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Farmhouse Fall Decor | Up and Coming Fall Trends To Look Out For | Amitha Verma

I’m about to drop the designer scoop you didn’t know you needed with these farmhouse fall decor trends for 2021. 

The exciting part of this trend report is that while some trends may seem out-out-the-box, they’re not fads with an expiration date. I know you’ll love these rustic fall glam decor pieces so much, you’ll want to keep them around into the winter, spring, and (if you’re like me) possibly all year! 

This week especially, make sure you watch the video to the end for the full list of trends. I want to hear your thoughts in the comments—which ones do you love and which trends will you pass on? 

In this week’s blog, you’ll learn how to style:

  1. Faux animal fur fall trend
  2. Velvet texture
  3. Statement gold farmhouse fall decor
  4. Green as a neutral
  5. Textured fabrics & surfaces
  6. Smoky glass tones
  7. Antique black

Faux Animal Fur Fall Trend

The first trend you’ll see a lot this season and into next year is faux animal fur. 

I wasn’t sure I was ready to jump on this trend, but as we were designing the fall and holiday collections for Village Antiques, I was struck by this gorgeous fur runner and how versatile it is. 

Amitha Verma styles a new faux fur table runner at her shop in Houston, Village Antiques, to show fall decor 2021 trends.

Don’t worry—it’s not real fur. 

Here is why I love this for the fall:

  • It’s unique and eye-catching
  • The texture brings in a warm and cozy feeling
  • It has a neutral cream color palette
  • Just look at those little flecks of gold!

It’s perfect to start feeling the autumn vibes in October or November and then transition into some pretty glitzy glam with holiday decor.

Closeup details of faux fur table runner farmhouse fall decor trend, by Amitha Verma.

If you’re looking to bring in some of that warmth and coziness this year, this is something I’m excited about. Especially if you’re from Texas, this runner is probably a must-have!

Velvet Texture

The next trend you’re going to see a lot of this season is velvet

Amitha Verma styles the farmhouse fall decor trend, velvet pumpkins, while at Village Antiques in Houston.

Though I’m sure we all love this texture in small doses, it’s becoming a huge design trend in many different areas of decor and furnishings. 

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I adore velvet pumpkins for a sophisticated take on the seasonal motif. Still, you’ll also see plenty of velvet touches on embroidery, pillows, and holiday ribbons this year. 

I have such a good feeling that you’ll love this trend that I will be putting together a blog on how to decorate your tree using velvet this year—so stay tuned! 

What’s different about how we’ll see velvet texture evolve in fall 2021 is that it’s taking up more space with statement pieces—think benches, chairs, sofas. I am all for it! 

Velvet texture in accent chairs and throw pillows are farmhouse fall decor trends for 2021, all designed by Amitha Verma.

For the fall and onward, I love how we’re embracing the idea of warmth and coziness in our homes. It has actually been quite refreshing to see designs shy away from the minimalist decor principles that have been huge in the last decade. This makes sense given all the time we’ve been spending at home lately. I can easily see this velvet trend hanging around for several seasons. 

Statement Gold Farmhouse Fall Decor

Another fall and beyond trend we’re going to see a lot more of is gold. 

Antique style gold tray from Village Antiques in Houston adds to the farmhouse fall decor trends of 2021, by Amitha Verma.

You know I practically have a love affair with gold, so for me this is an easy trend to hop onto, but this time it’s different (isn’t that what they all say?)

Typically, I tend to go for a more antique look with some age and patina in my gold decor, but it’s not going to be subtle or faint this fall. We’re talking gold gold! 

We will see this from fall decor and Christmas decor, but also in our trays, decorative objects, mirrors, chandeliers, and light fixtures throughout home decor.

Gold holiday decor, mirror, chandelier, and sconce all found at Village Antiques, by Amitha Verma.

The love for gold has evolved so much that it can easily have a place in every room of your house. 

Green As a Neutral

Did you know that green is a neutral color? 

Our eyes are so used to seeing green in nature that when we see it in home decor like plants, it brings in comforting feelings without color overload or stimulation. 

Olive tree at Village Antiques to show green as a neutral color in the farmhouse fall decor trend, by Amitha Verma.

The way I see this translated into farmhouse fall decor is with indoor olive trees, olive branches, eucalyptus leaves, and embroidered into the stitching of table runners and pillows. Rather than a bright Kelly Green, I think a subdued, cool, and earthy green is more appropriate for the season. 

