Giving your home a fall style refresh is one of our most-loved yearly traditions — and this year, after a summer spent (largely) inside, we're more excited than ever for a little change of scenery. So when Etsy announced its top fall decor trends, we started shopping immediately — and asked Etsy Trend Expert Dayna Isom Johnson to weigh in on why these trends made the cut (and how she's styling them this year).
From '70s-inspired light fixtures that brighten up your space both literally and figuratively, to a new take on the wall mirror trend, these are the pieces you'll want to pick up STAT ... along with some classic fall favorites, like cozy blankets and cocoa-ready handmade mugs. Read on for Isom Johnson's top trend insights, as well as a few shopping picks of our own.
"Shoppers are looking to add nostalgic touches throughout their spaces this fall, with retro lighting taking center stage," explains Isom Johnson. "Some of my favorite designs include mushroom lights and lava lamps – the ultimate comeback trend."
This season's trending mirrors aren't just for perfecting your topknot. "Mirrors are doubling as artwork as shoppers opt for uniquely-shaped designs," says Isom Johnson. "From stars to seashells, these conversation-starting mirror styles are not only still functional, but can also be seamlessly incorporated into wall decor."
Nesting is always one of our favorite parts of fall, but this year it's extra-important. "With shoppers spending more time at home than ever, comfort is key. Ahead of the cooler months, I'm personally stocking up on chunky knit blankets, a new set of mugs, and seasonally-scented candles to keep me cozy all season long," Isom Johnson notes. Not-so-coincidentally, these are all items that can be found in Etsy's latest celeb collab — a collection released with Queer Eye's Tan France — which we've been swooning over.
Emily Bihl is a freelance writer and sometimes-songwriter who can invariably be found rearranging furniture in a domicile somewhere along the Mississippi River. She lives with her black labrador Selkie and a small army of homemade ceramics, and has not willingly closed a browser tab since 2011.