2. Travel Style -- Display accessories and artwork that showcase your global or regional interests and travels. Of course, store bought stuff will work, but original finds with a story are always most interesting; like these Montana river rocks I picked up on a family holiday.
3. Midcentury Modern -- Incorporate midcentury furnishings, particularly wood chairs and metal cabinetry, as accents in more traditional surroundings for an ecclectic but charming look. You can still find some bargains in second hand furniture shops and thrift stores!
4. Handmade Everything -- Go artisanal by purchasing handmade items for your home whenever possible. Resurgent arts like blacksmithing, sewing, furniture making and wood arts of all kinds, pottery, metal, and glass work can be blended in for a beautiful statement in your home.
5. Dark Walls and Brass Fixtures -- My very favorite way to transform a room this fall. Give it a fresh coat of low VOC wall color like gray or dark taupe, and add a brass or gold toned chandelier. Voila!