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Home Design Trends to Fall For

September is here, and the cooler weather means it’s time to shift focus to our indoor spaces that may have been neglected while outside enjoying the Summer season. Let’s get cozy with these home design trends to fall for!

Woven Texture/Textiles

Move over marble and concrete, the new earthy textures are here. Look for subtle patterns reminiscent of your favorite vintage twill blazer, in color palettes that are both modern and sophisticated.

Large Format Textile-Look Porcelain Tile in the “Room” Collection from Pental Surfaces


This summer clothing trend is now co-opted by home decor. Once a fabric favored by European royalty, velvet continues to convey opulence even in the tiniest of urban lofts. Get this look with a velvet plush carpet; installed wall-to-wall or made into a custom area rug with softness that has to be touched to be believed.

Esperanza Collection in Laguna by Fabrica: Fine Carpets and Rugs

The New Neutrals

Grey is still a favorite in the modern neutral color pallette, but it is beginning to give way to warmer beiges, creams, and browns. These colors pair well the rustic-modern trend and traditional spaces alike. Bring this earthy look home with a lightly antiqued hardwood floor.

Antiqued Prefinished Hardwood Floor in “Tumalo Lava River” from the Cascadia Collection by The Cronin Company

Blush Pink

Maybe you’ve heard of “millennial pink”, this color trend that is taking over the fashion world is also finding its way into paint, tile, and carpet in its softer cousin color, aptly named “blush”.  You don’t have to be a fashionista, or secretly coveting the lifestyle of a certain ubiquitous plastic doll, to appreciate the delicate beauty of blush pink.

Stainmaster Nylon Carpet From the Embrace Collection in “Blush” by Masland Carpets & Rugs

Faux Finishes

Blank wall woes? Not everyone has the budget for real shiplap or the time to painstakingly create a stacked stone or wood accent wall.  Get the impressive designer look on a budget and done in a snap with these faux finish options.

Wall Planks Collection in “Backcountry” by From The Forest, LLC

Brass and Antiqued Metal Accents

Brass and antiqued metal add a touch of subdued glamor in an otherwise rustic and down-to-earth space without looking overdone. Typically seen only in kitchen and bath fixtures, we now see these hues more prevalent mosaic tile and finish accents.

Glass, Stone, and Metal Mosaic Tile from the City Lights Decor Collection in “Mix V Barcelona” by Dal Tile

Need more inspiration? Visit an Area Floors showroom and browse hundreds of samples and get expert advice from our design consultants.