With Labor Day here in just a couple weeks (we truly cannot believe it either), we’re thinking ahead to what the fall season holds. It would be incorrect to say we’ll be spending more time at home — impossible, at this point — but there are definitely ways to make the new season indoors more enjoyable, and make all our nesting-at-home a lot more chic. 

Our eagle-eyed curators have spotted a number of trends in the marketplace, from a hot new color to a one-of-a-kind style of art. See what our team is predicting will be popular next.

Bamboo armchair and side table with red and white textiles and red wallpaper
Design: Trellis Home Design. Photo: Jessica Delaney Photography.

Tomato Red

Rich, bold, and undeniably… well… red: This is tomato red. Designers aren’t holding back when it comes to this vibrant hue, and why should they? It’s equally at home in a traditional setting or as an accent in a hyper-modern design. Look for it in a matte finish or in its full glory in a lacquered, glossy version in the form of trays, table lamps, and mirrors.

Dining room with round wood table and large hanging collage
Design: LKID. Photo: Brantley Photography.


We’re seeing an expansion beyond traditional painting or photography on their own to more mixed-media collage-style pieces. The blending of printed materials, painted backgrounds, unique text, and more gives collage art a true one-of-a-kind signature that’s attracting plenty of collectors and designers alike.

Outdoor sitting area with wood armchairs and yellow tiled fireplace
Design: SUBU Design Architecture. Photo: Kelly Peak.

Endless Summer

We’ve already covered the ever-expanding world of indoor / outdoor living, and this trend reflects that. Just because summer is nearly over — if it ever really began? — doesn’t mean we need to quit its stylistic touches. If you’re still in the mood for rattan, soft-but-poppy colors, and even firepits, there’s still plenty to choose from.

Examples of Tramp Art, carved wood objects and pieces of furniture

Tramp Art

Known for its notched or carved wood elements — looking almost like a nineteenth-century version of pixelation — tramp art is a uniquely American art form that become popular thanks to itinerant workers during the Great Depression (hence the name). Today you’ll see its influence everywhere from accessories to tables and even seating.

Furniture, light fixtures, and a magazine rack made of perforated brass

It’s All In The (Perforated/Brass) Details

Even details deserve details of their own! Look closely at a number of new pieces and you’ll see unique perforated details, almost replicating cane or rattan in a more industrial style. You’ll see these minute but mighty details everywhere from tables to seating and in pendant lights, sconces, and other types of lighting.


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August 26, 2020

Dennis Sarlo is the executive editor of Chairish and a lover of all things design-related. Prior to joining the team, he served as the executive editor of Dering Hall and was the first site director of Architectural Digest. He was also part of the founding team of travel startup Jetsetter. He lives in New York.