Farmhouse influencers show the way
Fall is almost upon us again, and with the new season comes the time to refresh your decor. Staying on trend can not only be tricky, but also time consuming. So, we asked our favorite farmhouse influencers and decorators to give us some tips and tricks on what they’ll be bringing in and phasing out this year.
Here is what they revealed, and it gives us hope that—whatever time of year it is—the next season is always the best one!
“And all at once summer collapsed into fall”
Fall colors for 2020
Move over burnt orange, mustard is in!
While burnt orange seems like it will always be a favored farmhouse trend for fall, mustard is making a statement in 2020.
“With a quarantined spring and summer, fall colors are appearing in home decor stronger than ever this year!” says Dana Wade, co-owner of quarterly subscription box FM Farmhouse (fmfarmhouse.com), and social media influencer. She says she is seeing many more items being offered in mustard, when a few years ago, the trend was solidly autumnal burnt orange.
Color trends are also changing for Lorin Paul, owner of Something Gray, another social media influencer. “I’m adding more neutrals and textures this year, less orange, more rust and mustard accents,” says Lorin. “I decided to change it up with more natural elements like copper and tarnished silver. They perfectly compliment the weathered wood tones that are so popular right now!”
Patterns on the move
Sometimes patterns we used to rely on for texture and excitement just run their course. The traditional Buffalo check will no longer be the go-to pattern for many decorators in 2020. “I’m totally phasing out Buffalo check this year,” says Heather Pekarek, v-logger at Farmhouse For 8, and historic home renovator. “I’m doing more timeless antique vibes and traditional ticking patterns.”
Arianne Miller from Millhouse Style agrees, adding “I think more natural unfinished woods, cements, and natural textures will be the go-to.”
Tracey from The Fake Farm Girl sees another trend coming in as well, and it will capitalize on a traditional regional influence: “I see southwestern style making an appearance with terra cotta and rusts.”
Accent pieces to pull it all together
Accent pieces are the best way to tie in your textures and colors.
“Because of COVID-19 in particular, I think people are looking for ways to spend more time at home in a more laid-back and relaxed environment. Perfection is out and character is in. The little cracks or the things that don’t match is what I'm looking for!” says Stacee Lynn, home designer, contractor, decorator, and blogger of Our Barndominium Life.
Perfection is out and character is in.
In past years, fabric pumpkins, canisters, and amber glass made their debut and won’t be on their way out this year, but will be complemented with wood pieces. “Wood bowls have been big this year. I will be integrating more wood bowls, vases, and vessels into my fall accents this year,” says Tracey from The Fake Farm Girl.
Instagram Influencer and decorator Julia Terpstra sums it all up perfectly:
“[My] favorite thing about fall decor? The coziness. Spring and summer are so anti-cozy, so after months away I’m desperate for blankets, candles, comfort food, and all things cozy! A fun way to bring cozy in is [by] adding branches, acorns, moss and natural elements to compliment the bolder colors,” explains Julia.
Fall finds fun at home
In summary, this fall will be a time to bring a casual, cozy elegance into your home. Natural elements and subtle pops of color will be complemented with warm textures.
We do have one reminder, make sure whatever decor trends you decide to add in are ones that make you happy. Your decor should be a reflection of you, not anyone else.
Hopefully, these pages bring some inspiration and that you will be “falling” for the new fall farmhouse trends of 2020. Always remember that “home” is always important.
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower”
About the author
Jessica Dilger writes from “Shoo Fly Ranch,” a homesteaded acreage in southwest Washington state where she lives with her family, 30 or so chickens, 14 cows, two bottle calves, and two new goats named Ben & Jerry. She also operates FM Farmhouse, a quarterly decor subscription box program.