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Design Trends We’re Tired Of + What to Replace Them With for Fall

By: Olivia Bae

September 5, 2017

Image via The Plum Guide


Ah trends. No matter how timeless we convince ourselves they are in the moment, we inevitably have to bid them farewell. But with every macrame plant hanger we send to Goodwill, we also open up space for new design inspiration. So, from linen bedsheets to mid-century modern sofas, we’ve gathered 10 designs we’re tired of and some appealing alternatives for fall.


#1. Linen Sheets

Yes linen sheets make for great year round bedding. They’re also pricey, difficult to care for and have a very specific (i.e. rumpled) look. This fall, we’re ditching the boho casual bedding for no-fuss percale or flannel sheets. They’re easy to wash, budget-friendly and cozy as the temperatures dip towards winter.


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Left to right, top to bottom:

Percale Standard Side Pillowcases in Sand // Percale Duvet Cover, White, Queen // Percale Fitted Sheet in Sand, Queen


#2. All White Everything
This small dining room appears to have more space and depth with a rich accent wall, small wooden table, and open balcony doors.

Image via Entrance

We don’t know about you, but the white-on-white color scheme has started to leave us feeling a little empty. And our white sofas have, alas, fallen prey to a few red wine stains. This fall, we’re trading the white-on-white look for some richer hues. Coat your walls in color or bring in bright accents to animate your pale domain.

#3. Neon signs
Make your space more playful and eclectic with Memphis-inspired designs, bold patterns, geometric shapes, and colors.

Images via Domino

The 80s continue to dominate the fashion scene, so it’s no surprise that neon signs have been burning bright. However these expensive accents can burn out quickly. So we’re paying homage to 80s design with edgier looks like the wild graphic prints of Memphis design.


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Erin Trine Lounge Chair, West Elm


#4. Mirrored Furniture

We love Hollywood Regency, but we need a break from the smudged mirrored surfaces of all those vanities and side tables. Instead, we’re getting our glam from warmer-toned brass, bronze, and copper this fall.


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From left to right:

Brass Finished Pedestal Table // Fairfield Rug, 5′ x 7′ 6″


#5. Marble

While marble will always be a classic design element, we’re ready to go a little bolder this fall. Consider embracing another luxe look: bone inlay. It’s the perfect mix of boho, classic and globetrotting design vibes.


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From left to right:

Mendoza Frame, 4″ x 6″ // Deco Inlay Nightstand, Anthropologie


#6. Tiny Homes
Creamy armchairs, a vintage area rug, beautiful house flowers, and a sunny wallpaper make this traditional living room homey.

Image via C Home

Newsflash: we’re hopping off of the tiny house bandwagon. While we absolutely adore well-designed tiny spaces with charming interiors, we seriously miss having more square footage to play and experiment with in the home.

#7. Cheesy Home Décor TV Shows

We love a Netflix binge as much as the next person, but staged and scripted home decor shows trick people into believing that homes can be made over in a single day. A truly beautiful home grows and evolves over time. So we’re looking for our interiors inspiration elsewhere – like the beautifully designed sets of shows like Scandal and Billions.

#8. Old Neutrals
Soft olive green walls complement the wooden furnishings, floral print armchair, and green throw.

Image via Houzz

The craze for conventional neutrals (think camel, cream, and white) persists, but we’re currently in love with richer, earthier neutrals for autumn like oatmeal, olive and rust.


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From left to right:

Storm Pillow // Vernon Rug, 5′ 6″ x 8′ 6″


#9. Tropical Prints

Vacation season is officially over! Replace the summertime tropical wallpaper in your home with a marbleized one and give your room a snug new look just in time for autumn.


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Marbleized Framed Wall Art


#10. Mid-Century Modern Sofas
In this contemporary eclectic living room, a circular area rug, tufted curved sofa, and wooden chairs enhance one another.

Image via C Home

We’re fond of mid-century modern style sofas and chairs that are simple and sleek, but we’re ready to introduce some more curvaceous elements into the home. Make gathering around the fireplace infinitely more intimate by curling up in the cove of curved sofa.


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Nadine Teardrop Settee, West Elm

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