Fall 2018 Interior Design Trends

November 15, 2018

With shorter daylight hours and a chill in the air, we get an almost irresistible urge to make some changes to our interior spaces that will sustain us until it’s beach weather again. Here are some of our favorite interior design trends for fall:

Autumn Colors

Honesty, these colors fit a Charleston palette all year when used as splashes of color against cool neutrals. Think terra cottas, any shade of orange or yellow, and dusky pinks. Perk up your neutrals with a cozy throw or accent pillows, or boldly paint the powder room.


We saw this interior design trend coming down the pike, and we love it. Fill your space with natural materials (like this oyster shell chandelier), easy-care indoor plants, re-upholster tired accent or dining chairs in botanical motifs, or go big with plant-themed wallpaper.

Texture and More Texture

Hot Charleston temps almost year-round mean most of us enjoy a fresh, neutral color palette inside. Layering natural materials in a variety of textures adds depth and energy to shades of white and beige. Go for baskets (extra points if they’re local sweetgrass), wall hangings made of natural fiber or textiles, wooly throws, and handmade ceramics.

Raw Wood

Raw and reclaimed wood also adds texture to a neutral room, but it also adds pleasant warmth. If your neutral room seems a little flat, try a raw wood chair, table, or a pair of hand carved lamps to give it a glow.

Global Flair

If you’re a seasoned traveler, this interior design trend means it’s time to get out the souvenirs. Show off your exotic textiles, handcrafts, and artwork wherever your interior needs a visual lift. Just dreaming of travel? Layer kilim rugs, replace light fixtures with Moroccan or Italian chandeliers and add in bold ikat or batik prints to accent chairs, pillows, and, coverlets.


Blame the Danish-inspired hygge phase that’s sweeping the globe for this trend. Comfort for the senses is a fall movement that we love – after all – comfort is part of living well! Think upholstery and textiles that are soft to the touch, glowing lighting, cozy spaces to curl up with a book, and dining spaces that invite relaxed meals with good friends.

Fall (and winter) don’t last long in Charleston, but you can make the most of them with some small fall-friendly updates to your spaces. Lucky for us, most 2018 fall design trends can easily translate to spring and summer.