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Take it from us: Fashion isn’t the only industry where the exciting trends arrive in the fall. The home space is no different, with a slew of new ideas popping up for the upcoming season, inspiring us to renew our environments. 2022 has been an invigorating year so far, with many people reopening their spaces for entertaining and welcoming friends and family back into their homes. For the fall, we’ve been seeing exciting new colors, decorative accents, and intriguing motifs take center stage. Below, browse 10 of the biggest trends we’re seeing for the season, from nature-inspired themes to vivid hues you may not be expecting.

Chinoiserie Ornamentation

Between Chinese Art Deco rugs and elegantly adorned casegoods and tables, chinoiserie is having a major moment. We’re obsessed with incorporating richly adorned furniture as statement pieces in rooms of all styles, as well as using these gorgeous floor coverings as showstoppers throughout the home.

Hand Carved

There’s nothing like an original, and that applies to the work done on a piece of furniture, too. Hand carved elements are popping up all over, in everything from vintage picture frames to large pieces of wood furniture to chairs, tables, and bed frames. Look for these artistic flourishes to be everywhere in the seasons to come.

Birds of a Feather

“Birds of a feather shop together…” That’s how we like to think of the expression, at least. Whether they’re gracefully soaring through the skies or perched colorfully in a work of art by Hunt Slonem, birds are everywhere these days. Find them in artwork, pillows, glassware, and even decorative ornamental lighting.

Color Story: Chartreuse

Vivid, verdant, and very hard to ignore, chartreuse is a color that makes a statement. That statement is “look at me!,” and we wouldn’t have it any other way. We’re finding it everywhere from art to ottomans and even the decorative elephant table above. Use it as an accent or as a focal point in the room of your choice.

Color Story: Framboise

Framboise feels like a taste of sherbet after dinner: Refreshing, sweet, and designed to put some pep in your step. In this case, we’re finding it in furniture across Chairish, particularly casegoods, in both vintage and all-new styles.

Color Story: Olive Green

On the other end of the color spectrum sits olive green—more subdued and elegant, though still very on trend (particularly with all the sage shades we’ve been seeing in design work). A more diverse hue, olive green can be found from table lamps to trays, either on its own or incorporated into pretty patterns.

Mushroom Motifs

This trend is a lot of fun, guy (thank you… we’ll be here all week). Mushrooms have long been a featured player in botanical art, but we’ve been seeing them pop up in tableware, lighting, and even furnishings. With plenty of colors and styles to choose from—miles away from the 60’s / 70’s psychedelic interpretations—there are an infinite number of ways to go with this trend.

Burlwood

Burlwood has been on our radar for awhile and has appeared in our trend reports before, but it shows no signs of slowing down. We’re seeing it in even more pieces, from the expected—like tables and storage pieces—to more unexpected applications, like the magazine rack above. Burlwood offers an alternative to traditional wood furniture styles while still delivering a more subdued palette.

Big Cat Upholstery

Less subdued? A trend we’re dubbing “big cat upholstery,” which is bringing tigers, lions, and leopards (sorry, bears) into the home. These are versatile patterns that can appear larger for a more eye-catching effect or be printed smaller for a more subtle usage (as subtle as big cats can be). And color choices can range from natural oranges and beiges to green, blue, or any other color of the rainbow.

Ginger Jar Lamps with Colorful Shades

We’ve been seeing colorful lampshades—especially exquisite painterly applications—for a few seasons now, but we’re loving them even more when paired with ginger jar lamps. Often blue and white, these lamps can actually run the gamut and offer a sense of color continuity or a bold contrast, depending on the shade they’re paired with.

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October 20, 2022

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