Do you smell that? The faint aroma of pumpkin spice? Summer’s not technically over, but fall is hot on our heels. That means your customers will soon plan to redecorate their homes for the upcoming season. Now is the time to add seasonal designs to your Artist Shop and build a collection of Fall home decor. Make your Artist Shop the first place your followers look for ideas on embellishing their abodes.
If you aren’t already aware, the Artist Shops product catalog has loads of home decorations waiting for you to emblazon with your art. Gallery-quality framed art prints. Area rugs. Bathroom accessories such as shower curtains and bath mats. Bedroom essentials such as duvet covers and blankets. All of these customizable products give you an opportunity to play interior decorator. Have fun with them! Keep in mind, the more designs you submit to the Threadless Marketplace, the better your chances of appearing in Threadless promotions. Your designs might even make it into a future Threadless Blog post about fall home decor!
When making designs for fall home decor, you should consider three things: colors, topics, and trends. Nailing these aspects can really capture the spirit of the season and resonate with shoppers looking to deck out their digs. To help spark your creative process, we’ve gathered design ideas for you to play around with.
1. Earthy and Neutral Colors
Color plays a huge role in transitioning a living space for the fall season. When coming up with a palette, think of natural colors that remind you of fall weather and scenery. Neutral tones such as tans and browns add a natural vibe to any room. Meanwhile, deeply saturated colors such as burnt orange and mustard deliver a rich, autumnal flavor.
Trending fall colors: whites, tans, taupes, warm browns, deep greens, burnt orange, mustard, wheat, stone, muted blue
2. Repeating Fall Patterns
Repeating patterns translate really well on multiple types of home decor, including area rugs, blankets, and duvet covers. They’re a quick, easy way to refresh the look of any space, whether it’s a bedroom, living room, or bathroom. A lively pattern can also add a nice pop to rooms with walls painted in simple, understated hues.
Trending fall patterns: plaid, buffalo check, herringbone, autumn leaves, floral
Cottagecore is an aesthetic that romanticizes easy living in the countryside, detached from the stressors of the modern world. It’s also one of the biggest interior design trends of 2021. Why? Dominic Lutyens of effect magazine offers one explanation: “The pandemic has boosted the craze as people have sought to escape the bleak reality of deserted town centres.”
If cottagecore aligns with your artistic style, consider creating fall home decor that evokes the pastoral lifestyle. For more design inspiration, look at the submissions to our Cottagecore Design Challenge.
Design ideas: nature, floral patterns, landscapes, woodland creatures, mushrooms, gnomes
4. Classic Halloween
Spooky season is upon us and people can’t wait to decorate their homes for Halloween. Remember, the classics are classics for a reason. Think of all the fun, campy images you see every October, then put your own spin on them. Help your customers make over their homes with framed art prints, throw pillows, and other decor paying homage to the classics.
Design ideas: jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, skeletons, witches, vampires, werewolves, candy corn, black cats, full moons
5. Cozy Ambiance
Hayrides, corn mazes, pumpkin picking. There are a lot of fun outdoor activities to do during harvest season. But fall is also a time when people retreat indoors to escape the brisk weather and recharge. Help your customers transform their homes into a rustic sanctuary with fall blankets, throw pillows, and bedding that’ll make them want to settle in and relax.
Design ideas: feel-good messages, motivational phrases, tranquil landscapes, soft colors
6. Witchy Halloween
In modern times, witches represent a challenge to patriarchal narratives and are a symbol of empowerment for women. The witchy aesthetic is as popular now as it has ever been, thanks in part to recent witch-themed movies and TV shows including Netflix’s Fear Street trilogy and Sabrina. If you’re feeling witchy, spellbind your followers with fall home decor for the modern-day coven.
Design ideas: pointy witch hats, spell books, crystal balls, cult symbols, cauldrons, feminist messages
7. Outdoorsy Aesthetic
Fall is also the perfect time for outdoor recreation, particularly for folks who don’t want to overheat or freeze. Cater to the outdoorsy lifestyle with decor that evokes a cabin deep in the woods or camping under the stars. Maybe even throw in some fun designs inspired by cryptids, such as Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster.
Design ideas: forest landscapes, tree silhouettes, wood patterns, camping, hiking, woodland creatures, cryptids
8. Halloween Part 3: The Horror!
Psst. Allow us to let you in on a little secret: “horror” is always trending at Threadless. If you’re opted into the Marketplace and correctly tag your horror designs, you’ll increase your chances of getting discovered. Design the scariest, creepiest, most grotesque Halloween decor for the horror superfan. Also envision how your designs would look next to horror memorabilia or in a movie room.
Design ideas: skeletons, occult imagery, Satan himself, retro monsters, fake horror movie posters, zombies, original creatures, morbid humor
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