(NC) With the warmer months coming to an end, look inside and give your home a few strategic updates to stay on-trend this fall.
Artisan goods. Home experts say the popularity for unique artisanal goods is only set to increase. This trend is fueled by the desire to support local independent makers and to showcase interesting one-of-a-kind pieces. Artisan goods make great conversation starters and are easy to find at a neighbourhood market or craft show. Look for mixed metals, especially brass and copper, for bonus style points.
At the window. Tailored designs that fit the form and function of the room are key, such as room darkening shades for the bedroom and vertical blinds for sliding patio doors in the living room. Hidden cords and a wireless aesthetic help create a seamless aesthetic while offering improved child and pet safety.
Fabrics. Rougher textures like linen and tweed work well with the natural vibe and organic glamour trending this season. Granny florals are also making a comeback, as are bold graphic and geometric prints.
Colours. The subtle pastel hues that were all the rage at the beginning of year make way for richer, warmer, darker shades like elegant jewel tones. Feature fashionable colours in easy-to-replace accessories like accent pillows, and stick to timeless neutrals or more subdued versions for staples like window treatments.
Smart tech. The connected smart home is set to become the standard, so get in on it early for extra chic cred. New tech solutions are seamless and convenient — imagine being at work and having the ability to go online to close your window shades, turn on lights or change the temperature within your home. Now you can adjust your shades remotely with PowerView Motorization, available on a wide array of Hunter Douglas window treatments.
Find more décor inspiration and a local retailer online at hunterdouglas.ca.