the dimensional pattern giving it an architectural look.

These are just a few of our favorites. Be sure to check out the entire selection of fashion forward, fall-ready home decor available at YLiving.

Jaime Derringer

Jaime Derringer

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk is a Jersey girl living the laid back life in SoCal. She dreams of designing textiles, running more than 8 miles + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, and drawing.

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