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7 Cozy, Fall Interior Designs Are Trending to Escape Cold Dark Nights

Despite rising inflation, the interest in home decoration remains at an all-time high. According to the interior design team at RubyHome Luxury Real Estate Pinterest searches for “fall decor ideas” are up 1,328% over the past three months, and seven interior design trends are emerging to create a cozy, snug escape from the cool dark autumn nights. 

1. Earthy Tones for the Bedroom

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Earthy tones bring the outside indoors to add a touch of autumn charm. Experts at RubyHome suggest using colors inspired by nature, such as browns, greens, warm grays, and muted earthy reds. Try adding throw pillows in earthy tones or adding texture to the bed with fabrics like jute, burlap, or nature-inspired patterns like leaves or animal prints. Wooden furniture such as a wood bed frame, nightstand, or dresser to connect with nature.

2. Pumpkin Centerpieces

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Pumpkin is made for more than dessert. Pumpkin centerpiece searches have increased 455% of the last two months. Homeowners can choose carved or decorated pumpkins as a classic choice or faux pumpkins that can be accessorized with fresh flowers. Opt for neutral colors that embrace simple living, such as white, silver, gray, or green, to feel the autumn season.

3. Fall Kitchen Decor

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Fall kitchen decor ideas have surged by 376% over the past two months. With the autumn theme, decorators should choose warm, earthy colors, including deep reds, oranges, browns, and yellows, for tablecloths, napkins, mugs, and other decor items. Adding pumpkin spice, cinnamon, apple cider, and caramel to a fall coffee bar will bring warm fall feelings to the kitchen.

4. Fall Porch Decorating

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Experts at RubyHome suggest adding an autumn wreath to your front door. Including elements of dried leaves, faux flowers, or a combination of berries, mini pumpkins, and pinecones adds to the fall vibe. Planters or pots in warm tones can complement the season or add a burst of color to the porch. One expert tip is to lean cornstalks against the porch railings or arrange hay bales for seating or as a backdrop. These elements can help to provide a rustic touch to your fall decor. 

5. Warm Green Paint Colors

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Warm green paint color searches are up 354%. Green paint works well in bathrooms and the kitchen, with white countertops and natural wood accents. Choose a warm green for a bold and striking look that avoids overwhelming the area and clashing with other areas in the home.

6. DIY Halloween Decorations Outdoors

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With Halloween approaching, searches for DIY Halloween decorations are rising. Adding orange and purple lights keeps things simple with a festive and eerie glow to your front door or porch. DIY decor such as wreaths, garlands, cornstock with paper bats, ghosts, or pumpkins adds seasonal color and fall elements to doorways, mantels, and staircases.

7. Boho Bedroom

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Boho (Bohemian) bedroom design trends remain high. This design incorporates elements of earthy neutral tones, including whites, warm beiges, soft grays, and layered textiles like embroidered throws, silk curtains, and patterned bedding for a cozy look. Adding deep greens and burnt oranges as pillow accents and artwork tops off the look.

Celebrate the Seasons

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Decorating your house for fall is a great way to celebrate the season and get into the spirit of autumn. Fall is all about warmth and comfort. Decorating your house with fall-themed decor can help create a cozy and inviting atmosphere. The warm colors and natural elements of fall decor can help boost your mood and make you feel more relaxed and happy just in time for the holidays.

Theresa Bedford is a nationally syndicated writer. Her work has been seen on the Associated Press Wire, Blox Digital, and MSN. She writes about productivity, money, and simple living to help people focus on what really matters in life.