Last week I shared a little bit of this trend on my kitchen island as I showed how I will transition my home into fall, but you can also layer with it. 

Olive branches styled in a large glass vase found at Village Antiques to add to the farmhouse fall decor trend of green as a neutral, by Amitha Verma.

An example of this is a new table runner that I just brought into my shop, Village Antiques. The green tones are embedded into the beautiful embroidery of the leaves throughout the designs.

Amitha Verma styles a new farmhouse fall decor trend table runner that has green embroidered details for fall decorating, at Village Antiques.

I love how even though this runner includes fall-related themes like pumpkins and leaves, it doesn’t feel so “in your face”. That’s because the usual warm hues that we’re used to have been swapped out for green.

Textured Fabrics & Surfaces

The next trend that you’re going to see is a lot of texture.

Last week I shared beautiful woven pumpkins that I put in my kitchen, and this is a perfect example of what I’m talking about with texture.

Textured farmhouse fall decor pumpkin trend styled in Amitha Verma’s home.

Rather than a smooth and sleek surface, we’re seeing raised exteriors and finishes on fall home decor and furniture. 

Farmhouse fall decor trends found at Village Antiques include various types of textured fabrics and surfaces seen in embroidered table runners, tabletops, rugs, and pillows. All designed by Amitha Verma.

You’ll see this in different styles of stitching. The wood in coffee tables and end tables are starting to look more raised, with the grains starting to show. We see looser weaves in our rugs, and even our pillows are nubbier in texture than even simple linen.

Smoky Glass Tones

That’s right. We’re bringing in the smoky glass tones. 

This is another trend that I gave you a sneak peek of last week when I was preparing my home for fall. I used a tall smoky glass-toned vase in my kitchen that I plan to use for stem cuttings or excess cooking utensils.

The smoky glass tones trend for fall 2021 found in a tall vase in Amitha Verma’s kitchen.

Bringing in vases is just the tip of the iceberg! You’re going to be seeing this starting now through next year with vases, votives, and even chandeliers.

Smoky glass votive and chandelier examples of farmhouse fall decor trends for 2021, by Amitha Verma.

I love the smoky glass because it’s not so pristine like the clear glass or crystal that we’re all used to. 

This warmer color comes off as sophisticated, warm, and welcoming—kind of like you just want to sit down and enjoy the space that you’re in. 

Antique Black

It may shock you that I’ve added this one to the list of farmhouse fall decor trends that I am excited about, but black is back.

Antique black, that is.

Closeup details of antique black fall trend found at Village Antiques, by Amitha Verma.

I know black can be a love it or leave it type of relationship when it comes to home decor, but here is why you’re going to love this trend in your house:

  • The softer antique black feels more worn and lived 
  • It’s a warmer form of black 
  • It is not too stark or too difficult to work

Often people tell me that they avoid using black accents in their home because they find it comes across as too modern, cold, or it just makes too big of a statement. 

Luckily with antique black, all of that is avoided.

Antique black tray and birds that Amitha Verma is bringing into her home and her shop for 2021 farmhouse fall decor trend.

For example, when I stumbled upon this canvas painting, I knew it would be a great piece to bring into my shop. Even though it is black and large in scale, it doesn’t feel sterile or like a wall of darkness because it’s antique black.

A large canvas print with the black antique farmhouse fall decor trend of 2021, found at Village Antiques, by Amitha Verma.

It still brings the feeling of warmth that we love for the fall, but it also introduces moodiness. This piece in particular, sings my favorite song with its scrollwork, aged feel, and of course, the rooster. 

Who can say “no” to a rooster?

If a huge canvas like this one feels too big of a commitment or you’d rather use what you have, you can always use our chalk finish paint in “Noir Black” to get the same look in your home!

This is just the tip of the iceberg, so I’m going to share more trend videos with you later this fall and early next year so you can see how they can continue to work in your own home.

Before you leave, don’t forget that I want to hear from you! 

Leave a comment and let me know which trend is your favorite, which one you can not wait to bring into your home, and which one you are going to pass altogether.

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P.S. You can find all of these early fall decorating items at our retail store, Village Antiques in Houston.

Check out our collection of farmhouse-style furniture, French country home décor, antiques, vintage, chalk finish paints, and more!

We are open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

You can also reach us at (713) 468 – 3931

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