Top 5 Home Décor Trends to Fall in Love With This Season

Fall is a new season for fashion but it’s also a big one for décor. As temperatures cool, we begin spending more time indoors and are inspired to give our spaces a seasonal update.

So what’s hot in home décor for fall? From retro prints and statement sofas and the return of all-navy-everything, plan on giving your interiors a major style shakeup this autumn.

Our advice: don’t jump on all these trends at once. Like fashion, décor trends come and go. Instead, invest in either a key piece or a few choice accents. Here are some of our favourite fall home décor trends to inspire you.

In the navy

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No doubt navy is a crowd favourite, with the indigo hue popping up on everything from sumptuous velvet chairs to lamps, accessories and headboards. Like black, navy offers that rich, saturated look but manages to still feel cozy. It blends with virtually any existing colour scheme in your home while adding a decidedly elegant edge.

Let’s get tropical

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A continuation of last year’s trend, the tropical movement is showing no signs of slowing down. This year, it’s less about all those carnival bright pops of colour and more about a monochromatic palette of lush greens. It’s a bit Palm Springs and a whole lot of retro: think palm prints, wicker furniture, Martinique-inspired banana leaf wallpapers, ferns, orchids, batik or oak to give your space a nice urban polish.

Make a sofa statement

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Considering it’s one of the larger pieces of furniture in your home, why not turn your sofa into a centrepiece? Ultra-luxe, ultra-large and ultra-comfy sofas are de rigueur this season. Heavily-tufted, they make their presence known and the ones that are trending now are in extravagant jewel tones like emerald green, deep burgundies and violet.

Wild for tiles

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Ever heard of encaustic tiles? They’ve been around since medieval ages and now they’re emerging as one of the biggest design trends of the year. Made of two or more colours of clay, tiles are inlaid together to create a unique pattern. Today, improved versions are embracing a more contemporary feel, meaning they can complement any design scheme. With a multitude of colours and patterns to choose from, any room in your home can benefit from their stylish impact: kitchen backsplashes come to mind first but feel free to experiment with bathroom floors, front foyers, laundry rooms and even fireplaces.

Shine on

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All the rage in the ‘70s, chrome is back in a big way. The shiny metal is mostly seen in lighting fixtures and home accessories but we love the look in kitchen hardware best. It’s crisp, clean and will stand the test of time.

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Home sales increase for 4th straight month, but prices still flat nationally

Average price in Canada was $475,500 in August, rising by 1% in previous 12 months

Activity in Canada's housing market has picked up after a trough earlier in the year, but on a national level average prices are still barely higher than they were a year ago.

The Canadian Real Estate Association, which represents 125,000 realtors across the country, said home sales increased by 0.9 per cent in August, the fourth monthly increase in a row after new mortgage rules implemented in January took a big bite out of the market in the first part of the year.
But the monthly sales figure is still four per cent lower than it was a year ago.

"The new stress-test on mortgage applicants implemented earlier this year continues to weigh on national home sales," CREA President Barb Sukkau said in a release. "The degree to which the stress-test continues to sideline home buyers varies depending on location, housing type and price range."

The number of sales every month is inching higher, and so too are prices, on average.

CREA says the average price of a Canadian home sold last month was $475,500, a figure that has increased by one per cent in the past year. But CREA says the average figure isn't the best gauge of the market, because it is skewed by higher prices in big markets like Toronto and Vancouver. So instead the realtor group touts a different figure, known as the House Price Index, which it says strips out the volatility.

By that metric, the HPI increased by 2.5 per cent in the year up to August, slightly higher than July's pace.

But there are wide variations across the country.

Gains are still strong in British Columbia, with an annual increase of 4.1 per cent in the Greater Vancouver Area, 10.7 per cent in the Fraser Valley, 8.5 per cent in Victoria and 13.6 per cent elsewhere on Vancouver Island.

The market was softer east of the Rockies, however, with prices down by 2.2 per cent in Calgary, by 2.1 per cent in Edmonton, by 4.8 per cent in Regina and by 2.3 per cent in Saskatoon in the past year.

"Markets in Saskatchewan and Alberta dealing with oversupplied conditions," Toronto-Dominion bank economist Rishi Sondhi said of the numbers.

Most of Ontario saw gains, with an increase of 7.2 per cent in Hamilton-Burlington, 6.6 per cent across Niagara Region, 5.5 per cent in Guelph and 1.4 per cent across the GTA. The increase in the GTA is the first annual uptick in six months, Sondhi noted.

The area around Barrie was a soft spot, down 2.7 per cent in the past year.

Prices in Ottawa have increased by 7.1 per cent in the past year, and by almost as much (5.9 per cent) in the Montreal area.

"It's clear that housing markets are moving past the [stress test] induced weakness earlier in the year," Sondhi said. "Questions now centre on the path of the recovery going forward. Our view is that sales and prices will continue to grow, but that rising borrowing costs will restrain the pace of expansion."

Pete Evans · CBC News · Posted: Sep 17, 2018

Today Jim & Jordy Walked A Mile In Her Shoes

As many of you know all Royal LePage franchises across Canada manage and support a Shelter Foundation intent on raising awareness for violence prevention.

Walk A Mile in Her Shoes® combines big hearts with big feet and brings the whole community together for a great cause. The event premise is simple: men walk in women’s shoes, raising eyebrows and funds in support of the Bow Valley Victims Services and the YWCA Women’s Shelter.

We do this in part by donating a portion of our Real Estate commissions earned on each transaction to the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, from which 100% of these funds go directly to these local agencies.

As well Royal LePage Agents in Canmore participate in the annual YWCA Banff Walk a Mile in her Shoes fundraiser, a hilarious gaggle of men trotting around main street in gals’ garb and pink high heels. We raise funds for this endeavor through pledges made by our friends, family, colleagues and clients.

Last year at Walk a Mile, Drew Betts, Jordy Shepherd and Jim Ridley make the cover of the paper. 

In 2017 our Team were among the top 10% of Royal LePage Realtors nationally of donors to this worthwhile cause which we are extremely proud of.

This year's walk, was held in Banff and next year it will be held in Canmore.

You may make still make a pledge by selecting our Team ~ Royal LePage Rocky Mountain Realty found at and should you do so, we thank you in advance.