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6 top home decor trends of fall 2022 – easy | Casual Expat

Trends come and go, and it’s just not sustainable to swap out all your furniture and home decor every time a vibrant new style takes over. However, there are ways to incorporate trends into your space while maintaining a timeless appeal. The designers behind Real Simple Home 2022 struck that balance when designing this year’s home in the Rosemary Beach community in Walton County, Florida. Indoors, rattan and linen nod to the TikTok trend of ‘coastal grandmother’ style, while dramatic wallpaper leans into the maximalist aesthetic without going overboard. The result is a home that feels fresh and alive, but is able to endure the ever-shortening trend cycle.


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Check out all of our favorite home decor trends spotted at The Real Simple Home below and get inspired for your next interior design refresh.




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chessboard

Checkerboard rugs, trousers and vases, oh my! Even if this pattern is anything but new, it has recently experienced a massive revival in the fashion and living world. Interior designer Erin Wheeler of Sunny Circle Studio loves the trend and added a checkerboard rug in neutral tones to the bold guest bedroom to add pattern to the space without overloading it with another bright hue. In the adjacent bathroom, she added a smaller, black-and-white checkerboard mat to create coherence between the two spaces.


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Coastal Grandma Style

If you’re unfamiliar with the trendy “coastal grandmother” aesthetic, just picture Diane Keaton in a Nancy Meyers film wearing a turtleneck at the beach and looking perfectly comfortable-chic. Now, to translate that into interior design, think sun-drenched rooms, bright white paint, cozy neutrals, and natural materials. Gina Gutierrez took coastal inspiration when designing the kitchen, using a deep ocean blue paint (Pitch Cobalt by Valspar) to add color to the island and window frame, and she brought in a burlap rug for an earthy texture. what she Not fills the room with sand dollars and nautical clichés.


“When I do a coastal theme, it’s really the color story that creates the narrative of being near the water,” she says. “Whites, blues, and natural tones give you that calm, beachy feel without being so literal,” she explains. Then she adds coastal accents. “I tend to stay away from literally decorative pieces, but instead enjoy art and photography. By doing this you embrace the theme but also keep your space sophisticated and classic.”


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natural stone

Gutierrez, who designed the coastal-inspired kitchen, also remodeled the adjoining dining room, and she chose a marble dining table from Jayson Home to incorporate natural and durable elements. “I know marble has always been around, but design enthusiasts are really starting to embrace marble and natural stone this season,” she says of the trend. “We see marble ranging from cool classic tones to warm browns and reds.” To tone down the sophisticated table’s formal feel, she paired it with mismatched dining room chairs.


Laurey Glenn; Stylist: Zoë Gowen


Romantic elements

Clara Jung from Banner Day Interiors is all about interiors that feel moody and romantic. She says the design trend — which can include opulent textiles like velvet and rich colors like moss green — largely inspired the wallpaper she chose for the master suite. The Fine & Dandy Co. mural makes a dramatic statement in the bedroom, but the predominantly neutral color palette for the rest of the room keeps the space balanced.


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olive green

Lighter shades of green, like the sage shades you’ve probably seen everywhere, have been very popular in design lately. But deeper olive green is a great accent color that feels a little more sophisticated. We love this earthy hue (Flora by Valspar) that Jung chose for the closet in the master suite, and she carried the color into the bedroom with a dark green velvet throw at the foot of the bed. Interior designer Dabito has also jumped on the trend with an olive-colored sofa in the living room.


Laurey Glenn; Stylist: Zoë Gowen


Focus on outdoor life

In recent years, outdoor access has become even more valuable, and many have devoted extra time to upgrading their patios, porches, backyards, or even small city balconies. Luckily, the Real Simple Home has four porches, giving you plenty of opportunity to step outside and get some fresh air. Each area is treated with the same intent as the interiors, with elements such as a large, decorative mirror to make the space appear larger, and an outdoor bar cart outfitted with a drinks fridge to facilitate entertaining.

Updated: September 13, 2022 — 2:19 pm

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