The fall collections are rolling in, and we’re liking what we see! New and ongoing trends are getting the spotlight, at times with a fresh and surprising twist. Today we unveil some of our favorite pieces in the 2019 edition of our Fall Design Preview, complete with new arrivals from brands such as CB2 and Zara Home. This year’s featured finds are accessible and often affordable, so now is the time to shop for new treasures that will give your home an eye-catching seasonal update. Enjoy! [below: fall design from Zara Home]

*As a fun bonus, you can compare this year’s biggest styles and colors with last year’s fall trends by following the link.

Warm, Earthy Tones

Earthy hues are picture-perfect for fall. Not only do they mirror the warmth of the autumn leaves, they’re simply the natural evolution of today’s top color trends. Millennial pink is still going strong, but those who have loved this trend for the last few years are hungry for a new spin on blush. Enter terracotta and all of its tones. It pairs beautifully with pink (add lavender for a hip contrast). Think of the retro desert landscapes of the ’70s and ’80s! Below we see the Mambo Art Studio For Deny Desert Sun Wall Hanging from Urban Outfitters:

For a fun addition to a classic desert palette, try bringing in complementary hues such as mustard and navy. Instant richness and depth! CB2’s Crew Multicolor Jute Rug perfectly displays this earthy medley:

If you’re not ready to take the plunge with a wall hanging or a large rug, try adding a few terracotta planters into the mix. Go with a classic from your local nursery, or put a modern spin on the terracotta pot with this Cyrus Terracotta Planter from CB2:

If you’re sad to see summer coming to an end, revel in sun-loving plants such as cactus. They instantly channel a laid-back desert vibe. Bonus points if you find a terracotta-hued wall shelf to display your greenery. Powder-coated steel and a wavy hook design give Urban Outfitters’ Most Modest Walter Wall Shelf its memorable form:

Also from UO is this Malika Printed Rug, which reminds us that earthy tones are an ideal palette for celebrating a vintage-meets-boho look. Geo forms and relaxed lines bring this print to life.

Minimal Forms

Ornate design has its moments (remember the Hollywood Regency revival that peaked in the early years of this decade?). But so does simplicity. In more recent years, the design world has celebrated simple forms and the beauty of the materials themselves. Copper, concrete, brass, marble. Rather than being molded into detailed, formal structures, they’ve been showcased in the most basic but impactful of shapes. This season’s fall finds prove that geo forms and mixed materials are still going strong. Take CB2’s Gio Round Alabaster Sconce, designed by Mermelada Estudio and crafted from brass and alabaster:

The Memphis-Milano revival of recent years is still playing out in this fall’s design and decor offerings. The Terrazzo Black Round Serving Platter from CB2 creates a textured look with terrazzo and cement:

The forms don’t have to be clean-lined to make an impact. Rounded edges and a glazed finish give Urban Outfitters’ Ceramic Wall Hanging an earthy look. Bring on the neutral tones!

From wall art to textiles, designs featuring several large forms in understated hues (such as mustard and gray) continue to be popular this season. ferm LIVING’s Merge Kelim Rug is crafted from hand-dyed wool yarn. Color blocking is given added power by the overlapping geometry and less-is-more palette approach:

Textured Textiles

Texture is in the air, along with the upcoming fall breeze! From fringe to shaggy surfaces, the look that results is layered, cozy and dimensional. Urban Outfitters’ Tinsley Tufted Throw Pillow features a tufted surface in a stairstep pattern:

The Paloma Fringe Sham Set is softly embellished with lines that boast an eyelash fringe. Delicate, lived in, and ultimately welcoming, the rosy shams are perfectly on trend this season:

Rainbow motifs are alive and well in the realm of design, and the Faye Braided Lumbar Pillow swaps an array of colorful hues for texture. Braided applique strands in a uniform creamy tone put the focus on the lines and fringe, giving each pillow a modern-meets-boho look that is sure to be a welcome addition to any living room or bedroom.

Texture isn’t just about textiles. Be on the lookout for texture on a range of surfaces, from vases to wall art. Below we see Solace by William Parker, available at CB2:

Linen Love

Gloss and glam have their place, but this season, the worn look of linen has captured our attention. Comfort reigns, especially at the dining table. Zara Home’s Linen Tablecloth has the power to be the perfect backdrop to your favorite fall cheese board (and other dining endeavors). And not to get too far ahead of ourselves, but we could see this classic table covering under a Thanksgiving spread once November hits:

Whether you add one linen piece to your home or design your living room in shades of beige, linen can add subtle texture while signaling a shift from summer fun to more contemplative days. Below we see the Washed Linen Throw Pillow from Zara Home:

Linen has even made its way into the world of furniture, thanks to a new collection of curved pieces from CB2. The Archer Lacquered Linen Nightstand (designed by Ceci Thompson) features a lacquered layer of linen, along with a gray wash and a clear acrylic knob:

As summer turns to fall, we wish you a design-filled season of cozy textures, warm tones, and plenty of creative inspiration! Thanks for reading.

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