Natural Colours and Materials Inspire Fall Home Trends

Homeowners embrace luxurious earth tones for fall 2021

Homeowners are reconnecting to their earthy roots with home accessories that reflect an earthy, moody feel this fall. As we prepare to say goodbye to patios, it’s not surprising that homeowners are trying to bring a little bit of the great outdoors into their homes. 

Inspiration for these nature infused decor pieces are coming from a variety of sources. Homeowners are exploring a mixture of modern designs, paired with retro pieces that harbour back to the original era of nature inspired decor. 

What Colours Can You Expect To See This Fall?

Earlier this year the Pantone Color Institute released its choices for fall colours of 2021/2022. The selection was a compilation of colours that Pantone trend watchers said would reflect the reinvigorated desire to create, whether injecting a contemporary view into heritage or imposing an urban style on nature and the great outdoors.

Pantone Color Institute Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman noted, “(The colour range) is a mix of heartening hues reflective of the natural environment in our local surroundings inspires our creative energies and awaken the desire for a replenished perspective on the application of colour, one where whimsy and charm combine with pragmatism and our ideas of heritage re-envisioned and our connection to nature are reinforced.

True to this message, some of the most popular colours homeowners are choosing to use this fall are reflective of the desire to connect with nature within the home.

  • Forest Green – Think walking barefoot through the grass or filling your terrace with stunning succulents. 
  • Clay – Dream of escaping to a mediterranean hideaway and sipping Limoncello beneath a classic tiled roof villa.
  • Jewel Tones – Rich, elegant and luxurious colours that take your breath away. 
  • Dusty Pinks and Sand – Imagine walking along the beach of the Caribbean Sea where the air and waters are the same temperature. 
  • Bright Yellow – Fall leaves gracefully dancing in warm fall sunlight. 

This year offers a colour palette that incorporates the undeniable beauty of the world around us while allowing homeowners to add their own unique interpretation. 

What Are The Most Popular Home Decor Trends for Fall 2021?

So what are the most common home decor trends this fall? Here are our suggestions for some of the biggest trends to watch out for this season.

Grand Millennial

A new decorating term has emerged thanks to the generation that continues to drive home fashion trends. Grand Millennial is a blend of old school meets modern design. Simply put, millennials are blending retro looks inspired by the pieces they would have found in their grandparents homes and incorporating it into their modern home designs. This includes a return to luxury linens, hand milled soaps and earthy inspired designs such as macrame and fine woods. There is also a resurgence in using what was once considered old fashioned home accessories like candlesticks. 

These 1960s Italian Schlichter candlesticks made of travertine, a limestone deposit found in mineral springs, are designed by Fratelli Mannelli. Available at Elle and Eve.

Finding Roots In Wood

From charcuterie boards to sideboards, wood continues to dominate home decor trends. Homeowners are seeking ways to incorporate minimalist design with the weighty look and feel of traditional wood pieces. They are also more willing to invest in pieces that they can pass down to the next generation, as homeowners seek to reduce their impact on the earth, choosing more sustainable pieces. 

Hand turned, solid wood salad bowls from Ontario’s Gary Matthews. These are all as bespoke as the trees themselves. Available at The Cookery.


After years of minimalist and Scandinavian inspired design trends, maximalism is once again creating a buzz in the interior design world. Gone are pale beiges and greys as bold earthy colours, paired with luxurious gold accents continue to be one of the most popular powder room makeover trends heading into fall 2021. Multi-colour saturated walls such as dramatic wallpapers and audacious tile colours are letting homeowners express their more daring decor side. 

Basin Faucet: Brizo Odin wall mounted faucet in Luxe Gold finish. Basin: Decolav Gemma Vitreous China basin vessel. Console Top: Duravit basin top in American Walnut finish. Mirror: Duravit backlit LED mirror. Wall Tile: Multi-coloured porcelain tile in a matte finish. Wall Colour: Benjamin Moore Toucan Black
Available at Binns.

Homeowners continue to find new ways to connect with nature and incorporate it into everyday living. Perfect for large or small spaces, natural pieces allow for bold expression, authentic luxury and lasting design.