Interior Design Trends 2018: Spice Up Your Home Decor for Fall

Interior Design Trends 2018: Spice Up Your Home Decor for Fall


There is more to be excited about this fall besides the beautiful foliage, pumpkin spiced lattes, and seasonal wardrobe switch-out. Update your interior and transform it into a celebration of autumn with the latest high-end design trends for 2018.

Progress Lighting and CDC Designs present ten updates that you can expect to see this season and that you’ll definitely want to add to your style repertoire.


Ease into the season with subtle colors

Soft and soothing shades, such as gray, taupe, and cream, are expected to continue to dominate the residential landscape through more permanent components like flooring, cabinetry, and wall color. If you are looking for a quick alternative, add abstract artwork to an empty space that carry the same subtle shades or add statement lighting to your kid’s rooms for a pleasant surprise they are sure to love.

Jennifer Kis, Director of Marketing Communications for residential lighting manufacturer Progress Lighting, notes that “neutral color schemes are versatile, sophisticated and best of all, easy to live with.”


Tones and Tubs

As refreshing as crystal blue Mediterranean waters, warm tones and neutral color palettes like white and sea salt gray are among the most popular combinations for bathrooms this season. Although color is an essential part of your spa-like bathroom, don’t forget to establish a focal point for your favorite space with a classic soaking basin or freestanding tub. These features are key to creating that ‘wow’ factor and allowing you to unwind in a place that you love.

Solano at Altair, Bianca


Feature Walls

Impactful statement walls can add interest and personalization to any room. A subtle shade painted onto the fourth wall is effective in creating a focal point, but designers are seeing more and more bold patterns, unique textures, and interesting colors commanding style in accent areas. Geometric prints, trending since earlier this year, will continue to stay strong into the fall and winter seasons.


Tile and Patterns

Designers are incorporating materials that emulate the look and feel of natural stone to give the bathroom areas a more organic feel. Create the same design by combining both large and small formatted tiles of similar color for an on-trend personalized look. Horizontal lines, natural light, reflective materials such as frameless mirrors make your space feel larger, brighter, and more luxurious.

Solano at Altair, Solitaire

Accents and Accessories

Accent with bright and bold

If your home is already designed using primarily neutral colors, add shades that pop to add personality and pizazz. Update pillows, linens, draperies, and rugs with bold and bright hues – which are popular in in-home fashion this fall.

Those items can be quickly updated and, therefore, more trend-centric. Sprinkled accents can add energy to the space but still keep its sophisticated appeal. This is the perfect opportunity to update your bedroom, living room, kitchen, or flex spaces without compromising time and money for a complete redesign.


Incorporate mixed metals

Mixed metals have emerged as a way to bring dimension to a home’s color palette. Achieve this look by selecting lighting fixtures and accessories with dual tone finish options or similar metal tones such as brushed nickel, brushed bronze, and antique nickel.

Many of Progress Lighting’s newest lighting offerings showcase dual finishes or mixed metal accents that can boost the design and add to your natural color scheme.

Enhancing neutral room settings with bold color accents and mixed metals are fun ways to refresh any favorite space – and a perfect project for the upcoming fall season.

Structural Elements

Integrated Furnishing Elements

A fashionable element emerging in kitchen design is a built-in dining table that seamlessly connects to the island. These tables typically rest at table height and is a simple way to create more open space for guests and loved ones to come together. This feature can be designed with cabinetry at the base for additional storage or with a waterfall edge, adding a touch of modern flair.


Similarly, you can incorporate the same concept into the master bedroom. Designers are seeing wooden bed frames and adjacent bedside tables or cabinetry built into the wall to give the illusion of a floating platform bed, with a headboard that doubles as an art ledge.

Alara at Altair, Calypso

Built-Ins and Millwork Details

Run your business from home in an awe-inspiring space that spurs creativity and productivity with a fresh innovative design. One popular trend in the home office, library or den, is a customized built-in structure with millwork details.

As in the calypso study at the Alara at Altair, back-lit, built-in structures with linear high gloss white lacquer and a warm wooded interior shelving can add a luxurious embellishment that enhances the overall aesthetic.

If dark, earthy tones are more your style, design your space using a stained built-in to act as the focal point for your library or study. Add stylish cabinetry below your built-ins for extra storage or beams to your ceiling to create an overhead accent. Pull the design together with a hanging light fixture that matches your style such as from the Soleil study at Alara at Altair.


A Cohesive Design

Curate and create

Indulge in the ‘curated look,’ a creative and unique approach that encourages individuals to customize lighting and interior designs. The only rule is that you display what you love to make your space feel uniquely you.

Whether it’s a special holiday fixture that coordinates with your design style or an original fixture of your own creation, choose something that’s reflective of you. If you need some guidance, let Progress Lighting help you light your favorite spaces.

Searching for design inspiration? Visit our Pinterest board to view more decorating ideas for your space or visit Progress Lighting or CDC Designs for more information on their latest projects and collections.

Toll Brothers’ vendor partners, CDC Designs and Progress Lighting, contributed to this story.

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